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Dan Mace shortlisted for Young Director Award at Cannes Lions

Egg Films’ Dan Mace is shortlisted at the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions for the second year in a row: this time for the two pieces he directed in Kenya with Groundglass for Net#work BBDO’s Here’s To The US in Every Tusker campaign for Diageo.

Dan is the only nominee from Africa in both the Broadcast and Changing The World Frame By Frame categories.

These are just the latest in a string of accolades for the Tusker campaign, which has already picked up an African Cristal Film Grand Prix; two One Show craft merits; Creative Circle Ad of the Month; Ad of the Week from MarkLives; and a Special Mention on ididtht’s SA Film Reel.

Dan thanked everyone who’s made the campaign such a success, especially Net#work’s creative team of producer Caroline Switala, creative director Tim Beckerling and chief creative officer Mike Schalit; DOP Fabian Vettiger; editor Stephen du Plessis; VFX artist Blake Prinsloo; Sibot and Rob Brinkworth for the music and sound; and line producer Vjorn du Toit.

Last year, Dan won two Young Director Award Silvers: for Gift in the Short Film category and The Bomb Sniffing Rats Saving Lives in Mozambique in the Changing The World Frame By Frame category.

Since joining Egg last month, Dan’s been in demand, directing campaigns for YouTube and Vodacom.

Young Director Award winners will be announced at The Cannes Marriott Theatre this Thursday, 22 June 2017.

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Tusker Flag 42

Gift short film


Great Big Story The Bomb Sniffing Rats Saving Lives in Mozambique



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