The Star Films Company 2017-09-06T12:03:31+00:00

The Star Films Company

Star Films is a South African based commercial production company, based in Johannesburg. Representing multi-talented directors Tristan Holmes, Matthys Boshoff, PHI (Jonathan Parkinson & Nicole Ackermann) and Wim Steytler.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

Directors: Tristan Holmes / Matthys Boshoff / PHI (Jonathan Parkinson & Nicole Ackermann) / Wim Steytler
Producer: Adam Thal

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The Star Film Company is a full-service production house with offices in both Johannesburg and Cape town. Focused on high-quality work for top brands, we have established ourselves as one of South Africa’s leading production offerings. We are relationship driven and hands on, offering tailored work with unique perspectives from our varying directors.

JOHANNESBURG OFFICE

Building 2 Country Club Estate
Woodlands Drive
Woodmead, Sandton
South Africa

Tel +27 11 258 8687
info@starfilms.tv

Executive Producer: Adam Thal
082 927 8930
adam@starfilms.tv

Awarded by iDidTht

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Tristan Holmes at Star Films

Nedbank ‘The Tale of a Note’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Steph van Niekerk
Awarded: March 2017

Judges Comment: “As the name implies, this ad is a tale about a bank note. A good tale captures the imagination by playing out in the space between romanticism and realism, and Tristan gets it right in this film. He uses everything – from casting and locations to voice and music – to create a big movie feel for a whimsical tale. But that’s not all that this ad is about. The story is very much about the way money impacts the lives of people. We meet characters we wouldn’t ever imagine meeting in a bank ad and their performances are great. (Refer to the man at 0:51) The challenge of the big montage ad is that each scene has to tell a lot of story in a very short time, Tristan gets it right with very powerful, subtle performances. Well done.”

Special Mention: Direction Craft – PHI

MNET ‘Kiss’ 
iDidTht Guest Judge: Graeme Jenner, Executive Creative Director at King James II 
Awarded: October 2016

Judges Comment: “This is a sweet story, sweetly done. That little girl is really good. I think I’m becoming more susceptible to ads like this since becoming a Dad. It’s the same thing with the dog ad below.”

Best Of Reel: Direction Craft – Tristan Holmes at Star Films

Coronation ‘If Your Money Came Easy’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Pepe Marais, Chief Creative Officer at Joe Public
Awarded: May 2016

Judges Comment: “My Best Of Reel goes to Tristan Holmes from Star Films for his Direction on the Coronation commercial. And also to The Upstairs Ludus for their remote grade facilitation, VFX and Compositing as well as to Marc Algranti from Pulse Music for the Music. This is a disruptive take on investment. It’s highly insightful and deserves to be recognized, no matter the controversy. It’s the kind of work I absolutely love and have all the aspects of world class commercial making.”

Special Mention: Direction Craft – PHI

SABC 1 ‘The Artist’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Pepe Marais, Chief Creative Officer at Joe Public
Awarded: May 2016

Judges Comment: “The directing partnership between Jonathan Parkinson and Nicole Ackermann from Fresh Eye (Now with Star Films) is starting to yield real results with their powerfully executed commercial for SABC 1. It proves that two heads are definitely better than one and they are indeed a pair to watch in future. I love the authenticity within the insight and the lateral execution.”

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Tristan Holmes at Star Films

Coca-Cola ‘Emoticons’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Jonathan Deeb, Executive Creative Director at FCB Johannesburg,
Awarded: January 2016

Judges Comment: “Also an FCB ad, but I am the only judge, so have to do right by Tristan, who rightfully deserves a Direction mention for some charming performances and Ricky of Deliverance for assembling an engaging story.”

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