FCB Durban Takes Gold At The 2018 Loeries

FCB Durban Takes Gold At The 2018 Loeries
Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee (CEO South Africa: DSTV Media Sales), Brandon Govender (FCB Durban), Neo Mashigo (CCO of M&C Saatchi Group SA), Declan Sharp (FCB Durban)

The Durban branch of FCB Africa picked up a gold award for Cerebos Salt in the Animation Craft category at the 2018 Loerie Awards, held at Durban’s ICC this past weekend.

The Loeries, where over 700 brands were represented by 265 agencies from 15 countries across Africa and the Middle East, is the region’s most prestigious advertising and communication creative awards festival. The statue, shared with production companies Tulips & Chimneys and Blackginger, was the only gold awarded to a Durban agency this year.

Karen Stephenson, Group Account Director of FCB Durban said, ’We couldn’t be happier! We would like to acknowledge everyone who worked on the commercial – including a really brave client.’

‘The attention to detail was what elevated the commercial to something truly special. It was an absolute honour to collect the award for the craft that went into creating this charming story of a little girl who never stopped believing,’ added Brandon Govender – FCB Durban’s Creative Director.

Declan Sharp, Deputy Creative Director and Art Director on the commercial, highlighted some of the work that went into creating it.

‘The film took three months to create and combined 2D and 3D animation, as well as live action, that included a number of miniature sets that were painstakingly handcrafted. And it all came together seamlessly to create 40 seconds of magic,’ concluded Sharp.