At only the second Loerie Awards since Arcade Content was founded, the brand film specialists were named the fourth top ranked South African production company overall, while co-founder Lebogang Rasethaba was in eighth position as a director.
Arcade took home eight Loeries after being the second most nominated production company going into the awards, with 23 nominations. Rasethaba and fellow Arcade director Kyle Lewis dominated the music video category, each taking home Silver, the highest accolades awarded in the genre this year.
The official Loerie rankings were announced just days after Arcade director Kyle Lewis was nominated for Best Music Video at the MTV Music Awards (MAMAs) for Anatii and Cassper Nyovest’s Jump, featuring Nasty C.
Later the same week, Arcade’s multi-talented co-founder and producer William Nicholson won the Jury Prize for Best Made in South Africa Short Film at shnit International Short Film Festival.
“Last week was quite something,’ says Arcade’s MD Colin Howard. “Miraculously, Arcade even cracked the animation company category for the second year in a row at The Loeries (and we don’t do animation), so we keep exceeding expectations. Congratulations to Lebo, Kyle and Will and thanks to all our clients, cast and crew who’ve helped us to get off to such a strong start.’