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Sunu directs South African Tourism ad with Dr Malinga

July 18, 2014

Egg Films’ Sunu recently directed Nothing’s More Fun Than a Sho’t Left, Ireland/Davenport’s new domestic tourism spot for South African Tourism.

Conceived by creative director Vanessa Klevansky, art director Gareth O’Callaghan and copywriter Stuart Sims, the fun commercial follows Dr. Malinga and a group of friends on a weekend road-trip across South Africa. The adrenaline-fueled, nine-day shoot saw Sunu dive with crocs and bungee jump 709 feet off Bloukrans, the world’s highest bungee bridge. “That’s one off the bucket list but it felt like I was about to kick the bucket,” says Sunu.

“It was like he needed to experience everything his cast did,” laughs producer Grant Davies.

Alard de Smidt shot the commercial, which was edited by Gordon Midgely at Riot Post Production.

This was Sunu’s first commercial since relocating to South Africa after seven years in Hollywood, where he developed a number of projects and directed Pride for Lionsgate with Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac.