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Africa Dispatches: Dan Mace — YouTube-star turned TVC prodigy

Africa Dispatches: Dan Mace — YouTube-star turned TVC prodigy

Dan Mace hasn’t even hit 30 and he’s already won an African Cristal Grand Prix, a Silver Young Director Award at Cannes Lions and two One Show merits for the very first TVC he ever made.

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Dan Mace shortlisted for Young Director Award at Cannes Lions

Dan Mace shortlisted for Young Director Award at Cannes Lions

Egg Films’ Dan Mace is shortlisted at the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions for the second year in a row: this time for the two pieces he directed in Kenya with Groundglass for Net#work BBDO’s Here’s To The US in Every Tusker campaign for Diageo.

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Dan Mace shortlisted for Young Director Award at Cannes Lions

Dan Mace shortlisted for Young Director Award at Cannes Lions

Egg Films' Dan Mace is shortlisted at the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions for the second year in a row: this time for the two pieces he directed in Kenya with Groundglass for Net#work BBDO's Here's To The US in Every Tusker campaign for Diageo.

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Director sets South African winning record at Cannes Lions

Director sets South African winning record at Cannes Lions

Cape Town - Egg Films’ Dan Mace won his third Young Director Award in two years at Cannes Lions Thursday evening, a South African record.

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Dan Mace joins Egg Films

Dan Mace joins Egg Films

Johannesburg-based production company Egg Films has signed African CFP-e/shots Young Directors Awards winner, Dan Mace.

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Dan Mace joins Egg Films

Dan Mace joins Egg Films

Dan Mace, last year's CFP-e/Shots Young Directors Awards winner from Africa, has joined Egg Films and hit the ground running, going straight into a YouTube campaign with producer Vjorn du Toit.

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Work To Watch: March 2017

Work To Watch: March 2017

Tusker Lager ‘Here’s to US’
Net#work BBDO
Groundglass | Dan Mace
2nd Creative Circle: Film
January 2017

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Ad of the Week: This is about us!

Ad of the Week: This is about us!

This particular ad from Net#work BBDO and director Dan Mace of Groundglass tells the story of a sound recordist, known as Kaki, who travels around Kenya to collect the sounds of all the different tribes and regions.

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Dan Mace sits down with Wits Vuvuzela

Dan Mace sits down with Wits Vuvuzela

YouTuber, film-maker and creative thinker Dan Mace sits down with Wits Vuvuzela to discuss his awards, his work and his fuure plans.

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Director Dan Mace shares the journey of money in the new Capitec Ad campaign

Director Dan Mace shares the journey of money in the new Capitec Ad campaign

Starring in a burger commercial at the age of fourteen, Dan realized that he was more interested in what happened behind the camera. So, with the pay for this first commercial, he bought an old HD camera and began filming.

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Interview mit Filmemacher DanTheDirector

Interview mit Filmemacher DanTheDirector

“Wir stehen am Anfang von etwas ganz Großem“ – Interview mit Filmemacher DanTheDirector

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THIS IS YOUR TIME Vodacom NXT LVL ad / Dan Mace

THIS IS YOUR TIME Vodacom NXT LVL ad / Dan Mace

Born and raised in Cape Town, Dan Mace has been behind-the-camera professionally since 16. Still in his twenties, Dan has already directed over 100 commercials, music videos, documentaries and short films, shooting...

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The best surf film maker you've never heard of

The best surf film maker you've never heard of

If the name Dan Mace doesn’t sound familiar to you, give it a year or two. Mace, 24, is from Kommetjie, South Africa...

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Positive thinking in todays digital age with Dan the Director

Positive thinking in todays digital age with Dan the Director

A central theme that runs through Dan’s work is highlighting positivity, positive thinking, happiness and turning away from the negativity that plagues today's digital age...

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DAGBREEK: Dagbreker – Dan Mace, Filmmaker

DAGBREEK: Dagbreker – Dan Mace, Filmmaker

Dan Mace is ’n jong talentvolle filmmaker wat verkies om die positiewe stories van die lewe te vertel. Ons kameraspan het in die Kaap by hom gaan kuier om meer uit te vind oor sy passie en inspirasies.

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Dane Mace AKA Dan The Director on PSA Films

Dane Mace AKA Dan The Director on PSA Films

Dan Mace, AKA Dan The Director, chats about what you should focus on when creating a PSA film.

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South African film-maker wins at Cannes Film Festival

South African film-maker wins at Cannes Film Festival

Self-described as an eternal student of human behaviour and creativity, Dan Mace tells African stories with his short films, two of which have won accolades at the Cannes Film Festival in June 2016.

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SA man wins silver at Cannes Film Festival

SA man wins silver at Cannes Film Festival

``There’s a climb in the online film and YouTube channel filmmakers, not just directors. These are youngsters that shoot and edit pieces which is amazing. The level of film is increasing.``

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Dan Mace wins silver at 2016 Young Director Awards

Dan Mace wins silver at 2016 Young Director Awards

Dan Mace, won two silver screening at the 2016 Young Director Awards in Cannes last week. He is the only African director to have won this year as well as the only director across all mediums to win in two categories.

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Dan Mace wins big at the Young Director Award 2016

Dan Mace wins big at the Young Director Award 2016

At this year’s Young Director Award, South African Director Dan Mace managed to walk away with two major accolades under his belt: Silver Screen Awards in the Best Short Film and Changing the World categories.

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Disguised In Nature By Dan Mace

Disguised In Nature By Dan Mace

The film follows two surfers, Bianca Buitendag and Johanne Defay, on a trip to Australia, where they kicked off the professional season.

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SA film-maker Dan Mace wins at Cannes Film Festival

SA film-maker Dan Mace wins at Cannes Film Festival

Cape Town movie producer Dan Mace’s two short documentaries, Mine Sniffing Rats and Gift have both won second prize in various classifications at the Cannes Film Festival’s Young Director Awards.

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South Africa’s Dan Mace Scoops Double Win at Young Director Awards

South Africa’s Dan Mace Scoops Double Win at Young Director Awards

South African production company, Groundglass, has announced that director Dan Mace has triumphed at this year’s prestigious Young Director Awards at Cannes Lions 2016.

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10 Questions for: Dan Mace

10 Questions for: Dan Mace

Cape Town movie producer Dan Mace’s two short documentaries, Mine Sniffing Rats and Gift have both won second prize in various classifications at the Cannes Film Festival’s Young Director Awards.

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