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 Sam Sterling-Court from The Star Film Company, Ying-Poi De Lacy from Massif and Benitha Vlok from Video Cartel.
Star Films’ Tristan Holmes directs nightmarish first of its kind AI-Generated music video for Disturbed
Never afraid of finding new ways of telling big cinematic stories charged with emotions, Star Films’ Tristan Holmes has done it again. His latest work is a music video titled ‘Bad Man’ for the heavy metal band Disturbed which was entirely made using AI-generated imagery created and stitched together by Tristan. The result is a grisly and unnerving work of art.
Mfundo Mkhize joins The Star Film Company, the director behind some of South Africa’s most loved characters.
Nyathi Rider’s Michael Nyathi, KFC’s ‘Next please’ lady, AmaSopranos, Tebza from Powerball; Mfundo Mkhize is the director behind some of our most loved South African characters. Having recently joined the roster at The Star Film Company, we catch up with this top performance and comedy director about his process, nailing those cultural nuances and we get the inside (s)coop on Chicken Licken’s ‘Nyathi Rider’.
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the absolute least of our Januworries; hoarder of awards and Creative Director at Grey/WPP Liquid, Steph van Niekerk, and the magic-maker himself, Senior Editor at LUDUS Post Productions, Mark Ash. Congrats on December's top Crafters, Jeana Theron from Darling Films & Mark Middlewick from Circus.
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 Nadezna Radcore from CAKE, Director Kyla Philander from Bioscope Films and Director Sam Sterling-Court from The Star Film Company.
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!
For over 3 three years Matshepo Maja has formed part of the directing duo PHI 2.0, alongside Jonathan Parkinson. The Star Film Company has announced that they will now be launching Matshepo as a solo director. The news comes as no surprise as Mats’ solo career is already in full swing and here’s why you’ll be seeing her name a whole lot more.
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.
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.
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.
Digital Communication: Creative Circle’s Ad of the Month winners in 2020. In the running for Ad of the Year.
We’ve tracked down all the IDIDTHAT companies that were awarded by the Creative Circle in 2020 in the 'Digital' category. Here you can find the winning work and the winning people who created it. Congratulations you digital darlings! Don’t miss the virtual ‘Ad of the Year’ awards on the 4th of March to find out which campaign will reign supreme.
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?
The Official IDIDTHAT Craft Awards Rankings for 2020 are here. Every month IDIDTHAT teams up with the leaders in the production and ad industry to award the finest in South African film and production craft. These rankings showcase the best of the best in Film Production, Post Production, Music & Sound, Cinematography, Animation & VFX. Congratulations you beautiful clever people you!
October’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by The Star Film Company’s director, Cindy Lee and ECD of FoxP2, Grant Sithole. Congrats to Fausto Becatti from Bioscope Films, Paul Ward from Giant Films AND Xander Vander, Nic Apostoli and Charmaine Greyling from Strangelove for bringing us more goosebumps than Halloween!
September's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by CCO of Grey Africa, Fran Luckin and Bomb Commercials Director, Ernest Nkosi. Congratulations to Cindy Lee from The Star Film Company, Kim Geldenhuys from 0307 and Matthew Swanepoel from Priest Post Production - you overachieving talented beauties you!
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.
July's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Dani Hynes (Director at Made Films) and Bridget Johnson (ECD at The Riverbed Agency). Massive congrats to Glen Biderman-Pam from Sketchbook Studios who was awarded Best in Writing and Direction Craft by BOTH our judges for his short film 'Love Locked'.
Sam Sterling-Court has hit the ground running as the latest director to join Star Films. After only two months of things being 'director-official', she already directed TWO commercials. With a unique academic take on filmmaking, we lay down 10 questions to this talented young director.
June’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Sibusiso Sitole (CCO at The Odd Number) and Evy Katz (Editor at Left Post). Best in Craft was awarded to Telekom ‘Cyber Mobbing’ for Direction, Editing, and Cinematography. Huge congrats to the team - Kim Geldenhuys, Adam Bentel, and Matthias Graatz.
April's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Director Greg Gray from Romance Films and Creative Partner / ECD at M&C Saatchi Abel, Jake Bester. Two 'Best in Craft' winners this month. Congratulations Katlego Baaitse from Burley Boys AND monde like the world from The Rudeboy Collective. Check out all the results here.