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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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BLACK LABEL SCORE A HAT-TRICK.

Black Label have signed three directorial talents to their roster: Kathryn Ferguson, Lisa Gunning, and Tell No One.


THE MAY 2017 CRAFTWORKS PODCAST

The morning after the May 2017 CraftWorks show, 76 director Alan Friel and Just So's Matt Diegan joined DAVID to pick through the bones.


OLLY JENNINGS JOINS PARTIZAN

Partizan have signed up-and-coming director Olly Jennings to their UK roster.


DAX MARTINEZ-VARGAS GETS DOWN AND DIRTY.

American filmmaker and commercial director Dax Martinez-Vargas crosses the Atlantic to join Dirty Films.


TOBY WALSHAM LOOKS FAMILIA

Film production company Familia have persuaded Toby Walsham to join their ambitious operation.


THE MORNING AFTER... APRIL'S CRAFTWORKS

Owing to a few technical problems, we're only just releasing this recording made the morning after the April CraftWorks.


RIK GREEN AND ALLI MAXWELL ARE NEW EPS AT PULSE

Pulse Films have announced the promotion of Rik Green and the appointment of Alli Maxwell as Executive Producers.


IAIN MACKENZIE JOINS WITH A BANG.

Renowned commercial director and cinematographer Iain Mackenzie has joined the ranks at Bang TV.


BURNING REEL SIGN EMMA TOMELTY

Burning Reel have signed award-winning Aussie director Emma Tomelty to their roster.


NOMINT SIGN TOP DRAWER DIRECTOR DANIEL GRAY

NOMINT is thrilled to announce the addition of award-winning animator, writer and director Daniel Gray to their roster.


BENITO FEELS THE PULSE

Pulse Films have signed award-winning director Benito to their UK talent roster.


JEREMY COLE IS AN ACCOMPLICE

My Accomplice have signed up-and-coming director Jeremy Cole to their roster.


PETER CHELSOM CHECKS IN AT BARE.

Bare Films mark their fifteenth anniversary by adding film director Peter Chelsom to their roster.


BULLION GO WITH THE FLO

Bullion Productions have recruited Flo Clive from Karmarama.


ADCAN AWARDS 2017 OPEN FOR ENTRIES.

Aspiring filmmakers and animators take note: this year’s ADCAN Awards are looking for entrants.


CARLOS FONT CLOS AT TOP SPEADE.

Speade add some Spanish zest to their editing roster courtesy of Carlos Font Clos.


THE VAGINA DIALOGUES

Caroline Pay is joining forces with VIcki Maguire at Grey London which is currently enjoying a hundred days of Valenstein & Fatt.


BACK TO THE FUTURE

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


HOMESPUN YARNS 2017

Homespun Yarns' call for entries was announced at March's CraftWorks show and a few days later, we recorded a special podcast with Tim Hardy, Dan Collins and Thomas Ralph.


APRIL FOOLS 2017

Every year April Fools Day provides an opportunity for brands to show their 'fun' side... but it's a bit of a minefield, to say the least.


JACOB HINMON JOINS UNIT9.

Jacob Hinmon has joined UNIT9's commercial roster for worldwide representation.


MIKE LEE THOMAS BECOMES ONE OF PG'S TIPS FOR THE FUTURE.

Director Mike Lee Thomas has joined the roster at Pundersons Gardens.


THE MORNING AFTER... MARCH'S CRAFTWORKS

Listen to Kate Dale, Jane Bolton and Will Cohen waxing lyrically about last week's CraftWorks.


JULIA KNIGHT GETS TO WORK.

Cultured editor Julia Knight has become the latest addition to Work's roster.


JOAKIM REVEMAN JOINS ANOTHER FILM COMPANY.

Swedish-born director Joakim Reveman has joined Another Film Company for UK representation.


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