David Reviews

 Biting the hand that feeds us since 2002.

THE FULL SERVICE PRESS PLAY.

With school funding at an all-time low and the situation not set to improve, many educational establishments are making sacrifices to keep the lights on.

Unfortunately, the arts are often the first to go. Music is becoming a scarcity in state schools, especially in the deprived areas where it functions as a valuable tool for kids to express themselves. Restore The Music UK aim to change that.

Rankinís The Full Service have created a pair of dynamic films to draw attention to RTM UK, with Rankin director Vicky Lawton at the helm.

'Battle of the Bands' demonstrates precisely why music is such an essential resource in schools. Kids talk about what music means to them, and the documentary style brings home the reality of what taking away access to it would mean.


So far, the charity have raised over £600,000 for 20 state primary and secondary schools across 9 London boroughs, reaching over 16,000 children. They're now set for a new funding push on social media... with some film firepower set to spark interest.


The second film takes a more stylish approach, replete with bold splashes of paint, energetic dance moves, and plenty of music on the driving soundtrack. Appropriately titled 'DNA', it hammers home the connection between visual and aural art, making it clear that if kids lose music, we all lose out.

Restore The Music UK aims to raise the extra £18.3 million needed to fix the lack of school provision - let's hope these polished films grab the attention their cause deserves.

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PULSE STRIKE IT LUCKY WITH LUCKYME.

Pulse Films have added directing duo LuckyMe to their promo roster.


HOMESPUN YARNS VOL. 4

Londonís Ministry of Sound will host Homespun Yarns for the second year running.


CADENCE FILMS SIGN CLEMENS PURNER.

Clemens Purner has joined Cadence Films for commercial representation.


2AM FILMS STRIKE A DEAL WITH COTERIE.

2AM Films have partnered with newly formed production consultants Coterie.


SIMON FRENCH JOINS ELECTRIC THEATRE COLLECTIVE.

Simon French has joined Electric Theatre Collective as their new Joint Head of CG.


SHOW YANAGISAWA JOINS BLINK

Blink have signed Tokyo based director and artist Show Yanagisawa to their roster.


THE FULL SERVICE PRESS PLAY.

Educational charity Restore The Music UK team up with Rankin's The Full Service to fund music in schools.


TWO NEW SIGNINGS AT JELLY LONDON.

Jelly London have added global animation studio Nice Shit and directing duo Everyoneís Favourite to their roster.


BURNING REEL PROMOTE MIKE HEATH TO EP.

Burning Reel have promoted producer Mike Heath to Executive Producer.


JONNIE MALACHI ARRIVES AT RUMBLE.

Director and comedy writer Jonnie Malachi has joined Rumble for UK representation.


PARK VILLAGE SIGN FLEABAG DIRECTOR HARRY BRADBEER

Park Village have added hugely experienced TV director Harry Bradbeer to their roster.


BENJAMIN CARON JOINS MOXIE PICTURES.

Accomplished television director Benjamin Caron has joined Moxie Pictures for representation.


MINDCASTLE MEETS MINDSEYE.

Commercial directing duo Mindcastle have joined MindsEye for UK representation.


FRANCESCO CALABRESE FOR CADENCE FILMS

US-based Italian director Francesco Calabrese will be plying his trade with Cadence Films for the foreseeable future.


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THREE OF THE BEST FOR BLINKINK.

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DOMINIC OíRIORDAN JOINS FAMILIA

Familia are delighted to add award-winning director Dominic OíRiordan to their roster.


BANG TV SIGN US DIRECTOR RUDI SCHWAB

Bang TV are extremely excited to have added Rudi Schwab to their roster and it's not just because he's "not a car guy".


MARK PELLINGTON IS READY TO RUMBLE.

American filmmaker Mark Pellington has joined Rumble Films for UK representation.


THE DE BLINKKS HEAD TO COLONEL BLIMP

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


NEXUS STUDIOS SIGN CHROMOSPHERE

Nexus have signed US-based design and animation studio Chromosphere to their roster.


JAMES LEES JOINS OUTSIDER

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