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: , , |

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 May 2020

May’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Giant Films director, Karien Cherry and ECD at Ogilvy SA Joburg, Molefi Thulo. Best in Craft awarded to short film 'Loot' for Screenwriting and Direction. Congrats Greg Rom & Evy Katz, we will have a drink (so many restocked drinks) on you!

SA’s Viral KFC Neymar Ad: What We Didn’t Know

Director Karien Cherry from Giant Films and Ogilvy Cape Town share their journey of going viral, dish the dirt on some on-set near disasters and reveal sneaky Easter eggs for die-hard fans like us! Thanks for getting South Africa into the World Cup you clever people you!