David Reviews

 It's the work, stupid.

THE DE BLINKKS HEAD TO COLONEL BLIMP
19 September 2017

Colonel Blimp have signed award winning photographic and filmmaking collective the De Blinkks to their roster.

Formed of Leila and Damien de Blinkk, the directing duo are known for their cinematic sensibility and flawlessly executed visuals.

After meeting at the Royal College of Art in London, the pair - from Beirut and Rouen - began creating images together. They quickly became known for their stills work, creating award-winning campaigns in the fashion, editorial, and advertising sectors before moving into filmmaking.


They are true artists and I’m beyond excited about them being part of the roster here at Colonel Blimp.

 ”

Their photographic experience enhances their films, taking a fresh, unique approach to colour and lighting which breathes new light into familiar ground. Their work for Sony, for example, takes a simple concept and elevates it to high art.


The De Blinkks are particularly known for their fashion work, which brings their distinctive visual flair to the fore.

Their highly successful campaign for French Connection, in particular, has a sense of the surreal and fun intertwined with a razor sharp attention to style. There's a diverse range of skills on display across the De Blinkks' extensive portfolio, and their ad work shows off some of the most accomplished.


With an array of high profile clients already under their belts, the De Blinkks are excited for the new creative challenges they'll find at Colonel Blimp. The pair said of the signing: "Joining Colonel Blimp feels like being back in art school. A corner with a big circuit board where the 'ultra creative' button sits effortlessly next to the 'super professional' button."

Paul Weston, EP at Colonel Blimp, is similarly enthusiastic about the signing: "I've been a big fan of Leila and Damien's work for years. They are true artists and I'm beyond excited about them being part of the roster here at Colonel Blimp. They are totally unique in the world of advertising and I think they bring something really exceptional to every script they get their hands on."

If their recent uber-chic campaign for Amazon is anything to go by, we're sure the pair will fit right in at their new creative home.


Leila & Damon De Blinkk's reel is now live over at Colonel Blimp. For more information, get in touch with Paul Weston at paul@colonelblimp.com or give the team a ring at 020 7494 0747.

Stories

ANDRÉ MAAT ARRIVES AT DARLING.

German director and all-round SFX whizz André Maat has joined Darling Films for commercial representation.


DED CERTS.

There have been a number of interesting production company launches over the years but few have promised to be as explosive as DED's.


TWO NEW ARRIVALS AT MERMAN.

Directors Michelle Coomber and Jaci Judelson are the latest to join Merman for commercial representation.


OB MANAGEMENT HAVE A SPOT OF ACNE.

OB Management have unveiled production company ACNE as the latest addition to their UK ensemble.


JEANA THERON JOINS ANNEX FILMS.

Annex have landed one of South Africa's foremost talents in the form of director Jeana Theron.


KIM JACOBS FOR KODE.

US director Kim Jacobs who has a gift for realistic portrayals of women, has been added to the roster at Kode.


CARTOON AND COMICS CORNER.

Most employers would regard watching Family Guy and reading comic books as outright skiving, but not Bartle Bogle Hegarty and McCann London.


NEW CREW AT VISION.

Cinematographer and production design talent company, Vision are opening a new department dedicated to providing crew.


THOMAS THOMAS ADD HADI TO THEIR ROSTER

Thomas Thomas are notoriously careful curators of their roster, so you know a director has something about them when they get added to their line-up.


JAMES STRONG STRENGTHENS 76LTD'S OFFER.

Just as Vanity Fair - BATFA-nominated James Strong's latest TV offering hits our screen - 76Ltd are able to boast that they've added the director to their roster.


COME TO THE APA SHOW NEXT WEEK.

You know it's the end of summer when Steve Davies climbs to his feet to make his annual speech and you find yourself eating tiny hors d'oeuvres at the Guildhall in the City of London. It's the APA Show.


PODCAST - FRANK LIEBERMAN

Ad industry legend, Frank Lieberman talks about his extraordinary life and career in our latest podcast.


FAMILIA FIRST FOR ANIMALS AND WILL INNES SMITH.

Familia have bolstered their commercial ranks with the signings of directing duo ANIMALs and culture fiend Will Innes Smith.


KNUCKLEHEAD WELCOME HUBERT DAVIS.

Knucklehead have added Canadian filmmaker and documentarian Hubert Davis to their US roster.


JOHN TURNER ARRIVES AT DARK ENERGY.

Seasoned commercials director and lapsed cricketer John Turner is the latest to join Matt Brown's contingent at Dark Energy.


HORNET SIGNS DIRECTOR CÉSAR PELIZER

Top animation studio Hornet have added London-based Brazilian director César Pelizer to their roster.


IT'S JIM WEEDON FOR DARLING FILMS.

Director Jim Weedon has joined Darling Films for commercial representation.


SPIKE MORRIS EMERGES AT VISION.

Up-and-coming director of photography Spike Morris is the latest to join Vision's ETV (Emerging Talent at Vision) roster.


HEAR, HEAR FOR AUDIO DESCRIPTION.

Some of the UK's biggest television networks have joined together to support the Royal National Institute of Blind People's campaign for improved access to audio description (AD).


FRED SCOTT AT
ARCHER'S MARK.

Director Fred Scott is on the roster at Archer's Mark. Though known primarily for his documentary work, there's a lot more to him than that.


THE SWEETSHOP SIGN JAKOB MARKY

The Sweetshop have signed director Jakob Marky for global representation, excluding Europe.


BEN HOLMAN IS LIVE AT ITN PRODUCTIONS.

ITN's foray into commercial production now has respected filmmaker Ben Holman along for the ride.


TWO JOIN OB MANAGEMENT

OB Management have announced a pair of new signings: events and production company HELO and director Carlos Lopez Estrada.


T J O'GRADY-PEYTON JOINS HEY WONDERFUL.

Irish director T J O'Grady-Peyton has joined Hey Wonderful for commercial representation through Darling Films.


RONDA JOINS NOT TO SCALE

Not To Scale have signed directing trio Ronda to their roster for UK and US representation.


Stories

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