David Reviews

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

DAVID NIPS TO THE PLAYSTATION STORE.
26 August 2021

Sony's digital marketplace, the PlayStation Store, is a lot like IKEA: vast, windowless, and full of unusual names. Beyond tentpole games like FIFA, Call of Duty, and Resident Evil are thousands of weird and wonderful titles vying for attention. You just might lose your grip on reality in the process, mind.

One culprit is Tesla vs. Lovecraft - a shoot 'em up that pits, well, Nikola Tesla against H.P. Lovecraft and hordes of diabolical creatures. It draws the eye like 'Godzilla vs. Kong' or 'Billy the Kid Versus Dracula' (no, really), and encapsulates the batshit crazy joy to be found on e-store shelves.

Delve deeper and you'll meet something like Russian visual novel Dull Grey (a stern test for any marketing team) or The Suicide of Rachel Foster, billed as "a story of love and death, where melancholy and nostalgia melt into a thrilling ghost tale." All that's missing is a bright yellow shock value sticker.

All's fair in Lovecraft and war.  

Other efforts, like The Unknown City (Horror Begins Now… Episode 1), stand out due to their garbled titles and clumsy/mistranslated descriptions. One sentence reads: "Player have to kill various zombies, monsters in the game, and save kidnapped cop from monster (Kidnapped girl cop is wife of other cop)". It's enough to give Grammarly a heart attack.

Depending on how long players spend in the PlayStation Store, they may leave with a strange taste in their mouth. Whether that's from Japanese curio Strawberry Vinegar or, ahem, Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry is a matter of consumer choice - just pay, hold your nose, and hope for the best.

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SUPERNOVA HEAD TO YOU ARE HERE

You Are Here have added South American directing duo Supernova to their roster for representation.


THE CORNER SHOP NAB VINCENT RENÉ-LORTIE.

The Corner Shop have signed director Vincent René-Lortie for work in the UK, the US, and the Netherlands.


KNUCKLEHEAD SIGN DAVE BULLIVANT

Knucklehead have signed director and photographer Dave Bullivant for representation in the UK and Amsterdam.


JOHN ALLISON AND CHRIS BOVILL JOIN PABLO LONDON.

Creative tag team John Allison and Chris Bovill have joined Pablo London on a permanent basis.


TV KLAXON: HAWKEYE

Disney+'s Hawkeye focuses on Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and his protégé Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld).


CAROLINE KONING ARRIVES AT NEW LAND.

Dutch filmmaker Caroline Koning has joined New Land for representation in the UK and Scandinavia.


GREAT GUNS ADD JESSE VILE

Great Guns have added noted documentary filmmaker Jesse Vile to their roster.


RINGAN

It's nearly two weeks since we heard the shocking news that Ringan Ledwidge had died at the age of just 50.


CURATE ADDS PRANO BAILEY-BOND

Curate have added rising star Prano Bailey-Bond to their bespoke roster.


SILENCE AT SPINDLE.

Known for her ability to cut through the noise, director Silence has joined Spindle's roster for representation.


CHARLIE ROBINS JOINS AGILE FILMS.

Music video whizz Charlie Robins has joined the promos roster at Agile Films.


DAVID BERTRAM LANDS AT BLINK.

French creative-turned-director David Bertram has joined Blink's rosters in London and Amsterdam.


WHITEHOUSE POST ELECT BEN CANNY.

Whitehouse Post have signed editor Ben Canny to their London roster.


HENRY WELCOME SEBASTIAN STRASSER.

Sebastian Strasser, one of Germany's foremost TVC directors, has joined HENRY for French representation.


FILM KLAXON - LIONESS: THE NICOLA ADAMS STORY

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SCOTT PERRY SIGNS WITH HAMLET.

New markets await for director Scott Perry as he joins HAMLET for representation.


ANOTHER ICELANDIC SIGNING FOR TANTRUM

tantrum have added award-winning director Thora Hilmarsdottir to their roster of talent.


AUBE PERRIE HEADS TO PULSE FILMS

Those with a keen eye on the world of music promos will be excited to learn that Pulse Films have added Aube Perrie to their music videos and commercials roster.


PRETTYBIRD SWOOP FOR JOSEPH WILSON

London filmmaker Joseph Wilson has joined Prettybird UK for commercial representation.


SAM COLEMAN JOINS DARLING

Darling Films have added South African director Sam Coleman to their roster for UK representation.


CHEAT ENLIST JONNY TULLY.

Seasoned operator Jonny Tully has joined CHEAT as a senior colourist.


DOLLY WELLS IS A HAPPY SNAPPER.

Writer, director, and performer Dolly Wells has completed her move to Snapper Films.


FILM KLAXON: SOLIDAGO.

Jerusha West’s 'Solidago' is an upcoming short film set in an all-female 1960s commune.


DAX MARTINEZ-VARGAS IS CURATE MATERIAL.

Curate's directing roster now boasts Dax Martinez-Vargas for UK and European work.


STINK RISING ADDS OLIVIA ROSE

Stink have added director and photographer Olivia Rose to their Rising roster.


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