David Reviews

 Biting the hand that feeds us since 2002.

BANG TV SIGN US DIRECTOR RUDI SCHWAB

Bang TV are extremely excited to have added Rudi Schwab to their roster. The company has forged a reputation for filming to notch car work but their new acquisition marches to the beat of an entirely different drum.

As you'll notice when you watch the films we've included below, Schwab has a real flair for creating short, perfectly-formed slices of life with real emotional punch.

Schwab picked up a pride of Lions at this year's Cannes Festival of Creativity with his Gillette film alone collecting three Golds and two Silvers and a Bronze. It's a masterful piece of work, offering a lovely insight into filial devotion as we witness a special bond between three generations of men. And even though it's a perfectly composed piece of sentimentality calibrated to melt the iciest of hearts, its authenticity prevents it from leaving a saccharine taste behind.



In his TVC for Hewlett Packard, Schwab demonstrates an ability to draw just as much emotion when working with actors. It's a slightly familiar story of an underappreciated parent discovering that the care and love he lavishes on his apparently indifferent daughter is being noticed more than he imagines.


I couldn’t be happier with the signing. He’s going to be huge.

 ”

The skill in this lies in the how pleased rather than surprised the viewer feels at the reveal. This invaluable quality has audiences welcoming a commercial on to their screens each time it appears.



This treasured quality is also found in a 2015 commercial for Google Chrome which follows the progress of a young woman about to meet her in-laws for the first time. Aware that they might be wary of their son dating a woman from outside his culture, she goes to extraordinary lengths to put them at ease. This is a delicate story and if it was told badly, it could easily have caused offence but Schwab imbues it with an innocence which enables it to dodge any sense of cultural appropriation.



Rudi Schwab's arrival at Bang TV's continues a broadening of the company's offer and provides the UK market with a director with real emotional heft.

Jeremy McWilliams of Bang TV: "We got together in the purest way imaginable. I saw his work and just got in touch with him to say how much I loved it.

"We clicked immediately and in no time he had joined. I couldn't be happier with the signing. He's going to be huge."

For more on Rudi Schwab, you can view his reel at Bang's website or contact Max Thomas on 020 7096 0968 or via email on max@bang.tv.

Stories

LOTS OF LOVE, SNICKERS.

Snickers offer those who forgot to book a romantic Valentine's meal a unique reprieve.


PODCAST - JAMES BURNS

James Burns - now a director at Archer's Mark - is a remarkable talent with an astonishing backstory.


ROHAN BLAIR-MANGAT ARRIVES AT CAVIAR.

London-based director Rohan Blair-Mangat has joined Caviar for representation.


PARK VILLAGE PICK LEWIS ROSE.

Park Village describe themselves as "thrilled" to announce the news that they've added filmmaker Lewis Rose to their roster of directorial talent.


PODCAST - VAUGHAN & ANTHEA

In our latest podcast we speak to the greatest directorial partnerships of them all - Vaughan & Anthea.


FOGG AND HUNKYDORY ARE ALL SMILES.

All-round funnyman Fogg has joined Hunky Dory for commercial representation.


JOHNNY HARDSTAFF JOINS INDEPENDENT FILMS

Independent Films have signed writer and director Johnny Hardstaff to their roster for commercial representation.


OB MANAGEMENT WELCOME BEN NEWMAN.

Director Ben Newman has joined OB Management for UK representation.


DARK ENERGY SIGN HUSE MONFARADI.

Promo and commercial director Huse Monfaradi has joined Dark Energy for UK representation.


WORK STARTS HERE FOR KYLE VALENTA.

Seasoned editor Kyle Valenta has joined Work Editorial for global representation.


PODCAST - MARK DENTON

Ad industry legend Mark Denton discusses his career as he wanders around London with DAVID's Jason Stone.


DAVID SCHNEIDER LAUGHS ALL THE WAY TO RSA.

Director and social media savant David Schneider has joined RSA Films for representation.


YOUNG DIRECTOR HENRY BUSBY STRENGTHENS RATTLING STICK'S OFFER.

Young director Henry Busby strengthens Rattling Stick's offer.


MUDBOUND DIRECTOR DEE REES JOINS ANONYMOUS CONTENT X SOMESUCH.

‘Mudbound' director Dee Rees has joined Anonymous Content x Somesuch for UK and US representation.


MARKUS JOHNSON CASTRO ARRIVES AT ANNEX.

Director Markus Johnson Castro has joined Annex Films for UK representation.


DANIEL BÖRJESSON JOINS BARE FILMS

Swedish director Daniel Börjesson has rejoined Bare Films for commercial representation.


PERFECT VISION FOR JAMES WATSON.

Cinematographer James Watson has joined the ranks at Vision.


JOACHIM BACK HEADS TO STINK

Academy Award winning director Joachim Back has joined Stink for global representation.


ANDY MARGETSON GETS A DARK ENERGY BOOST.

Dark Energy have added dance specialist Andy Margetson to their eclectic roster.


RUPERT RUSSELL IS THE MISSING LINK.

Scholar and documentary filmmaker Rupert Russell has joined Missing Link for representation.


JAMES MARSH JOINS PULSE FILMS

Pulse Films have signed Academy Award winning director James Marsh to their roster.


THE SWEET SHOP SIGN GUDMUNDUR GUDMUNDSSON.

The Sweet Shop have signed Icelandic director Gundmundur Arnar Gudmundsson for worldwide representation.


STITCH'S JACK SINGER IS A CUT ABOVE.

Stitch boost their roster by signing accomplished editor Jack Singer.


LUIS CERVERO AND PLEIX TURN ROGUE.

Spanish filmmaker Luis Cervero and French collective Pleix have joined Rogue for representation.


YOUNG FRENCH DIRECTOR FANNY HOETZENEDER JOINS KNUCKLEHEAD.

Knucklehead have high hopes for their latest signing... young French director Fanny Hoetzeneder.


Stories

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