Your Girlfriend

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

Johannesburg

Directors: Trevor Clarence / Morgan Dingle / Ari Kruger
Executive Producer: Linda Bogle

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Your Girlfriend is a Johannesburg based commercials production company owned and run by director Trevor Clarence and producer Linda Bogle. They have a vast combined experience in the international commercials industry and are generally just incredibly talented and wonderful human beings. We’re pretty sure you’re aware that they wrote this themselves though. So here’s our work, here’s our number, let’s go on a date and see if we like each other. We would love to get involved in an open relationship with you.

JOHANNESBURG OFFICE

9 7th Avenue,
Parktown North

PO Box 411545, Craighall, 2024

Executive Producer: Linda Bogle
linda@yourgirlfriend.tv
+27 82 444 3667
+27 11 0277720

Awarded by iDidTht

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Trevor Clarence

Kit Kat ‘Katapult’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Bridget Johnson
Awarded: May 2017

Judges Comment: “In an industry obsessed with montage ads and lofty manifesto VO’s, it’s great to see a pure comedy spot again.  This one is well put together with nice casting and performances, and well-selected cut-aways that push the humour. I love the carving maiden who serves absolutely no purpose in the story except maybe to highlight its ridiculousness. The spot made me smile, old-school like.

Best Of Reel: Direction Craft – Ari Kruger

Short Film ‘Jakkals 13’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Tim Beckerling, Creative Director at Network BBDO
Awarded: April 2017

Judges Comment: I know I’m an ad guy, but honestly, most ads bore the shit out of me. It’s no surprise then that from this month’s SA Film Reel my favourite piece wasn’t an ad at all. A hilarious story of a sniper plagued by technology, his Boss and his Roommate. It is beautifully written, shot and edited with some top class dialogue and a stellar performance from the lead. I actually loled, a few times, not the kind where you barely crack a smile and say that you did, actual out loud lagging. It’s so rad to see such a high-quality film coming out of South Africa. A lot of time, effort and money goes into these sorts of things and more often than not there is no budget to speak of. Well done to all involved, it’s a piece of work you can all be very proud of.

PS. You can buy me a piece of cheesecake sometime.

Best Of Reel: Direction Craft – Trevor Clarence

Granola ‘Late Night Drama’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Jenny Glover, Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris
Awarded: April 2016

Judges Comment: In the direction category, lots of very good, nicely handled work but the Best of Reel has to go to Trevor Clarence for Granola, Late Night Drama. I think this spot shows a bold and very conscious choice of direction. The director hasn’t just shot a script, he’s picked a lane and brought something to the story that makes it 50% better than it was on paper. This piece has been thought through and demonstrates a real opinion and point of view, from the shooting style, art direction, music and sound direction right down to the end title sequence.  It shows personality and balls and I’ve always has a penchant for both.

Nice one, Trevor and Co.

Special Mention: Direction Craft – Morgan Dingle

Disprin ‘Stevovo’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Mike Barnwell, Executive Creative Director at FCB Cape Town
Awarded: July 2015

Judges Comment: “Another Special Mention must also go to Disprin’s off-the-wall Stevovo ad. Mad, entertaining and still makes its point.

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