Bioscope Films

We have a wide range of very talented and diverse directors who shoot tv ads, music videos, web series, feature films and content.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

Directors: Hylton Tannenbaum / Simon Cracknell / Fausto Becatti / Clive Stewart / Aadil Dhalech / Ernest Nkosi
Executive Producer: Daniel Kaplan / Production Manager: Naledi Kgope

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Bioscope Films was established in 2005 with production offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. We shoot TV ads, web movies, music video and content. We are a Level 2 BBEEE company with a wide range of talented and diverse directors.


  • A Top 10 Production Ranked Company 2016
  • Hylton Tannenbaum Top 10 Ranked Director

CANSA ‘Testi-Monials’ Campaign

  • 2 Silver Cannes Lions (2016)
  • Silver Clio (2016)
  • 3 Gold Loeries (2016)
  • 2 Silver Loeries (2016)
  • 1 Bronze Loerie (2016)
  • 1st Place (2016)
  • Best of Reel awarded by iDidTht (2016)


  • 2 Silver Loeries (2009)


  • Nando’s ‘Cater’ – Silver Pendoring (2016)
  • Musica ‘When Words Fail’ – Silver Pendoring (2015)


  • Ford Truck Month (2016)
  • Musica ‘When Words Fail’ (2014)
  • Toyota Hilux (2014)
  • Toyota 86 ‘Go Play’ (2012)
  • Vodacom ‘Reunion’ (2011)
  • KIA Sportage (2009)


  • Bar One ‘Fireman’ (2015)
  • KOO ‘Beating The Best’ (2015)
  • Toyota Hilux ‘Legend 45’ (2014)
  • Amarula Cream (2014)


10 Atholl Rd, Camps Bay
Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005


65 6th Street, Parkhurst
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2193
+27 (0)11 268 2217

Executive Producer | Daniel Kaplan
+27 (0)83 266 6976

Awarded by iDidTht

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Hylton Tannenbaum

CANSA Testi-Monials ‘Back To Normal’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Brendan Hoffmann, Group Creative Director at Publicis Machine
Awarded: June 2016

Judges Comment: “The balls are back. The follow-up to the highly successful Test-Monials campaign. What the new spot lacks in shock factor (we’re all totally used to watching talking testicles by now) it makes up for with some entertainingly dry dialogue and a strong message. I enjoyed the attention to detail that Darryl’s Right Testicle has grown a bit of a goatee since last time.

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Hylton Tannenbaum

Chin Up! ‘Tall Girls and Sanitary Pads’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer at Grey Africa Johannesburg
Awarded: December 2016

Judges Comment:“I think this web series achieves a lot with very little. There’s no big production budget here: all the director has to work with is dialogue, actors and the edit. I like the way the camera directs the humour (most notably at 0:55 and 2:04). The piece captures perfectly just how excruciating castings can be, without striking a false note by trying to exaggerate and milk laughs. The actors were either very accomplished good actors who nailed the “bad casting tape performance”, or they were genuinely bad actors. I can’t tell. Which I think is a sign of good casting.”

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Fausto Becatti

The Voice ‘Mechanic’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Molefi Thulo, Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg
Awarded: November 2016

Judges Comment: “At first I was like, ‘Where’s this going?’ But then the line at the end wrapped it up beautifully. A simple, but humorous spot that leaves a smile on your face. Props to Fausto Becatti for adding intrigue and then hitting us with a twist at the end. Nice.”

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Fausto Becatti

Montego ‘Heroic Tales’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Graeme Jenner, Executive Creative Director at King James II
Awarded: October 2016

Judges Comment: “Man, I’m a sucker for a story about a boy and his dog. The kid in this ad sleeps with his dog in his bed. I recently started letting my dog jump up on the bed in the morning and it is the best. We spoon for 15 minutes before I get up. I know some people are very much against this kind of behaviour but if you’ve never done it then you really should, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. The older guy at the end of this ad doesn’t look like the younger guy at all though, but I guess I’ll let that slide because…you know….dogs.

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Clive Stewart

Handy Andy ‘The 5000 Second Rule’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Nkanyezi Masango, Creative Director at Y&R South Africa
Awarded: June 2016

Judges Comment: I love the simplicity and humour of the Handy Andy spots. The helplessness of the characters creates just the perfect amount of tension, thanks to superb performances under the direction of Clive Stewart.”

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Fausto Becatti

Alice Phoebe Lou ‘Society’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Jenny Glover, Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris
Awarded: April 2016

Judges Comment: “I liked the piece for Alice Phoebe Lou for being beautifully observed and photographic. It didn’t feel like it was trying too hard, which is very rare for a music video.”

Best of Reel: Direction Craft – Hylton Tannenbaum

CANSA  ‘Daryl’s Right Testicle’ and ‘Jabu’s Left Testicle’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Lucas van Vuuren, Creative Director at The Jupiter Drawing Room
Awarded: February 2016

Judges Comment: “You had me at the thumbnail, and that is part of the game if you’re trying to stand out on Youtube or a Facebook timeline. These were amusing spots, I really like the idea and the way a serious message was delivered and cushioned in humour. I also amused myself with the thought of the agency, director and animation team labouring over how many hairs need to be on each ball, how curly those hairs had to be, and if that scrotum skin needed to be more or less wrinkly. I would like to see both testicles on one couch together singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney’s Ebony & Ivory. Nice job to all involved.

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Clive Stewart

The Loerie Awards ‘Call Centre’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Eoin Welsh, CCO at Havas Worldwide
Awarded: May 2015

Judges Comment: “Nicely observed piece of comedy with casting, performance, scripting and editing balanced just right. Not to mention a director who was wise and talented enough to know when to keep it simple, and let the performance shine.

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