David Reviews

 Biting the hand that feeds us since 2002.

FIVE FAVOURITE... DOGS

It's often said that the British public love dogs more than people... so here are five of our favourite films featuring furry friends.

From an entire pack of bulldogs to a filthy reincarnation of the Dulux mascot, these pooches inspire audience affection and laughs in equal measure. Squeaky toys and treats at the ready - let's dive in.


1. ClearScore - Park




ClearScore's offbeat campaign starring Moose the Dog is strangely compelling, even though we feel like he's never going to get a grasp on his owner's finances.

This time we get two pooches for the price of one, as thy're joined down the park by Kev and his very French bulldog, Dean. Alas, the latter can’t abide by his cumbersome new collar. Now there’s a good lamp.


2. Subaru - Welcome to the Pack




This charming ad shows a bloke looking forward to spending some quality time with his girlfriend. There’s just one furry complication: Butch the dog.

From the moment man and dog lock eyes, our money’s on the canine. Butch uses his entire arsenal: growls, death stares, and even tactical toothbrush sabotage. Something tells us this pooch has thwarted many a suitor... although he softens up once the guy proves his good intentions.


3. Dulux - Easycare




The Dulux dog returns after the world's muddiest walk in this amusing commercial for the brand's 'Easycare' paint range.

Slow-motion is used masterfully here, a comedic counterpoint to the frenetic, Ramones-esque soundtrack. Director Ninian Doff gives us a good, long look at the polluted pooch's wildly swaying fur - letting the audience anticipate what's about to happen before cutting to the resulting carnage.


4. Bulldog - Bank Robbery




Bulldog's latest outing brings their eponymous mutt to life - and he aims to turn a would-be bank robber’s life around.

Introducing himself as “a telepathic bulldog, yeah?”, Andy’s canine passenger knows what’s really bothering him: the single life. Perma-grumpy expression aside, the bulldog provides likeable moral support... and a helpful reminder that stockings and sensitive skin don’t go.


5. Kele Okereke - Streets Been Talkin'




We round off with a music promo which proves that bulldogs are, well, top dog at the moment. After a brief stint in the doghouse, Buddy enjoys life on the outside with his owner. Alas, trouble follows this pooch like a bad smell.

There’s a lovely rapport between man and dog, as humdrum locations are offset by some surreal flourishes - not least Buddy’s flight into fantasy. Talk about off the leash.

News

PODCAST - BROWN BROTHERS

Fergus and Ewen Brown describe their journey from rural Scotland to seedy Soho.


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.


News

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