Get to Know Our Summer Talent: Ebeneza Blanche

The Face: “Born in Holland, raised in London, filmmaker Ebeneza Blanche’s life was flipped upside down when he went to boarding school in Ghana aged 13. “Mum sent me to learn a lesson,” he recalls, ruefully. “It was a culture shock, the Ghanaian mindset. It’s eat or get eaten.” He didn’t go back for nine…

Discovering Mathlete: a Short Film by the Filmmaker Ebeneza Blanche

C41 Magazine: “Ebeneza Blanche’s latest short film “Mathlete” takes us on a journey through the eyes of a student within the ruthless environment of a Ghanaian boarding school, resulting in a moral dilemma for the protagonist, Emmanuel Wilberforce.”

SMUGGLER 2023 AICP Shortlists

SMUGGLER receives 37 Shortlists at the 2023 AICP Awards – AICP Show (23), AICP Next (5), AICP Post (9). Ad Council, “Love Has No Labels” – Andrew Muir  Performance Cause Marketing/PSA Storytelling adidas “Family Reunion” – Nina Holmgren Sound Design :60 and Under Apple “Data Auction” – Ivan Zachariáš Advertising Excellence Concept Direction Production Design…

Webby’s Peoples Voice Awards – Winners!

Winners Andre Muir / Ad Council LHNL “The Gentle Giant” Branded Entertainment | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fiona Jane Burgess / Christina Aguilera “Beautiful” Music Video Here is a list of all the winning work!

Webby’s Peoples Voice Awards – Voting

We are honored to be a part of this year’s The Webby Awards! Join us in voting for our director’s work. Upwork “This is How We Work Now” Branded Entertainment | Scripted Squarespace “The Singularity” Performance & Craft | Best Editing Ad Council LHNL “The Gentle Giant” Branded Entertainment | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Christina…

91/ The Pioneer: Ebeneza Blanche

Partnership Editions: “For this week’s journal, we speak to Ghanaian SMUGGLER director Ebeneza Blanche. An indisputable pioneer and rising star in the film industry, Ebeneza has worked with some of the biggest names in the music and fashion industry including Skepta, Wizkid, Joy Crookes, Chanel, Gucci, and Nike. From the acclaimed Little Simz’s ‘Point and…

shots Awards 2023 Winners Announced!

SMUGGLER – Production Company of the Year (Silver) Mark Molloy “Escape From The Office” Apple – Direction (Gold), Cinematography (Gold), Copywriting (Gold), Concept (Silver), Editing (Bronze) Ivan Zachariáš “Data Auction” Apple – Cinematography (Gold), Concept (Gold) Ivan Zachariáš “This Is How We Work Now” Upwork – Concept (Bronze) Click here to see the full list…

Clio Awards: SMUGGLER 2023 Production Company of the Year

A very special night at The Clio Awards. Grateful to our clients for the opportunities and beyond proud of the team. A great effort. Well done all.

Dove Uses Social Video To Back Bill Regulating Toxic Social Media

Henry-Alex Rubin’s new video for Dove titled “The Cost of Beauty” chronicles the story of a girl from childhood through teen years as she struggles through a life-threatening eating disorder spurred on by social media influencers, whose video clips appear as well. A haunting cover of Joe Cocker’s 1974 song “You Are So Beautiful” is…

Vanish Helps Highlight Autism in Girls

Shots: “Channel 4’s powerful Diversity in Advertising Award-winning campaign for Vanish, which includes support from Ambitious about Autism, is directed by Tom Hooper and aims to spark a conversation around autism in girls.”

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