David Reviews

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

HUMANS ARRIVE AT RIFF RAFF FILMS.
26 July 2022

Directing duo Humans have joined the Nursery of Evil at Riff Raff Films. Humans are Thom Whitaker and Danielle Outhwaite-NoŽl, former creative directors at Mother and the team behind many of IKEA's standout commercials in the UK (though, given Mother's weird reluctance to provide credits... anyone could lay claim to anything that comes out of the agency so we'll just have to take their word for it).

Whitaker and Outhwaite-NoŽl's transformation into Humans began in late 2019, when they directed the promo for grime star D Double E's Fresh N Clean. It was made through Riff Riff, as it happens, where owner Matthew Fone encouraged the duo to follow their new path with confidence. It's a well worn path too, as he's helped guided a number of top top directors down it, including Juan Cabral and Dougal Wilson.



Appropriately, Matthew Fone says: "I have a lot of experience helping creatives become directors, and part of that is taking an objective look at their ideas, how they are on set, and their interaction with both the crew and whoever is paying for the job."


We love Riff Raff because they're all about ideas. No wait, craft, with ideas. And craft. OK, itís all about both.

 ”

"Anyone who knows Danni and Thom will know how good they are with people," Fone adds, "but what they are about to find out is how good they are as directors. Watch the music videos we have been doing together, and then send some scripts over. R/GA and Cash App in the US did!"



Now they've made their union with Riff Raff official, what do Humans admire most about their new home? "We love Riff Raff because they're all about ideas. No wait, craft, with ideas. And craft. OK, it's all about both. Which is exactly how we like to approach things too. We couldn't be more excited to be joining them!"

To learn more about Humans, call Riff Raff Films on 020 3383 0193.

Stories

DIRECTOR SASHA NATHWANI JOINS CAVIAR.

Sasha Nathwani, the artist formerly known as Sashinski, has joined Caviar for UK and Dutch representation.


THE SWEETSHOP SIGN BEATRICE PEGARD.

Sweetshop director Beatrice Pegard brings qualifications in political and environmental sciences as well as a tidy showreel to her new home.


FILM KLAXON: NAQQASH KHALID'S IN CAMERA

Director Naqqash Khalid's feature debut, In Camera, has wrapped after a six-week shoot.


MISSING LINK FILMS LAND GREG BRAY.

Missing Link have added Berlin-based Kiwi director Greg Bray to their roster of talent.


DIRECTING DUO BONAMAZE ARRIVE AT FLIPT

Directing duo Bonamaze have come up with a fascinating USP by seeking to capture the audio essence of places and entities.


JUSTIN TYLER CLOSE HEADS TO FRESH FILM.

The latest addition to the Fresh Film flock is Canadian director Justin Tyler Close, who joins for global representation.


TV KLAXON: JUNK ROCK TV

Where most people see trash, Sam Battle (aka Look Mum No Computer) sees potential.


ACE NORTON LANDS AT FRIEND LONDON.

Ace Norton may sound like a brand of anti-virus software, but he's actually a Californian director who's joined Friend London for representation.


IMANOL RUIZ DE LARA JOINS RATTLING STICK.

Spaniard Imanol Ruiz de Lara is the latest addition to Rattling Stick's UK roster.


OCTANE ARRIVE AT IRRESISTIBLE STUDIOS.

Newly established directing duo Octane prefer to keep their real names a secret, though amateur detectives will find them easily enough.


ACADEMY FILMS SIGN EUGEN†MERHER.

Eugen Merher has become the latest Filmakademie Baden-WŁrttemberg graduate to join Academy Films.


FILM KLAXON: SHACKLE AND A CAT CALLED DOM.

Take a look at Ainslie Henderson's new short films, Shackle and A Cat Called Dom.


TIM FOK AND FIN SULLIVAN JOIN VISION ARTISTS.

Vision Artists have added cinematographer Tim Fok and production designer Fin Sullivan to their ranks.


ANNEX WELCOME CHRIS OVERTON.

Chris Overton, the director of Academy Award-winning short film The Silent Child, has joined Annex for representation.


CANADA GOT STILLZ.

Director and photographer Matias Vasquez (aka Stillz) is now on the books at CANADA.


PARK VILLAGE WELCOME IAN DERRY AND GOSHDAMN.

Intrepid filmmaker Ian Derry and directing duo GoshDamn have joined Park Village for UK and European work.


DAN FRENCH JOINS STICKER STUDIOS.

Sticker Studios have completed the signing of Dan French for commercial representation.


KODE PICK THE BERRY BOYS.

Kode have added Ryan Burnham and Luke Robson (aka The Berry Boys) to their roster.


THE LIGHTS ARE ON AT ELECTRIC STUDIOS.

Electric Theatre Collective's latest offshoot, Electric Studios, is open for business with Geoff Parsons and Ben Honour at the helm.


SUNE SōRENSEN JOINS NICE SHIRT

Nice Shirt Films are extremely pleased to reveal that director Sune SÝrensen has joined their talented roster.


FOREVER ENLIST SAYNA FARDARAGHI.

British-Persian director Sayna Fardaraghi has joined Forever's bespoke roster for representation.


LIFE'S A STITCH FOR SARA FAULKNER.

Stitch reckon Sara Faulkner's "reputation precedes her" as she joins their roster of editors.


AB/CD/CD JOIN OB MANAGEMENT.

Alphabetti spaghetti fans will be pleased to learn that AB/CD/CD have joined OB (Management)'s talent roster.


JADE ADEYEMI JOINS VISION ARTISTS.

Vision have signed another Emerging Artist in the shape of production designer Jade Adeyemi.


CALEB FEMI ARRIVES AT KODE.

Multidisciplinary talent Caleb Femi has joined Kode for representation.


Stories

Address: Woodbourne House, Seven Sisters, Lenzie, G66 3AW. Telephone: +44 141 776 7766. Editor: Jason Stone.