Jury President

Till Hohmann
Chief Creative Officer, EMEA
Geometry

Since late 2019 Till leads WPP’s premier creative commerce agency Geometry across 15 offices, including Capetown, in the diverse EMEA region as Chief Creative Officer. A role all about accelerating the network’s ability to deliver connected commerce solutions and experiences for some of the world’s most exciting brands. This demands a decidedly media-neutral and channel-agnostic approach as well as a focus on work that actually drives conversion.

It’s this approach and focus Till has built his 20+ year multinational career on. He has lead units, offices, countries and regions at famous creative independent agencies as well as powerful global networks – out of Germany, the UAE and Singapore. His work for brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, GSK, The Economist, ACDelco, Unilever and many more has won 450+ industry awards across all disciplines at all major industry competitions.

And while much of this work has been about delivering integrated solutions at scale, for Till there has always been a strong focus on exceptional audiovisual content and film as the emotional core of a campaign. This is why he is looking forward to work with the exceptionally talented jury to identify the best film craft of the region.

#creativitythatconverts #creativecommerce #geometryglobal

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Yash Deb
Executive Creative Director, Africa, Oglivy
Nairobi

Yash has over 13 years of agency experience, helping brands align with their consumer’s passions through the power of ideas. He has worked as a creative on some of the worlds most loved brands with some of the world’s biggest agencies and at really inspiring creative shops across 4 continents and 12 countries.


Yash has a passion for Film, Illustration, Typography, Photography and a reputation for consistent, award-winning work. He has won at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, The Clio’s, Montreux, The FAB Awards, The Loeries, The African Cristals, Spikes Asia, and CAG advertising festivals, while his work has been featured multiple times in the Luerzers Archive, India’s Best Print and The Work. Yash has also been part of Juries at the African Cristals, The Loeries, The LAIF Awards in Nigeria, Ciclope Awards and The Apa Awards. 

Yash believes that to do real meaningful campaigns, all you need to do is fall in love with a problem and then find a solution using the balance between method and madness.

Darren Gordon
Executive Producer and Co Owner
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Darren started off his trailblazing career by studying a law degree. Producing has always been in his blood, this was clearly showcased when he won 'best producer of the year' for 3 years in a row, during his tenure at AFDA.

Driven by a vision to create original, meaningful and occasionally controversial work, he has remained unyielding to his principles of producing meaningful content in all projects he undertakes. His 20-year career has seen him produce some of South Africa’s most memorable commercials including the multiple award winning Ster Kinekor #openeyes campaign, Chicken Licken’s - Icelandic Boy as well as the controversial Legend of Big John.

This has seen him being nominated on various award judging panels, from Ciclope to most recently the prestigious AICP awards. Darren is a walking talking encyclopaedia of movies and music, and together with his production prowess is a formidable film maker.

Zee Ntuli
Director
Darling Films

Zee has an intense passion and love for storytelling and cinema, and uses this perspective to give his work a distinctive edge. He is equal parts focused on the human and the aesthetic, and loves nothing more than delving into character and psychology while developing a symbiotic stylistic approach.

Zee is a writer and director that works in film and commercials, and has had his feature film and short films in selection in Cannes; BFI London Film Festival; Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival; New York International Film Festival; Fantastic Fest; Hong Kong International Film Festival; SHNIT; Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur; DIFF, amongst other prestigious festivals.

His commercials career has seen Zee work with various renowned local and international agencies, for prominent brands such as Coca-cola, Vodacom; MTN; Unilever; BP; Standard Bank; SA Tourism and others.

Tshepo Mogorosi
Senior Art Director
Joe Public United

Tshepo is an award-winning Art Director who has been with Joe Public United for 8 years. During this time, he has worked on brands such as Nedbank, Chicken Licken, Jet and Clover and has managed to win several gold loeries. Tshepo is also a denim head and believes that the craft required for both Art Direction and making a piece of denim is what inspires his work daily.

Catherine Grenfell
Head Producer
Audio Militia

Catherine joined 5FM as a producer in 2001 following several years in the live arena (she studied lighting, sound and stage management). She has worked with Mark Gillman, DJ Fresh and Warrick Stock (the Shady Lurker) as a producer on their shows as well as doing the Traffic. She also had her own Live how on 5FM, with a live band and live studio audience.

In 2016, Catherine decided to leave 5FM and start a new adventure, freelancing as a radio and field producer and social media content director. Catherine was also involved as the Program Manager and Presenter on a new internet radio station called The Eye. Catherine was also a lecturer at Boston Media House for 5 years, where she taught Radio Theory. Teaching has become a huge passion in Catherine’s life and it is very important that she shares her knowledge and helps pave the way for new talent.

Catherine started as Head Producer at Audio Militia in 2018 (An all-encompassing Music Agency) and has found her happy place with this amazing team. Over the years, Catherine has had an extensive interviewing track record (from Piet Botha to Zachie Achmad, Kwesta, AKA, Charlize Theron, Pieter Dirk Uys, Pink, Arctic Monkeys, Violent Femmes, 3 Doors Down, Groove Armada, Staind, Metallica, Korn, Muse, Chris Cornell, Kaiser Chiefs, 30 seconds To Mars, Good Charlotte, and many more). Her love of great music, both South African and international, has given her the opportunity to travel to different music festivals around South Africa and the World. Catherine has extended her love of music to DJ’ing and plays a wide variety of genres from Rock, Deep House, Electro House, Pop, Kwaito and Amapiano. Catherine has MC’d many festivals and corporate events, including SAMA’s, Oppikoppi, Mieliepop. Rocking The Daisies, Synergy, Lush Festival as well as School graduations and the IAB 2018 Digital Summit.

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Greig Watt
Creative Director
TBWA/Hunt Lascaris

Greig has a passion for advertising and has been fortunate enough to work at some of the best agencies in South Africa and with some of the best people. He loves the fact that you can affect a client's bottom line just by having a random thought in the shower on a Tuesday morning. Award wise, Greig has multiple Golds, Silvers and Bronzes at Cannes, as well as One Show, D&AD, Creative Circle Ad of the Year and has won over 30 Loeries, 10 of which have been Golds. One of his other passions is featured in his bio pic.

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Marcelle Mouton
Editor
Post Modern

Throughout my career I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the most talented and creative people of the time. 

Starting in features and moving into commercials at CutAways then starting Visual Assault, brief sabbatical, onto Deep End Post and now, Post Modern, a company that draws on the combined experience of it's members, dedicated to creatively supporting the constantly changing needs of a fast evolving advertising landscape.  

My first love has always been commercials. I have always been fascinated by the excruciating discipline it takes to create and communicate an entire world/experience within such a strict time frame and the, almost always, surprising ways in which it is done.

Motheo Moeng
Cinematographer

Motheo Moeng is a DOP and Photographer who is based in Johannesburg. 
In 2008 he completed his BA in Motion Picture Medium from AFDA and was nominated for best Cinematography for an award winning film called “Men of the number”. In 2009 he did his honours Degree and shot 2 films that are screened at some of the big local and international film festivals. “In a time without Love” which he did in 2009 was a finalist at the Wong kar wai journey awards.

Motheo is a member of the S.A.S.C (South African Society of Cinematographers) which is a huge honour.

His 1st Feature film called “Skyf” was released on Nu Metro cinemas in 2012. “Thina sobabili (The two of us)” was his 2nd feature, which has won awards around the world. Audience Choice award at the PANN African Film Festival in Los Angeles, Audience Choice Award in Jozi Film Festival in Johannesburg, Silverback Best Feature in the Rwanda International Film Festival in Kigali. “Thina Sobabili was also been selected as the South   African select to the 88th Academy Awards, Motheo has also recently completed 3 other features “Catching Feelings” and Matwetwe” with Kagiso Lediga which are currently competing in International festivals. He has just completed his 6th Feature film “Uncovered” directed by Zuko Nodada and his 5th feature was  “Baby mama’s” with Stephina Zwane and Salamina Mosese of Sorele Media. Motheo’s 6th feature film “Uncovered” with Director Zuko Nodada is soon to be released to Cinemas.

Motheo has been a DOP on a drama series  Tjovitjo Directed by Director Vincent Moloi which won Best Cinematography for at the 2018 Safta’s.

Motheo is also a frequent collaborator in commercials and has been voted in the top 10 Cinematographers at the loeries twice in the last 3 years

He has recently completed shooting Africa’s 1st Netflix Original series “Queen Sono” with Directors Kagiso Lediga and Tebogo Malope.