We’re extremely proud to announce that Dan Mace won two Silver awards at the prestigious and much watched Young Directors Award at Cannes Lions last week. The only African winner was up against some seriously good work from around the world – Dan’s first award was in the “Changing the World Frame by Frame” category […]
After decades of surfing, local legend Steve Bettis was diagnosed with progressive MS in 2006. While surfing is still central to his life, he hasn’t been able to get on the water in 10 years. This year the National MS Society and professional surfer Robert “Wingnut” Weaver worked together to create a virtual-reality experience to […]
Microsoft’s campaign “Make What’s Next,” is part of an effort to encourage girls to enter tech fields that’s timed to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Striking ad for Earth Hour begins with an old woman in 2090 and backtracks to today. Showing use how our actions today will decide what tomorrow will look like for generations to come. #ChangeClimateChange and create a better future for us and the planet.
As the first recipient of the ScreenCraft Short Film Production Fund, self-taught director Fourie adds to her burgeoning lists of accolades. In a short Q&A, she discusses the way her work seeks to challenge our culture’s traditional notions of beauty and how strong mentors, grants and career changing opportunities have supported the development of her […]
It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you in the light. #RuleYourself #IWILL “By providing this peek behind the curtain of our athletes’ lives, we hope to inspire young athletes all over the world to push beyond their perceived limitations in order to achieve their ultimate goals,” Under Armour SVP of global brand […]
This beautiful ad with a powerful message shows how stereotypes hurt all of us and are passed from generation to generation. When little girls and boys play house they model their parents’ behaviour; this doesn’t just impact their childhood games, it shapes their long-term dreams.
In this short film directed by Terence Neale, Adidas Originals partners with some of tomorrow’s most exciting cultural creators. #myfutureis Each member challenges the idea of the future through their craft and creativity. Aleali May, Luka Sabbat, Iman Shumpert, Kyu Steed, Reese Cooper, Ikwa, and Design Butler, all defiantly walk forward towards the unknown. The […]
Spike DDB and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce created this short film to highlight the Brooklyn Made certification program — and testify that Brooklyn is now an international brand … and a very valuable one at that.
Ever since their first meeting in kindergarten, Marcus and Jessica have never forgotten each other. Now watch as Marcus draws up one epic surprise proposal for Jessica that she’ll never forget. Life’s little moments don’t get much better than two families becoming one.
CCO agency is spearheading a campaign to fight the objectification of women in adverts and other media.
He’s brave, he’s charming, and he’s legendary in an utterly foolish kind of way. The new campaign created by Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, Ore has launched with two ads featuring a fresh face at the helm of the self-deprecating take macho idiocy known as Legendary Man. Mustafa, move over because Axel, the whale-riding, rocket-driving, […]
Daniel Titz and Dorian Lebherz are studying at the Film Academy of Baden-Württemberg, and their school helped them produce this incredible spec spot about close brothers going back to the place of their youth.
Director Nick Waggoner and Sweetgrass Productions capture skiing in a new light in the British Columbian and Alaskan back country. With skiers wearing multicolored LED light suits and massive lights illuminating the landscape, this video reveals an astonishing new look at a rarely seen landscape.
Brilliantly directed by Peter Lydon, Scarlett Johansson plays a fictional home shopping television host, named “Paisley Mantooth” on the set of (SHOPATHON)RED’s parody infomercial. (SHOPATHON)RED is month long holiday shopping extravaganza launching on World AIDS Day, December 1 2015 – promoting more than 100 (RED) products, every one of which raises money for the Global […]
Quentin Tarantino is the ultimate cinephile and with that reputation, he is trying to preserve film’s legacy at all costs. Everything is shot on digital nowadays and maintaining the classic cinema style of the past can be quite costly but Tarantino isn’t letting that hold him back and come Christmas Day, ‘The Hateful Eight’ will […]
Dr. Bob Deutsch holds doctorates in Cognitive Neuroscience and in Cultural Anthropology. But he is no academic, ivory tower type. His specialty is knowing how leading ideas take hold in a culture and understanding the process by which people “attach” to products, situations, other people, and other types of entities. At CICLOPE Festival 2015, he […]
Armed with unguarded ambition and the vision to push boundaries beyond the unthinkable, Jetman Dubai and Emirates A380 take to the skies of Dubai for an exceptional formation flight. A carefully choreographed aerial showcase, conducted over the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai skyline, involving the world’s largest passenger aircraft and the experienced Jetman Dubai pilots Yves […]
Back in August, W+K Portland launched its “Make a Smellmitment” campaign for Old Spice, finally putting Terry Crews and Isaiah Mustafa together in the same ad, squaring off representing fragrances Bearglove and Timber with “And So It Begins.” Since then, the campaign has seen a slew of ads pitting the two pitchmen against each other […]
Every year the South African Society of Cinematographers (SASC) hosts the Visible Spectrum Awards to acknowledge outstanding local cinematography. This year there were over 150 entries and cinematographer / director, Wayne de Lange walked away with three awards for his corporate documentary and commercial cinematography. Read More
The International Emmy Awards honour excellence in television programming outside the U.S. This year 40 nominees from 19 countries were competing in 10 categories. South African film Miners Shot Down, which covers the Marikana Massacre, took home Best Documentary at The Emmy Awards in New York City last night. “We are continuously humbled by the […]
A baby warthog that a husband gives his wife for Christmas soon becomes a burden in a new TV spot for the French cable television channel Canal+.
A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete’s star rises in town. You’ll Never Look at Gymnastics in the Same Light Again.
The Prada Galleria is the set of an imaginary battle, a figment of a childhood fantasy that involved de Wilde slicing it clean in two. The exceptional inner workings of the bag are revealed, rarely seen except by the artisans who create them, as the bag becomes a theatre set for childlike obsession.
Mentos sent out a group of shy adults to make some friends – gave them hidden earpieces and told them that ‘Communication Experts’ would tell them with exactly what to say. They weren’t expecting to hear five-year-olds but is there anyone better at making friends than kids?
Architects don’t give away their blueprints. Diners don’t fork out free meals. Personal Trainers don’t sign over their intellectual property on spec. This video pokes fun at the speculative creative bidding process in new business pitches. Zulu Alpha Kilo believes there’s a better way for agencies and clients to find the perfect match. A brief […]
Written by Matt Fitch and Christopher Baker it’s the first full colour graphic novel from Dead Canary Comics. ‘Reddin’ is illustrated by the talented Conor Boyle who is one half of ‘Disconnected Press‘ and coloured by gifted artist Greg Menzie. It’s a fifty-five page graphic novel telling a tale of Cowboys and Demons in the […]
Last Thursday night we were treated to an awe-inspiring photographic exhibition by the super talented Thomas Ferreira a.k.a the landscape hunter, showcasing exceptional landscapes from around the globe. if you missed it the exhibition will run until 19th November and close with a very exciting live art performance and charity auction. Contact The Landscape Hunter […]
PLENTY Studio was commissioned to create a short animated story based on ‘Alice In Wonderland’ and the came up with is nothing short of amazing. Visit Good Books website.
The BFI looks after one of the most important collections of film in the world – films from as early as 1895 to the latest British features just released in cinemas. But film is fragile. And restoring and preserving it is expensive. As a charity we rely on the generosity and support of film-lovers such […]
CICLOPE Festival is the only international event fully dedicated to the “craft” in moving image. In the last few years, it has become a platform for directors, creatives, artists, producers, digital creatives and clients to share knowledge, be inspired and celebrate the best work. Over the past five years Ciclope has grown to become a […]
‘The Sounds of Silence’ is the latest offering by talented young film maker Dan Mace. Shot on the stunning “Wild Coast’, the film documents the adventures of two young female surfers on a road trip through the magnificent landscape of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. We also represent some super hot talent at the moment – […]
Centered around the incident of a student at the University of Cape Town who flung poo at the statue of Cecil John Rhodes – a British imperialist – as well as the events which transpired thereafter, this film is intended to reach an international audience through the universal relevance of its subject matter. What exactly […]
For their first ever fashion film, retailer mytheresa.com collaborated with French fashion house Balenciaga. ‘Une Incroyable Excuse’ is a two minute short that marries humour and whimsy with Balenciaga’s elegant aesthetic. The film, set in one of Paris’s most renowned culinary haunts, Caviar Kaspia, tells the story of a mysterious and peculiar portal to another […]
The story is told through Decontee David, an ebola survivor who uses her immunity to help others affected by the disease. By immersing the audience in Decontee’s experience, ‘Waves of Grace’ allows the viewer to share her experience of illness, recovery, mourning, and perseverance. The a collaboration between Vrse.works, the UN Millennium Campaign and Vice […]
Honda teams up with stop-motion/animation genius to put its history on paper in this Amazing 2 minute spot.
For this year’s campaign, David Beckham teamed up with superstar comedian Kevin Hart to showcase their favourite pieces from the H&M Modern Essentials collection. In the film, Kevin Hart plays a method actor preparing to take on the role of David Beckham in an upcoming – and unfortunately fictional – film about the former soccer […]
Kelvin Jones : Call You Home from Joe Connor on Vimeo. “Yup, that really is a TV in space, for real. I created this video by sending a vintage Sony TV into orbit on a weather balloon provided by Sent Into Space, surrounded by cameras so as to capture this spectacular footage hovering above the […]
Starring: Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger, Paul Ben-Victor
Umkhungo (The Gift) from Mannequin Pictures on Vimeo. Set in the slums of Hillbrow, an overpopulated urban area of inner city Johannesburg, Umkhungo tells the story of Themba, a young boy shrouded since birth by paranormal events; most say haunted by the ancestors. When his mother is murdered, and his father dies in mysterious and […]
13000 children were born on September 11, 2001. Watch the inspiring story and message from one of them, Hillary O’Neil.
Banksy’s new anti-theme park could be the place where all your dreams come true—so long as your dreams involve rusted-out buildings, dying princesses and mobile homes as rides. And maybe they do! If so, you’ll love the new commercial that the street artist just released. We’ve all seen the pictures of Dismaland, but this new […]
'Problem Child' – Cannes New Director Showcase / 25th Anniversary from Scoundrel on Vimeo. There’s nothing autobiographical in this piece by Tim. After all, the child depicted is named Thomas. “Problem Child” featured in the film project 25×25 – made by 25 of the best directors (Jonathan Glazer, Michel Gondry, Traktor, and Noam Murro amongst […]
In honor of Peace Day, September 21st, Burger King is inviting McDonald’s to team up to create the McWhopper — a burger built for world peace. If they say yes, we’ll mark this ‘burger wars” ceasefire with a one day pop-up McWhopper shop in Atlanta on Peace Day, halfway between our two headquarters. Visit mcwhopper.com […]
Al Bairre & PH.Fat teamed up as part of the Xperia Mashlab on 5FM presented by Sony. The idea was to take 2 bands from different genres and give them 3 weeks to write and record a song from scratch. This is what they made. DIRECTOR – DANIEL LEVI DOP – JAMIE RAMSAY EDITOR – […]
John Lewis’ new ad ‘Tiny Dancer’ features an adorable child dancing to Elton John
Banksy has been secretly assembling his own Disneyland-inspired creation in this West Country seaside town, and it’s not exactly the happiest place on Earth. Dismaland, opens to the public Saturday and sits on the 2.5 acre site of the Tropicana lido, is the shadowy artist’s first “bemusement park,” and it’s packed full of subversive artworks.
The Short Film starts Chancelor Bennett, who plays a depressed kid who comes across a mysterious website.
Homme Less, the new documentary exploring the complicated life of homeless male model Mark Reay, opens at New York’s IFC Center on August 7. Directed by Thomas Wirthensohn, the film chronicles the bizarre world of the 56-year-old who lived on the roof of a friend’s apartment in Alphabet City for six years whilst holding down […]
The Drum Content Awards honour the agencies, brands and publishers who create the most engaging, compelling and exciting content in the industry. One thing’s for sure, all of this year’s contenders are bound to be better than the two ‘digital natives’ in the video above.