David Reviews

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FOCUS ON CRAFTWORKS

Between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm on Wednesday 7th December, DAVID REVIEWS and the APA are putting on their latest CraftWorks Show at the Business Design Centre in Islington where it will be part of a two-day event called Focus which is put together by Clara Le of The Location Guide.

While our event will obviously be the best part, we urge you to take a look at the whole programme as there is lots going on, much to learn from Clara's other happenings, and a massive networking opportunity as you mingle with filmmakers and service companies from all around the world.

And it's all entirely FREE. Visit the Focus website and click the REGISTER NOW button.

Advertising Production Company Association Spain  

As usual, CraftWorks will be made up of a number of sessions and followed by a Drinks Reception (which is invitation only - once you've registered as a delegate, email jason@davidreviews.com if you want to be on the guest list).

The Drinks Reception is sponsored by the lovely and generous people who run the Advertising Production Company Association Spain.

And the sessions are:


1. The making of... giffgaff's 2016 Halloween ad.



Tom Rainsford of giffgaff will be joined by his colleague Abi Pearl and producer Matthew Fone to talk about giffgaff's relationship with Halloween; Tom's hands-on approach to the company's marketing; and how he came to direct this year's seasonal offering himself.


2. Why I signed... Ehsan B.



Skunk London's Kate Taylor will be joined by charismatic young director Ehsan B and describe what it was about him and his work that persuaded her to invite him to join her company's roster.


3. Outside the Box with Lee Pavey.



In a celebration of risk, Lee Pavey of the Electric Theatre Collective will be joined by a special guest to talk about a creative undertaking outside the realm of advertising which was made for the sheer thrill of it... but still managed to generate commercial opportunities.


4. The Reunion - Cadbury Gorilla.



Matthew Fone - producer of one of the most famous and best-loved commercials of all time will be joined by other people who helped to make it and showing off some behind the scenes footage which has never been seen before. This will be an unmissable insight into advertising at its very best.

CraftWorks is a proper celebration of the wonderful work you all do and it's designed to be entertaining as well as providing worthwhile and fascinating insights.

Please come along if you can. If you don't enjoy it, we'll repay your admission money!

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CARLOS FONT CLOS AT TOP SPEADE.

Speade add some Spanish zest to their editing roster courtesy of Carlos Font Clos.


THE VAGINA DIALOGUES

Caroline Pay is joining forces with VIcki Maguire at Grey London which is currently enjoying a hundred days of Valenstein & Fatt.


BACK TO THE FUTURE

DAVID REVIEWS has gone back to its roots by introducing a new feature for its subscribers... virtual DVDs.


HOMESPUN YARNS 2017

Homespun Yarns' call for entries was announced at March's CraftWorks show and a few days later, we recorded a special podcast with Tim Hardy, Dan Collins and Thomas Ralph.


APRIL FOOLS 2017

Every year April Fools Day provides an opportunity for brands to show their 'fun' side... but it's a bit of a minefield, to say the least.


JACOB HINMON JOINS UNIT9.

Jacob Hinmon has joined UNIT9's commercial roster for worldwide representation.


MIKE LEE THOMAS BECOMES ONE OF PG'S TIPS FOR THE FUTURE.

Director Mike Lee Thomas has joined the roster at Pundersons Gardens.


THE MORNING AFTER... MARCH'S CRAFTWORKS

Listen to Kate Dale, Jane Bolton and Will Cohen waxing lyrically about last week's CraftWorks.


JULIA KNIGHT GETS TO WORK.

Cultured editor Julia Knight has become the latest addition to Work's roster.


JOAKIM REVEMAN JOINS ANOTHER FILM COMPANY.

Swedish-born director Joakim Reveman has joined Another Film Company for UK representation.


BOARD TO DEATH.

1stAveMachine's Baz takes board games over to the dark side in his new feature film, 'Game of Death'.


BOB MEETS BARE.

Bare Films have added brand spanking new comedy collective Bob to their roster.


DREW LIGHTFOOT IS NOT TO SCALE

Not To Scale have signed award-winning Canadian director and animator Drew Lightfoot to their roster.


TIM & JOE GO NATIONWIDE FOR EXPEDIA & VISIT BRITAIN.

Expedia invite tourists and wanderlusters on a countrywide stroll thanks to this interactive addition to Visit Britain’s #OMGB campaign.


JACOB JOHN HARMER JOINS ACNE.

Acne have added Jacob John Harmer to their technically accomplished roster.


THE GLITTERING PRIZES. PODCAST.

Advertising people notoriously festoon themselves with prizes but does this help to improve the work? DAVID asked Mark Denton, Paul Burke and Emer Stamp.


RASMUS HEISE HAS A VISION.

Vision have signed Oscar-winning DoP Rasmus Heise to their roster.


RATTLING STICK GETS FROSTY

Acclaimed director James Frost has signed to Rattling Stick's global roster.


CHRISTIAN BEVILACQUA IS BACK IN TOWN.

Director Christian Bevilacqua recently signed with Hunky Dory with an eye on their strength in the UK market.


THE MORNING AFTER... FEBRUARY'S CRAFTWORKS

The morning after February's CraftWorks, Jason Stone was joined by Sarah Clift, Elisa Chami-Castaldi and Charlie Crompton to talk through the event.


EWEN SPENCER JOINS MY ACCOMPLICE

Photographer, documentary filmmaker, and all-round culture fiend Ewen Spencer has joined My Accomplice for commercial representation.


SAMUEL BENNETTS JOINS UNIT9

UNIT9 have signed Aussie director Samuel Bennetts for UK representation.


FUN & LEARNING AT CRAFTWORKS

There were twenty-two panellists across five segments at February's CraftWorks.


BO MIROSSENI JOINS BURNING REEL.

Burning Reel ensure the UK receives some California sunshine courtesy of new signing Bo Mirosseni.


AN HOUR WITH ALMA HAR'EL

Our latest podcast was recorded the day after the London premičre of Alma Har'el's second documentary feature 'Lovetrue'.


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