Advert featuring Suzelle Actress is Finalist at Cannes Lions

An advert featuring Julia Anastasopoulos – better known as her beloved DIY character Suzelle – is one of the finalists in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in the South of France.

The advert – which features the artist and actress as an overwhelmed and busy South African mom – was aired in South Africa in January 2015.

The tearjerker commercial is titled ‘The Notebook’ and is an advert for Dial Direct by Velocity Films.

Velocity Films announced that “Greg Gray and Joe Public’s ‘The Notebook’ for Dial Direct has been selected as a Cannes Lions Finalist.”


The advert is one of only five South African finalists in the Film category this year.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony tonight, 27 June 2015, which begins at 7pm.

The song in the commercial is I Love You (Acoustic) by Woodkid.

Watch Video – Dial Direct’s “The Notebook” starring SuzelleDIY’s Julia Anastasopoulos

Directed by Greg Gray.