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.

IDIDTHAT Presents ‘SHE DID THAT’

SHE DID THAT is a female filmmaker's 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 Samantha Nell from Gentlemen Films, Director Jabu Nadia Newman from Romance Films and Editor Itu Nomtshongwana from The Syndicate.

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!

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 Craft Awards September 2021

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by our very own industry royalty; Roanna Williams, Chief Creative Officer of Net#work BBDO and Bruno Bossi, Director and Owner of Carbon Films. Thank you our King and Queen, we are not worthy. Massive congratulations to our Best in Crafters; Director Zee Ntuli from Darling Films and DOP Fabian Vettiger.

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.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards May 2021

May's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Creative Director at Ogilvy JHB, Safaraaz Sindhi and Director and Co-owner at Patriot Films, Anton Visser. Shantay, you stay to Ross Garrett from Darling Films and Ari Kruger from Sketchbook Studios, our Best in Craft icons for May.

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…

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards March 2021

Congratulations to Paul Ward from Giant Films who was awarded Best in Craft by both our judges, Neo Mashigo, CCO of M&C Saatchi Group South Africa and Charmaine Greyling, Co-Founder and VFX Artist at Strangelove Studios.

Jabu Nadia Newman from Romance Films explores black identity in a Nowness short film ‘The Dream That Refused Me’

Commissioned by well-known cultural platform NOWNESS and created by Romance Films, ‘The Dream That Refused Me’ is a visual poem that explores black identity through dance, digital filters, and collage artwork. We sat down with Director Jabu Nadia Newman to unpack this striking and surreal film.

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IDIDTHAT Craft Awards February 2021

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Thibedi Meso, ECD Partner at Brave Group and Trevor Clarence, Director and Partner at Your Girlfriend. Congratulations to Monde Gumede from The Rudeboy Collective and Ari Kruger from Sketchbook Studios on being awarded IDIDTHAT's Best in Craft.

Film: Creative Circle’s Ad of the Month winners in 2020. In the running for Ad of the Year.

We’ve put together this handy showcase of all the IDIDTHAT companies that were awarded by the Creative Circle in the 'Film' category throughout 2020. Congratulations you cinematic beauties on being in the running for the coveted ‘Ad of the Year’ award on the 4th of March at the Virtual Ad of the Year Awards! What campaign do YOU think deserves the title of South Africa’s best of the best?

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards August 2020

The IDIDTHAT Craft Awards for August were judged by CCO of FCB Africa, Tseliso Rangaka and Owner of Produce Sound, Louis Enslin. Congratulations to Cindy Lee from The Star Film Company and Paul Ward from Giant Films. We're clapping wildly in the flickering light of our Stage 4 candles in your honour.

Performance director Emilie Badenhorst joins Romance

Director Emilie Badenhorst joins Romance already armed with an impressive body of work. As a filmmaker she has the ability to explore the smallest of moments shared between people on screen, delicately capturing intimacy and leaving the audience feeling connected with her performers. Feast your eyes, open your mind and create some space on your radar for this modern filmmaker.

2020-08-20T14:02:05+02:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Editorial, ROMANCE Editorial|Tags: , |

Creative Circle 2019 Annual Awards

You all should be pretty familiar with the Creative Circle Annual Award wins of 2019 by now, but have you seen the actual work that won and the real-life humans behind the creativity? Well, step right up folks. We’ve put together a showcase of all the winning work so you can find out more about who is creating the best of the best in South Africa as voted by the Creative Circle jury panel.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards Rankings 2019

Every month I DID THAT team up with ad industry leaders to award the finest in South African film and production craft. It’s now our honour to share with you the Official I DID THAT Craft Awards Rankings 2019. These truly were the best of the best in the industry in Film Production, Post Production, Music & Sound, Animation & Special Effects. Congratulations you beautiful clever people you!

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