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CraftWorks in the Evening.
28th March 2019.
19.00 to 21.00.
(Doors open: 18.30)

The second event of CraftWorks Season III takes place at MPC - 127 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 0NL - on Thursday, 28th March between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm. (Doors open at 6.30 pm.)

Tickets are £25.00 (plus VAT) each.

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The event will be compered by David Reviews editor Jason Stone:

Florence Keith-Roach
Writer-director Florence Keith-Roach will showcase her brilliant comedy 'A Family Affair'.

Malcolm Green
We'll take a look at one of Malcolm's films and talk about his approach to filmmaking.

Jack Spring
Young director Jack Spring will talk about his debut feature Destination Dewsbury.

Lily Rose Thomas
Lily Rose Thomas will talk about her searingly honest film Girls Who Drink after a screening.


The venue: MPC, 127 Wardour Street, London W1F 0NL.

Date: Thursday 28th March.
Time: 19.00 to 21.00. (Doors open at 18.30.)




         

         


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Orange
"Rock Corps"
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The idea of exchanging participation in urban renewal in exchange for gig tickets is brilliant. And this clever film manages to demonstrate that it's capable of appealing to young people of all shapes and sizes.

AT & T
"It Can Wait"
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This is a slow burner but it builds the heat to an incredible ferocity and leaves you feeling as though you've been kicked in the head. Something is clearly coming and many viewers will realise what it is before it arrives... but this anticipation adds to the anxiety and makes the pay-off all the more impactful.

KidZania
"Talking Heads"
60s
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Child-wrangler extraordinaire Karen Cunningham has done it again. This charming compilation of children precociously imagining themselves to be operating in the world of adults has been beautifully calibrated to ensure we are laughing 'with' and not 'at' its young stars. This is a director who has a real knack for drawing these kind of performances from children with their barely-detectable smiles suggesting they're having the loveliest game of make-believe.

Jobs In Football
"Unorthodox Manager"
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Under Armour
"Misty Copeland"
90s
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This compelling Under Armour commercial stars Misty Copeland - the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. It's a far cry from the Metropolitan Opera House, but this empty arena proves the ideal stage. Agile's Georgia Hudson and DP ZoŽ White orbit Copeland's graceful performance.

ao.com
"The Sun"
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How many AO delivery drivers does it take to change a lightbulb? Two, if this fetching commercial is anything to go by. Having seemingly interviewed every one of their Ďcustomers' in previous campaigns, the online outlet now opt for a more whimsical approach with bulb replacement on an epic scale. Gently humourous and beautifully shot, the duo's solar repair job marks a refreshing shift for the electrical brand.

Future Forward USA Action
"Happy"
30s
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This commercial from Future Forward USA offers a subtle yet scathing criticism of the current American administration. Directed by Ted Pauly and released on the back of Trump's (latest) Russian debacle, the film asks viewers a simple question: who is happy about the current state of the world?

Reebok
"Take a Different Path"
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Reebok have fully committed to a classic 90s aesthetic to promote the relaunch of their classic 90s shoe, the Aztrek OG. This celebration of nostalgia is tied together with a celebration of youth, with appearances from figures like Noel Gallagher's daughter Anais.

Sony Bravia
"Basketballs"
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Pairs of spinning basketballs are pushed towards one another until they disintegrate resulting in an impressive effect. As a representation of what can be seen on High Definition television, it doesn't actually make a great deal of sense but there is nonetheless something about this which makes it work.

IBM
"Green"
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An executive becomes a convert to the green cause when it's explained to him just how much money his company can save. His initial scorn evaporates like so much vinegar but it still leaves a nasty smell... if big business is going to wait until their interests are served before acting then, frankly, we're all doomed.

Vauxhall Corsa
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"Melting"
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The theme from The Godfather is allied with an excellent special effect which gives the impression that the figures of Saddam Hussain and his family are melting to advertise a forthcoming drama about the life and times of the Iraqi dictator.

Road Safety (Scotland)
"Surround"
40s
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This clever road safety film running in cinemas north of the border puts the viewer inside the car to remind us how easy it is to lose concentration. Having seen this in situ, DAVID can attest to its effectiveness and the impact it has on the target audience.

Five Gum
"Bubbles"
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Another notion of what it's like to chew Five Gum has a man descending on to a fountain of bubbles that keep him airborne. It might be hyperbolic but at least it's visually impressive. We'd love to see the same idea used to who "what it's like to eat a Big Mac".

NatWest
"Brochure Production"
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Care and attention goes into the printing of brochures containing information about a special offer on home insurance in this ad for the high street bank. In keeping with the rest of the current campaign, we assume these folk aren't actors.

Orange
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A variety of animation techniques are used to draw attention to a special offer from Orange which enables punters to win prizes ranging from free texts to holidays. The joyous animated entities presumably represent the happy winners.

The Bill
"A View From The Frontline"
60s
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A series of cleverly constructed montage showing different elements from likely stories in the long-running police drama which is now to be broadcast in a new slot which should allow for more swearing, violence and the occasional act of sexual indiscretion.

Orange
"Rockcorps"
30s
20 Jul 2009
The idea of exchanging participation in urban renewal in exchange for gig tickets is brilliant. And this clever film manages to demonstrate that it's capable of appealing to young people of all shapes and sizes.

Littlewoods
"Beach"
30s
20 Jul 2009
Our gratitude that 'Trinny and Tranny' (as Lee Evans calls them) are no longer hamming their way through ads for this retailer is almost enough to have us forgive the rather cheesy conceit on display here as Littlewoods cement their position as the Argos of clothes.

T-Mobile
"Colin's Invite"
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Wall's Sausages
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Sky
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30s
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Maynards
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30s
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Die Hard Batteries
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