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FCB Africa Shines At Africa’s First CICLOPE Awards

Press Release - South Africa, 16 April 2018

FCB Africa was named Agency of the Year at the inaugural edition of the CICLOPE Awards held in Cape Town this week.

The only festival dedicated to recognising craft in advertising and moving image, CICLOPE has become a platform for directors, creatives, artists, producers, digital creatives and clients to share knowledge, be inspired and celebrate the best work.

FCB Joburg won the Long-Form category for SA Tourism’s short film ‘Bheki the Mbhcabo Maker’ and the Original Music category for Absa’s PSL 'Rivalry' commercial. FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer won the Animation category for CANSA’s ‘Testimonials’.


“At FCB we believe that great ideas sit at the core of what we do. We’re also very aware that big ideas need great executions for them to earn the recognition they deserve. And that’s why we’re so proud of the team that has won FCB Joburg its CICLOPE awards,” said Joint Chief Creative Officer, Ahmed Tilly.  

“A philosophy of creating work that represents a rich, authentic and progressive South African culture and texture drove our success at this first edition of this Festival on the continent and makes the win all the more special,” added the FCB Joburg Joint Chief Creative Officer, Jonathan Deeb.

“It’s what we deliver for our clients every day, and it is very satisfying for FCB and its talented production partners to be rewarded for it.”

“Well done to our clients and our creative teams for their passion and commitment to excellence. In the case of ‘Testimonials’ for CANSA, it has resulted in a campaign that has not only helped so many people, it has done so internationally, with its viral appeal,” concluded FCB Cape Town Chief Creative Officer, Mike Barnwell.



Client - Cancer Association of South Africa

Creative and digital agencies – FCB Cape Town, Hellocomputer, Hellomotion

Executive Creative Director - Mike Barnwell

Creative Group Head/ Art Director - Riaan van Wyk

Creative Group Head/ Copywriter - André de Wet

Creative Director - Aaron Harris

Director - Hylton Tannenbaum

Producer - Daniel Kaplan

Executive Creative Director - Simon Spreckley

Producer - Nikki-Leigh Piper

Digital CD - Camilla Clerke

Digital CD - Matt Thompson

Copywriter - Thabang Manyelo

Lead Animator - Brendon Cahill

Animator - Dillan Fuller

Animator - Lawrence Jaeger

Animator - Steve Lewis

Digital creative - Sam Wells

Sound Design - Arnold Vermaak

Account Director - Steph Binns

Lead Animator - Grant Campbell

Designer & Illustrator - Simon Nicholsen

Microsite project manager - Mario Pinto

Developer Ian Summs – Developer




Client - South African Tourism

Creative agency - FCB Joburg

Chief Account Leadership Officer - Romaine Mackenzie

Account Leadership -Jennifer Dupen, Cretienne Vorster

Strategy - Siwelile Thusi, Zoe Willems

Joint Chief Creative Officers - Jonathan Deeb, Ahmed Tilly

Creative Director - Collette Wasielewski

Copywriter - Khanyi Mpumlwana

Art Director - Nobantu Sibeko

Producer - Wakhile Sithole

KAM -  Jennifer Dupen and Cretienne Vorster

Operations Manager - Samantha Di Terlizzi

Production Company – The Bomb Shelter Productions

D.O.P. – Werner Maritz

Director            - Teboho Mahlatsi

Junior Director - Itumeleng Mohlabane

Executive Producer - Gavin Joubert

Film Score - Black Motion

Music – Spirit Motion & African Rhythm Productions & DJ Fortee

Wardrobe - Sheli Nyathi

Production Designer - Dimitri Repanis

Lead Actors - Maxx Moticoe (Bheki), Poppy Xaba (Nkosazana), Stacey Malgarte (Rashida), Zenobia Kloppers (Mrs Mukkadem)

Fashion brands - Vernac by Dennis, Maxhosa, Simon and Mary, House of Chesso, Urban Zulu, Ezasekasi, House of Ole, Toygal, Bryntsmoore, Elizabeth Morr

Post Production Facility - Ludus/Upstairs Post

Editor – Andrew Trail

Sound Engineer – Nathi Luthango

Audio Facility – Anathi Sound

Voice over – Zesulllwe Hadebe




Client – ABSA

Creative agency – FCB Joburg

Joint Chief Creative Officer – Jonathan Deeb

Executive Creative Director - Gareth Paul

Creative Director - Simon Fabricius

Art Director - Fezi Mpembe

Copywriter - TJ Njozela

Agency Producer - Sian Hirchowitz

Kam - Kathryn Smyth

Production Company - Figment

Director            - Robin Goode

Production House Producer - Di du Toit

Post Production Facility - Left Post Production

Editor -             Evy Katz

Sound Engineer - Thuso Koetle