Cape Town - Egg Films’ Dan Mace won his third Young Director Award in two years at Cannes Lions Thursday evening, a South African record.
Dan won Silver in the Broadcast category for the Here’s To The Us In Every Tusker ad he directed in Kenya with Groundglass for Net#work BBDO. Dan was the only winner from Africa in the category. He was also shortlisted in the Changing The World Frame By Frame category for Tusker Flag 42.
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.
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.
“We’re so proud of Dan and Vjorn,” says Egg Films’ executive producer Colin Howard. “And we’re super excited about our future together.”
Since joining Egg Films in May, Dan’s been in demand, directing campaigns for YouTube and Vodacom. He’s also one of South Africa’s most popular YouTubers, with over 20m views and 70 000 subscribers to his DantheDirector channel.
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