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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SPINNING AN EPIC YARN.

Those who’ve yet to catch up with Game of Thrones now have a crafty solution - no square eye-inducing telly binge required.


MESSAGE IN A SHAMPOO BOTTLE.

Head and Shoulders show their environmental conscience with recyclable shampoo bottles.


PRETTYBIRD SWOOP FOR MATT SMUKLER.

Prettybird have added commercials director Matt Smukler to their forward-thinking roster.


TERENCE NEALE HEADS TO PARK PICTURES

Park Pictures have signed South African director Terence Neale to their roster.


AGILE ARE AN A.T. MANN UP.

Director and architect A.T. Mann has joined Agile Films for representation.


JACK DRISCOLL AND MICHAEL LAWRENCE JOIN ACADEMY

Academy Films make a pair of new signings in the form of directors Jack Driscoll and Michael Lawrence.


STRAIGHT 8'S INDUSTRY SHOOTOUT

At the Cannes Festival of Creativity, the outstanding event was Straight 8's Industry Shootout and now you can enjoy it at a screening in London.


SING-SING JOIN STRANGE BEAST

Strange Beast have signed directing duo Sing-Sing to their roster.


CHANNEL 4 SEEK PRIME TIME DIVERSITY.

Channel 4 have announced the shortlist for their first Diversity in Advertising Award.


RANKIN AND THE FULL SERVICE'S LABOUR OF LOVE.

Thursday July 6th marks International Kissing Day. Check your calendar, it’s definitely there. To mark the occasion, Rankin and creative agency The Full Service have launched the #GetSnogging project.


LUC JANIN BECOMES SKUNK LONDON'S THIRD NEW SIGNING.

French director Luc Janin has become the third new signing at Skunk London since the opening of the UK office and he joins a growing roster of local talent.


PAOLA MORABITO ENHANCES KNUCKLEHEAD'S OFFER.

Australian Paola Morabito enhances Knucklehead's offer.


FIVE FAVOURITE... CELEBRITY SPOKESPEOPLE

Five of our favourite celebrity spokespeople from 2017 so far.


MITCH STRATTEN JOINS MOXIE PICTURES.

Commercial director and video artist Mitch Stratten has joined Moxie Pictures for commercial representation.


ANDERSON WRIGHT HEADS TO INDY8

Indy8 bolster their roster by signing Seattle-based director Anderson Wright.


RICKY STAUB JOINS GREAT GUNS.

Great Guns have signed American filmmaker and entrepreneur Ricky Staub for international representation.


ALLISON AND BOVILLE'S SUPERHUMANS 'MIC DROP' ENDS CANNES FESTIVITIES.

The Cannes Festival ended with a British triumph once again as Channel 4's Superhumans promo picked up the Film Grand Prix.


STRAIGHT 8'S CANNES SHOOT OUT

There's a lot at stake in the Straight 8's Industry Shoot Out this Friday in Cannes.


FIVE FAVOURITE... LGBT ADS

Seeing as it's Pride Month, we've compiled some of our favourite LGBT-themed ads from 2017.


MEET THE HOMESPUN YARNS FINALISTS.

Four is the magic number as Homespun Yarns unveils its quartet of finalists.


ANOTHER FILM COMPANY FOR LEE J FORD

Another Film Company have signed director Lee J Ford to their roster.


THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS PROMOTE ED COOPER TO EDITOR

The Assembly Rooms have added Ed Cooper to their roster of Editors.


ROGUE ENERGISED BY O POSITIVE TRANSFUSION.

Rogue Films in London have become the UK representatives for O Positive's impressive array of directors.


GOVERT JANSE ARRIVES AT MARSHALL STREET EDITORS.

Dutch editor Govert Janse becomes the latest addition to the Marshall Street Editors roster.


SEBASTIEN GUY AND YASMINA SOLANES ARE FRESH

Fresh Films have signed Sebastien Guy and Yasmina Solanes to their international roster.


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