David Reviews

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT.
21 June 2018

Whether you're enjoying Cannes or cursing your luck for not being at Cannes (don't worry - there's rain forecast), DAVID thought this would be the ideal opportunity to catch up on some of the news floating around the industry.

From BBC Three commissions to fast food controversy via colourful developments down Fitzrovia way, there's plenty for curious types to mull over below...


1. PrettyBird's Sindha Agha directs 'Body Language' for BBC Three



BBC Three have enlisted filmmaker Sindha Agha for their online series ‘Body Language' - a quartet of five-minute films which explore women's health issues (such as the menopause and sexual discomfort) in eye-catching fashion.

Blending stop-motion animation, irreverent prop work and candid monologues, Agha hopes her films "compel those who typically wouldn't to stop and listen… building empathy for the way in which women still suffer on a massive scale from systemic injustices in healthcare".



2. Cherry Cherry launch POP.



Polka Post are currently settling into their new digs at Cherry Cherry VFX as the two studios launch their new ‘POP' service. The move will see POP offer everything from editing to grading… aided by a new Baselight studio.

Cherry Cherry MD Ian Harland and Polka's Kenny Gibb look forward to what they can achieve under the same roof, with Harland noting: "I've known Kenny for over twenty years so this collaboration is as natural a fit as they come."

POP culture.  


3. A Burger King-sized blunder.



Hard to swallow.  

Vuvuzelas and rampant mosquitoes aside, Russia 2018 has largely gone off without a hitch… unless you're a member of Burger King's Russian marketing team. The fast food chain have apologised for offering cash and a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any woman impregnated by a World Cup player.

The online ad was pulled followed by a brief statement admitting the campaign was "too insulting" - no VAR required for that decision. This - and Mastercard's dubious efforts to fight world hunger through goals - proves ludicrous displays needn't be confined to the field of play this summer.

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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.


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