MTN ‘Wallet’ TVC



MetropolitanRepublic and Am I Collective collaborated to create the new ‘Wallet’ TV ad for MTN.


Am I Collective had this to say: “We’ve used a combination of live action, stop-frame and 3D animation to create a seamless journey. What we love about the commercial is that it involved all elements from the Am I stable: directing, design, illustration and a lot of problem solving.”




Agency: MetropolitanRepublic Johannesburg.

Production Company: Am I Collective Cape Town

Ruan Vermeulen: Director

Arnelle Woker: Producer

Chantal de Kock: Assistant Producer

Animation: Killer Robot VFX

DOP: Crispian Abbott (IKRAAL)

Data Wrangler: Ken Mehrens (IKRAAL)

Gaffer: Clint Howes (IKRAAL)

Stop frame supervisor: Lindsay van Blerk (XYZOO)

Stop frame Camera Rigger/Operator: Heiko Von Fintel at Eye on Location

Props: SBB Fabrication

Co-ordinator: Lila Bothma

Carpenter: Allan Cowie

Scenic: Kerry Murphy

Fabricator and animator: Jason Kyle




  1. MetropolitanRepublic, one word please 🙂

  2. But how do you draw cash – and where do you keep it?????

  3. some art director

    I agree with Mike. Its amazing craft, absolutely brilliant. But making the wallet obsolete has a lot of impractical consequences. Just staying.