DIRK

HANEKOM

Dirk Hanekom was born and raised in Bloemfontein. After a few years in the retail and publishing industry as well as a short stint in musical theater, he embarked on a career in creative production and hasn't looked back since.

 

He started as a videographer and editor for Watkykjy.co.za, the biggest Afrikaans blog in South Africa, where he received  two Loeries and a Pendoring award for his work on the "Wie's Bang" campaign with Van Coke Kartel.

 

Since then he has done a large amount of freelance work specializing in direction, production, cinematography, off- and online editing, sound design and writing. He also has experience in a variety of AV industries, ranging from television to online content, film, music videos and TV commercials.

 

Previous and current clients include Adidas, Bacardi, First National Bank, Hilltop Live, Bridgestone, KykNet, The Telesure Group, The Foschini Group, Hyatt Hotels and The Rezidor Group among others.

 

Dirk currently works for Skript.tv, a Stellenbosch based production company. He has a passion for visual and narrative creation and currently embraces a cosmopolitan life in Cape Town, where he has a beautiful view of the city and an even more beautiful wife.

 

ABOUT

SKRIPT - 2017

A showreel comprising work that I was involved in for Skript.tv, a Cape Town based production company that specialises in narrative video content and Television commercials.

 

CREDIT: Director / Producer / Scriptwriter / Cinematographer / Editor

SHOWREEL

PORTFOLIO OF WORK

VIRSEKER

TV COMMERCIAL - 2018

In 2017, Virseker needed to re-approach their corporate identity, transitioning away from a humour based approach, and focusing on emotion and a direct connection with its audience. Produced over a period of two months, the resulting campaign featured real Afrikaans speakers in their every day lives, showcasing the diversity of the language and its speakers.

 

CREDIT: Concept / Scriptwriter / Producer / Assistant Director

DAIL DIRECT

TV COMMERCIAL - 2017

 

As part of it's Drive Right Holiday campaign, this commercial was produced for Dial Direct Insurance and filmed in Johannesburg in late 2017.

 

CREDIT: Director / Producer

DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES ft. JR

MUSIC VIDEO - KOËLBAAI - 2017

 

Making a music video is always a fun project. Making a music video for the biggest Afrikaans band in South Africa goes beyond fun and becomes a privilege. 

 

CREDIT: Cinematographer / Editor

AUTO & GENERAL INSURANCE

TV COMMERCIAL - 2017

 

As part of their #WhatExperienceLooksLike campaign, this ad was produced for Auto & General insurance, and features boxing legend Commando Kalekuzi in his Cape Town gym.

 

CREDIT: Director / Producer

CBC (CAPE BREWING CO)          #BEINDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN ft. Dhiantha Achary - 2017

 

CBC featured a wide range of independent crafters as part of their #BeIndependent campaign. This campaign video profiles a day in the life of designer Dhiantha Achary. 

 

CREDIT: Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Editor

CBC (CAPE BREWING CO)

#BEINDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN ft. Spoek Mhatambo - 2017

The most exciting aspect of this ad produced for CBC as part of its #BeIndependent campaign was working with legendary producer and musician Spoek Mathambo. In studio, and on location, the CBC campaign explored the meaning of what it means to be really independent.

CREDIT: Director / Cinematographer

HYATT REGENCY

TASHKENT CAMPAIGN - 2017

 

Working in film production sometimes takes you to interesting places. Sometimes you even go as far as Uzbekistan. This campaign was filmed in Tashkent, as part of a brand awareness campaign for this Hyatt Regency Hotel.

 

CREDIT: Director / Producer / Concept / Scriptwriter / Cinematographer / Editor

ADIDAS ORIGINALS

ZX FLUX LAUNCH - 2014

 

In 2014, adidas Originals officially launched its latest offering of high-end sneakers: ZX Flux. The global launch was celebrated locally at a bespoke event at AREA3 in Johannesburg where select media, key influencers as well as die-hard sneaker heads alike were invited to be a part of the greatly-anticipated release. 

 

CREDIT: Cinematographer / Editor

THE BAKERY IDEAS COMPANY

SHOWREEL - 2015

 

A showreel comprised of work that was produced for TBIC, a Johannesburg based agency specializing in online content

 

CREDIT: Cinematographer / Editor

PARK INN - BY RADISSON

BREAKFAST CAMPAIGN - 2017

 

This ad was the backbone of Park Inn by Radisson hotels' #SuperBreakfast campaign. Shot on location in Capetown.

 

CREDIT: Director / Producer / Concept / Scriptwriter / Editor

AMERICAN SWISS

SUMMER STYLE GUIDE - 2017

 

For this fun Behind-the-scenes campaign produced for American Swiss Jewelers, we got to spend some time in studio with a few of SA's hottest bloggers and influencers.

 

CREDIT: Director / Producer

BLUE RIBBON 

TV COMMERCIAL - BEHIND THE SCENES - 2015

 

The client required a Behind-the-scenes video to capture the energy and concept of the shoot for their television ad, My Mom Is So Cool.

 

CREDIT: Cinematographer / Editor

HELLO AMBASSADOR CREATIVE FESTIVAL

CAMPAIGN VIDEO: BEING A CITIZEN - 2015

 

This video formed part of the #HA2015 Citizen campaign. To increase audience engagement and promote awareness of the festival, the client required an interactive video showcasing live interviews with South Africa's hottest young creatives and influencers.

 

CREDIT: Concept / Cinematography / Director / Editor

BRIDGESTONE

SA SWIMSUIT ft. Mala Bryan - 2014

 

Aspart of the SA Swimsuit 2014 campaign, a series of on-location digital content pieces were produced in real time, showing what really goes into the production of the annual magazine.

 

CREDIT: Cinematography Assistant / Editor

HELLO AMBASSADOR 

EVENT VIDEO - 2014

 

Whilst Uncle Paul was getting a dashing silver make-over, creatives collected at the Pretoria State Theatre on 17 & 18 October for the Hello Ambassador Creative Festival 2014. The client required full coverage of the festival. This video served as an overview of the entire 2-day event.

 

CREDIT: Producer /  Director /  Cinematography / Editor

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