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David Reviews presents:
CraftWorks - 24 February 2020.
15.00 to 17.00

CraftWorks Season IV opens at Regent St Cinema - 307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW - on Monday, 24th February between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm. (Doors open at 2.30 pm.)

Tickets are £25.00 (plus VAT) each.

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

Jaegermeister
Director Ben Strebel and producer Jane Lloyd will be joined by Orlando Warner of Engine to talk about a brand new piece of work for Jägermeister.

The Priest
After a screening of his latest comedy short, director Jim Owen will be joined by a special guest to talk about it.

PLUS MORE
Keep an eye out as more content is added during the course of this week.


The venue: Regent St Cinema - 307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW.

Date: Monday 24th February.
Time: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm. (Doors open at 2.30 pm.)




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Ladbrokes
"It's Showtime"
40s
30 May 2010
Forget your Nikes and your Pepsis with their multi-million pound budgets and their access to the hottest football talent on the planet... this is the best World Cup ad so far this season. Chris Kamara and Ian Wright camp it up brilliantly in an Italian Job themed ad.

DHL
"Speed Of Yellow"
60s
30 May 2012
Alex Ferguson urges a DHL delivery man to get a move on at the start of this ad that underlines the courier company's association with Manchester United. A variety of players then show off their skills in a number of different situations... often jumping from electronic devices.

Ford
"Cane Toad Road"
90s
30 May 2012
This hilarious Australian commercial features a conversation between two cane toads sat on a highway. One of them is extremely knowledgeable about many things but he doesn't know quite as much about cars as he thinks he does and this has pretty serious consequences. Excellent lip synching.

Pizza Capers Gourmet Kitchen
"Pizza Capers"
30s
30 May 2013
Pizzas so delicious they reduce you to a drooling wreck: that's the proposition for the advertised fast food outlet. And how well done this is, too - with a bunch of very strange looking people staring slack-jawed and gurgling at a pizza box held by an oddball on a park bench. Even someone's banana is appreciative, and that's not a euphemism.

Jaguar
"Project 8"
65s
30 May 2017
Even if you're unfamiliar with Jaguar's previous seven projects, this high-octane film suggests Project 8 is worth investigating further. The vehicle in question comes from the marque's Special Vehicle Operations division - sure enough, it's car advertising meets black ops. For Jaguar, it's about convincing motoring enthusiasts the brand can let loose like the best of them.

Macmillan
"Lover"
60s
30 May 2017
Change is inevitable, especially when cancer is involved - but Macmillan believes it shouldn't change everything. This hard-hitting film reminds us that there's more to a patient than the diagnosis. We watch a couple cuddle in bed as the early morning light seeps in. The ad lingers on this scene of domestic bliss… until we're told one of them has cancer.

Susan G Komen Foundation
"Know Your Girls"
67s
30 May 2018
This PSA for breast cancer charity Susan G Komen is aimed exclusively at African-American women. While black women are more likely to develop the disease at a younger age than white women, and more likely to develop aggressive forms of it when older, they're culturally far more reluctant to discuss their concerns with family, friends or even medical professionals.

Sea-Watch
"Hold Your Breath"
78s
30 May 2019
This uncompromising ad for German humanitarian group Sea-Watch forces viewers to watch a young boy's last moments as he struggles underwater. Shot in one harrowing take, Joakim Reveman's film emphasises how quickly the ocean can take a life - now a tragically common occurrence for refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

VW
"The Others"
60s
30 May 2019
We're all familiar with the adage that it's not ourselves but the other drivers who are reckless... so this whimsical spot for VW turns the spotlight on just who those others are. Gently and affectionately the VO describes the traits, experience, and reactions of people we encounter at a distance behind the wheel of their vehicle - and those on foot too.

Culligan
"Water"
35s
30 May 2019
A Dr Seuss-style narrator extols the wonders of ‘soft water' in this lively commercial for water treatment outfit Culligan. For those not up on their water works, so to speak, soft water is low in magnesium, calcium, and iron - a good thing in Culligan's book. This is relayed via a lovely compendium of watery moments from director Kevin Thomas.

Arsenal FC
"You Give A Little Love"
2 mins 39s
30 May 2022
Arsenal would doubtless prefer to launch their 2022-23 home kit having qualified for the Champions League. After North London rivals Tottenham pipped them to fourth place on the last day of the season, the Europa League will have to suffice. There's no disappointment or frustration in this commercial at least.

Victoria Cempasúchil
"Day of the Dead"
3 mins
30 May 2022
Mexican beer, Victoria Cempasúchil use the annual celebration ‘The day of the dead’ as their theme for this commercial. The ad introduces us to a father who has lost a daughter, and a man who has lost his brother as they movingly mourn and remember their loved ones.

Road Safety Germany
"No Answer"
2 mins 22s
30 May 2023
The drama people attach to not answering their phone instantly is effectively satirised in this slick piece of work. Produced to promote awareness of not texting while driving, the piece sees an entire missing person investigation mobilised when a young woman fails to answer her father's message because she's behind the wheel. It's an intriguing concept, pulled off with just the right hyper-serious tone by director François Rousselet.

LinkedIn
"Laundromat"
83s
30 May 2023
The world of work may not feel particularly magical once you're in it, but LinkedIn promise youngsters a hopeful introduction with this enthralling commercial. Part of a new campaign encouraging young people to seek out advice about potential careers via the advertised network, the film takes place in an atmospherically lit laundromat.

Pot Noodle
"Italy"
30s
30 May 2006
The miners introduced in the previous ads explain earnestly that Wales used to be physically connected to Italy until some seismic geological event separated the two many years ago. It's rare for a successful campaign to be replaced by another but that appears to have been achieved by Mother in this case.

Marmite
"Mother"
40s
30 May 2007
Further proof that the edgiest ads are available in unregulated cyberspace is provided by this Marmite film which shows what happens when a woman scoffs some Marmite on toast while breast-feeding her baby. The child is plainly in the 'hate it' camp if the quantity of vomit is anything to go by.

The Sopranos
"Across America"
40s
30 May 2007
The broadcast of The Sopranos on A & E provides an excuse to illustrate the effect the Mafia-based drama might have on small-town America as it is rolled out across the network. All seems well with the small farming community until we see growing evidence that the mob is in town.

Channel 4
"Cars (Twisted Ending)"
30s
30 May 2007
One of several fun additions to the Questions series resembles the original with Channel 4 personalities talking affectionately about the cars they have owned when Dermot O'Leary is forced to tear across a field to tackle some vandals giving it some unauthorised modifications.

Sainsbury's
"British Food"
40s
30 May 2007
An increasingly chunky Jamie Oliver waves the flag for Britain as well as Sainsbury's as he takes the trouble to let us know of all the wonderful food from these islands available at his favourite supermarket. Various animations illustrate the point he is making about local produce.

Channel 4
"Relax (Twisted Ending)"
35s
30 May 2007
Another of the new takes on the Channel 4 Questions series has DAVID begrudgingly admitting that bullying superego Gordon Ramsay must be a good sport for agreeing to suggest that he likes playing strip poker with Keith Harris, Timmy Mallet et al. He's a terrible actor though.

Channel 4
"Drinks (Twisted Ending)"
25s
30 May 2007
Another in the new series of idents with a novelty ending sewn on has Charlotte Church being stalled as she attempts to tell us about her favourite drink. Anyone who's ever thought the buxom former child star is too good to be true may have their suspicions confirmed by this.

Sainsbury's
"Welsh Lamb"
20s
30 May 2007
An increasingly chunky Jamie Oliver waves the flag for Britain as well as Sainsbury's as he takes the trouble to let us know of all the wonderful food from these islands available at his favourite supermarket. Specifically he promotes Welsh lamb and seems to recommend the dragon-based barbecue.

Seabrook
"Dive"
30s
30 May 2007
Another tribute to righteous intolerance on behalf of Seabrook crisps has a football fan expressing his disapproval of a blatant dive by a footballer and using the power of 'blah, blah, blah' to despatch the perpetrator from the ground. As the last scene illustrates, a little indignation will go a long way.

Apple iTunes
"Coldplay"
30s
30 May 2008
Is it just DAVID or is Chris Martin starting to sound like a low calorie version of Bono? Anyway, the favourite band of the middle classes is being used to advertise the same demographic's favourite gadget. Frankly, we're surprised they don't round the whole thing off by suggesting we buy it at Waitrose.

WKD
"Man Flu"
20s
30 May 2008
Only the creatives behind WKD would try to depict man flu as somehow heroic. A man moans pitifully to his girlfriend as he lies in bed suffering from a cold When she is understandably dismissive, he reaches his Playstation and demands some chicken soup. They'll be bringing back Love thy Neighbour soon.

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