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THE MAKING OF GRRR!
3 December 2019

Come along to CraftWorks @ Focus today in Islington and hear how Honda Grrr! was made. We'll ask creatives Sean Thompson and Richard Russell, and Alan Smith of directorial pairing Smith & Foulkes how they created one of the all time great ads.

The trio will be discussing the 2005 classic as part of our reunion feature. You can join us for free by registering here and then making your way to the Islington Business Design Centre.

We'll also be hearing from Homespun Yarns creative director Dan Collins on this year's competition and its growing legacy as a magnet for film-making talent.

Our CraftWorks is at 2.00 but there's all kinds of interesting stuff going on both today and tomorrow, so take a look at the programme and get yourselves over to Upper Street.

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MISHA MANSON-SMITH JOINS PRESENCE.

Ambitious production house Presence have completed the signing of director Misha Manson-Smith for commercial representation.


FOGG ON THE CLIMB

Director Fogg has taken advantage of the lockdown hiatus to make a film which advertises… well, him, really.


VISION EYE SUCCESS FOR RHYS WARREN.

London-based cinematographer Rhys Warren has joined the Emerging Artists roster at Vision.


PARK PICTURES SIGN J M HARPER

Documentarian and filmmaker J M Harper has joined Park Pictures for UK and US representation.


IAMSTATIC MOVE TO CURATE FILMS.

Canadian animation studio IAMSTATIC have joined Curate Films for representation in the UK.


FILM KLAXON: GIRLS CAN'T SURF.

'Girls Can’t Surf', a new documentary by Finch's Christopher Nelius, focuses on the rise of female surfers in the 1980s amid rampant sexism.


THIBAULT-THÉODORE SIGNS TO BIRTH

Birth have signed up-and-coming French director and photographer Thibault Théodore to their roster.


BISCUIT FILMWORKS LAND NATHAN MILLER.

Director Nathan Miller has joined Biscuit Filmworks for UK representation.


FAT LEMON WELCOME EMMA SCOTT AND RICHARD PENGELLEY.

Directors Emma Scott and Richard Pengelley are the latest to join Jane Bolton and Cabel Hopkins' team at Fat Lemon.


IT'S A DOG EAT DOG WORLD FOR BLAKE CLARIDGE.

Dog Eat Dog have completed the signing of director Blake Claridge for commercials and branded content.


OBJECT & ANIMAL AND PHANTASM JOIN FORCES

Production companies Object & Animal and Phantasm have joined forces to co-produce projects across the UK, US, and France.


BASHA DE BRUIJN SIGNS TO BIRTH

Birth have signed Dutch director Basha de Bruijn for representation across the UK and France.


JESSY MOUSSALLEM JOINS OBJECT & ANIMAL.

Meeting the Middle East's version of Pablo Escobar is all in a day's work for new Object & Animal director Jessy Moussallem.


FOREVER NAB FONS SCHIEDON.

Multidisciplinary artist Fons Schiedon has joined Forever’s bespoke roster for UK representation.


DOG EAT DOG SIGN IAIN MORRIS

Dog Eat Dog have signed acclaimed comedy writer and director Iain Morris to their roster.


STUDIO DESK ARRIVE AT JELLY LONDON.

Jelly London have bolstered their animation wing by signing Emily Downe and Kathrin Steinbacher, a.k.a. Studio Desk.


HELENA COAN JOINS OB'S INDEPENDENT ROSTER

OB Management have signed director, writer, and musician Helena Coan to their roster for independent representation.


ROUND EIGHT FOR PAPAYA YOUNG DIRECTORS.

We take our good news stories where we can get them right now, and word of Papaya's eighth Young Directors competition certainly fits that bill.


SCOTT CARTHY JOINS SPINDLE

London-based director and filmmaker Scott Carthy has joined Spindle's roster for representation in the UK.


VINCENZO LODIGIANI LANDS AT CURATE FILMS.

Curate Films have completed the signing of Italian director Vincenzo Lodigiani to their growing animation roster.


MATT CARTER SIGNS FOR KODE.

Highly regarded director Matt Carter has joined Kode for commercial representation.


OB MANAGEMENT WELCOME IAN DERRY.

Photographer-turned-director Ian Derry has joined OB Management's raft of freelance talent.


CURATE SIGN ANDREA LOVE.

Curate Films have added filmmaker and animator Andrea Love to their roster.


FILM KLAXON: THE MAN WHO WALKED AROUND THE WORLD.

Partizan director Anthony Wonke’s new documentary about Johnnie Walker is available on Amazon Prime.


LEMONADE REPS ENLIST ARMOURY.

Dalston-based production company Armoury are the latest to join Corin West’s Lemonade for representation.


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