David Reviews

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ORPHANS
4 April 2024

At DAVID REVIEWS we strongly believe those responsible for making the work that we feature should be credited for it. By that, we mean the key personnel rather than every Tom, Dick and Harry... and unfortunately the PR we receive often fails to name anybody... or we're sent literally hundreds of names.

To help solve this problem, we are introducing this thread which will feature work where we currently have little or no information. If you worked on any of the films below, or you know who did, please send credits to jason@davidreviews.com, identifying the clip they belong to. (Please don't feel you have to supply all the credits... even if you only know the director, that gives us somewhere to start).


Adorable control freaks Apple are at it again..The press release for this ad reveals that it was directed by Taika Waititi, presumably because they feel it's good PR to be associated with a celebrity director, but his is literally the only name published. We need more if we're going to review it, so help us if you can.





To be fair to Apple, this one is hot off the internet, and it may be that they've prepped a fulsome list of credits for us and the other disciples of TV commercials and it'll arrive tomorrow... but, just in case it doesn't, let us know what you know please.





This charming ad for Amazon was added to their socials a few days ago, and we haven't yet find out who did it, so if you can make it easy for us then please do.





DAVID watched this Samsung Galaxy commercial at the cinema before 'Poor Things' (what a dirty and delightful romp). Anyway, back to business... does anyone know who made this 60" time through time? If so, send us the details, pronto!





This bid by Poundland to slightly reposition the proposition is their first TVC for around a decade and we haven't been able to find out who did it yet despite reaching out to their 'Commercial Director' via LinkedIn. If it's yours, please let us know.





This ad is identified at H&M's website as the "director's cut" of their Spring/Summer 2024 commercial but, alas, they've neglected to say which director has been able to show off his or her edit. Do you know?




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DAVID DEARLOVE MAJORS IN ARTS & SCIENCES

David Dearlove is an intriguing addition to the roster at Arts & Sciences, as he's brimming with potential and clearly has a lot of fascinating projects ahead of him.


ANOTHER PIECE OF ME

A couple of months ago, we reported on an initiative from KPN in the Netherlands which sought to reach Gen Z with a vital message about online safety... her's what happened next.


FILM KLAXON: SPERMWORLD.

'Spermworld' follows three donors who either sell their genetic material or give it away for free.


MJZ STRENGTHEN UK OFFER BY SIGNING TOP DIRECTOR NICK BALL

MJZ know all about Australian director Nick Ball, having represented him in the US for a number of years... and now they're looking after him in the UK and the Netherlands too.


GREENROOM FILMS SIGN INDIGO BATES.

Director Indigo Bates is back on home soil thanks to Greenroom Films.


SAMUEL BAYER LANDS AT BULLION PRODUCTIONS.

Revered commercial and music video director Samuel Bayer has joined Bullion for UK representation.


ORPHANS

This a thread of unclaimed work which we'll include at DAVID REVIEWS just as soon as we have sufficient credits.


TIM MCNAUGHTON CONSOLIDATES RELATIONSHIP WITH ARTS & SCIENCES

Director Tim McNaughton has consolidated his relationship with trans-Atlantic production house Arts & Sciences after he and fellow Bobbsey Twin Freddy Mandy decided to go their separate ways.


MINKIE SPIRO'S SOLD ON KNUCKLEHEAD.

Prolific TV director Minkie Spiro has signed with Knucklehead's global roster.


MISSING LINK FILMS WELCOME HONOR NORTHRIDGE.

It's Pot Noodles all round as director Honor Northridge joins Missing Link Films for representation.


FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE WITH 'MAKE THE CHANGE'.

Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull’s latest project is an interactive film about chronic kidney disease (CKD).


THE VISIONARIES ENLIST BEN WHITE.

Commercial director Ben White is now part of the roster at The Visionaries.


IT'S LOUISE DE NEXON FOR STARLING.

STARLING have completed the signing of French-American director Louise De Nexon for UK work.


DANIEL BÖRJESSON GOES TO BANG TV.

Daniel Börjesson has joined Bang TV for UK commercial representation.


THE FACE OF IKEA BECOMES THE FACE OF HAMILTON.

Mr and Mrs DAVID were lucky enough to see 'Hamilton' at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh last week.


A CALL TO ARMS FROM THE AICP

A pair of entertaining films by O Positive's Brian Billow draw attention to the interference suffered by directors when the unveil their work to agencies and clients.


WHERE IS USHER?

During last month's Super Bowl, the half-time show – sponsored for the first time by Apple Music – was performed by Usher.


VICTORIA SINGH-THOMPSON JOINS REVOLVER.

Victoria Singh-Thompson, the director of '14 in February' and 'Don't Forget to Go Home', has joined Revolver in Australia for commercial representation.


BE OUR HARRY GUEST, SAY NM PRODUCTIONS.

Harry Guest has joined the NM Talent roster at NM Productions.


MORE MAGIC FROM WAVE STUDIOS

After winning an Oscar earlier this month, Wave Studios have something else to celebrate... the launch of sister company Magic Edit.


LUKE SNELLIN JOINS BLINK.

Fresh off the success of 'One Day' on Netflix, director Luke Snellin has joined Blink for commercial representation.


ZAK RAZVI PRESENTS 'STANLEY'.

Have you ever thought about the stories behind memorial benches? Who the people were, what they did, and why they meant so much to others? Zak Razvi did.


SCENESTER FILMS LINK UP WITH LEMONADE REPS.

Lemonade Reps believe Scenester Films are “an incredible addition” to the live action roster curated by Corin West.


BIRTH AND LEETHAL REPPIN' PRESENT BORN READY.

Leethal Reppin' and Birth’s new baby is called Born Ready, an offshoot devoted to music videos, live shows, and artist documentaries.


BULLION BIG UP ERIN MURRAY.

Ballet dancer-turned-director and choreographer Erin Murray has joined Bullion for UK representation.


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