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THE MORNING AFTER... MARCH'S CRAFTWORKS

It is now an established tradition that the morning after our monthly CraftWorks show, we gather a small group of people to talk about it.

This month's volunteers were Sport England's Kate Dale - who took part in our opening session on 'This Girl Can'; String & Tins' Will Cohen - who took part in The Reunion session on The Guardian's 'Three Little Pigs'; and Fat Lemon's Jane Bolton who was soaking it all up in the audience.


March's was our most ambitious CraftWorks yet with six separate sessions:


1. This Girl Can.



Kate Dale of Sport England was one of four panellists brought together to discuss the follow-up to 2015 hugely iconic 'This Girl Can' film. Sharon Jiggins of FCB Inferno and director Kim Gehrig described how they joined forces once again to deliver a hugely impressive film, while Jay James explained how she and the team at Soundtree provided the soundtrack that fused Maya Angelou's extraordinary reading of her own poem with dance music to bind the whole thing together.



2. The Crossover Club... Skunk London's Jim Hosking.



Skunk London's Jim Hosking told us all about his first feature 'The Greasy Strangler' - and its filthy trail aroused a whole heap of interest from the CraftWorks audience. It's a film which required fully committed performances and Jim described how he persuaded his cast to give their all. Here's a more vanilla trail than the one we showed at CraftWorks.




3. Introducing... 76 Ltd's Charles Muzard.



If the trail for The Greasy Strangler didn't prove too much for people, Charles Muzard's comedy short P-00 certainly did. A perfectly measured spoof of the reporting style of new-wave journalists at places like Vice, it investigates a drug craze sweeping Eastern Europe. And Charles Muzard was on hand to explain all.




4. Homespun Yarns.



Stitch's Tim Hardy, Dan Collins and last year's winner Thomas Ralph were on hand to unveil the theme for this year's Homespun Yarns competition. It's swiftly becoming one of the most keenly anticipated events of the advertising year and the team described how the event has evolved as they start looking forward to sifting through this year's entries. For more information visit their website.




5. Aardman's Danny Capozzi Visualises This.



Aardman animation's Danny Capozzi brought two films with him to CraftWorks. The first is a short film which showcases his mastery of a variety of animation techniques while skewering client capriciousness. The second is a film he made to help promote the BBC's Mars season and provided him with the opportunity to work with William Shatner.



6. The Reunion: Guardian 'Three Little Pigs'.



An all-star cast including Alan Rusbridger, David Kolbusz, Davud Karbassioun, Ringan Ledwidge, and Will Cohen described how they worked together to create the 'Three Little Pigs' film which helped reinforce the idea that The Guardian has mastered journalism in the online era. Former editor Alan Rusbridger was able to demonstrate in person just how much journalism has changed in that respect – thanks to Twitter, he brought breaking news to the room that Parliament was locked down because of the Westminster Bridge incident.


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THREE OF THE BEST FOR BLINKINK.

Blinkink have added three directors to their burgeoning roster: Rune Spaans, Michael Marczewski, and Alex Grigg.


DOMINIC O’RIORDAN JOINS FAMILIA

Familia are delighted to add award-winning director Dominic O’Riordan to their roster.


BANG TV SIGN US DIRECTOR RUDI SCHWAB

Bang TV are extremely excited to have added Rudi Schwab to their roster and it's not just because he's "not a car guy".


MARK PELLINGTON IS READY TO RUMBLE.

American filmmaker Mark Pellington has joined Rumble Films for UK representation.


THE DE BLINKKS HEAD TO COLONEL BLIMP

Colonel Blimp have signed award winning photographic and filmmaking collective the De Blinkks to their roster.


NEXUS STUDIOS SIGN CHROMOSPHERE

Nexus have signed US-based design and animation studio Chromosphere to their roster.


JAMES LEES JOINS OUTSIDER

Director James Lees has joined Outsider Films.


ATTILIO THE HUNGRY

Attilio Gianfrancesco has bolstered the marketing team at film production company MindsEye and he's determined to give a further boost to their impressive momentum.


BURGER GRAB JIM FIELD SMITH.

Accomplished film and TV director Jim Field Smith has joined Burger Films for commercial representation.


NICK AND CHLOÉ JOIN BLINK ART.

Directors-stroke-photographers Nick West and Chloé Claverie have joined Blink Art for UK representation.


PODCAST: THE PRODUCTION SERVICE SECTOR.

We gathered four people who work in the production service sector to shine a light on their world.


TOBIAS GRANSTRÖM BRINGS HOME THE BACON

Bacon have signed internationally acclaimed Swedish director Tobias Granström to their roster.


ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR WIZ JOINS MY ACCOMPLICE

Acclaimed director Wiz has joined the roster at My Accomplice where he will continue to ply his trade across all forms of film-making.


CAVIAR SIGNS JESSY MOUSSALLEM

Caviar have signed up and coming Lebanese filmmaker Jessy Moussallem to their roster.


PERFECT VISION FOR CHRIS LIGHTBURN-JONES.

Experienced production designer Chris Lightburn-Jones has joined Vision for commercial representation.


MANES DUERR JOINS AGILE FILMS.

Director and sports fiend Manes Duerr has joined Agile Films for UK commercial representation.


ONKEN PUT THE 'YOU' IN YOGURT.

We imagine food brands receive all manner of exotic flavour requests - many of which are beyond the reach of modern science. Yogurt brand Onken and Karmarama think they’ve found a compromise.


AGENCIES COLLABORATE FOR #SUMMERSOWHITE

#SoWhiteProject has launched their latest endeavour in the fight for equal representation: #SummerSoWhite.


SET SAIL WITH SEA HERO QUEST VR.

Deutsche Telekom and Saatchi & Saatchi London look to build on the success of their Sea Hero Quest game by launching a virtual reality (VR) edition.


SONNY LONDON UNEARTH YOUNG IRISH STAR

Sonny London have added rising star James Fitzgerald to their roster of directorial talent.


STINK SWOOP FOR LAUREN CARIS COHAN.

Filmmaker and all-round creative Lauren Caris Cohan has joined Stink’s global roster.


CARLSBERG'S THEORY OF PROBABILITY.

To mark their one-hundred-and-seventieth anniversary, Carlsberg have resurrected their founder, J C Jacobsen, for a special TEDx talk in Copenhagen.


THE STATE OF MODERN JOURNALISM

Jon Snow used the platform provided by The TV Festival in Edinburgh to describe the existential crisis facing journalism.


JAY HUNT BAKES OFF AND BOWS OUT.

At this year's TV Festival, Channel 4's Jay Hunt was bullish about the decision to nab The Great British Bake-Off from the BBC.


ZAK RAZVI IS FURLINED

Furlined have signed acclaimed director Zak Razvi for US and UK representation.


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