Your Girlfriend

Your Girlfriend is a commercials and content production company that serves as home to directors Trevor Clarence, Morgan Dingle and Lesedi Rudolph and producer Linda Bogle. They have a vast combined experience in the production industry and are generally just incredibly talented and wonderful human beings. Besides representation and production for their directors, the company is also set up to service any job shooting in South Africa. We’re pretty sure you’re aware that they wrote this themselves though, so here’s our work, here’s our number, let’s go on a date and see if we like each other. We would love to get involved in an open relationship with you.

Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban

Directors: Trevor Clarence / Morgan Dingle / Lesedi Rudolph 
Executive Producer: Linda Bogle

Awarded by IDIDTHAT

Your Girlfriend | Trevor Clarence
VW South Africa ‘Baby’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge:  Evy Katz, Editor at Left Post Production
June 2020

Evy’s comment: “This zippy spot was my second choice for Best in Craft. Trevor takes an already stellar concept and elevates it with his well-honed comedic chops. The fun performances, colourful imagery, nicely-timed edit and joyous track combine to create a delightful piece that I’m sure everyone can relate to, parents and non-parents alike.”

Your Girlfriend | Morgan Dingle
Toyota Aygo ‘Make your Mark’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge: Xolisa Dyeshana, Chief Creative Officer and Partner at Joe Public
October 2018

Judges Comment: “My pick for this month’s Best Of Reel for Direction this month goes to Morgan Dingle and Your Girlfriend for this lighthearted and beautifully directed piece. I particularly enjoyed the believable performances, the shooting style and the concept of this work. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, just like the car its advertising, but it packs a punch and I think it will resonate strongly with its intended audience.”

Your Girlfriend | Trevor Clarence
Kit Kat ‘Katapult’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge: Bridget Johnson
May 2017

Judges Comment: “In an industry obsessed with montage ads and lofty manifesto VO’s, it’s great to see a pure comedy spot again.  This one is well put together with nice casting and performances, and well-selected cut-aways that push the humour. I love the carving maiden who serves absolutely no purpose in the story except maybe to highlight its ridiculousness. The spot made me smile, old-school like.

Your Girlfriend | Ari Kruger
Short Film ‘Jakkals 13’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge: Tim Beckerling, Creative Director at Network BBDO
April 2017

Judges Comment: I know I’m an ad guy, but honestly, most ads bore the shit out of me. It’s no surprise then that from this month’s SA Film Reel my favourite piece wasn’t an ad at all. A hilarious story of a sniper plagued by technology, his Boss and his Roommate. It is beautifully written, shot and edited with some top class dialogue and a stellar performance from the lead. I actually loled, a few times, not the kind where you barely crack a smile and say that you did, actual out loud lagging. It’s so rad to see such a high-quality film coming out of South Africa. A lot of time, effort and money goes into these sorts of things and more often than not there is no budget to speak of. Well done to all involved, it’s a piece of work you can all be very proud of.

PS. You can buy me a piece of cheesecake sometime.

Your Girlfriend | Trevor Clarence
Granola ‘Late Night Drama’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge: Jenny Glover, Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris
Awarded: April 2016

Judges Comment: In the direction category, lots of very good, nicely handled work but the Best of Reel has to go to Trevor Clarence for Granola, Late Night Drama. I think this spot shows a bold and very conscious choice of direction. The director hasn’t just shot a script, he’s picked a lane and brought something to the story that makes it 50% better than it was on paper. This piece has been thought through and demonstrates a real opinion and point of view, from the shooting style, art direction, music and sound direction right down to the end title sequence.  It shows personality and balls and I’ve always has a penchant for both.

Nice one, Trevor and Co.

Your Girlfriend | Morgan Dingle
Disprin ‘Stevovo’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge: Mike Barnwell, Executive Creative Director at FCB Cape Town
July 2015

Judges Comment: “Another Special Mention must also go to Disprin’s off-the-wall Stevovo ad. Mad, entertaining and still makes its point.

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