David Reviews

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19 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?





This Apple iPhone 15 commercial is titled 'Don't Let Me Go'... don't let DAVID review it without credits! Whoever sends them first gets a free watermelon.




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PHC JOIN ACADEMY FILMS.

Academy Films have signed PHC, or John Angus Stewart and Max Coles.


TRIGGER'S THE MAN FOR NM PRODUCTIONS.

Photographer and petrolhead Triggerhas signed with NM Productions.


DIRECTOR JON RICHE SIGNS WITH ANOTHER FILM CO

Experienced comedy director Jon Riche has joined the roster at Another Film Co, and making audiences laugh isn't the only string to his bow.


A GOOD DAY FOR HANNAH BON AND RIFF RAFF.

Multilingual, multidisciplinary director Hannah Bon is now part of the Nursery of Evil roster at Riff Riff Films.


THE CORNER SHOP WELCOME AKWASI POKU.

The Corner Shop have signed Akwasi Poku to their global roster.


LALOU & JOAQUIN JOIN CHELSEA PICTURES.

Directors Lalou Dammond and Joaquin Baca-Asay, or Lalou & Joaquin, have joined Chelsea Pictures for representation in the UK and the US.


PETE SCIBERRAS ARRIVES AT STITCH.

Peter Sciberras, revered editor of films such as 'The Power of the Dog' and 'The King', is now on the books at Stitch.


LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN FOR IMAGINE THIS.

The roster at Imagine This, the creative studio launched by Toby Walsham in March, has grown from seventeen to twenty-four.


ALESSANDRO DE LEO SIGNS FOR BIRTH.

Birth have signed an "unstoppable force" in Italian director Alessandro de Leo.


J HUS 'ALIEN GIRL'

Picnic Studio, repped by Partizan, direct an interactive music video for 'Alien Girl' by J Hus.


DOG EAT DOG ADDS ANNE-SOFIE LINDGAARD TO THEIR ROSTER.

London-based Danish writer/director Anne Sofie Lindgaard has been added to the roster at DogEatDog.


SHARIF ABDEL MAWLA JOINS FRIEND.

FRIEND London have completed the signing of Dutch director Sharif Abdel Mawla for UK representation.


HAMLET LAND YOUSEF.

Mononymous director Yousef is now represented by HAMLET in Belgium, France, China, and the Asia–Pacific.


UNTOLD STUDIOS SIGN ELEANOR HANN AND BALAN EVANS.

The music video roster at Untold Studios now boasts Eleanor Hann and Balan Evans.


JOCELYN ANQUETIL JOINS CAVIAR.

Jocelyn Anquetil, director of commercials and music videos, has signed for Caviar in the UK and the Netherlands.


FILM KLAXON: ALT SHIFT LIFE.

Laura Checkoway's 'Alt Shift Life' flits between Nashville, Tennessee, Bangalore, India, and the Bronx in New York City for a story about technology and new starts.


STINI ROEHRS GOES TO PARTIZAN.

Stini Roehrs, or Stini Röhrs for all you umlaut lovers, has joined Partizan's UK roster.


FILM KLAXON: SO LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE STORY.

Marshall Street Editors, and director Sam Huntley are proud to present 'So Let Me Tell You a Little Story'.


JOHNNY FOREIGNER TOAST MATTHIAS LEBEER.

Belgian director Matthias Lebeer has partnered with Johnny Foreigner as he further strengthens his position in the UK market.


OBJECT & ANIMAL WELCOMES 91 RULES

Directing duo Erik Saltzman and Cameron Tidball-Sciullo who go by 91 Rules will now be represented by Object & Animal in all territories (apart from France).


THE BTS THREAD

This thread includes all the BTS films that we come across and will be added to on a regular basis.


IT'S HELEN & KIM FOR DARLING FILMS.

Helen J Raine and Kim Hinrichs, or Helen & Kim for those in a rush, have signed with Darling Films.


MATTHIAS HOENE JOINS SNAPPER

Acclaimed director Matthias Hoene has joined Helen Hadfield's band of merry men and women at Snapper Films.


MERMAN LAND MARK ALBISTON.

Merman top brass have only gone and signed Mark Albiston to their roster.


KODE WELCOME STEFAN HUNT.

Australian director Stefan Hunt has joined Kode for UK representation.


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