David Reviews

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

RUBBERBAND PING TO SMUGGLER.
3 November 2019

Award-winning director duo Rubberband have signed with Smuggler for worldwide representation.

The pair - Jason Sondock and Simon Davis - both hail from New York City, and have been working together ever since meeting at NYU Tisch. In between shooting and editing all their own work, they say they find time to "creatively arm wrestle" and ensure that every drop of potential is wrung from each project.


We're interested in producing work that pushes creative boundaries alongside genuinely great people.

 ”

This bullish approach to filmmaking is precisely what Smuggler are looking for in their roster, as is the pair's creative tenacity and the energy they bring to every shoot. Smuggler's Brian Carmody explains it thus: "They have the personality, taste, ambition and that relentless work ethic that helps great directors want to beat a path to the top."


While their reel is replete with successful commercial campaigns for high profile clients such as Under Armour and Calvin Klein, Rubberband's passion for making music promos is also clear to see.

With a willingness to experiment with form and style, the pair aren't afraid to tackle big concepts in their promo work. A recent film for lophiile, for example, explores the need for human contact, romance, and the heady intoxication of first love - and all in a neat five minutes, no less.



Just as Smuggler are thrilled to have Rubberband on their roster, Sondock and Davis are equally excited to come aboard: "We've never been the kind of people to have long-winded explanations for why we do what we do.

"We're interested in producing work that pushes creative boundaries alongside genuinely great people. Smuggler is the epitome of both and we couldn't be happier to call Smuggler our new home."

For more on what Rubberband can bring to your next project, get in touch with Megan Campbell at megan@smugglersite.com or call the team on 020 7636 7665.

News

HANZOHANZO JOINS THE VISIONARIES

The Visionaries have added multi-talented director HANZOHANZO to their roster of freelance talent.


SARAH GAVRON GOES INDEPENDENT.

Sarah Gavron - the director behind 'Brick Lane', 'Suffragette', and 'Village at the End of the World' - has joined Independent’s crack team of filmmakers.


ARTS & SCIENCES OPEN LONDON OFFICE

US production company have shrewdly asked James Bland to run their newly opened London operation.


LOU JASMINE JOINS KODE.

East London-born director and photographer Lou Jasmine has joined Kode for commercial representation.


PROGRESS WELCOME SAM WASHINGTON.

Writer and director Sam Washington is the latest addition to The Progress Film Company's roster of talent.


STICKER STUDIOS PARTNER WITH LEMONADE REPS.

Hoxton-based Sticker Studios are the latest to join the enterprising roster at Lemonade Reps.


FERN BERRESFORD SIGNS WITH RATTLING STICK

Rattling Stick have signed award-winning director and photographer Fern Berresford to their roster for UK representation.


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS AT THE QUARRY.

London-based editing house The Quarry have added six new faces to their crack roster.


CHRISTOPHER GRUSE JOINS HUNGRY MAN

Hungry Man have welcomed award-winning commercials director Christopher Gruse to their roster for global representation.


NO.8’S MAGIC FOR SAM ROBSON.

Sound design whizz Sam Robson has joined No.8 as a partner and their new creative director of audio.


MICHAL SABLINSKI LANDS AT PAPAYA FILMS.

Polish director and self-proclaimed Zen warrior Michal Sablinski has joined Papaya’s UK wing for representation.


JELLY LONDON WELCOME ROSANNA WEBSTER AND PETER PHOBIA.

Visual artist Rosanna Webster and illustrator Peter Phobia have joined Jelly London’s eclectic roster.


KANTÚ LENTZ HEADS FOR HUNGRY MAN.

Hungry Man have completed the signing of Peruvian-German director Kantú Lentz for global representation.


RATTLING STICK UNVEIL OWEN TREVOR.

Australian director Owen Trevor has emerged from lockdown as a member of Rattling Stick’s UK commercial roster.


PETE BANKS LANDS AT KODE.

London-based production company Kode have strengthened their roster with the addition of director and photographer Pete Banks.


FRESH FILM SIGN KANYESSA MCMAHON.

Fresh Film have completed the signing of director Kanyessa McMahon for representation in the UK and Asia.


JAMIE MUIR JOINS MINDSEYE.

MindsEye have nabbed themselves an early Christmas present in the form of director Jamie Muir.


DARK ENERGY SWOOP FOR DEE KOPPANG O'LEARY.

Norwegian filmmaker Dee Koppang O'Leary is the latest director to join Dark Energy’s roster for commercial representation.


AMBER SCHAEFER JOINS CAVIAR

Caviar have signed Los Angeles-based comedy director Amber Schaefer to their London and Amsterdam rosters.


RENEE MARIA OSUBU ARRIVES AT YOU ARE HERE.

You Are Here have completed the signing of photographer and documentary filmmaker Renee Maria Osubu.


NEXUS STUDIOS NAB NEERAJA RAJ.

Nexus Studios have signed director, writer, and animator Neeraja Raj to their roster for representation.


WORK EDITORIAL PROMOTE LOUISE ROBINSON.

Work Editorial have rewarded former runner and edit assistant Louise Robinson with her own slot on the global roster.


YONI LAPPIN IS AGILE.

Agile have added London-based director and photographer Yoni Lappin to their roster.


VISION ARTISTS SIGN THEO BOSWELL.

Production designer Theo Boswell is the latest up-and-comer to join Vision’s Emerging Artists roster.


JESSICA BISHOPP JOINS THE MILL

London-based director Jessica Bishopp has joined the already-teeming roster of talent at The Mill.


News

David Reviews - Lovely Lenzie Ltd, Woodbourne House, Seven Sisters, Lenzie, G66 3AW. Telephone: +44 141 776 7766. Editor: Jason Stone.