David Reviews

 "You're not an artist, Peggy. You solve problems." Don Draper.

FILM KLAXON: HAKEEM.
10 June 2024

Hak Baker, the man behind DAVID's album of 2023, 'Worlds End FM', learned to play guitar in prison when his name was pulled out of a hat. This captured the imagination of directors James Topley and Ivo Beckett (also known as Deadhorses), who spent five years at his side.

The result is 'Hakeem', a fifty-five minute documentary made through OB42 and edited by Final Cut's Claire McGonigal. Not only does it focus on Baker's music (choice cuts include 'Telephones 4 Eyes' and 'Doolally'), but also the streets of east London that preoccupy his mind. Shot with a raw, strobe-lit urgency, it's all about the fabulous Baker boy.


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MATT TURNER JOINS NO.8 AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF COLOUR.

No.8 have a new Creative Director of Colour in the form of Matt Turner.


LOOP TALENT WELCOME PRODUCTION DESIGNER DELPHINE FYRST.

Danish production designer Delphine Fyrst has joined Loop Talent as she continues to make a name for herself in the UK.


GERMAN TORRES SIGNS FOR NM TALENT AT NM PRODUCTIONS.

German Torres has become the latest director to join the NM Talent roster at NM Productions.


FINCH SWOOP FOR ARUNDATI THANDUR.

FINCH have added director Arundati Thandur to the roster after the success of 'I'm Dying Inside' for Modibodi.


TV KLAXON: PIGLETS.

HunkyDory's Victoria Pile directs a new comedy for ITVX about police trainees.


1STAVEMACHINE AND EMIL NAVA LAUNCH AMMOLITE MACHINE.

Ammolite, the company founded by director Emil Nava in 2019, has become Ammolite Machine.


BLINK SNAP UP DANIELLE LEVITT.

American photographer and director Danielle Levitt is now on the books at Blink.


WILLIAM STEFAN SMITH JOINS BISCUIT FILMWORKS.

Director William Stefan Smith has signed for Biscuit Filmworks in the UK and the US.


ISBA, THE APA AND THE IPA AIM FOR PERFECT PITCH

Three trade bodies have come together in an attempt to create a less imperfect way of bidding for business.


FINAL CUT SIGN NAYIM SAATI.

Nayim Saati's career as a shit-hot editor has taken him from New York to Amsterdam, where his work for 72andSunny caught the eye of Final Cut.


LOOP TALENT LAND MARTI GUIVER.

Director of photography Marti Guiver is now represented by Loop Talent for commercials, music videos, fashion films, and more.


BENNETT JOHNSON ARRIVES AT MISSING LINK FILMS.

Director Bennett Johnson says Ben and Heather Link are "a bit of a dream team" as he joins Missing Link Films for UK representation.


JARED CLAYTON JOINS ACADEMY FILMS.

Self-taught director Jared Clayton is now on the books at Academy for UK and US work.


REVOLVER WELCOME TASO ALEXANDER.

Good news for Revolver as Taso Alexander joins for commercial representation Down Under.


FREDDIE CATTANEO SIGNS FOR RATTLING STUFF.

Freddie Cattaneo has become the latest addition to the roster at Rattling Stuff.


PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT FOR JELLY.

American creative workshop Practice are now represented by Jelly for global work.


SEBASTIAN THIEL AND SAM AND DAVID CUTLER-KREUTZ JOIN OB42.

Not one, not two, but three new faces have arrived at OB42: Sebastian Thiel and brothers Sam and David Cutler-Kreutz.


KEEGAN BRADLEY FACES ANOTHER TEST.

With Keegan Bradley in the news, DAVID thought he'd revisit one of the best golf ads of all time.


FILM KLAXON: DAMMI.

Yann Demange, director of ''71' and 'White Boy Rick', is back with an experimental short film about home and identity.


ODELAY FILMS SWOOP FOR JENNIFER SHERIDAN.

Comedy director Jennifer Sheridan is now on the books at Odelay Films.


DANIELA ROTARU JOINS TIME BASED ARTS.

Her country of birth may be out of Euro 2024, but Romania's Daniela Rotaru has every reason to be happy.


AI UP, IT'S KEANU REEVES!

Keanu Reeves plays a cybersecurity expert called in J in this Palo Alto Networks spot.


FILM KLAXON: ISAAC.

When a commentator says "It's been a tough road for Isaac Chamberlain" he means it.


PAUL BRIGANTI HEADS FOR RADICALMEDIA.

Comedy director Paul Briganti has joined RadicalMedia for commercial representation in the US.


IT'S CASWELL COGGINS FOR JOHNNY FOREIGNER.

Seasoned commercials director Caswell Coggins is now represented by Johnny Foreigner for all in-house work.


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