Directors on Directors | Karien Cherry and Jessie Zinn

Giant Films have announced the signing of award-winning documentary filmmaker Jessie Zinn for commercial representation. Jessie may be new to the commercial world but she is not new to filmmaking by any means – her latest documentary ‘Drummies’ is a short film that has just been acquired by the New Yorker (yes, the actual New Yorker!). One of South Africa’s accomplished commercial directors and fellow Giant, Karien Cherry, talks to Jessie about the film, the pursuit of truth and how (spoiler alert) their fear of failure drives them to do great work.

2022-09-22T15:42:04+02:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Editorial, Giant Films Editorial|Tags: , , |

South Africa’s Work to Watch August 2022

Right here is where you can find all the winning work awarded by the Creative Circle in the second quarter of 2022. Congratulations to all our IDIDTHAT members for leading the charge in creativity and production, we salute you! Below you can check out all the awarded work and the gorgeous talent responsible for bringing this work to life, remember their names!

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards April 2022

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Executive Creative Director at TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Carl Willoughby and Director at Spitfire, AK. Congratulations to April's Best in Craft, Paul Ward from Giant Films and Slim from Darling Films.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards March 2022

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by two of our industry’s absolute finest; Chief Creative Officer of Grey Africa, Fran Luckin and Director at Darling Films, Jeana Theron. Congratulations to Marc Algranti for nabbing Best in Craft for Original Music and Matthys Boshoff for Directing.

IDIDTHAT Presents ‘She Did That’ March 2022

SHE DID THAT is a female filmmakers showcase that shines a spotlight on the women in the South African production industry. Although we will only be featuring women and non-binary people, the goal is that it will encourage the inclusion of more underrepresented filmmakers across all production work created by South Africans. This month features Cindy Lee from The Star Film Company, Hallie Haller from The Rudeboy Collective, and Thati Pele from Giant Films.

IDIDTHAT Craft Award Rankings 2021

It’s here; The Official IDIDTHAT Craft Awards Rankings for 2021. Every month IDIDTHAT teams up with leaders in the ad and production industry to award the finest in South African film and production craft. These truly are the best of the best in the industry in Film Production, Post Production, Cinematography, Music & Sound, Animation & Visual Effects in South Africa.

‘They Did That’ February 2022. View South Africa’s New Work.

In a never-ending quest to keep you updated on all the impressive work that the industry is creating, we’ve created ‘They Did That’. Here we showcase all the latest work that agencies are most proud of and want to show off.

South Africa’s Work to Watch – June to October 2021

Here we showcase South Africa's stand-out work. This is the work that was awarded by the Creative Circle and represents the best our country has to offer. Basically, if you don’t have these companies on speed dial for 2022, ag shame man.

South Africa’s Best in Digital – Loeries 2021

Here we showcase the best in Digital communications for the past year. This is the work that was awarded at the Loeries 2021. If you want to work with only the best in digital on your next project then throw away that phone book and look no further. We are all about making the process of sourcing the right talent for your project easier, which is exactly what we’ve done here. Find all awarded work in digital and the talented sexy nerds behind it.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards November 2021

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the biggest gifts under the tree; Kabelo Moshapalo, Chief Creative Officer Ogilvy Johannesburg and Tebza, Director at The Star Film Company. Thank you you festive tinselled treats! Congrats to our merry Best in Crafters Zee Ntuli from Darling Films and Greg Gray from Romance.

South Africa’s Best in Film – Loeries 2021

This showcase features South Africa's best in creativity and production in the category film. This is the work that was awarded at the Loeries 2021. Wanna work with the best in South Africa for your next project? Look no further. Exactly like sliced bread, IDIDTHAT is all about making your life easier, minus the carbs. We’ve featured all the awarded work and the talent behind it so you can find the best person for your next project. Pleasure!

South Africa’s Best in Print, Outdoor and Live Events – Loeries 2021

Here we showcase the best-of-the-best in Print, Outdoor and Live Events in South Africa. Slaying barriers to collaboration wherever we see them, this showcase will help you find your next dream team. This work was awarded at the Loeries 2021 and features the cream of the crop in creativity and production. We have listed all the work and also the talent behind the work, now you know who to work with!

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards October 2021

This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by top industry veterans Tseliso Rangaka, CCO at FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer AND director at 0307, Kim Geldenhuys. Bumper month with 3 commercials being awarded the top spot. Congratulations to our Best-in-Crafters; Lebogang Rasethaba and Imraan Christian from Arcade, Greg Gray from Romance & Jason Fialkov from Bioscope Films.

IDIDTHAT Presents ‘SHE DID THAT’

SHE DID THAT is a female filmmakers showcase that shines a spotlight on the women in the South African production industry. Although we will only be featuring women and non-binary people, the goal is that it will encourage the inclusion of more underrepresented filmmakers across all production work created by South Africans. This month features Director Ying-Poi De Lacy from Massïf, Director Vanessa Mojapelo from Rumanya Films and Director Karien Cherry from Giant Films.

2021-10-19T16:45:59+02:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: IDIDTHAT SHOWCASE, SHE DID THAT|Tags: , , , , , |

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards July 2021

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by our very own winter warmers, Chief Creative Officer of Draftline JNB, Neo Segola and Partner and Director at The Rudeboy Collective, Mpho Twala. Congratulations to the red-carpet-ready Greg Rom from Gentlemen Films and Ian Gabriel from Giant Films on being awarded Best of Craft.

South Africa’s Work to Watch – July 2021

This month we showcase South Africa's stand-out work. Apart from just bragging about it (which is very important), it’s the work that has been awarded by the Creative Circle as well as IDIDTHAT’s Craft Awards. View the work and find out more about the companies who did it…

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards June 2021

This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by our fearless leaders, Executive Creative Director of Joe Public United, Megan Perks and Owner, Composer and Engineer of Howard Audio, Adam Howard. Thank you for your service to this country. Not only are you heroes to us, but to all your fellow South Africans. To Talya Galasko from Sketchbook Studios and Kyle Lewis from Egg Films, congratulations on being awarded Best in Craft, truly the highest honour in all the land, we salute you.

Live Updates: South Africa’s Winners & Shortlists at Cannes 2021

Follow South Africa's Cannes Lions Shortlists and Winners right here from the 21st of June. We’ll be updating this page as results are announced - listing all South Africa’s shortlists, showcasing the awarded work, and featuring all the IDIDTHAT members involved.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards April 2021

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the legendary Suhana Gordhan, ECD at Duke and Director Greg Rom from Gentlemen Films. Congratulations to Carbon Films, They and Sinister Studios - this month's epic 3 company win and a ménage à trois of craft excellence!

South Africa’s Work to Watch: April 2021

This month we showcase the stand-out work that South African companies on IDIDTHAT are doing. Apart from just bragging about it (which is very important), it’s the work that was recently featured at the Creative Circle Awards and IDIDTHAT's Craft Awards. View the work and find out more about the companies who did it…