Egg Films director Terence Neale is the second ranked South African director, while Rozanne Rocha-Gray and Julia Schnurr are fourth and eighth respectively in the producing category.
Egg’s sister company, Arcade, also features prominently after launching a year ago today. Arcade director Rob Smith is the third top South African director and fifth top editor, while producer William Nicholson is fifth overall.
Arcade, who specialise in brand films and music videos, were pleasantly surprised to discover that they’re apparently the top animation company in the country. “We didn’t even know we were animators but hey, thanks anyway,” says Will, who also pointed out that Rob was incorrectly credited as the sixth top DOP, even though Frances Kroon actually shot One Rand Man and deserved the accolade.
“Congrats to Sanlam on being the most awarded brand and to King James Group for being the top-ranked South African agency,” says Colin Howard, managing director of Egg and Arcade. “Our success is only possible because of bold clients and innovative agencies like them, who push the boundaries to make creative work that delivers results.”
Egg and Arcade were also among the winners at the recent African Cristal Festival in Marrakech. Egg director Terence Neale won Silver for his Chicken Licken The Great Dlamini ad for Net#work BBDO, while Arcade’s Rob Smith directed Johnnie Walker The Gentleman’s Wager, which won King James a Gold for Integrated Campaign and Silver for interactive video.
Watch the winning work:
Sanlam One Rand Man, directed by Rob Smith
Chicken Licken The Great Dlamini, directed by Terence Neale
5FM Without 5, directed by Terence Neale
Johnnie Walker The Gentleman’s Wager, directed by Rob Smith
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ABOUT EGG FILMS
Egg Films started in 1998 as a two man operation based in Cape Town. Through a philosophy of creating innovative and conceptually-driven work, the South African production company built a reputation for producing award-winning commercials.
Egg rapidly established itself as a leading production company in South Africa, picking up a slew of local and international accolades along the way. Egg is a regular inclusion in the Gunn Report’s ‘Most Awarded Production Companies of the World’ feature.
With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Egg represents a strong roster of local and foreign-based directors. Egg has expanded beyond advertising, exploring documentaries and music videos, as well as developing feature films.
Today, Egg has cemented a reputation for outstanding work, with a hands-on service department that extends Egg’s core principles of innovative, creative work to a wide range of visiting international production companies, shooting in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
:: Winning South Africa’s first ever Grand LIA at the London International Awards 2010 for Topsy Selinah
:: Three inclusions in the annual Gunn Report’s ‘Most Awarded Production Companies of the World’ feature
:: Gold Lion at Cannes
:: Gold Andy Award
:: Gold, Silver and three Bronzes at the Clio Awards
:: Two Golds at the New York Festival
:: Six Grand Prixs, 37 Gold and many Silver and Bronzes at the south african Loerie Awards
:: Being the most awarded production company at the Loerie Awards in South Africa for 2013
:: Winning Creative Circle Ad of the Year 2013
If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out our favorite work from the Noughties here.