|Title||Soul Food® For A Soul Nation.|
|Agency||Joe Public United|
|Date of First Broadcast/Publication|
|Business Sector||Restaurants & Fast Food|
|Story||As the pandemic remains the headline act on the world stage, the scenes that unfold around us seem inescapable. But times like these have a habit of revealing each nation’s true character in the way it copes with a crisis. In South Africa, it’s shone a light on the spiritedness of our people and on their resilience and tenacity. And of course, it’s raised the curtain on a brand-new season of our famous sense of humour – with social media baring the nation’s soul through posts and videos by everyday South Africans, keeping us entertained through lockdown. As a brand that loves to tell the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, Chicken Licken set out to pay homage to these everyday South Africans who’ve kept the country’s soul aflame through these tough times. So, together with their brand and communications agency, Joe Public, they’ve created a new brand film, both honouring our everyday entertainers and fuelling this spirit in the form of “Soul Food® for a soulful nation”. The film, directed by Tebogo “Tebza” Malope from Star Films, features recreations of some of the popular social media videos that have kept South Africans going during the last few months – starring the very people who created them – in celebrating their soulfulness. “More than ever, brands have to keep a voice in the market space that speaks to the heart of what people are going through and truly connect to what they are feeling. That’s why it’s so important to see that a truly South African brand like Chicken Licken, with a deeply entrenched culture and heritage, has kept their ears to the ground. In doing so, they’ve harnessed the strength of their brand to elevate and celebrate the everyday South African during these challenging times. It is these unique insights that reaffirm how we can all be everyday heroes,” says Chief Creative Officer, Xolisa Dyeshana, Joe Public. Tyson Ngubeni plays the lead actor, as an everyday South African whose popularity has skyrocketed thanks to his hilarious videos about uniquely South African things. The film follows his character – a cultural expert of a sort – as he uncovers what makes South Africa such a soulful nation and how this, in the face of adversity, has somehow lifted the country’s spirits. Through these exploits, he is finally led to a Chicken Licken store, where he discovers the Soul Food® that keeps this soulful nation going.|
|Advertising Agency||Joe Public United|
|Production Company||The Star Film Company|
|Account Management||Amber Mackeurtan|
|Account Management||Asbo Ofori-Amanfo|
|Art Director||Mphela Mamabolo|
|Agency Producer||Diane Cole|
|Art Director/Stylist||Keenan McAdam|
|Advertising Manager||Chantal Sombonos van Tonder|
|Chief Creative Officer||Pepe Marais|
|Chief Creative Officer||Xolisa Dyeshana|
|Creative Director||Martin Schlumpf|
|Editing Company||Deliverance Post|
|Music Composer||Max Hurrell|
|Music Supervision||Max Hurrell|
|Sound Designer||Sergio Da Cruz|
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