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FILM KLAXON: AREA BOY.
14 August 2023

The title of Iggy London's new short film, 'Area Boy', refers to children, teenagers, and young men who commit petty crime on the streets of Lagos and other Nigerian cities. Part of main character Eli (Joshua Cameron) wants to stay with his volatile gang—the other wants to embrace the structure and discipline of the church.

Writer and director London says: "I want to create worlds which allow us to remove ourselves from our own subject position. 'Area Boy' doesn’t resort to cliches or caricatures. It observes Eli as he sinks between conformity and escapism. The film watches patiently, gently, as Eli struggles to find his specific path in life. Our audience will see how it unfolds the way life does." No word on a release date yet, but expect more information to drop soon.


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TOM GORST JOINS PARK VILLAGE.

Park Village have completed the signing of director Tom Gorst for UK representation.


TV KLAXON: TO CATCH A COPPER.

"Can a system where the police police themselves ever really work?" That's the question posed by 'To Catch a Copper', a three-part Channel 4 documentary directed by Ashley Francis-Roy of Missing Link Films.


MERMAN ENLIST TOMBOY.

Jesse Heath and Nikki Grattan (AKA Tomboy) have signed with Merman for UK representation.


DARREN 'BEARYMAN' FOREMAN BOLSTERS SHIFTPOST'S OFFER

Darren 'Bearyman' Foreman is a Renaissance Man when it comes to music and sound, and Shiftpost are understandably delighted to have him on board.


LOOP TALENT WELCOME DAVE MILLER.

Loop Talent have signed director of photography Dave Miller for representation.


EHSAN BHATTI HITS THE ROAD WITH THE CORNER SHOP USA.

Director Ehsan Bhatti is now represented in the USA by The Corner Shop.


MELODY MAKER JOINS LONDON ALLEY.

Melody Maker, director of commercials and promos, has joined London Alley for work in the United States.


IT'S MILL+ FOR MAK MAHMUT AKAY.

Director Mak Mahmut Akay now plies his trade at Mill+, The Mill's content and creative studio.


PULSE FILMS SWOOP FOR LUDOVIC GONTRAND.

Pulse Films have signed Ludovic Gontrand to their UK and US rosters.


MISCHA ROZEMA JOINS RIFF RAFF FILMS.

Dutch director Mischa Rozema has become the latest addition to Riff Raff Films on both sides of the Atlantic.


GREGORY BRUNKALLA ENTERS RADICALMEDIA.

Gregory Brunkalla says he is "honoured and thrilled" to be represented by RadicalMedia in London and Berlin.


HOT ICARUS LANDS AT FEEL FILMS.

Directors Wij Travers and Giles Rozier (aka Hot Icarus) have signed for the US branch of Feel Films.


BLINK SIGN CONTAINER LOVE.

German creative studio Container Love are now on the books at Blink. The company’s global talent search brought them to Berlin, where they found a studio chock-full of directors, photographers, and visual artists.


DAVID PLAYS... FASHION POLICE SQUAD.

DAVID has never played a first-person shooter quite like 'Fashion Police Squad'.


MAR DEL CORRAL SIGNS FOR SPINDLE.

Mar del Corral is a vibrant director who’s joined Spindle for UK representation.


MARTIN ROMANELLA LINES UP FOR MOXIE PICTURES.

Martin Romanella, one of Argentina's foremost commercial directors, has joined Moxie Pictures in the UK.


PARTIZAN WELCOME CAMILLE BOUMANS.

Dutch director Camille Boumans has joined Partizan for commercial representation.


NEW LAND SIGN ABDI IBRAHIM.

Director and photographer Abdi Ibrahim says he is "so excited" to join the New Talent roster at New Land.


BRIAN COX IS TEKKEN THE MICK.

Bandai Namco have tapped Brian Cox to promote 'Tekken 8' because reasons.


DARLING FILMS ENLIST YASSA KHAN.

Welsh-Pakistani director Yassa Khan has joined the esteemed ranks at Darling Films.


KATIE DYMMOCK LANDS AT OKAYSTUDIO.

OkayStudio's roster of colourists now boasts Katie Dymmock for good measure.


MOLLY GORDON JOINS SUPERPRIME.

Fans of 'The Bear' and 'Booksmart will be pleased to learn that Molly Gordon has joined the Superprime roster.


A FAMILIA SIGHT FOR NIALL COFFEY.

FAMILIA have completed the signing of director and cinematographer Niall Coffey.


JACKSON FORSYTHE ENROLS AT ACADEMY.

Director and classical pianist Jackson Forsythe has joined Academy Films for global representation.


IT'S MINDSEYE FOR EMMA DEBANY.

Comedy director Emma Debany has joined MindsEye for commercial representation.


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