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Five Shortlist Nominations at Creative Circle

This year's Creative Circle shortlist has seen five nominations for The Assembly Rooms...

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This year's Creative Circle shortlist has seen five nominations for The Assembly Rooms in a variety of categories.

Sam's film for Mumsnet has been shortlisted for Best Editing. 'Ellee Mae' follows the incredible story of a young girl's 999 call that saves her mother's life.

Mumsnet also picked up a nomination for Best Social Networking, with SSE 'Pier' shortlisted for Best Animation & Best FX/CGI and Wrigley's for Best Casting.

Campaign:

Mumsnet - 999 For Kids

Director:

Frederic Planchon

Producer:

Lucy Gossage @ Academy

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Belstaff 'Falling Up'

Simon's film for Belstaff, starring brand ambassador Liv Tyler...

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Simon's film for Belstaff, starring brand ambassador Liv Tyler, is now live.

'Falling Up', directed by Niall O' Brien at Academy Films, sees Tyler following in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Tyler models her capsule collection, inspired by Earhart, who was dressed by Belstaff in the 1920s.

Director:

Niall O'Brien

Producer:

Medb Riordan @ Academy

Agency Creatives:

Abi Sutton @ Dazed Media

Agency Producer:

Tai Thittichai @ Dazed Media

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Dog's Trust 'That Special Someone'

Eve's heart-warming new spot for Dogs Trust has now been launched...

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Eve's heart-warming new spot for Dogs Trust has now been launched.

With the growing trend in purchasing new dogs online, there has been a decline in the number of people adopting rescue dogs.

'That Special Someone', directed by Pete Riski, takes a look at those quiet heroes changing the lives of those that are sometimes forgotten.

Campaign:

Dogs Trust - That Special Someone

Director:

Pete Riski

Producer:

Tess Mitchell @ Rattling Stick

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Shortlisted at The British Arrows

Sam's film for The Prince's Trust has been shortlsted in three categories...

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Sam's film for The Prince's Trust has been shortlsted in three categories at this year's British Arrows Awards!

'Learn The Hard Way', directed by Seb Edwards at Academy Films made the final selection for Best Charity Film, Best 60-90 Second Cinema Commercial and Best Public Service Advertisement.

In other news, this year's Music+Sound Awards has seen Sam's spot for the Department of Transport shortlisted for Best Audio Mix in a Commercial. 'Lights' was mixed by Sam, Bill Robin-Fuller & Sam Ashwell at 750mph.

Campaign:

Prince's Trust - Personal Statement

Director:

Seb Edwards

Producer:

Executive Producer: Liizie Gower @ Academy Films

Producer: Dominic Thomas @ Academy Films

Agency Creatives:

Will Cottam & James Crosby @ Chi & Partners

Agency Producer:

David Jones @ Chi & Partners

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Persil UNICEF 'India'

In 2015, Persil teamed up with Unicef to kickstart their 'Learning for Tomorrow' initiative...

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In 2015, Persil teamed up with Unicef to kickstart their 'Learning for Tomorrow' initiative, giving 10 million children access to quality education.

Nik's film, directed by Amanda Blue at Tantrum, follows one such story in India. Despite having never received formal education herself, a mother is able to send her daughter to school for the first time.

Campaign:

Persil UNICEF - India

Director:

Amanda Blue

Producer:

Stuart Wrigglesworth@ Tantrum

Agency Creatives:

Richard Neville @ Animl

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Nimmo 'Unyoung'

The youth team are coming up through the ranks at The Assembly Rooms...

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The youth team are coming up through the ranks at The Assembly Rooms! Our junior editor, Edward Cooper, has just cut a great promo for Nimmo's new track 'Unyoung' with director Michael Holyk at Academy Films.

With it's trippy macro visuals and improvised set ups, the video explores twenty-something anxiety. In Michael's words "visualising the heaviness and irrationality of constantly being at war with one’s thoughts".

We think Edward is a real talent and definitely one to keep an eye on in 2016.

Campaign:

Nimmo - Unyoung

Director:

Michael Holyk

Producer:

Liz Kessler @ Academy

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Rosie Lowe 'Woman'

David's new promo for Rosie Lowe...

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David's new promo for Rosie Lowe's single 'Woman' is a striking and conceptual take on gender stereotype and body image.

Lowe has noted on social media that the working with Academy Films director Nadia Marquard Otzen was a collaborate process that allowed her to 'challenge female expectation exploring themes of disengagement from a true self' whilst also 'playing with ideas of disguise, a dressed self verses an undressed self'.

Lowe's debut album 'Control' is due for release on February 19th.

Campaign:

Rosie Lowe - Woman

Director:

Nadia

Producer:

Liz Kessler @ Academy+

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WWF - Will Young 'What The World Needs Now'

Vid's stunning film for WWF...

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Vid's stunning film for WWF, featuring Will Young's cover of David & Bacharach's iconic 'What The World Needs Now Is Love', serves as a reminder of the beauty of our planet's wildlife and our ever-growing responsibility to conserve it. Since 1970, the global wildlife population has declined by over 50%, leaving many animals on the verge of extinction.

The charity-ad-come-music-video was directed by Anthony Dickenson. To find out more, including how to donate to WWF, follow the link below.

http://worldneedslove.wwf.org.uk

Campaign:

WWF - Will Young 'What the World Needs Now'

Director:

Anthony Dickenson

Producer:

Mark Harbour

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Richmond 'Lost Toy'

Losing a toy can be an upsetting ordeal for both parents and their children. David's latest film...

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Losing a toy can be an upsetting ordeal for both parents and their children. David's latest film for Richmond follows the real story of the Wright family and their daughter Emily.

Emily's love for her teddy bear is so infectious that family life wouldn't be the same without it. With the help of the Richmond Toy Tracking Chip, her cuddly friend is never misplaced.

'Lost Toys' was directed by Wilkins & Maguire at Stink.

Campaign:

Richmond Sausages - Lost Toys

Director:

Wilkins & Maguire

Producer:

Lundi Shackleton @ Stink

Agency Creatives:

Mike Whiteside & Ben Robinson @ Saatchi

Agency Producer:

Lindsey Stopp @ Saatchi

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Smyths 'That Perfect Toy Feeling'

David's ad for Smyths celebrates that feeling when you've found the perfect toy...

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David's ad for Smyths celebrates that feeling when you've found the perfect toy. The all singing all dancing commercial features a selection of 2015's best toys, including the likes of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Minions and of course, characters from Star Wars. 

'That Perfect Toy Feeling' was directed by Chris Cairns at Partizan and features 'We Go Together' from the 1971 cult classic, Grease.

Campaign:

Smyths - That Perfect Toy Feeling

Director:

Chris Cairns

Producer:

Emily Chittenden @ Partizan

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Wrigley's wins YouTube Ad of the Year

Eve's advert for Wrigley's has a serious amount of feels...

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Eve's advert for Wrigley's has a serious amount of feels. Or at least the YouTube community thinks so, having voted it the most emotive advert of the year.

'The Story of Sarah & Juan' was directed by Pete Riski and features Haley Reinhart's cover of Elvis' ballad 'I Can't Help Falling In Love With You'.

The ad now has over 75 million hits online.

Campaign:

Wrigley Extra - Sarah & Juan

Director:

Pete Riski

Producer:

Tessa Mitchell @ Rattling Stick

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RFU 'Balls To Stereotypes'

'Balls To Stereotypes', cut by Simon and directed by Niall O'Brien at Academy Films...

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'Balls To Stereotypes', cut by Simon and directed by Niall O'Brien at Academy Films, breaks the preconceived idea of 'rugby players' by following a varied group of amatuer participants on their commute to their local clubs.

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) launched FindRugby.com in the wake of the 2015 Rugby World Cup to attract new players to the game, irrespective of background or ability.

Campaign:

RFU - Balls To Stereotypes

Director:

Niall O’Brien

Producer:

Claire Oxley @ Academy

Agency Producer:

James Southward @ BBH

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McLaren - New Ground

Vid's film for Stink director Chris Morrish witnesses the awesome power of the McLaren Sports Series...

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Vid's film for Stink director Chris Morrish witnesses the awesome power of the McLaren Sports Series.

'The Game Changed' was shot in Spain in the Tabernas Desert, with a helicopter capturing the aerial shots of the vast, majestic landscape.

The beautiful grade and seamless VFX were by Paul Harrison and Jason Watts at Finish.

Campaign:

McLaren - New Ground

Director:

Chris Morrish

Producer:

Connor Hollman @ Stink

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LIA 2015 winners

Films by Kat, Nik & Sam have picked up a variety of awards at this year's London International Awards.

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Films by Kat, Nik & Sam have picked up a variety of awards at this year's London International Awards.

Dove, 'A Mother's Body' excelled, picking up a Silver Award in Editing for Kat & Nik who worked together on Amanda Blue's beautiful, emotive film. It also won a Bronze Award in Cinematography for regular DOP collaborator Ian Murray.

Sam's film for SSE 'Maya' won the Grand LIA award for Production & Post-production. His spot for The Prince's Trust also won two Silver Awards, one in Directing for Seb Edwards and one in the Public Service/Social Welfare category.

Congratulations to everyone involved for all their creativity and hard work.

Campaign:

Dove - A Mother's Body

Director:

Amanda Blue

Producer:

Stuart Wrigglesworth & Will Waters @ Tantrum

Agency Creatives:

Andre Laurentino & Christine Jones @ Ogilvy London

Agency Producer:

Maggie Blundell @ Ogilvy London

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MVA win for Dels 'Burning Beaches'

Last night's UK Music Video Awards saw Vid's promo for Dels win Best Budget Urban Video...

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Last night's UK Music Video Awards saw Vid's promo for Dels win Best Budget Urban Video, fending off stiff competition from promos for the likes of A$AP Rocky & Run The Jewels. 'Burning Beaches' was directed by Us at Academy Films.

This year's shortlist also saw a nomination for David's Years & Years 'King' in the Best UK Pop Video category.

Campaign:

DELS - Burning Beaches

Director:

Us

Producer:

Liz Kessler

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SSE 'Pier'

Maya the orangutan returns in Sam's latest spot for SSE...

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Maya the orangutan returns in Sam's latest spot for SSE, this time taking in the sights & sounds of Blackpool's famed Central Pier.

'Pier' was directed by Frederic Planchon at Academy Films and created for Adam & Eve DDB.

Campaign:

SSE Pier

Director:

Frederic Planchon

Producer:

Lucy Gossage

Agency Creatives:

James Gillham & Graham Cappi @ adam&eveDDB

Agency Producer:

Panos Louca @ adam&eveDDB

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Oxfam 'We Won't Live With Poverty'

In the last fifteen years, extreme poverty has been halved...

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In the last fifteen years, extreme poverty has been halved. In the next fifteen, it could be gone for good.

David's film for Oxfam uses real voices of those fighting poverty in some of the world's most deprived areas, alongside voices of UK citizens, to rally the global population into making this dream a reality.

'We Won't Live With Poverty' was directed by Wilkins and Maguire at Stink.

Campaign:

Oxfam - We Won't Live With Poverty

Director:

Wilkins & Maguire

Producer:

Lundi Shackleton @ Stink

Agency Producer:

Rachel Amess @ RKCR-Y&R

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Clio Win For Mumsnet

Mumsnet '999 For Kids' takes home a bronze award...

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Mumsnet takes home a bronze award for editing in the 'Film Technique' category at this year's Clio awards, held annually in New York.

The film recounts a genuine emergency call made by a child and features real home footage of the family concerned.

'999 For Kids' was cut by Sam & directed by Frederic Planchon at Academy Films.

Campaign:

Mumsnet - 999 For Kids

Director:

Frederic Planchon

Producer:

Lucy Gossage @ Academy

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Persil UNICEF - Brazil

This year, Persil is working with Unicef to aid in the education of 10 million children...

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This year Persil is working with UNICEF to help in the education of 10 million children.

Nik's film, directed by Amanda Blue at Tantrum, follows the emotional story of a mother and her son on his first day at school in a Brazilian favela.

Campaign:

Persil UNICEF - Brazil 60sec Dir Cut

Director:

Amanda Blue

Producer:

Stuart Wrigglesworth@ Tantrum

Agency Creatives:

Richard Neville @ Animl

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Paris Opera

Ruth's film for director Jacob Sutton sees a collaboration with the Paris Opera...

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Ruth's film for director Jacob Sutton sees a collaboration with the Paris Opera and renowned choreographer Benjamin Millepied. 

Dancers soar up from beneath the stage at Bastille, onto the resplendent interior of the Grand Foyer and finally to the roof of the Palais Garnier.

'Ascension' is scored by Jon Hopkins.

Campaign:

Paris Opera Ballet - Ascension

Director:

Jacob Sutton

Producer:

Jill Caytan

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Dove Wins at Kinsale

Dove 'A Mother's Body' has won a silver award at this year's Kinsale Shark Awards...

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Dove 'A Mother's Body' has won a silver award at this year's Kinsale Shark Awards to add to prior success at both Cannes and the New York Festivals World's Advertising Awards, in which the film won bronze awards.

Cut by Kat and Nik and directed by Amanda Blue at Tantrum, 'A Mother's Body' features the evocative words of English poet Hollie McNish and paints a beautiful portrait of the day-to-day tasks of a real-life mother.

Campaign:

Dove - A Mother's Body

Director:

Amanda Blue

Producer:

Stuart Wrigglesworth & Will Waters @ Tantrum

Agency Creatives:

Andre Laurentino & Christine Jones @ Ogilvy London

Agency Producer:

Maggie Blundell @ Ogilvy London

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Welcome Eve!

Eve Ashwell joins The Assembly Rooms...

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We're extremely excited to announce that Eve Ashwell has joined The Assembly Rooms as editor and partner.

Eve has become one of the industry's top editors in both the UK and the US, regularly cutting for directors such as Pete Riski, Danny Kleinman, Noam Murro, Charlie Crane and Finn McGough.

Recent work includes Ikea, VW, Axe, Coca Cola and McDonald’s, as well as a beautiful and emotive new spot for Wrigley’s.

To take a look at these and more of Eve's work, you can find her showreel here.

Welcome to the team Eve, can’t wait to get started!