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TV KLAXON: INSIDE NO. 9
5 June 2022

'Wise Owl' is unlike any episode of Inside No. 9 so far. Co-directed by Louise Hooper and Blink's Sam O'Leary, it's a live-action animated film inspired by public service announcements from the 1970s. Those traumatised by the likes of Charley the Cat and Tufty the Squirrel have been warned.

Even if his work gives viewers nightmares, O'Leary is proud of his time on the show: "Working with Louise was an utter delight. Always upbeat and steady, she steered us all in the right direction. I know she's also a huge fan of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, so it just felt like we were giddy kids in a fan club."

Blink Industries EP James Stevenson Bretton is equally chuffed at the opportunity: "We're huge fans of Inside No. 9 so this was a dream project. Sam O'Leary is a wizard of the Blink family and we knew he’d chime creatively with the Inside No. 9 team. We're so honoured that Steve and Reece trusted us to accompany them on their first foray into animation".

A bold new look for the Duracell bunny.  

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HUNKYDORY SWOOP FOR DAN CASTELLA.

Writer and director Dan Castella has joined the talented roster at HunkyDory.


THE FUTZ BUTLER DELIVER FOR ITV.

When ITV needed a new sonic identity, they rang The Futz Butler.


WARD JOINS PULSE FILMS.

Director Paul Ward (or WARD, if you need to shout) has joined Pulse Films for UK and US representation.


STUART PARR ENLISTS WITH JOHNNY FOREIGNER.

Director and all-round design whizz Stuart Parr has signed with Johnny Foreigner for representation.


MAX SHERMAN JOINS SOMESUCH.

Director Max Sherman has joined Somesuch for representation in the UK and the Netherlands.


JAMIE MUIR IS SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE.

Director, photographer, and self-proclaimed nineties kid Jamie Muir has joined Irresistible Studios.


IT'S MARIUS TALAMPAS FOR CURATE.

Filipino filmmaker Marius Talampas is the latest addition to Curate's open-minded roster.


PRETTYBIRD UK WELCOME ROBERT WILKINS.

Director Robert Wilkins loves a good logo, which is one of the reasons he's joined PRETTYBIRD UK for representation.


DIANE MORGAN ARRIVES AT MOXIE PICTURES.

Actor, writer, and director Diane Morgan has joined Moxie Pictures for commercial representation.


DAVID AT FOCUS

At this year's Focus Show in Islington on 7th Deember, four of the industry's brightest and best will be part of a panel put together by DAVID REVIEWS.


MALIN OSAFO JOINS NEW LAND.

New Land have signed director Malin Osafo to their New Talent roster after a successful internship.


CANADA SIGN NICOLINA KNAPP.

Swedish director and photographer Nicolina Knapp has joined CANADA for commercial representation.


CATCHING UP WITH OLIVIA HIRSCHBERG

In our latest podcast, we caught up with Olivia Hirschberg of Johnny Foreigner.


HOMESPUN YARNS WINNER 2022

This year's Homespun Yarns winner is 'Dishes, Dishes, Dishes' by Emma Parkinson.


STRING & TINS TREAT THEMSELVE TO MORE DOLBY ATMOS.

String & Tins, Ciclope's Sound Company of the Year 2022, have treated themselves to a second Dolby ATMOS suite.


A TOM DREAM COME TRUE FOR RSA FILMS.

Director and proud Margate resident Tom Dream has joined RSA for commercial representation.


ADRIENN MAJOR OF POD LDN

In a recent conversation with POD LDN founder Adrienn Major, the ambitious entrepreneur explained to DAVID the thinking behind her young company.


A LEAD PERFORMANCE FOR ADAM MAYNARD AT RASCAL POST.

Adam Maynard says Rascal Post already feels like home as he becomes their new VFX lead.


TV KLAXON: SAVE OUR SQUAD WITH DAVID BECKHAM.

David Beckham takes a, er, well-earned break from his Qatar ambassador role in Save Our Squad, a new four-part documentary by 2AM's Dan Dewsbury.


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS AT COFFEE & TV.

Coffee & TV have added Zoe Cosh, Jorg Schulz-Gerchow, Rich Payne and Alfie Vaughan to their 2D department.


JOHNNY FOREIGNER SIGN ALEX SOBOLEV.

Johnny Foreigner believe Oleksii 'Alex' Sobolev can flourish in the UK after the director and his family fled their home in Kyiv.


KASPER HÄGGSTRÖM ARRIVES AT EPOCH FILMS.

Norwegian director Kasper Häggström is the toast (or perhaps toaster) of Epoch Films as he joins for UK and European representation.


VISION ARTISTS WELCOME LORENA PAGÈS

Director of photography Lorena Pagès has joined the esteemed roster at Vision Artists.


GOH IROMOTO SIGNS FOR CHELSEA IN THE UK

Canadian director Goh Iromoto has signed for Chelsea Pictures for UK representation.


TOM WAKELING JOINS IRRESISTIBLE STUDIOS.

Tom Wakeling graduated from Brunel University in 2010 with a degree in product and industrial design.


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