David Reviews

 "You're not an artist, Peggy. You solve problems." Don Draper.

MISSING LINK FILMS LAND GREG BRAY.
6 October 2022

Missing Link have added Berlin-based Kiwi director Greg Bray to their roster of talent. Bray worked agency-side as a creative director before jumping to the other side of the fence because of his frustration with the lack of green lights in the creative department. Calculating that projects are far more likely to get made once a director has been assigned, he figured that it would be a more fulfilling life.

And so it has proven to be... all the more so because it turns out Bray enjoys bringing ideas to life much more than he enjoyed devising them. Add to the mix that he has a complete understanding of how things work in a creative department, and the difficulties that have to be navigated in the conversations between agencies and their clients, and you have a director who can be regarded as the complete article.


In a fast and furious commercial for Subway (above), Bray manages to portray the disgust felt by the pizza purveyors of Naples with exactly the right level of comic elan, as they learn about a new product available from the fast food chain. The inherent ridiculousness of a Subway offering being in any way better than authentic food from a Napoli pizzeria could easily weigh this down, but Bray ensures that this idea isn't presented seriously without devaluing the advertised brand... quite the trick, when you think about it.

Meanwhile, in a commercial for Veet (below), Bray delivers a neat spoof of a scene from Steven Spielberg's classic 1970s film 'Jaws'. It too uses a bombastic approach to comedy to land its message.


To discuss Greg Bray further, ring Heather Link on 07702 516885 or email heather@missinglinkfilms.co.uk.

News

THE FUTZ BUTLER DELIVER FOR ITV.

When ITV needed a new sonic identity, they rang The Futz Butler.


WARD JOINS PULSE FILMS.

Director Paul Ward (or WARD, if you need to shout) has joined Pulse Films for UK and US representation.


STUART PARR ENLISTS WITH JOHNNY FOREIGNER.

Director and all-round design whizz Stuart Parr has signed with Johnny Foreigner for representation.


MAX SHERMAN JOINS SOMESUCH.

Director Max Sherman has joined Somesuch for representation in the UK and the Netherlands.


JAMIE MUIR IS SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE.

Director, photographer, and self-proclaimed nineties kid Jamie Muir has joined Irresistible Studios.


IT'S MARIUS TALAMPAS FOR CURATE.

Filipino filmmaker Marius Talampas is the latest addition to Curate's open-minded roster.


PRETTYBIRD UK WELCOME ROBERT WILKINS.

Director Robert Wilkins loves a good logo, which is one of the reasons he's joined PRETTYBIRD UK for representation.


DIANE MORGAN ARRIVES AT MOXIE PICTURES.

Actor, writer, and director Diane Morgan has joined Moxie Pictures for commercial representation.


DAVID AT FOCUS

At this year's Focus Show in Islington on 7th Deember, four of the industry's brightest and best will be part of a panel put together by DAVID REVIEWS.


MALIN OSAFO JOINS NEW LAND.

New Land have signed director Malin Osafo to their New Talent roster after a successful internship.


CANADA SIGN NICOLINA KNAPP.

Swedish director and photographer Nicolina Knapp has joined CANADA for commercial representation.


HOMESPUN YARNS WINNER 2022

This year's Homespun Yarns winner is 'Dishes, Dishes, Dishes' by Emma Parkinson.


STRING & TINS TREAT THEMSELVE TO MORE DOLBY ATMOS.

String & Tins, Ciclope's Sound Company of the Year 2022, have treated themselves to a second Dolby ATMOS suite.


A TOM DREAM COME TRUE FOR RSA FILMS.

Director and proud Margate resident Tom Dream has joined RSA for commercial representation.


A LEAD PERFORMANCE FOR ADAM MAYNARD AT RASCAL POST.

Adam Maynard says Rascal Post already feels like home as he becomes their new VFX lead.


TV KLAXON: SAVE OUR SQUAD WITH DAVID BECKHAM.

David Beckham takes a, er, well-earned break from his Qatar ambassador role in Save Our Squad, a new four-part documentary by 2AM's Dan Dewsbury.


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS AT COFFEE & TV.

Coffee & TV have added Zoe Cosh, Jorg Schulz-Gerchow, Rich Payne and Alfie Vaughan to their 2D department.


JOHNNY FOREIGNER SIGN ALEX SOBOLEV.

Johnny Foreigner believe Oleksii 'Alex' Sobolev can flourish in the UK after the director and his family fled their home in Kyiv.


KASPER HÄGGSTRÖM ARRIVES AT EPOCH FILMS.

Norwegian director Kasper Häggström is the toast (or perhaps toaster) of Epoch Films as he joins for UK and European representation.


VISION ARTISTS WELCOME LORENA PAGÈS

Director of photography Lorena Pagès has joined the esteemed roster at Vision Artists.


GOH IROMOTO SIGNS FOR CHELSEA IN THE UK

Canadian director Goh Iromoto has signed for Chelsea Pictures for UK representation.


TOM WAKELING JOINS IRRESISTIBLE STUDIOS.

Tom Wakeling graduated from Brunel University in 2010 with a degree in product and industrial design.


GUY LUBIN JOINS FRAMESTORE AS VFX SUPERVISOR.

Framestore say Guy Lubin is "going to fit in perfectly" as their new VFX Supervisor.


ALL HAIL KING SHE AT SOMESUCH.

Somesuch have added Radha Ganti and Robert Lopuski (aka King She) to their global roster.


IT'S KEITH MCCARTHY AT OBJECT & ANIMAL.

Object & Animal's already distinguished roster now boasts Keith McCarthy on both sides of the Atlantic.


News

Address: Woodbourne House, Seven Sisters, Lenzie, G66 3AW. Telephone: +44 141 776 7766. Editor: Jason Stone.