David Reviews

 Biting the hand that feeds us since 2002.

BACK TO THE FUTURE

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

Many years ago, DAVID REVIEWS founder Jason Stone worked for The Television Register. It was his job to compile the monthly review of new work which was distributed on U-Matic video tape to a couple of hundred subscribers around the world.

When we set up DAVID REVIEWS in 2002, we began distributing something similar on DVD but it swiftly became clear that most people wanted to watch new work via the internet and we adapted to this.

But one thing got lost along the way. A lot of those who used to receive a video tape would use its arrival to gather people from their company and watch it together. It was a great way of staying on top of what's out there and talk about it.

Recently, we've been asked by a few companies if it would be possible to receive a DVD. The answer to that is 'no' but we have devised an alternative that we think you're going to like.


The Television Register, eh? How old does that make Jason Stone? Bit rude. Let's just say he was a very young man in those days.


And not so much now! How does it work then? Each Tuesday morning, we'll 'publish' a new virtual DVD covering the previous week's new TVCs. No pop promos, short films or branded content... just TVCs. Each of these compilations is around 15 minutes in length.

Then at the end of each month, we'll compile a collection of the work that's been broadcast during the previous calendar month.


And you have to be a subscriber to see these compilations? Absolutely.


And what's your hope? We'd love to think that companies working both agency-side and production-side will make time to gather people around a big screen and watch this compilation together.

We're increasingly isolated when we view stuff and - as our CraftWorks show has already demonstrated - you get a very different vibe when you get people together.


Brilliant. How do we watch? Just click on DVDs in the main menu at www.davidreviews.com and choose the compilation you want to watch. There's a printable PDF for each and the video is designed to be watched on a big screen.


Why are the ads numbered? Is 01 the best one? They're organised by product sector and the numbers are there so you can find the ad in the PDF if you've printed it.


Love it! Can we download some popcorn? It's never enough for you, is it?

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NICE SHIRT FILMS SIGN LUCY BRIDGER.

Up-and-coming director Lucy Bridger has joined Nice Shirt’s tailored roster.


RICHARD PETER HUNTER JOINS BLINK.

Comedy director Richard Peter Hunter has joined Blink for commercial representation.


YAKO YAKO DO

Anna Carpen and Matthew Fone have been working on an important project and you can help.


SKUNK'S BEN STREBEL ON SKATEBOARDING HIS WAY TO THE TOP.

Following Ben Strebel's recent arrival at Skunk, we caught up with the multi-talented director to find out all about him.


WILL INNES SMITH HEADS TO HOTSPUR & ARGYLE

Hotspur & Argyle have signed Will Innes Smith to their roster for commercial representation.


PODCAST - NILS LEONARD

Nils Leonard stepped into the String & Tins studio to offer his verdict on the advertising industry and explain how brands can save the world.


ANDREW DONOHO JOINS BULLION

Bullion have signed US director Andrew Donoho to their roster for UK representation.


PETER BRANDT JOINS WORK EDITORIAL

Work Editorial have signed Peter Brandt to their roster for international work.


A FAMOUS ARRIVAL AT AGENT ELSON.

Californian production outfit The Famous Group have partnered with Agent Elson for representation.


YANN DEMANGE JOINS PULSE FILMS.

Filmmaker Yann Demange has joined Pulse Films for commercial and promo representation.


AMERICAN PRIZEWINNERS IN LONDON

Droga New York and MJZ Los Angeles took home the agency and production company awards at last nights Shots awards in London.


RAFAEL LOPEZ IS A FRIEND

FRIEND have signed Argentinian director Rafael Lopez to their roster.


NOVEMBER'S CRAFTWORKS

Our November CraftWorks is next Wednesday and tickets are available now.


ONE GOOD OWNER

How attractive can a 1996 Honda Accord with over 100,000 miles on the clock be?


LILY ROSE THOMAS JOINS MY ACCOMPLICE.

My Accomplice have added director and photographer Lily Rose Thomas to their boutique roster.


PODCAST - BEN PRIEST

Ben Priest walks and talks through his career.


STUART BOWEN JOINS 1STAVEMACHINE.

Australian director Stuart Bowen has joined 1stAveMachine for commercial representation.


FENAR AHMAD IS FURLINED

Furlined have signed Danish director Fenar Ahmad for US and UK representation.


DOUBLE AGENT CLINCH THREE SIGNINGS.

Double Agent have added three more directors to their bespoke roster: Lee J Ford, Martin Swift, and Andy Poyiadgi.


FAT LEMON SIGN JAMES CADDICK

Fat Lemon have added director James Caddick to their roster of talent.


YAGS AND SLAIN JOIN MERMAN

Merman welcome two new directors to their roster: Yags and Caleb Slain.


THREE MORE ARRIVALS AT GENERATOR.

Generator Films have added three more names to their roster: Mathieu Le Lay, Mélodie Roulaud, and Ben Ockrent.


STRONG SHOWING FOR LONDON COMPANIES AT CICLOPE 2017

There was a strong showing for London-based companies at the Ciclope Festival's awards night in Berlin last week.


BENJY BROOKE CREATES A BUZZ AT HORNET

Hornet have signed New York-based director Benjy Brooke to their international roster.


BLINK ART SWOOP FOR SOPHIE HARRIS-TAYLOR.

Blink Art have added photographer and filmmaker Sophie Harris-Taylor to their eclectic roster.


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