David Reviews

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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.

Spaans and Grigg hail from Norway and Australia respectively, while Marczewski is a homegrown talent. Together, they bring technical and artistic flair to Blink’s animation wing. Let’s learn a little more about the trio…


1. Rune Spaans



Rune Spaans a.k.a. Superrune advocates high-end CG. As well as possessing a strong commercial reel, he pursues story-driven work whenever possible.

This Faith No More promo (based on his short film ‘The Absence of Eddy Table’) demonstrates Spaans’s knack for tactile environments and oddball scenarios.




2. Michael Marczewski



Those wary of technology’s influence on our everyday lives will appreciate Michael Marczewski’s reel. Beneath refined animation and chilled beats lies a darkly comic sensibility.

His 2014 film ‘Bad Vibes’ features homicidal blenders and disobedient fridges, while MarczewskI’s latest shows routine isn’t always a good thing - even for robots.




3. Alex Grigg



Last but not least, Alex Grigg has established himself as one of Australia’s foremost animators. He’s always keen to discuss his craft while encouraging others to pursue their animation goals.

Blinkink were drawn to Grigg’s enthusiasm, as well as this sombre exploration of the recovery process.



Grigg, Marczewski, and Spaans each bring something new to Blinkink's table. This triple signing also underlines the studio’s commitment to securing talent both at home and abroad.

For more on Blinkink’s new-look roster, ring the team on 020 3909 1760.

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Blink round off 2017 with another high-profile signing: Czech director Martin Krejci.


PODCAST - PARK VILLAGE

Following his appearance at October's CraftWorks, legendary director Roger Woodburn was joined in the String & Tins studio by the equally legendary Peter Webb to talk about the foundation of Park Village, one of the most iconic names in film production.


MATTESSONS SERVE FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

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AHMET ILTAS LANDS AT NERD PRODUCTIONS.

Designer and illustrator Ahmet Iltas has joined NERD Productions for commercial representation.


MATHIEU CAPLANNE MAKES THE GRADE AT ETC.

Electric Theatre Collective have bolstered their ranks by signing French colourist Mathieu Caplanne.


A NEW FRONTIER FOR NEXUS

The opening of Nexus's Los Angeles office represents a bold new step for the London company.


FIVE FAVOURITE... SPOOFS

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DAVID REVIEWS AT FOCUS

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, The Location Guide's annual Focus event rolls into Islington and DAVID will be there.


WILL SAMUEL JOINS 1STAVEMACHINE

1stAveMachine have added award winning animation director Will Samuel to their roster.


PHOEBE ARNSTEIN JOINS ANNEX

Annex Films have signed London-based director Phoebe Arnstein to their roster.


HOTSPUR & ARGYLE SIGN HARRY REAVLEY.

Hotspur & Argyle have signed fashion film specialist Harry Reavley for commercial representation.


GOING STRAIGHT 8 FROM BERLIN TO PATTAYA

Ed Sayers's ambition for Straight 8 is turning him into Phileas Fogg as he attempts to take his competition around the world in eighty events.


CASSIDY BURCHER HEADS TO MILL+

Mill+ have signed director Cassidy Burcher to their roster for global representation.


PODCAST - BEN WALKER

Alongside Matt Gooden - his partner of twenty-seven years - Ben Walker has created some of the best commercials of all time. In this podcast, he discusses his career and Who Wot Why - the start-up he recently co-founded.


PANTERA JOINS SOMESUCH X ANONYMOUS CONTENT.

Argentine directing collective Pantera have joined Somesuch x Anonymous Content’s worldwide roster.


MONICA BERTEI GETS DOWN AND DIRTY

Monica Bertei has taken her wealth of experience to Dirty Films as the Shoreditch-based production company eyes the next level with considerable ambition.


BRAM SCHOUW LANDS AT BLINK

Blink have signed Dutch director Bram Schouw to their roster for UK commercial representation.


MORE AMMUNITION AT GREAT GUNS.

Great Guns have added directors Rollo Hollins and Chris Neal to their international roster.


RYAN HOPKINSON HEADS TO CAVIAR

Caviar have signed acclaimed director Ryan Hopkinson for representation in the UK and Amsterdam.


PODCAST - BROWN BROTHERS

Fergus and Ewen Brown describe their journey from rural Scotland to seedy Soho.


NICE SHIRT FILMS SIGN LUCY BRIDGER.

Up-and-coming director Lucy Bridger has joined Nice Shirt’s tailored roster.


RICHARD PETER HUNTER JOINS BLINK.

Comedy director Richard Peter Hunter has joined Blink for commercial representation.


YAKO YAKO DO

Anna Carpen and Matthew Fone have been working on an important project and you can help.


SKUNK'S BEN STREBEL ON SKATEBOARDING HIS WAY TO THE TOP.

Following Ben Strebel's recent arrival at Skunk, we caught up with the multi-talented director to find out all about him.


WILL INNES SMITH HEADS TO HOTSPUR & ARGYLE

Hotspur & Argyle have signed Will Innes Smith to their roster for commercial representation.


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