David Reviews

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ORPHANS
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.




News

FILM KLAXON: DIARY OF A GHOST.

Caroline Hajny's new short film, 'Diary of a Ghost', stars Genevieve Chenneour as Sage, a woman heartbroken after the death of her first love, Riley (Alfie Noble).


TV KLAXON: THE RED KING.

There are shades of 'The Wicker Man' and ‘The Third Day’ to Alibi's new folk thriller series, 'The Red King'.


TASO ALEXANDER JOINS ARTS & SCIENCES.

Taso Alexander is now represented in the UK and the US by Arts & Sciences.


MOLLY MANNING WALKER FOR ROGUE

Earlier this year, director Molly Manning Walker joined the roster at Rogue... and she's already off the mark.


IT'S THE STRAIGHT 8 INDUSTRY SHOOTOUT 2024

Ed Sayers and his heroic team are once again offering your company the opportunity to show off its skills in the most fun film competition of all.


ORPHANS

This a thread of unclaimed work which we'll include at DAVID REVIEWS just as soon as we have sufficient credits.


SMUGGLER ARE FREDDY MANDY IN LOVE.

Director Freddy Mandy has joined Smuggler for global representation.


JOHNNY FOREIGNER, MEET JOE VENTURA.

The adventures of Joe Ventura continue as he moves to London and signs with Johnny Foreigner for commercial representation.


JOEL MILLER JOINS THE QUARRY.

Joel Miller is now on the books at The Quarry after a successful spell in the United States.


CREATORS INC SWOOP FOR SAM WALKER.

Sam Walker, whose recent work includes 'Progress is Unstoppable' for Formula E and 'Everyday' for Avios, has completed his move to Creators Inc.


'JERICHO RIDGE' SCREENING THIS WEDNESDAY

This Wednesday evening, there's an opportunity to come along to Soho and watch 'Jericho Ridge' and hear from director Will Gilbey after.


OB42 WELCOME SAMAN KESH.

OB42's revamped roster now boasts Saman Kesh, a director from Sacramento, California who loves video games and hates bigotry.


DAVID DEARLOVE MAJORS IN ARTS & SCIENCES

David Dearlove is an intriguing addition to the roster at Arts & Sciences, as he's brimming with potential and clearly has a lot of fascinating projects ahead of him.


ANOTHER PIECE OF ME

A couple of months ago, we reported on an initiative from KPN in the Netherlands which sought to reach Gen Z with a vital message about online safety... her's what happened next.


FILM KLAXON: SPERMWORLD.

'Spermworld' follows three donors who either sell their genetic material or give it away for free.


MJZ STRENGTHEN UK OFFER BY SIGNING TOP DIRECTOR NICK BALL

MJZ know all about Australian director Nick Ball, having represented him in the US for a number of years... and now they're looking after him in the UK and the Netherlands too.


GREENROOM FILMS SIGN INDIGO BATES.

Director Indigo Bates is back on home soil thanks to Greenroom Films.


SAMUEL BAYER LANDS AT BULLION PRODUCTIONS.

Revered commercial and music video director Samuel Bayer has joined Bullion for UK representation.


TIM MCNAUGHTON CONSOLIDATES RELATIONSHIP WITH ARTS & SCIENCES

Director Tim McNaughton has consolidated his relationship with trans-Atlantic production house Arts & Sciences after he and fellow Bobbsey Twin Freddy Mandy decided to go their separate ways.


MINKIE SPIRO'S SOLD ON KNUCKLEHEAD.

Prolific TV director Minkie Spiro has signed with Knucklehead's global roster.


MISSING LINK FILMS WELCOME HONOR NORTHRIDGE.

It's Pot Noodles all round as director Honor Northridge joins Missing Link Films for representation.


FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE WITH 'MAKE THE CHANGE'.

Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull’s latest project is an interactive film about chronic kidney disease (CKD).


THE VISIONARIES ENLIST BEN WHITE.

Commercial director Ben White is now part of the roster at The Visionaries.


IT'S LOUISE DE NEXON FOR STARLING.

STARLING have completed the signing of French-American director Louise De Nexon for UK work.


DANIEL BÖRJESSON GOES TO BANG TV.

Daniel Börjesson has joined Bang TV for UK commercial representation.


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