Darling Films 2017-11-15T16:14:59+00:00

Darling Films

Darling by name, Darlings by reputation.

Johannesburg

Directors: Chloe Coetsee / Jono Hall / Jeana Theron / Louis Minnaar / Mzi Kumalo / Ross Garrett / Zee Ntuli / Graeme Carr
Producers: Lorraine Smit / Melina McDonald

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Well, Darling isn’t exactly the production house you might expect. Rather than a bunch of directors we like to think of ourselves as a group of photographers, chefs, writers, fashion mavens, documentarians, travellers, makers, critics, mothers, sisters, sons, daughters. It’s not only one thing that makes your Darling the one that leaves you both satisfied and wanting more. It’s the sum of all the different parts. So call us Darling. We’d love to chat, about anything really.

 

JOHANNESBURG OFFICE

+27 11 100 5700
info@heydarling.tv

Executive Producer | Lorraine Smit
+27 82 602 1094
lorraine@heydarling.tv

Executive Producer | Melina McDonald
+27 83 326 2126
melina@heydarling.tv

Awarded by iDidTht

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Ross Garrett

Joburg Ballet ‘#BiteSizeBallet No.2’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Roanna Williams, Executive Creative Director at Joe Public
Awarded: September 2017

Judges Comment: “So, I’m going to be honest. When I viewed this ad, my first reaction was WTF. Then I walked away and got distracted but not for long as the ad kept popping back into my head. I am not a ballet fan at all. But what this piece did do was make me think of ballet, something I have not done in years. So, on second viewing, although it did not have me doing pirouettes or grand jetè’s, it did change my perception of the Joburg ballet. By using popular newsworthy events with an edgy soundtrack and creating bite-sized ballet stints out of them, makes this dance style more contemporary and accessible to ballet philistines like me. I look forward to more palatable #bitesizeballet.

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Chloe Coetsee

SABC TV Licences ‘Island’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Jonathan Beggs, Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi
Awarded: December 2015

Judges Comment: “Darling’s Chloe Coetzee directs a quirky spot for SABC TV Licences – with fantastic casting, awkward performances and daft production design….which all adds up to a director that really cares about the details.

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Jono Hall

KFC ‘Add Hope’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Jake Bester, Executive Creative Director at Publicis Machine
Awarded: October 2015

Judges Comment: “The second special mention goes to KFC’s ‘Add Hope’. Again because it feature across multiple SA Film Reel categories namely direction, sound design and post. For me, this could have been the winner this month, but I feel the treatment let it down slightly. I really liked the idea of naïve drawings on paper to tell a child’s story in a relevant way, but I felt maybe they could have been slightly more slick and as a result they let down the overall production value of this piece.

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Ross Garrett

Ithuba Holdings Lotto ‘Dream Census’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Michael Lees-Rolfe, Creative Director at FoxP2
Awarded: September 2015

Judges Comment: “What could so easily have been a dull and familiar spot, this piece entitled ‘Dream Census’ feels intriguing and human thanks to beautifully observed portraiture from Ross Garret and the Darling Films team, and for navigating this tricky subject matter so elegantly, the team deserve a special mention.

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Meet The Darlings

November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Meet The Darlings

When Darling Films invited us into their home to meet the family we weren’t ready. Eight multi-talented directors, all equally eccentric, wonderfully weird and extraordinarily skilled in their own way. With one thing in common of course, they’re all absolutely Darling!

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