Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The 21st Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase

Saatchi & Saatchi Calls for Entries to Internationally Renowned New Director’s Showcase 

Aspiring South African Film Makers Encouraged to Enter

The internationally renowned Saatchi & Saatchi New Director’s Showcase is open for entries to aspiring South African filmmakers this month. The Saatchi & Saatchi New Director’s Showcase is the most enthusiastically attended show at the annual Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and represents the very best in new directing talent, identified by Saatchi & Saatchi globally.  

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fashion Week

An incredible piece directed by Jeana Theron of Bouffant. A prelude to the Suzaan Heyns Fashion week collection. "The film reflects the designer’s fascination with the anatomy of the clothes and the dissecting and sculpting of each individual garment to resemble body parts".

Production Company: Bouffant, South Africa
Director: Jeana Theron
Producers: Bryony Webster, Moira Flowerday
Director of Photography: Rob Wilson
Editor: Claire Stewart

Friday, February 18, 2011

AT&T "Bedtime Stories"

The new AT&T commercial created by non other than our own SA boys Matthew Brink and Adam Livesey. They currently reside at BBDO New York.

Full list of credits:

AT&T "Bedtime Stories" Creative Credits
Agency: BBDO New York
Client: AT&T
Title: "Bedtime Stories"

Chief Creative Officer: David Lubars
Executive Creative Director: Greg Hahn
Executive Creative Director: Ralph Watson
Executive Producer: Diane Hill
Copywriter: Matthew Brink
Art Director: Adam Livesey

Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks
Director: Noam Murro
DoP: Toby Irwin
Edit House: Final Cut
Editor: Rick Russell
VFX House: Animal Logic

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

City Lodge: Aunt Ethel

We looked at his, and honestly, if we had just read the script it would have probably seemed awesome. Come on, what's more sif than an old lady blowing into your sandwich bag? right? But, and there's a big but - The editing and composition of the script are a bit of a let down. Leaves you with the feeling... like it could have been so much better. Entertaining nether the less.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Operation Smile, The Brandan documentary

We had this sent in by the guys over Saatchi & Saatchi Cape town. It documents the story of four year old, Brandan Aries who was born with a cleft lip, and how, with the help of Operation smile, he was able to not only reclaim his childhood but his dignity. Another nail in the coffin of the stigma- that advertising agencies strive to mould a capitalistic world of botox lips and bad shoes. Saatchi & Saatchi has become an industry leader in proving just this, see more of their work here.

Saatchi Cape Town Documents the Chronicles of how 90 Minutes Can Change a Child’s Life

Cape Town, 6th December 2010 – 200,000 children worldwide are born with facial deformities like cleft palates and lips. Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town has documented the story of just one of these children and how 90 minutes changed their life forever.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Putting back the pieces.

A nice piece of Pro-Bono work by Volcano advertising, for National Children and Violence Trust (NCVT), has achieved a finalist in this years Vuka! awards.

As part of its on-going and successful social economic development programme, Volcano conceptualised a TV commercial for its pro bono client, the National Children and Violence Trust (NCVT). The commercial was produced to coincide with the national 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children which commences on 16 November.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stunt launches "Frank"

FoxP2 sent through this little gem along with a great campaign. A stunt to launch a new life investment company called Frank. Frank's approach is well...Frank- you die, we pay. Simple. Great. Check out the Youtube links for the rest of the campaign, some quality stuff. Would have been cooler if he didn't have the saftey harness though.

Cape Town, 9 November, 2010 – Direct life investment company launches today, backed by a multi million rand ad campaign, with a straight talking, ‘you die we pay’ approach, which is set to change the way people think about buying life insurance, investments and health insurance.

True to the brand, FRANK launched with a launch event and daredevil stunt in Cape Town today at the forecourt of the newly refurbished Cape Town Station, featuring an aerial skywalker who walked a tightrope between two cranes 60 metres high, in 35km winds and pouring rain, adding to the drama of the stunt, while a helicopter flew overhead with a banner saying “If he dies, we pay.” The stunt, which was conceptualised by FOXP2 and implemented by the company’s PR agency Tin Can, is aimed at creating viral talkability and adding momentum to the overall advertising campaign.