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LET'S GET CRAFTY.
5 June 2018

On Wednesday 13th June, David Reviews editor Jason Stone is curating and presenting a special version of his CraftWorks programme called 'Let's Get Crafty'.

It's part of the line-up at the annual Media Production Show at Olympia in Earl's Court and it's free to attend. Get along to their website and register if you'd like to be there.

CraftWorks is all about celebrating talent and that's what we're going to be doing in a special ninety minute show, with a particular focus on animation and VFX.


1. Eon x Gorillaz



Director Noah Harris, Ludo Fealy of nineteen twenty and Stitch's Max Windows will talk about the making of this award-winning film from last year.


2. Neil Stubbings



Director Neil Stubbings of Jelly London in a Q&A about his passion projects.


3. BBC Tapestry



The BBC's World Cup promo has been getting viewers excited about England's inevitably disappointing performance at this year's tournament. BlinkInk and Freefolk will be talking about how they made it.


4. Young Talent



A quartet of talented young women will be talking about their hopes as they start to make their mark in an industry adjusting to the idea of equality. They are directors Charlotte Regan and Dorothy Allen-Pickard; editor Jennifer Tividad; and VFX Artist Kayley Fernandes.


5. Fable fx



Kaj Steveman will be flying over from Sweden to explain why his company decided to build a VFX zoo.

Let's Get Crafty starts at 15.30 but there's loads more to see and do across the two days of the Media Production Show... and - you never know - some of it might be nearly as good as our bit!

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NEW HEAD OF COLOUR FOR ELECTRIC THEATRE

Award-winning colourist Luke Morrison has joined the Electric Theatre Collective as their new Head of Colour.


ADAM SMYTH BRINGS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO STRING AND TINS.

Sound designer Adam Smyth brings a wealth of experience with him to String and Tins.


RATTLING STICK’S NEW BEAT.

Rattling Stick have launched Dirty Work - a roster of new talent, as well as setting up a dedicated music video department with producer Emma Wellbelove at the helm.


DARK ENERGY WELCOME SYE ALLEN.

Sye Allen says he's "ready to spread his wings" as a director by signing with Dark Energy for commercial representation.


AMANDA BLUE JOINS SKUNK FOR TRANS-ATLANTIC REPRESENTATION.

Director Amanda Blue has joined SKUNK's roster on both sides of the Atlantic.


JOHN O'HAGAN HEADS FOR 2AM.

2AM Films have signed director John O'Hagan to their roster for commercial representation.


PODCAST - DANISH DIRECTOR LAERKE HERTHONI.

Danish director Laerke Herthoni joins Jason Stone on the beach at Cannes to talk ballet and film-making.


RICH LEE ENTERS KODE.

Few people are brave enough to chuck their day job working for Disney and strike out on their own.... but that's exactly what Kode's new signing Rich Lee did.


ALEX LILL JOINS SOMESUCH

Somesuch have signed director Alex Lill to their roster for worldwide music promo and commercial representation.


MINDSEYE LAND IBON LANDA.

MindsEye are pleased to confirm the signing of Spanish filmmaker Ibon Landa for commercial representation.


THE HOMESPUN YARNS CONTENDERS.

The team at Homespun Yarns have completed their selection process and a quartet of filmmakers will soon be shooting their scripts.


ENGLAND EXPECTS... YOU TO ATTEND PARK VILLAGE'S WORLD CUP PARTY.

Park Village are holding a World Cup party tonight in the garden at The Edinboro' Castle pub.


SAM MASON HEADS TO HORNET

Hornet have signed director Sam Mason to their roster for global Representation.


DARLING STAND UP FOR THE COMMON GOOD.

Darling's signing spree shows no sign of abating as the company welcome Canadian directing collective Common Good to these shores.


BORED ON THE 4TH OF JULY? COME TO CRAFTWORKS!

On the evening of July 4th, we're putting together the last CraftWorks before the summer break.


CAPTAIN'S BLOG: CANNES: WE KICK IT.

Cannes Lions may have reduced the number of days but they added yet more awards.


INDY8 SIGNS THE ROOS BROTHERS

Indy8 have signed the Roos Brothers for commercial representation in the UK and Europe.


PODCAST - FEED ME LIGHT

Four key figures from animation studio Feed me Light join DAVID on the beach at Cannes.


PARK VILLAGE UNVEIL HARRY REAVLEY.

Park Village have bolstered their roster with the signing of director Harry Reavley.


PODCAST - NICE SHIRT FILMS

In the second of the beach podcasts from Cannes, Jason Stone spoke to Richard Martin, Tareq, and Bethan Keane of Nice Shirt Films.


TU & NICK AND THIBAUT GREVET JOIN KNUCKLEHEAD.

Directing duo Tu & Nick and filmmaker Thibaut Grevet are the latest to join Knucklehead's UK roster for commercial representation.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT.

A trio of news items for those keen to unwind after a hard day's Cannes-ing.


PODCAST - DIANE MCARTER

Furlined's and Film Craft jury president Diane McArter catches up with Jason Stone on the beach at Cannes.


IN WITH THE 'DUBLIN OLD SCHOOL' CROWD.

Mad Cow Films director Dave Tynan is primed for the release of his debut feature film, 'Dublin Old School'.


JW COLLECTIVE WELCOME PARK VILLAGE.

Production company Park Village and their stablemate Park Village Studios have joined Jane White's ensemble at JW Collective.


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