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."
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3. A Burger King-sized blunder.
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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.