David Reviews

 It's the work, stupid.

BORED ON THE 4TH OF JULY? COME TO CRAFTWORKS!
28 June 2018

On the evening of July 4th, we're putting together the last CraftWorks before the summer break. It'll have a distinctly post-Cannes feel with contributions from winners of two of last week's key events... neither, we're glad to report, anything to do with Cannes Lions itself.

Doors open at 18.00 with a 18.30 start for the event itself and it's at the LSE, 1 Sheffield Street, WC2 on 4th July.


No way am I missing the football to go to CraftWorks! Fear not! There's no football that day. It's safely in the lull before the quarter-finals.


All right then...who's on? Nexus's Smith & Foulkes will be talking about their recent film for Wimbledon as well as taking a look back a few of their greatest hits... including Honda 'Grrr' which picked up the film Grand Prix at Cannes in 2005.


Ooo... fab. What else? Irish director Vincent Lambe - who stunned the YDAs with his astonishing film about the Jamie Bulger murder - will be flying over from Dublin to talk about the impact of his hard hitting film... and the difference that winning the award at Cannes has already made to his prospects.

And Jim Archer of MindsEye - who also won Gold at the YDAs - will talk about his poignant dark comedy 'Brian & Charles'.


Any other competition winners? Funny you should ask! In its nineteenth year, Straight 8 held its third industry shootout at this year's Cannes and we'll be showing the film that won and talking to the people who made it.


Who won? Come and find out!


That's more than enough. You'd think. But we're also going to be doing a bit called 'Strictly... World Cup' which will be a wry analysis of the work made specially for this year's tournament (which England are clearly going to win after destroying the footballing giants of Tunisia and Panama).


And all this costs just £20? It does if you or your company are a full DAVID REVIEWS member. Limited members can get in for £25 each while weirdos who don't have a subscription pay £50. Click here for details and to buy tickets.

Stories

BLINKINK SCORE A BRACE.

Blinkink have signed husband-and-wife directing duo Stevie Gee and Essy May, as well as adding animator and illustrator Robert Hunter to their ranks.


MINDSEYE WELCOME ARNO SALTERS.

Self-described "Franco-British humanoid" Arno Salters is the latest to join MindsEye's raft of comedic talent.


SARA DUNLOP JOINS THE CORNER SHOP

Director Sara Dunlop joins The Corner Shop as part of their US roster.


ELECTRIC THEATRE COLLECTIVE'S COMMITMENT TO FILM.

The Electric Theatre Collective have a new piece of kit and colourist Luke Morrison is extremely excited about it.


CREATIVEPOOL'S CALL FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED TO 15 FEBRUARY.

Creativepool's call for entries extended to 15 February.


A DOUBLE HEADER AT FAT LEMON

Fat Lemon have announced a pair of new signings: Shimmy Ahmed and Shola Amoo.


KODE ENLIST JOSH COLE.

Kode are pleased to announce Josh Cole as the latest addition to their forward-thinking roster.


PODCAST - AMANDA BLUE

Skunk's Amanda Blue talks all things directing and documentary in our latest podcast.


DARK ENERGY LIKE THE TASTE OF DOMINIC CYRIAX.

Dark Energy's hunger for new signings has led them to accomplished TV and commercials director Dominic Cyriax.


WOUTER STOTER JOINS ROSTER AT SNAPPER.

Dutch director Wouter Stoter has joined the roster at Snapper.


GENERATOR SIGN ALEJANDRO TOLEDO.

Generator Films are pleased to announce the signing of filmmaker Alejandro Toledo to their UK roster.


NIGEL SIMPKISS MOTORS ON.

76's Nigel Simpkiss is a busy man with TV commitments alongside his advertising work but luckily he's never happier than when he's fully occupied.


ALBERT MOYA HEADS TO CANADA

CANADA have signed Spanish director Albert Moya to their roster for representation.


SIXTYFOUR MUSIC WELCOME BIGGI HILMARS.

SixtyFour Music have strengthened their proposition by adding Icelandic composer Biggi Hilmars to the ranks.


JULIA KNIGHT'S BACK AT TOP SPEADE.

Speade are pleased to welcome their former protégé Julia Knight back to the fold.


CPI TO SHOWCASE IRISH TALENT AT JANUARY 31ST EVENT.

Commercial Producers Ireland is hosting a special event to showcase local talent on January 31st.


COLIN HESTERLY HEADS TO PARTIZAN STUDIO

Renowned animation director Colin Hesterly has signed to Partizan's animation arm, Partizan Studio.


OLLIE PARSONS JOINS ANOTHER FILM COMPANY

Another Film Company have added comedy director Ollie Parsons to their roster.


ALL NEW CRAFTWORKS - FEBRUARY 11TH.

Our live show CraftWorks is being relaunched at a new venue and with new sponsors.


STITCH CHAMPION BEN CORFIELD.

Stitch have promoted Homespun editor Ben Corfield to their main roster.


PAPAYA LAUNCH YOUNG DIRECTORS COMPETITION

Papaya Films have launched the sixth edition of their Young Directors Competition.


AYSE ALTINOK HEADS TO IDENTITY

IDENTITY have signed filmmaker Ayse Altinok to their roster for US representation.


ALAN FRIEL JOINS DARK ENERGY.

Dark Energy's ongoing talent search has now led them to seasoned filmmaker Alan Friel.


ELECTRIC THEATRE COLLECTIVE'S PRODUCTIVE NEW TRIO.

Electric Theatre Collective are pleased to announce the hires of Polly Durrance, Elle Lockhart, and Antonia Vlasto.


NINA MEREDITH ARRIVES AT OUTSIDER.

Outsider have signed director Nina Meredith to both their main roster and their sports content wing, Insider.


Stories

David Reviews - Lovely Lenzie Ltd, Woodbourne House, Seven Sisters, Lenzie, G66 3AW. Telephone: +44 141 776 7766. Editor: Jason Stone.