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KINSALE TRIUMPH

Through the Guinnessy fog which inevitably shrouds the Kinsale Shark awards, word is slowly reaching DAVID of this year's winners and here are a couple of the themes we've noticed so far.

First, Droga5's David Kolbusz has demonstrated that he practices what he preached in a recent Campaign article and juries are vindicating his approach by issuing gongs aplenty to his agency for its excellent output.

Second, a coincidence-busting number of the emerging talent awards went to directors who've shown off their work on the CraftWorks stage.


So Droga5 did well? The Kwiff work we admired when it aired last month picked up four Gold awards, while their Rustlers film from November last year also picked up the most prized gong.



And what's this CraftWorks connection? Missing Link's Alicia MacDonald and MindsEye's Seb Cardinal were honoured with Best New Director awards. Alicia showcased her winning entry 'Domestic Service' at September's CraftWorks while Seb appeared on our stage in April.

76's Alan Friel - who appeared in our May line-up - picked up a Gold for 'Cake' in the Best International Film... as did Sasha Nathwani of Familia Films, who won despite never having appeared on CraftWorks.

And, at next month's CraftWorks on 11th October, Ian Derry of Archer's Mark will be showcasing Johanna - the short film which won him the only Gold issued in the Best Documentary Short Film category.

To see all of this year's winners at Kinsale, visit the awards' website which - at the time of writing - is still being updated with the winners announced on the final evening.

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LIKE ADS IN RAIN.

Say what you will about Blade Runner 2049ís ravaged ecosystem and irradiated landscapes - at least advertising is still booming.


PULSE STRIKE IT LUCKY WITH LUCKYME.

Pulse Films have added directing duo LuckyMe to their promo roster.


HOMESPUN YARNS VOL. 4

Londonís Ministry of Sound will host Homespun Yarns for the second year running.


CADENCE FILMS SIGN CLEMENS PURNER.

Clemens Purner has joined Cadence Films for commercial representation.


2AM FILMS STRIKE A DEAL WITH COTERIE.

2AM Films have partnered with newly formed production consultants Coterie.


SIMON FRENCH JOINS ELECTRIC THEATRE COLLECTIVE.

Simon French has joined Electric Theatre Collective as their new Joint Head of CG.


SHOW YANAGISAWA JOINS BLINK

Blink have signed Tokyo based director and artist Show Yanagisawa to their roster.


THE FULL SERVICE PRESS PLAY.

Educational charity Restore The Music UK team up with Rankin's The Full Service to fund music in schools.


TWO NEW SIGNINGS AT JELLY LONDON.

Jelly London have added global animation studio Nice Shit and directing duo Everyoneís Favourite to their roster.


BURNING REEL PROMOTE MIKE HEATH TO EP.

Burning Reel have promoted producer Mike Heath to Executive Producer.


JONNIE MALACHI ARRIVES AT RUMBLE.

Director and comedy writer Jonnie Malachi has joined Rumble for UK representation.


PARK VILLAGE SIGN FLEABAG DIRECTOR HARRY BRADBEER

Park Village have added hugely experienced TV director Harry Bradbeer to their roster.


BENJAMIN CARON JOINS MOXIE PICTURES.

Accomplished television director Benjamin Caron has joined Moxie Pictures for representation.


MINDCASTLE MEETS MINDSEYE.

Commercial directing duo Mindcastle have joined MindsEye for UK representation.


FRANCESCO CALABRESE FOR CADENCE FILMS

US-based Italian director Francesco Calabrese will be plying his trade with Cadence Films for the foreseeable future.


KINSALE TRIUMPH

Through the Guinnessy fog which inevitably shrouds the Kinsale Shark awards, word is slowly reaching DAVID of this year's winners.


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THREE OF THE BEST FOR BLINKINK.

Blinkink have added three directors to their burgeoning roster: Rune Spaans, Michael Marczewski, and Alex Grigg.


DOMINIC OíRIORDAN JOINS FAMILIA

Familia are delighted to add award-winning director Dominic OíRiordan to their roster.


BANG TV SIGN US DIRECTOR RUDI SCHWAB

Bang TV are extremely excited to have added Rudi Schwab to their roster and it's not just because he's "not a car guy".


MARK PELLINGTON IS READY TO RUMBLE.

American filmmaker Mark Pellington has joined Rumble Films for UK representation.


THE DE BLINKKS HEAD TO COLONEL BLIMP

Colonel Blimp have signed award winning photographic and filmmaking collective the De Blinkks to their roster.


NEXUS STUDIOS SIGN CHROMOSPHERE

Nexus have signed US-based design and animation studio Chromosphere to their roster.


JAMES LEES JOINS OUTSIDER

Director James Lees has joined Outsider Films.


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