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Tags : Frieze Films

Riordan Allen launches Eskom Chic fashion film

Frieze Films’ new director Riordan Allen has just released Eskom Chic – I Got Dressed in the Dark, a load-shedding inspired fashion film styled by Kelly Red of the Red Rum Culture Club. Eskom Chic is the first film produced from Frieze Films’ new Cape Town office on Roodehek Street. “I’ve always been fascinated by fashion films as a genre,” […]Read More

Malo finds the mother inside the men for Ace

Frieze Films’ Malo 8 directed Expensive Girlfriend, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris’s new commercial for Ace maize meal. The ad follows two men who turn into their mothers when they give a friend some relationship advice. “The mother’s love intervention was such a simple and strong idea,” says Malo. “I laughed when I read the brief, but there was also a fuzziness that […]Read More

Malo 8 directs Doc Shebeleza DSTV ad

Frieze Films’ Malo 8 directed Doc Shebeleza, the latest installment in Ogilvy’s popular Feel Every Moment DSTV campaign. The spot features a mother watching her two daughters dancing – adorably – to Cassper Nyovest’s hit music video on DSTV. Malo’s challenge was to create something new that still felt like a natural progression from the first four ads. “I […]Read More

Malo 8 celebrates five busy years as a commercials director

Frieze Films’ Malo 8 is celebrating five years as a commercials director. During this time, he’s shot over 70 ads for all the top agencies, including repeat work with some of the biggest brands in South Africa, from Coca-Cola to MTN. Malo’s crafted some of the most memorable commercials performances of recent years, like the […]Read More

If your stolen gun was there, so were you: Tony

Frieze Films Tony Baggott directed If Your Stolen Gun Was There, So Were You, Y&R’s new PSA for Gun Free South Africa. The spot calls on all South Africans to hand in their firearms. “With the ongoing Oscar Pistorius trial, the spotlight is once again on the high levels of gun violence in South Africa, where […]Read More

Frieze Films comes second at Creative Circle Ad of The

At last week’s Creative Circle Ad Of The Year Awards, Frieze Films came second in the film category for their three-spot campaign for Uni-Ball Pens. Swapped at Birth, Bust You Out, and Pappy’s Dead hilariously demonstrate the pitfalls of using the wrong font to write a letter, like Broadway to communicate to your child that they were swapped […]Read More

Malo 8 directs pan-African Coke ad

Frieze Films’ Malo 8 recently directed Full House, Ogilvy Cape Town’s pan-African commercial for Coca-Cola. Conceptualised by Ogilvy’s creative team of Jacques Massardo, Ben de Villiers and Logan Broadley, the spot celebrates the way Coca-Cola and meals go better together. Malo and DOP Paul Gilpin shot the guests arriving in sequence, lighting the lounge so that the […]Read More

Commercials director wins own film festival

Frieze Films’ commercial director Grant de Sousa recently won Cinema Nouveau’s Win Your Own Film Fest competition, where he had to identify a range of iconic films from some quirky clues. For his prize, Grant will screen five of his favorite films at The Grant De Sousa Film Festival on Saturday, 27 April 2013 at Cinema […]Read More

Malo 8 sponsors Soweto arts residency

Frieze Films commercials director Malo 8 has founded an arts residency in Diepkloof, Soweto. “I wanted to create a place where there was no pressure to create for an art show,” says Malo. “A place where artists could just make the art that they want to for that moment, with no theme pushed on them.” Malo provides accommodation, as […]Read More

Rob Malpage Directs Eskom’s New TVC

Frieze Films’ Rob Malpage directed Eskom’s Switch for Saatchi & Saatchi Johannesburg. The upbeat spot celebrates the way Eskom improves ordinary South African’s lives, reminding viewers how much begins with the flick of a switch. While Kobus Loots’ fast-cut edit is full of intricate effects shots and transitions, Rob balances the technical with the human […]Read More