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DAVID PLAYS.
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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BLINKINK SCORE A BRACE.

Blinkink have signed husband-and-wife directing duo Stevie Gee and Essy May, as well as adding animator and illustrator Robert Hunter to their ranks.


MINDSEYE WELCOME ARNO SALTERS.

Self-described "Franco-British humanoid" Arno Salters is the latest to join MindsEye's raft of comedic talent.


SARA DUNLOP JOINS THE CORNER SHOP

Director Sara Dunlop joins The Corner Shop as part of their US roster.


ELECTRIC THEATRE COLLECTIVE'S COMMITMENT TO FILM.

The Electric Theatre Collective have a new piece of kit and colourist Luke Morrison is extremely excited about it.


CREATIVEPOOL'S CALL FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED TO 15 FEBRUARY.

Creativepool's call for entries extended to 15 February.


A DOUBLE HEADER AT FAT LEMON

Fat Lemon have announced a pair of new signings: Shimmy Ahmed and Shola Amoo.


KODE ENLIST JOSH COLE.

Kode are pleased to announce Josh Cole as the latest addition to their forward-thinking roster.


PODCAST - AMANDA BLUE

Skunk's Amanda Blue talks all things directing and documentary in our latest podcast.


DARK ENERGY LIKE THE TASTE OF DOMINIC CYRIAX.

Dark Energy's hunger for new signings has led them to accomplished TV and commercials director Dominic Cyriax.


WOUTER STOTER JOINS ROSTER AT SNAPPER.

Dutch director Wouter Stoter has joined the roster at Snapper.


GENERATOR SIGN ALEJANDRO TOLEDO.

Generator Films are pleased to announce the signing of filmmaker Alejandro Toledo to their UK roster.


NIGEL SIMPKISS MOTORS ON.

76's Nigel Simpkiss is a busy man with TV commitments alongside his advertising work but luckily he's never happier than when he's fully occupied.


ALBERT MOYA HEADS TO CANADA

CANADA have signed Spanish director Albert Moya to their roster for representation.


SIXTYFOUR MUSIC WELCOME BIGGI HILMARS.

SixtyFour Music have strengthened their proposition by adding Icelandic composer Biggi Hilmars to the ranks.


JULIA KNIGHT'S BACK AT TOP SPEADE.

Speade are pleased to welcome their former protégé Julia Knight back to the fold.


CPI TO SHOWCASE IRISH TALENT AT JANUARY 31ST EVENT.

Commercial Producers Ireland is hosting a special event to showcase local talent on January 31st.


COLIN HESTERLY HEADS TO PARTIZAN STUDIO

Renowned animation director Colin Hesterly has signed to Partizan's animation arm, Partizan Studio.


OLLIE PARSONS JOINS ANOTHER FILM COMPANY

Another Film Company have added comedy director Ollie Parsons to their roster.


ALL NEW CRAFTWORKS - FEBRUARY 11TH.

Our live show CraftWorks is being relaunched at a new venue and with new sponsors.


STITCH CHAMPION BEN CORFIELD.

Stitch have promoted Homespun editor Ben Corfield to their main roster.


PAPAYA LAUNCH YOUNG DIRECTORS COMPETITION

Papaya Films have launched the sixth edition of their Young Directors Competition.


AYSE ALTINOK HEADS TO IDENTITY

IDENTITY have signed filmmaker Ayse Altinok to their roster for US representation.


ALAN FRIEL JOINS DARK ENERGY.

Dark Energy's ongoing talent search has now led them to seasoned filmmaker Alan Friel.


ELECTRIC THEATRE COLLECTIVE'S PRODUCTIVE NEW TRIO.

Electric Theatre Collective are pleased to announce the hires of Polly Durrance, Elle Lockhart, and Antonia Vlasto.


NINA MEREDITH ARRIVES AT OUTSIDER.

Outsider have signed director Nina Meredith to both their main roster and their sports content wing, Insider.


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