David Reviews

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

BLIRP HEAD TO CURATE.
12 April 2022

Argentine animators Blirp have joined Curate for UK representation. Madeleine Sanderson and Dan Dickenson's global talent search brought them to Godoy Cruz in Mendoza, where they found a studio at peak capacity.

Founded in 2008 by Rodrigo Díaz and Andrés De Mula, Blirp have built a reputation for clean-cut animation and vivid character designs. This brought the Argentines to the attention of Disney, who asked them to make fruit appealing for six-to-eleven-year-olds. The solution? A 20" carnival of vitamins and minerals.


Such bursts of 2D energy are peppered throughout Blirp's reel, which makes them popular with television channels and broadcasters aiming to keep viewers engaged between programmes. Satisfied clients include the Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, and Canadian outfit Sportsnet.

This 10" spot for the latter may satisfy those disappointed by 'Space Jam: A New Legacy'. Unlike that bloated carbuncle, Blirp's effort is a fun slice of cartoon basketball action where the fans earn an assist. Given Curate's love of sports, the South Americans feel like a shrewd addition.


You can watch more of Blirp's work here. To discuss a potential collaboration, call Curate's Dan Dickenson on 020 3971 2491 or email dan@curatefilms.com.

News

DAVID PLAYS... THE PROCESSION TO CALVARY.

There have been several licensed Monty Python games over the years, but few nail the group's humour like Joe Richardson's The Procession to Calvary.


MY ACCOMPLICE NAB ALICE ISAAC.

Animator, image maker, and collage artist Alice Isaac has joined the refined roster at My Accomplice.


HUMANS ARRIVE AT RIFF RAFF FILMS.

Directing duo Humans have joined the Nursery of Evil at Riff Raff Films.


HUNKYDORY SIGN NEIL GORRINGE.

HunkyDory have signed Middlesbrough's own Neil Gorringe for representation.


ANDY SAUNDERS PLUMPS FOR BITE COLLECTIVE.

Bite Collective have added seasoned director Andy Saunders to their ranks.


PRESENCE WELCOME DANIEL AZANCOT.

Spanish director Daniel Azancot has joined Presence for commercial representation in the UK.


DAVID PLAYS... UMURANGI GENERATION.

Unlike many first-person games, Umurangi Generation gives players a camera instead of a gun,


EDWARD ANDREWS JOINS OUTSIDER.

After a fruitful spell in Canada, Newbury's own Edward Andrews is back in the UK with Outsider.


TV KLAXON: MAN VS BEE

A show about Rowan Atkinson and a winged insect should have been called Mr Bee.


IT'S BLEU DÉSERT FOR FRIEND LONDON.

French directing trio Bleu Désert have signed with Friend London's for commercials and music videos.


BRIAN & CHARLES RIDE AGAIN

Jim Archer's 2017 short film featuring stand-up characters Brian & Charles has been turned into a bloody brilliant movie.


THE VISIONARIES ENLIST MICHAEL GEOGHEGAN.

Seasoned commercial director Michael Geoghegan has joined The Visionaries for representation.


OKAY GO FOR CHARLES GAMBLE.

Fresh-faced editor Charles Gamble has joined OKAY STUDIO’s bespoke roster.


CARLOS LÓPEZ ESTRADA JOINS NEXUS STUDIOS.

Powerhouse Nexus Studios have added Mexican filmmaker Carlos López Estrada to their ranks.


WILL CHILD JOINS BLINKINK

Director and artist Will Child is the latest member of the Blinkink family.


SNAPPER FILMS WELCOME ELLIE HEYDON.

Snapper Films reckon they've signed a "ray of sunshine" in the form of Ellie Heydon.


IMOGEN HARRISON CONSPIRES WITH MY ACCOMPLICE.

Rising talent Imogen Harrison has joined My Accomplice for commercial representation.


STICKER STUDIOS NAB MORI.

Former agency man Mori has joined the directing roster at Sticker Studios.


EDITOR OLLIE BURN JOINS ABSOLUTE

Post-production studio, Absolute, have strengthened their editing team with the appointment of Ollie Burn.


SAU ALI HEADS TO GREATCOAT FILMS.

Sau Ali heads to Greatcoat Films, and Simon Oxley is predicting great things for the Newham-based director.


JONATHAN JONES JOINS BITE COLLECTIVE

Emmy-winning British cinematographer and director Jonathan Jones has joined the elite food crew at Bite Collective.


DARK ENERGY SIGNS GRAY HUGHES

Dark Energy are proud to announce their signing of director and photographer, Gray Hughes to their commercials roster


BLINK SIGNS DAVID DEARLOVE

Multi award winning director and creative, David Dearlove has joined the Blink family for representation in the UK and the Netherlands.


JAMES FITZGERALD JOINS FAT LEMON

Director James Fitzgerald - who has joined the roster at Fat Lemon - specialises in bringing comedy scripts to life by ensuring that the laughs land exactly where they should.


MAX FISHER JOINS ROGUE FILMS

Max Fisher has joined Rogue Films adding further power to an already impressive roster.


News

Address: Woodbourne House, Seven Sisters, Lenzie, G66 3AW. Telephone: +44 141 776 7766. Editor: Jason Stone.