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PODCAST - MARCH 2017 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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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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