Young Guns 15

Young Guns 15

2017: Now under the umbrella of The One Club for Creativity, Young Guns 15 returned the competition to an open entry process, encouraging young creatives from a broad range of disciplines to apply. By seeking out talent from beyond the design and advertising worlds, Young Guns 15 received a record number of entries from more than 40 countries.

The YG15 Jury was made up of nearly 50 acclaimed creatives, equally balanced between men and women, and with just over half of them past Young Guns winners themselves. After nearly two months of careful deliberation, the jury selected 84 entrants for a finalist list — the first time in Young Guns history that the finalists were publicly revealed. The final round of judging resulted in 32 new Young Guns, who were awarded a colorful translucent Cube designed by YG9 winner Roanne Adams and RoAndCo.

The Young Guns 15 ceremony and party took place on November 16, 2017.



Film + Commercial Director

Based In: Cape Town, South Africa
Originally from: Johannesburg, South Africa

SJ is from bussling Johannesburg South Africa, but now lives in the beautiful Cape Town. After his studies he joined 7Films as a young director; moulding him into the director he is today. He is now a majority share holder of 7films, an award-winning Production Company rated 2nd in South Africa. His work won silver and gold Loeries at the 2016 Loerie Awards; at the age of 22 he was the youngest winner. He won Gold at Cannes Lions in 2017 and silver at the 2017 Pendoring Awards. He is an ambitious, risk-taking individual, who is quick to learn and adapt. His style is inspired by real stories with real characters; he believes reality is stranger than fiction. Taking on filmmaking as a personal responsibility to the world at large.

** We are saddened to hear about the passing of SJ in 2019. His legacy lives through his brilliant work.

Flex Salon Agency: Scanad Kenya Client: Safaricom Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
I Am Next Agency: Y&R Cape Town Client: Russian Bear Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
How Do You Say Hello Agency: Ogilvy One Dubai Client: Moto Lenovo Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Pocket Agency: MakeBeautiful Client: Channel O Mutichoice DSTV Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Born free Agency: 7Films Production House Client: Johnnie Walker Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Chasing the Dragon Agency: Y&R Cape Town Client: Surf Shack Category: YG15 / Year: 2017




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