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David Reviews presents:
CraftWorks - 4 July 2018.
(In the evening.)

The next CraftWorks event is on Wednesday, 4th July at the LSE Student Union building in Lincolns Inn Fields between 6.00 pm and 8.30 pm.

Tickets for you are £50.00 (plus VAT) each.

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The event will be compered by David Reviews editor Jason Stone:

SMITH & FOULKES
Nexus's directing duo will talk about their recent film for Wimbledon as well as some of the greatest hits from their back catalogue.

STRAIGHT 8 SHOOTOUT WINNER
The extraordinary Straight 8 roadshow returned to Cannes for the Industry Shootout last week. We have the winning film and the people who made it.

YDAs
Vincent Lambe and Jim Archer both won plaudits and Gold Awards at last week's YDAs in Cannes. We speak to both about their very different films.

STRICTLY... WORLD CUP
A panel of pundits will discuss this year's World Cup ads and give them marks out of ten.


The venue: LSE Student Union at 1 Sheffield St, London WC2A 2AP. AKA Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.

Date: Wednesday, 4th July.
Time: 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm.


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Pimm's
"Prison"
40s
20 Aug 2005
Alexander Armstrong returns as the gormless Pimm's promoter this time tunneling his way into a prison where the inhabitants tell him it is a holiday camp. Armstrong opens up a barbecue from his wicker basket provoking the wrath of the prison governor.

Road Safety
"Mobile Phone Images"
30s
20 Aug 2005
High impact ad shows some teenagers messing about as seen from the point of view of one of their number who is capturing the scene on a mobile phone. When one of them crosses the road carelessly the inevitable brutal accident is caught by the camera.

IKEA
"Playfight"
60s
20 Aug 2011
This lovely commercial for Ikea has a couple engaged in an enormous play fight in a house stuffed to the rafters with furniture from the Swedish retailer. They chase each other to the bedroom where the fun really starts... no, not like that.

Sheba
"Eva Longoria's Dance"
60s
20 Aug 2012
Eva Longoria dances around her apartment in a lascivious fashion in this commercial for cat food. The Desperate Housewife's confident beauty sends a firm to signal to women who live alone with a cat whom they treat as a surrogate child that it's okay to live their lives that way. (It's not.)

Heinz Baked Beanz
"Little Brother"
60s
20 Aug 2013
This is just delightful. The age gap between a pair of brothers means that the older finds the younger a little frustrating. A charming VO and well-chosen music combine with wonderful footage to illustrate the younger lad's hopelessness as he tries to be the perfect companion.

BBC Radio 2
"Darkside Teaser"
3 mins
20 Aug 2013
Tom Stoppard has written a radio play to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Pink Floyd's seminal album Dark Side of the Moon, and this animated piece commissioned to generate online buzz incorporates iconography associated with the grand showmen of the 1970s.

Bite Night
"Shark"
60s
20 Aug 2005
Fun trail for a forthcoming night of shark-related programming on ITV to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Steven Spielberg's Jaws has a man in a shark suit apparently being counselled by a psychiatrist as he explain the effect on his life of the notoriety created by the film.

Blood Donation
"Plaster"
60s
20 Aug 2005
The tell-tale sticky plaster lets us know which of these individual has donated their blood in a clever film that quietly praises this simple selfless act without glorifying it out of proportion. This film deserves to succeed for its worthy cause. And to prove it, DAVID is ringing the line today.

Nissan Navara
"Respect"
40s
20 Aug 2005
To convey the idea that this vehicle demands respect, as the car rolls in the inhabitants of an American city scurry away in the style of residents of a town in a Western when the villain rides in. Looks more like fear than respect to DAVID… hardly surprising given the size of the thing.

VisitScotland
"Blonde"
40s
20 Aug 2005
Annual re-edit of the film that reminds us what a wonderful paradise it is in Scotland. The ad is very accurate in its depiction of the beautiful scenes you can expect to see north of the border except… something's missing… what can it be… oh yes, perpetual rain. Music: Paul Mounsey

Dodge Caliber
"Fairy"
30s
20 Aug 2006
US import continues the slightly bizarre Anything But Cute campaign has a fairy flying around whimsically transforming everyday objects into magical looking things and finding that her magic does not work on the Dodge Caliber and that she is thrown against a a wall when she tries.

Dublin City Council
"Anti Litter"
60s
20 Aug 2007
A clever and funny message to the residents of Dublin who think it's okay to drop litter. Apparently, if you behave like a piece of filth then that's how the world sees you and this is illustrated by showing us a young man and a young woman who are increasingly disgusting as the ad goes on.

Choice FM
"Kill The Gun"
60s
20 Aug 2007
A sobering look at what a bullet can do to a number of different objects is used to emphasise the folly of using one on a human being. Given added poignancy by the murder of Rhys Jones on Merseyside, this ad was made to discourage violence during the forthcoming Notting Hill Carnival.

Dumped
"Salvage"
60s
20 Aug 2007
It's increasingly hard to satirise the output of our television stations. This attractively put together trail tells us that Channel 4 is about to ask some people to try living off what they can find on a rubbish dump. Sounds like a load of rubbish to us... boom boom.

Film 4
"Independent Film Meets Hollywood"
45s
20 Aug 2007
A neat conceit here to illustrate the variety on offer at Filmfour. An attractive pair in a coffee shop look to be acting out a familiar scene from an independent movie when the café is suddenly raided by armed police. The way colour invades the monochrome is especially clever.

Barclaycard
"Vineyard"
40s
20 Aug 2007
Stephen Mangan and Julian Rhind-Tutt are back with the latter paying for the former's mishaps as he wreaks havoc in a vineyard. The idea that you would remain cool under any circumstances because of the confidence offered by the credit card is tested to the limit.

Vaseline
"Hands"
30s
20 Aug 2007
Interesting follow up to similarly impressive ad from last year uses a huge number of hands to illustrate how Vaseline can lock in moisture in your skin. There are people who suffer from a condition called chirophobia who fear hands and, for them, watching this ad will be nothing short of a nightmare.

Nytol
"Joan"
30s
20 Aug 2008
Aardman Animation's distinctive style is put to good effect in this ad which addresses the main concern of many people who might be tempted to use this product. Her reluctance to use the tablets is based on a concern that they might be full of chemicals... which apparently, they're not.

ITV 2
"Talent"
60s
20 Aug 2008
The stars of ITV2 camp it up in this entertaining trail for the channel that should probably be regarded as ITV's chavvy lottery-winning cousin. It's all good fun and sets the right tone for a station whose highlights include wall-to-wall Jeremy Kyle and the bits of The X Factor not regarded as good enough for the main show.

KFC
"Motivation"
30s
20 Aug 2008
An amusing and attention-grabbing ad to announce the news that KFC are now providing breakfast food. A man announces to his friend that he intends to push the boat out before we see him literally trying to do just that. Not in the same class as the classic Call Centre ad for KFC but a big step up from recent output.

KFC
"Cow"
10s
20 Aug 2008
An amusing postscript to the new ad has a man declaring his intention to take the bull by the horns. As in the longer ad, this turns out to be literal rather than metaphorical and we soon see the intrepid fellow charging towards a bovine male with unwise aggression.

Derren Brown: The Events
"Trailer"
40s
20 Aug 2009
Following the earlier teasers, this longer film offers a few clues as to how this film was made. Not that we can fathom them out, you understand, we just suspect that you might be able to do it. Especially the cleverer individuals.

Barclays
"Fake"
60s
20 Aug 2009
This intriguing ad has an apocalyptic feel as a man becomes increasingly disturbed by the lack of substance all around him. Ultimately, only the local branch of Barclays Bank feels safe... because, yes, that's right... banks are the only things on which we can rely.

Morrisons
"Fish"
20s
20 Aug 2010
Children once again interrogate a buyer from yellow supermarket who assures them that all the salmon they sell is fished in Scotland. One of the ignorant little tykes then asks where the fish's fingers are. PSDE... poor script, decent execution.

Bavaria
"Mickey Rourke"
20s
20 Aug 2010
Voguish actor Mickey Rourke is the unlikely star of this commercial for the alcohol-free beer. A man at a bar assumes the drink is being poured for a young woman and is caught off-guard when Rourke picks it up instead.

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