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ALEX MAVOR LAUNCHES CIVILISED KICKSTARTER

Alex Mavor - one half of Riff Raff directing duo The Sacred Egg - has launched a Kickstarter to fund his first narrative short film.

'Civilised' appears to tell a simple story - that of a mother trying to persuade her eight-year-old son to take part in his weekly swimming class. But, just below the surface is a tale of power imbalance, hierarchical love, and the question of what - and how - we teach our children to behave.


The film is a labour of love for Mavor, who has poured a good deal of his own money into the project - along with help from Riff Raff. Production has now reached its final stages, and Mavor is aiming to raise £7,000 to cover remaining post production costs.

Check out Mavor's behind-the-scenes look at the process and consider lending your support to the project - you can learn more from their Kickstarter page.

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CHRIS LABROOY JOINS NEXUS.

Filmmaker and all-round digital whizz Chris Labrooy is the latest to join the Nexus roster for worldwide representation.


MPC CREATIVE HAVE A TASTE FOR LEMONADE.

MPC Creative are the latest production company to join Corin West's stable at Lemonade.


CHANNEL 4'S DIVERSITY IN ADVERTISING AWARD RETURNS

Channel 4 have launched their annual award for Diversity in Advertising - with a £1 million prize.


HARALD ZWART BRINGS HOLLYWOOD TOUCH TO TANTRUM'S ROSTER.

Acclaimed director Harald Zwart brings a bit of Hollywood glamour to tantrum as the Berwick Street outfit continue with bold recruitment drive.


CAPTAIN'S BLOG: REBRANDING 'THE FIRM'.

The Royal Family is either well-advised or they have a fantastic instinct for marketing their 'product'.


PARTIZAN WELCOME JAMES F COTON.

Filmmaker James F Coton has become the latest addition to Partizan's diverse ensemble.


PODCAST - THE BRITISH ARROWS 2018

On May 16th, the British Arrows presented their annual awards and DAVID editor wandered the venue in search of interviewees.


SKY STALWART JACQUES SALMON JOINS 76.

Jacques Salmon has made quite a name for himself directing promos for Sky... now he's available for TVCs courtesy of 76 Ltd.


TILL NOWAK HEADS TO NEXUS STUDIOS

Nexus Studios have signed director Till Nowak to their roster for commercial representation.


ELLIE JOHNSON MAKES THE CUT AT TENTHREE.

Ellie Johnson says she is taking her career "to the next level" after joining tenthree's editing roster.


JB CARLIN IS BOOTLEG MATERIAL.

Bootleg London are pleased to welcome American filmmaker JB Carlin to their roster.


WATCH STRAIGHT 8'S CANNES SHOW FROM THE COMFORT OF HOME.

We have some great news for Straight 8 fans who aren't attending this year's Cannes Film Festival.


IAIN FORSYTH AND JANE POLLARD JOIN PRETTYBIRD.

Directing duo Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard have joined Prettybird for UK representation.


QUENTIN JONES SIGNS TO RSA FILMS

RSA Films have signed director, illustrator, and photographer Quentin Jones for UK representation.


JELLY LONDON SIGN CABEZA PATATA.

Jelly London have added animation duo Cabeza Patata to their Futures roster.


PODCAST - THE REAL LIVING WAGE

Our latest podcast examines the issue on everyone's lips through the prism of The Real Living Wage initiative.


ITN PRODUCTIONS'
DEEP ROSTER.

ITN Productions have developed a roster built around their obvious strengths as story-tellers.


DAVIDE PASCOLO ARRIVES AT JOGGER.

Jogger Studios have added Flame artist Davide Pascolo to their talent pool.


YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS OUR MAY CRAFTWORKS.

The headline act at our May CraftWorks will be a reunion of those behind the game-changing 2011 John Lewis Christmas ad.


BARRY KIMBER JOINS FAT LEMON

Barry Kimber - once part of the duo Albert - has joined the roster at Fat Lemon.


CAPTAIN'S BLOG: MERGER MOST FOUL.

As news breaks of Asda's flirtation with Sainsbury's, what are the implications for the advertising industry.


HAYLEY MORRIS JOINS NERD PRODUCTIONS.

Animation director and artist Hayley Morris has joined NERD Productions for commercial representation.


THE ADCAN AWARDS ARE BACK.

Creative body ADCAN have opened the 2018 edition of their filmmaking contest.


SOUNDS OF THE SEA.

Havas London and Sharp's Brewery have launched ‘Keynvor' - a musical venture designed to help keep Cornwall's Atlantic coast in good nick.


ROSE HENDRY JOINS HLA.

Scottish filmmaker Rose Hendry has joined HLA for commercial representation.


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