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The Brave Cartel's Yolande Botha writes and directs first-ever Massmart TVC
The Brave Cartel's Yolande Botha writes and directs first-ever Massmart TVC

The brief came from design studio 9Point: create a commercial for retail giant Massmart to say thank you to their staff for all the hard work they do...

Issued by The Brave Cartel 3 days ago

Entries open for first African edition of Ciclope
Entries open for first African edition of Ciclope

Ciclope, an international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, is coming to Cape Town this year in its first ever Africa regional leg, shining a light on production excellence across the continent...

3 days ago

The Upstairs Ludus gladiators.
#LoeriesRanking with... The Upstairs Ludus

What better way to creatively ease into the working year than with a reminder of some of last year's top contenders at the Loeries? We continue the local insights with The Upstairs Ludus...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jan 2018

OJ Van Jaarsveld, account director and film producer at Young Gun Films.
#BizTrends2018: The collaborative SA film producer-consumer cycle

OJ Van Jaarsveld of Young Guns Films says there are four main South African audience trends directly influencing what the film industry is doing, along with eight local film production trends, which in turn will affect the audience...

8 Jan 2018

Marcus von Geyso and Diogo Mendonça
#BizTrends2018: Today's kids will never know...

If you've seen the hilarious tweets accompanying the hashtag, #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow, throwing back to the days of playing 'Snake' on a Nokia 3310 or walking around with a portable CD player stuffed in your backpack, you probably laughed, right before thinking, "Damn, I feel old."...

By Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso 8 Jan 2018

Treweek in The Household…
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ree Treweek

This week, we go behind the selfie go behind the selfie with Ree Treweek, director at female-led animation studio Tulips and Chimneys, formerly Shy the Sun, celebrating their 10-year creative partnership this year...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jan 2018

Nene captions this: “My face every time I hear a Champagne cork pop!”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Zola Nene

This week, we go behind the selfie with technophobe chef and food stylist, Zola Nene. She's the resident chef on SABC3's Expresso and was a judge for the 2017 Galliova Awards for excellence in food and health writing, as well as the recently aired third season of Great SA Bake Off...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Dec 2017

Bobby Amm
Making local (even more) lekker: good for everyone

Why and how to protect the local film and advertising industry...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 12 Dec 2017

Corruption Watch launches hard-hitting animation video on anti-corruption day
Corruption Watch launches hard-hitting animation video on anti-corruption day

In commemoration of 9 December 2017, International Anti-Corruption Day, a UN-designated day to raise awareness of corruption around the world, Corruption Watch has released a satirical animation video...

Issued by Corruption Watch 11 Dec 2017

Bite-Size Ballet performs a rain dance for the Western Cape
Bite-Size Ballet performs a rain dance for the Western Cape

With Western Cape dam levels reaching record lows, TBWA\Hunt Lascaris and Joburg Ballet wanted to contribute to the conversation while raising much-needed awareness around water conservation...

Issued by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris 11 Dec 2017

Kruger, behind the scenes…
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ari Kruger

This week, we go behind the selfie with Ari Kruger of Sketchbook Studios. He's co-creator and director of eight-part debut Showmax Original Tali's Wedding Diary, on air from 14 December...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Dec 2017

#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites
#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites

Much-loved TV celebrity and motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson fronts Emirates' latest advertising campaign for its game-changing first-class private suites...

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

Sunu creates African superhero-themed follow-up to Absolut's Cannes Gold-winning One Source campaign
Sunu creates African superhero-themed follow-up to Absolut's Cannes Gold-winning One Source campaign

Egg Films' Sunu-directed Africa On Fire has already been featured on leading international trade publication Shots...

Issued by Egg Films 30 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director
#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director

Fort agency's creative partner and director Amr Singh recently won the Craft Gold for Best Directing at the 2017 PromaxBDA Africa Awards for his work on DStv Africa's brand film in collaboration with Studio Zoo...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2017

The People vs Patriarchy premieres on MTV tonight
The People vs Patriarchy premieres on MTV tonight

The People vs Patriarchy, directed by acclaimed South African documentary maker Lebogang Rasethaba, premieres on MTV (DStv channel 130) tonight at 21h15...

Issued by Arcade Content 29 Nov 2017

Red Cherry Interactive produces Tiger Brands Status deodorant corporate video content
Red Cherry Interactive produces Tiger Brands Status deodorant corporate video content

Red Cherry Interactive was briefed by Tiger Brands to shoot and produce branded video content for their latest Status Deodorant Research presentation and new product launch...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 27 Nov 2017

7Films winning at Loeries 2017.
7Films on their incredible 'story first' 2017

Production company 7Films lets us on their successful year on the overseas award track as well as the local recognition they received from the Loeries, where they ranked second best in the land for TV, film and video production; the Pendorings, where they were ranked third overall - including agencies, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Nov 2017

Zanzibar's famous Stone Town. © mirco1 via
Focus on Africa's film industry grows

The inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar event will run from 11-13 July at the Verde Hotel outside Stone Town, Zanzibar...

22 Nov 2017

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 20 Nov 2017

Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation
Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation

Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont approached South African sports production agency MoonSport to cover his Artemis World Cycle, which he recently completed, breaking the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation by bicycle in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

Trevor Stuurman was a speaker at WGSN's Futures Cape Town.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Talking African inspiration with Trevor Stuurman

One of the highlights of WGSN's Futures Cape Town was an inspirational talk by 24-year-old Trevor Stuurman - in effortless digitally savvy youth fashion, this Christmas Day baby is an entrepreneur, photographer and multimedia visual artist with a verified Instagram account and over 156,000 Twitter followers - here's why his fresh ideas resonate so deeply....

By Leigh Andrews 10 Nov 2017

SA takes home metal at international craft festival
SA takes home metal at international craft festival

South African production and film talent recently took home a number of accolades at leading international craft festival Ciclope, at the awards ceremony hosted in Berlin, Germany on 26 and 27 October...

Issued by Ninety9cents 10 Nov 2017

Team Young Guns Films: Producer OJ van Jaarsveld; director of photography (DOP) Fergus Hannah; director Rob Hannah.
"We love what we do, as petrol heads and film nuts" - Young Gun Films

I recently sat down with OJ Van Jaarsveld, account director for Young Gun Films to find out about their success in the niche world of car advertising and their recent foray into the music video space...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Nov 2017

Ducati launches Panigale V4, creates film to capture sound
Ducati launches Panigale V4, creates film to capture sound

Ducati has finally unveiled the much-anticipated Panigale V4 superbike. This is the first production Ducati with a four-cylinder engine, which is said to be "a delight to the ears" of any superbike fan... (video)

8 Nov 2017

Meet Tinqoh - Lebogang Rasethaba's new superhero for Brothers For Life
Meet Tinqoh - Lebogang Rasethaba's new superhero for Brothers For Life

Egg Films' Lebogang Rasethaba directed Tinqoh, Brothers For Life Yenzakahle's new ad...

Issued by Egg Films 7 Nov 2017

Kyle Lewis directs eye-popping Zakwe music video featuring Cassper Nyovest and Musiholiq
Kyle Lewis directs eye-popping Zakwe music video featuring Cassper Nyovest and Musiholiq

Arcade Content's Kyle Lewis took some time out of advertising to direct Sebentin (Haters), Zakwe's eye-popping new music video featuring Cassper Nyovest and Musiholiq...

Issued by Arcade Content 6 Nov 2017

How to Adventure (Image Supplied)
New Discovery Channel SA series will show that anyone can adventure

In How to Adventure, South African explorer and adventurer, Riaan Manser will take several ordinary South Africans out of their comfort zone, travelling the length and breadth of SA on extraordinary adventures...

6 Nov 2017

Red Cherry Interactive produces corporate video content for Ster-Kinekor Entertainment
Red Cherry Interactive produces corporate video content for Ster-Kinekor Entertainment

Red Cherry Interactive was briefed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment (SKE) to capture and package all of the action at their PlayStation (PS) stand at Rage 2017...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 3 Nov 2017

Picture Tree's Gersh Kgamedi is on a roll
Picture Tree's Gersh Kgamedi is on a roll

Last Thursday saw the premiere of Gersh Kgamedi's feature film directing debut, She is King, at the Joburg Theater. This English/Zulu musical is a first for SAfrica, and is to be released on 1 December 2017...

Issued by Picture Tree 3 Nov 2017

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