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19 April 2024

At DAVID REVIEWS we strongly believe those responsible for making the work that we feature should be credited for it. By that, we mean the key personnel rather than every Tom, Dick and Harry... and unfortunately the PR we receive often fails to name anybody... or we're sent literally hundreds of names.

To help solve this problem, we are introducing this thread which will feature work where we currently have little or no information. If you worked on any of the films below, or you know who did, please send credits to jason@davidreviews.com, identifying the clip they belong to. (Please don't feel you have to supply all the credits... even if you only know the director, that gives us somewhere to start).


Adorable control freaks Apple are at it again..The press release for this ad reveals that it was directed by Taika Waititi, presumably because they feel it's good PR to be associated with a celebrity director, but his is literally the only name published. We need more if we're going to review it, so help us if you can.





To be fair to Apple, this one is hot off the internet, and it may be that they've prepped a fulsome list of credits for us and the other disciples of TV commercials and it'll arrive tomorrow... but, just in case it doesn't, let us know what you know please.





This charming ad for Amazon was added to their socials a few days ago, and we haven't yet find out who did it, so if you can make it easy for us then please do.





DAVID watched this Samsung Galaxy commercial at the cinema before 'Poor Things' (what a dirty and delightful romp). Anyway, back to business... does anyone know who made this 60" time through time? If so, send us the details, pronto!





This bid by Poundland to slightly reposition the proposition is their first TVC for around a decade and we haven't been able to find out who did it yet despite reaching out to their 'Commercial Director' via LinkedIn. If it's yours, please let us know.





This ad is identified at H&M's website as the "director's cut" of their Spring/Summer 2024 commercial but, alas, they've neglected to say which director has been able to show off his or her edit. Do you know?





This Apple iPhone 15 commercial is titled 'Don't Let Me Go'... don't let DAVID review it without credits! Whoever sends them first gets a free watermelon.




Stories

A NEW START FOR LUC RĖSO JANIN AT JOHNNY FOREIGNER.

Luc 'Rėso' Janin has signed with Johnny Foreigner for commercial representation.


NADIA HALLGRE HAS A SHORT FILM AT TRIBECA THIS WEEK.

Chelsea Pictures' Nadia Hallgre has a short film at Tribeca this week.


JIM HOSKING JOINS RADICAL MEDIA

After spending a few years single-handedly broadening the scope of independent cinema, Jim Hosking has returned to the advertising fold.


NOMAD AND ODELAY FILMS PRESENT PRIDE IN OUR WORK.

Are you free on Wednesday, 19 June? Then Nomad and Odelay Films have the event for you!


MATEO WILLIS HOOKS UP WITH THE VISIONARIES.

Intrepid director Mateo Willis, whose credits include 'Dynasties', 'Omnivore', 'Frozen Planet', and other Earthly delights, has joined the diverse roster at The Visionaries.


FILM KLAXON: HAKEEM.

Hak Baker, the man behind 2023's 'World's End FM', learned to play guitar in prison.


STRAIGHT 8 SHOOTOUT: CANNES 2024

If you're in Cannes this year, and you want to make your trip worthwhile... get yourself a ticket to this year's Straight 8.


THE VISIONARIES WELCOME RÉMY CAYUELA.

The Visionaries have added French-American director Rémy Cayuela to the roster.


IT'S CANADA FOR JOE HOWAT.

Director and photographer Joe Howat says it feels "very surreal" to join CANADA for exclusive representation.


FILM KLAXON: STRIKING WITH PRIDE - UNITED AT THE COALFACE.

Almost ten years after 'Pride' swept the box office, a new documentary from director Ashley Francis-Roy takes viewers back to the Dulais valley in South Wales.


JONNY LOOK EYES SUCCESS AT CREATORS INC.

American comedy director Jonny Look has joined Creators Inc for commercial representation.


THE MILL IS ABUZZ.

2D crack shot Basim Kadhim has joined The Mill as a mid Nuke compositor.


MEGHAN DANIELS JOINS ODELAY FILMS.

South African director Meghan Daniels says Odelay Films "resonate with me on many levels" as she joins for UK and US representation.


MATIAS NYSTEDT JOINS DARK ENERGY.

One of Finland’s top commercial directors, Matias Nystedt, has joined Dark Energy for UK representation.


RISING STAR GEORGIA OAKLEY JOINS ELEANOR

Eleanor Films have added Georgie Oakley to their roster of directors, and after attending a screening of her debut feature 'Blue Jean', it's obvious why.


TV KLAXON: REN FAIRE.

'Ren Faire', a new three-part documentary series from director Lance Oppenheim, centres on the Texas Renaissance Festival—an event in the midst of a succession crisis.


PHC JOIN ACADEMY FILMS.

Academy Films have signed PHC, or John Angus Stewart and Max Coles.


TRIGGER'S THE MAN FOR NM PRODUCTIONS.

Photographer and petrolhead Triggerhas signed with NM Productions.


DIRECTOR JON RICHE SIGNS WITH ANOTHER FILM CO

Experienced comedy director Jon Riche has joined the roster at Another Film Co, and making audiences laugh isn't the only string to his bow.


A GOOD DAY FOR HANNAH BON AND RIFF RAFF.

Multilingual, multidisciplinary director Hannah Bon is now part of the Nursery of Evil roster at Riff Riff Films.


THE CORNER SHOP WELCOME AKWASI POKU.

The Corner Shop have signed Akwasi Poku to their global roster.


LALOU & JOAQUIN JOIN CHELSEA PICTURES.

Directors Lalou Dammond and Joaquin Baca-Asay, or Lalou & Joaquin, have joined Chelsea Pictures for representation in the UK and the US.


PETE SCIBERRAS ARRIVES AT STITCH.

Peter Sciberras, revered editor of films such as 'The Power of the Dog' and 'The King', is now on the books at Stitch.


LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN FOR IMAGINE THIS.

The roster at Imagine This, the creative studio launched by Toby Walsham in March, has grown from seventeen to twenty-four.


ALESSANDRO DE LEO SIGNS FOR BIRTH.

Birth have signed an "unstoppable force" in Italian director Alessandro de Leo.


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