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11 June 2018

Those who know their Fornites from their PUBG*s will know that E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is well underway.

As gamers pore over the annual trade event's announcements, no-shows, and slick press conferences, here's a quick round-up of some of the video game tidbits circulating throughout our industry.

*That's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, in case you didn't know.


1. Aardman's '11-11: Memories Retold'



Aardman have partnered with Bandai-Namco to create '11-11: Memories Retold' - a story-driven game with a painterly take on World War One. Swapping claymation for watercolour, it's a notable shift in tone for the Bristol studio. The title joins the likes of 'Valiant Hearts: The Great War' and 'Battlefield 1' in attempting to enlighten modern gamers about the century-old conflict.




2. Xbox x FIFA



One can imagine Microsoft and McCann London were pleased at Real Madrid's recent Champions League triumph - Los Blancos have featured heavily in the brand's Xbox marketing, particularly when FIFA's involved. Tasked with emphasising the console's football credentials, the agency have produced everything from live-action tutorials to match reports written in joypad button combinations.



3. Mario Tennis Aces



Fresh from winning his eleventh French Open title on Sunday, Rafael Nadal now faces Italian opposition in the shape of… er, Mario. Nintendo's iconic tradesman has a sideline in OTT tennis games, and this two-minute ‘Mario Tennis Aces' trail pits these two against one another - complete with reality-defying power-ups and contentious line calls.



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THREE NEW SIGNINGS AT HUNKYDORY.

HunkyDory have bolstered their commercial offering by signing directors Victoria Pile, J J Adler, and Sune Sørensen.


THE UNTOLD STORY.

After plying their trade at The Mill for a number of years, Neil Davies and Darren O'Kelly are heading an ambitious new post-production enterprise called Untold Studios.


SPINDLE ARE LOOKING SHARP.

London's newest production company has arrived in the form of Spindle.


MISCHA ROZEMA JOINS NEXUS STUDIOS

Dutch filmmaker and motion graphics guru Mischa Rozema has joined the team at Nexus Studios for global representation.


ODDS ON SUCCESS.

ODD is one of the interesting new companies taking advantage of the ad industry's shifting landscape by providing a new offer to brands.


RATTLING STICK WELCOME JAMIE JAY JOHNSON.

Rattling Stick have signed television comedy director and documentarian Jamie Jay Johnson.


MUSTAFA MAZOUZI LEGS IT TO OUTSIDER.

DAVID chats with Mustafa Mazouzi as the French director joins Outsider.


JESS COULTER HEADS TO O POSITIVE

O Positive have signed comedy director Jess Coulter to their roster for commercial representation.


EMILIO GAMAL BOUTROS FITS IN AT NICE SHIRT.

ADCAN award-winner Emilio Gamal Boutros has been promoted to Nice Shirt's New Talent roster.


UNIT9 SIGN CLEO SAMOLES-LITTLE.

UNIT9 are pleased to welcome an "exciting new talent" in the form of London-based filmmaker Cleo Samoles-Little.


TWO THROUGH THE DOOR AT MY ACCOMPLICE.

My Accomplice have bolstered their commercial division with the additions of director-slash-photographer Harvey Pearson and filmmaker Michael Yanny.


ICELAND'S CHRISTMAS PUBLICITY COUP

Iceland are garnering a lot of publicity on the back of the decision to 'ban' a Christmas ad originally made for Greenpeace.


IT'S DAVID BETTERIDGE FOR DARK ENERGY.

David Betteridge claims he owns "more cameras than pairs of shoes" as the director brings his 360-degree video savvy to Dark Energy.


GUY PATERSON LAUGHS HIS WAY TO DARLING FILMS.

Christmas has come early for Darling Films as the company announce director Guy Paterson as their latest signing.


MEGAN MACZKO HEADS TO MISSING LINK

Missing Link have signed actress-turned-director Megan Maczko for representation.


DEEPA KESHVALA JOINS VISION.

London-based director of photography Deepa Keshvala is the latest to join Vision's DP roster for representation.


OB MANAGEMENT WELCOME JACK RETALLACK.

OB Management are pleased to announce the signing of director Jack Retallack to their Individuals line-up.


TIME TO DRAW A LINE UNDER HARASSMENT.

The ad industry is trying to put its own house in order with a campaign designed to end sexual harassment.


KELLY ANNA HAS A TASTE FOR JELLY.

Jelly have bolstered their illustration roster with the signing of London-based artist and designer Kelly Anna.


GABRIEL BISSET-SMITH JOINS DIRTYWORK.

Director Gabriel Bisset-Smith has joined Rattling Stick's up-and-coming talent roster, DirtyWork.


OMRI COHEN ARRIVES AT PULSE FILMS.

Intrepid filmmaker Omri Cohen is pleased to call Pulse Films home as the Israeli joins for global representation.


PODCAST - MATT DOMAN

In our latest podcast, Matt Doman describes a truly remarkable career.


NOW AND FOREVER FOR CHLOE SHEPPARD.

Director-stroke-photographer Chloe Sheppard has joined Forever for representation.


KODE WELCOME KONRAD BEGG.

Director and noted petrolhead Konrad Begg is the latest to join Kode's growing roster for immediate representation.


TWO ARRIVALS AT BLINKINK

Blinkink have signed a pair of talented new directors - Sophie Koko Gate and James Papper.


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