Brothers For Life Yenzakahle Film Tinqoh by Joe Public


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Industry HIV/AIDS
Media Film
Market South Africa
Agency Joe Public
Chief Creative Officer Xolisa Dyeshana
Creative Director Martin Schlumph
Art Director Tshepo Mogorosi
Copywriter Buyani Duma
Production Egg Films
Director Lebo Rasethaba
Released October 2017

Credits & Description

title: Brothers for Life “Tinqoh”
client: Brothers For Life Yenzakahle

agency: (+phone no:) Joe Public
city & country: JHB South Africa
agency producer: Tshepiso Moerane
Chief creative officer: Xolisa Dyeshana
creative director: Martin Schlumph
copywriter: Buyani Duma
art director: Tshepo Mogorosi

director: Lebo Rasethaba
director of photography: Rory O’ Grady
production co art director: Adi Koen
production co producer: Julia Schnurr
executive producer: Colin Howard

editing company & city: Post Modern
editor: William Kalmer
post production co & city: Post Modern - JHB
music & music publisher: Audio Militia

Egg Films’ Lebogang Rasethaba directed Tinqoh, Brothers For Life Yenzakahle’s new ad.

Conceptualised by Joe Public, the ad introduces Tinqoh, a hero born and bred in the lush hills of ‘Indaweni.’ Fire, water and gravity are no match for this local superman who always answers the call of his community, until the day he’s faced with a completely different kind of challenge.

Brothers for Life promotes positive male norms and encourages the uptake of health services such as medical male circumcision (MMC), men taking up HIV Testing, consistent condom use by men and reduction of sexual partners.

Lebogang is known for the artistic lens through which he looks at socially conscious topics like this, whether in documentaries like The People Versus The Rainbow Nation and Prisoner 46764 or his #Operation45 brand films for Operation Smile, which won Creative Circle Ad of the Year in May.

But while Tinqoh’s subject matter is serious, the advert rather taps into South Africa’s filmic history of using humour to deal with trauma.

“We wanted to break down barriers,” says Lebo. “To take something serious and make it accessible so people feel more comfortable talking about it - because that’s the solution, or at least part of the solution. We have to be talking about these things.”

Rory O’Grady shot Tinqoh in KwaMashu , with William Kalmer editing the spot at Post Modern.