TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

 

ADIDAS - RUN THRU TIME

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Executive Producer. Olivia Leitch
Producer. Caron Grant
Cinematographer. Adriaan Louw
Art Director JR Onyangunga
Editor. Deon van Zyl 

Agency. Ogilvy Action / Geometry Global (Cape Town)
Agency Art Director. Kate Desmarais
Agency Copywriter. Emma Paradise

EDGARS - WINTER 2018 - MEN

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Executive Producer. Olivia Leitch (Ola Films)
Producer. Stephan Campher
Cinematographer. Devin Toselli
Art Director & Wardrobe. Francois Ferreira
Editor. Left Post / Joe de Ornelas 

Agency. Y&R Johannesburg

EDGARS - WINTER 2018 - LADIES

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Executive Producer. Olivia Leitch (Ola Films)
Producer. Stephan Campher
Cinematographer. Devin Toselli
Art Director & Wardrobe. Francois Ferreira
Editor. Left Post / Joe de Ornelas 

Agency. Y&R Johannesburg

EDGARS - PROJECT RUNWAY (SOUTH AFRICA) 

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Executive Producer. Olivia Leitch (Ola Films)
Producer. Stephan Campher
Cinematographer. Willie Nel
Art Director & Wardrobe. Tamzyn Botha
Editor. Josh Borrill (Post Office Post)

Agency. Y&R Johannesburg

BALLANTINE'S - STREET PART (ANGOLA)

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Executive Producer. Olivia Leitch
Producer. Caroline Crowther
Cinematographer. Michael Swan
2nd Camera. Devin Toselli
Art Director. Lisa Perry
Editor. Mathew Swanepool (PRIEST)

Agency. M&C Saatchi Abel (London)
Agency Art Director. Christopher Ross-Kellam

ARTPRESS YOURSELF - 30 SEC TVC

A television commercial made for ArtPress Yourself, an Afro Urban festival held in paris. 3 distinct Afro Urban looks, 3 distinct urban groupings all to anounce the upcoming ArtPress Yourself 2016. See more info at http://artpressyourself.com/

Directed by Chris Saunders
Cinematographer by Jon Mark Oldmeadow (Paris)
Edited and graded by Josh Borril @ Post Office Post (Cape Town)

COORDINATOR : Laetitia N'goto
STYLIST : Nafoore Qâa
ASSISTANTS : Aïcha Makabu - Eiffel Tekasala - Prisca Da Cru

DSTV - WOMEN'S DAY 

Women around South Africa and the world have an incessant struggle against the statuesque, the pressure on them is equal and if not tougher than those of yesteryear.

The video features four of South Africas most prominent and historical struggle heroes and activists, namely Dr. Mildred Ramakaba Lesiea and Amy Thornton who are both survivors of the 1956 Woman's March on Pretoria as well as Sheila Sisulu and Barbara Masekela who are both prominent in politics today as well as struggle hero's both who where part of the government of Nelson Mandela in 1994 and members of the ANC Woman's league. Lastly we end the video off with the young black rights activist Zalaikha Patel, a 15 year old activist who stood against the oppressive and antiquated rules of her school, Pretoria Girls High for not allow her to wear her hair in its natural form, it became major world news and she was awarded the status of, '100 Most Influential Woman in the world 2017'.

Produced by Ola Films
Directed by Chris Saunders
DOP. James Adey
Edited by. James Carroll

BLOOMINDALES DUBAI - A/W 2016 - TEASER VIDEO

A video series following a group of influencers from Dubai through their idea of what the city it is and what it means to them, in conjunction with Bloomingdales Dubai. 

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Producer. Wafa Tadjin / Magnet Productions
Cinematographer. Deon van Zyl

Agency. TBWA/RAAD Dubai
Agency Creative Director. Deger Özkan Çötelioglu

MED-LEMON - SUPER SIPHO

Super-Sipho's super-real on screen change is a euphemism for the immense power of Med-Lemon and its long lasting effects on the body. See how he manages with his flue symptoms with a little help from a powdery substance you can buy at your corner store. 

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Executive Producer. Olivia Leitch
Producer. Olivia Leitch
Cinematographer. Willie Nel
Art Director Kezia Eales
Editor. Kayleigh Kinnear (OBPP)

Agency. 140BBDO
Agency Creative Director. Johan Schwella
Agency Art Director. Derek Poole
Agency TV Producer. Megan Sturgess 

FOSCHINI - TINTED

A Television commercial I directed for The Foschini Group, A South African fashion chain. The story follows three different launches of clothing in one space, a photographers studio. The different characters cross over each others AD's and the ads all crossover and correspond with each other. All the characters where cast not only based on their looks but also their true professions and real life successes, presenting a group of women who correspond well with the brand and celebrate real successful beautiful South African women. This is AD no 3 of 3 and focusses on the tinted collection. 

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Executive Producer. Olivia Leitch
Producer. Murray Macdonald
Cinematographer. Devin Toselli
Art Director Wendy Fredriksson
Editor. Josh Borril / The Post Office

Agency. The Jupiter Drawing Room, Cape Town
Agency Creative Director. Ross Chowles
Agency Art Director. Robert Prinsloo
Agency Copywriter. Kate Royce
Agency TV Producer. Julie Gardiner 

ADIDAS - RUN THRU TIME 80's,  90'S & 2000's

For the launch of the Run-Thru-Time shoe collection from Adidas where they launched three different sneakers based on retro designs re-imagined in the present, I created a story about protagonist who embodies each era of shoe while wearing the sneaker it self in a modern world, he litterally runs and walks thru time and between the three different capital cities of South Africa, starting in Cape Town, then to Johannesburg and lastly ending in Durban. 

This version is a mash up of all three videos, the full episodes are available below. 

Directed by. Chris Saunders
Executive Producer. Olivia Leitch
Producer. Caron Grant
Cinematographer. Adriaan Louw
Art Director JR Onyangunga
Editor. Deon van Zyl 

Agency. Ogilvy Action / Geometry Global (Cape Town)
Agency Art Director. Kate Desmarais
Agency Copywriter. Emma Paradise