iDidTht Craft Awards Rankings 2017

‘Last year was just the worst!’ – said no one at iDidTht ever! We’re kicking off 2018 with a throwback to 2017 by celebrating the best craft of the year. iDidTht’s Monthly Craft Awards showcase the very best by production companies in SA. Here are the top 13 ranked companies of the year. So stop googling ‘What is Bitcoin’ and rather check out which production companies kicked ass, including all the Best of Reel and Special Mentions awarded by the industry’s leading creatives. 

#1. Egg Films

We do tv ads, branded content, music videos, short films & other things too…

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Best Of Reel – December 2017
Guest Judge: Cameron Watson, CD at King James
Egg Films | Sunu
Absolut ‘One Source Live – Africa On Fire’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – August 2017
Guest Judge: Ahmed Tilly, COO at FCB Joburg
Egg Films | Lebogang Rasethaba
Nike ‘The Pack’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – August 2017
Guest Judge: Ahmed Tilly, COO at FCB Joburg
Egg Films | Lebogang Rasethaba
Nike ‘Shana Powers’
(Direction Craft)

Best Of Reel – July 2017
Guest Judge: Zwelakhe Zee Tshabangu, ECD at The Make Beautiful Agency
Egg Films | Jason Fialkov
Western Cape Government ‘Safely Home #ItCanWait’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – July 2017
Guest Judge: Zwelakhe Zee Tshabangu, ECD at The Make Beautiful Agency
Egg Films | Sunu
Metropolitan ‘#ISeeYou’
(Direction Craft)

Best of Reel – June 2017
Guest Judge: Brendan Hoffmann, Group CD at Publicis Machine
Egg Films | Dan Mace
Vodacom ‘This Is Your Time’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – June 2017
Guest Judge: Brendan Hoffmann, Group CD at Publicis Machine
Egg Films | Jason Fialkov
Bobtail ‘Journey’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – March 2017
Guest Judge: Steph van Niekerk
Egg Films | Sunu
KFC ‘Themed Burger’
(Direction Craft)

Best of Reel – January 2017
Guest Judge: Liam Wielopolski, COO at DDB South Africa
Egg Films | Terence Neale
Adidas Originals ‘Original Is Never Finished’
(Direction Craft)

#2. 7Films

We love what we do.

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Special Mention – November 2017
Guest Judge: Jenny Glover, ECD at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris
7Films | SJ Myeza-Mhlambi
Tusker Light ‘Lite the Way’
(Direction Craft)

Best Of Reel – July 2017
Guest Judge: Zwelakhe Zee Tshabangu, ECD of The Make Beautiful Agency
7Films | SJ Myeza-Mhlambi
Channel O ‘Pocket’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – July 2017
Guest Judge: Zwelakhe Zee Tshabangu, ECD of The Make Beautiful Agency
7Films | Lourens van Rensburg
Otees ‘Bubblegum’
(Direction Craft)

Best Of Reel – May 2017
Guest Judge: Bridget Johnson
7Films | Dirk van Niekerk
Surf Shack ‘Salt’
(Direction Craft)

#3. Pulse Music

Pulse music for television and film, as well as sound design, sonic branding, and record production.

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Best Of Reel – November 2017
Guest Judge: Jenny Glover, ECD at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris
Pulse Music | Marc Algranti
Carling Black Label ‘No Excuse’
(Music Craft)

Best Of Reel – September 2017
Guest Judge: Roanna Williams, ECD at Joe Public
Pulse Music | Marc Algranti
NSRI ‘People Love The People’
(Music Licensing Craft)

#4. 03:07

Founded in 2014, 03:07 is an award-winning production company inspired to adapt to a rapidly changing industry.

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Best Of Reel – November 2017
Guest Judge: Jenny Glover, ECD at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris
0307 Films | Kim Geldenhuys
Carling Black Label ‘No Excuse’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – September 2017
Guest Judge: Roanna Williams, ECD at Joe Public
0307 Films | Paul Ward
Hyundai Elantra ‘Elantra’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – August 2017
Guest Judge: Ahmed Tilly, CCO at FCB Joburg
0307 Films | Kim Geldenhuys
Nedbank CIB ‘Bird’s Eye View’
(Direction Craft)

#5. Arcade Content

ARCADE produces online content that falls outside the realm of traditional TV commercials. This includes brand films, web series, music videos and more.

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Special Mention – August 2017
Guest Judge: Ahmed Tilly, COO at FCB Joburg
Arcade Content | Lebogang Rasethaba
Nike ‘DJ Doowap’
(Direction Craft)

Best Of Reel – March 2017
Guest Judge: Steph van Niekerk
Arcade Content | Kyle Lewis
Nasty C ‘Bad Hair’
(Direction Craft)

#5. Bomb Commercials

Producers of Teboho’s and Tebza’s award winning work.

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Special Mention – October 2017
Guest Judge: Nkanyezi Masango, CD at King James Group
Bomb Commercials | Tebza Malope
ABSA ‘Cash Don’t Pay’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – May 2017
Guest Judge: Bridget Johnson
Bomb Commercials | Tebza Malope
DSTV ‘uMama’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – May 2017
Guest Judge: Bridget Johnson
Bomb Commercials | Tebza Malope
DSTV ‘Magubane’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – March 2017
Guest Judge: Steph van Niekerk
Bomb Commercials | Teboho Mahlatsi
Amstel ‘The Chase’
(Direction Craft)

#5. Groundglass

A Whole Lot of Love.

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Best of Reel – April 2017
Guest Judge: Tim Beckerling, CD at Network BBDO
Ari Kruger | Your Girlfriend
*Produced in association with Groundglass
Short Film ‘Jakkals 13’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – January 2017
Guest Judge: Liam Wielopolski, COO at DDB South Africa
Groundglass | Dan Mace
Tusker Lager ‘Finding 42’
(Direction Craft)

#5. Patriot

We’ve been around for a while. We’ve got some nice work on our reel and we’ll help you make something really nice too. And it’ll be a nice experience. Nice.

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Special Mention – June 2017
Guest Judge: Brendan Hoffmann, Group CD at Publicis Machine
Patriot | Anton Visser
Telkom ‘Fridge’
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – April 2017
Guest Judge: Tim Beckerling, CD at Network BBDO
Patriot | Anton Visser
SPCA ‘Get This’ Campaign
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – April 2017
Guest Judge: Tim Beckerling, CD at Network BBDO
Patriot | Anton Visser
SPCA ‘Get This’ Campaign
(Direction Craft)

Special Mention – April 2017
Guest Judge: Tim Beckerling, CD at Network BBDO
Patriot | Anton Visser
SPCA ‘Get This’ Campaign
(Direction Craft)

#5. Your Girlfriend

A production company representing Film Directors Trevor Clarence, Morgan Dingle and Ari Kruger.

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Special Mention – May 2017
Guest Judge: Bridget Johnson
Your Girlfriend | Trevor Clarence
Kit Kat ‘Katapult’
(Direction Craft)

Best Of Reel – April 2017
Guest Judge: Name of Judge, Title
Your Girlfriend | Ari Kruger
Short Film ‘Jakkals 13’
(Direction Craft)

#6. Deliverance Post

Deliverance is a multi-award-winning post production company nestled in the creative heart of the Mother City. Born in 2005 out of necessity and under the stewardship of its co-founders, Ricky and Paula, Deliverance has grown to be one of South Africa’s premier post houses.

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Best Of Reel – November 2017
Guest Judge: Jenny Glover, ECD at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris
Deliverance Post | Gordon Midgely
Carling Black Label ‘No Excuse’
 (Editing Craft)

#6. Golden Planes

Golden Planes is a boutique Cape Town film production house and production service company.

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Best Of Reel – February 2017
Guest Judge: Mike Barnwell, ECD at FCB Cape Town
Golden Planes | Porteus Xandau
Surrender
(Direction Craft)

#6. Plank Film Productions

Plank Films, we’ve been making ads since 2003.

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Best Of Reel – August 2017
Guest Judge: Ahmed Tilly, COO at FCB Joburg
Plank | Peter Pohorsky
News24 Edge ‘21st Birthday Speech’
(Direction / Writing Craft)

#6. They Shoot Films

They Shoot Films are an award winning production company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. They specialise in commercials, branded content and anything else that is interesting in the world of filmmaking.

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Best Of Reel – October 2017
Guest Judge: Nkanyezi Masango, CD at King James Group
They | Alan Irvin
Chicken Licken ‘Icelandic Boy’
(Direction Craft)

Thank you to all these sexy judges for awarding the best in craft for 2017! We salute you, we rate you, we love you, basically, you’ve made it okay!

January: Liam Wielopolski, Chief Creative Officer at DDB South Africa
February: Mike Barnwell, Executive Creative Director at FCB Cape Town
March: Steph van Niekerk, top awarded creative freelancer
April: Tim Beckerling, Creative Director at Network BBDO
May: Bridget Johnson, Executive Creative Director at Black River FC
June: Brendan Hoffmann, Group Creative Director at Publicis Machine
July: Zwelakhe Zee Tshabangu, founder and Executive Creative Director at The Make Beautiful Agency
August: Ahmed Tilly, Chief Creative Officer at FCB Joburg
September: Roanna Williams, Executive Creative Director at Joe Public
October: Nkanyezi Masango, Creative Director at King James Group
November: Jenny Glover, Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris
December: Cameron Watson, CD at King James Group

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