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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!

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Duracell - Power To The End

Joe's advert for Duracell announces their sponsorship of this year's Rugby World Cup...

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Joe's advert for Duracell announces their sponsorship of this year's Rugby World Cup, commencing 18th September.

'Power To The End' is composed entirely of found footage taken from previous rugby tournaments.

Campaign:

Duracell - Power To The End

Producer:

Shaun O’Dwyer @ Grey UK

Agency Creatives:

Liam Riddler & Dom Butler @ Grey UK

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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut's latest campaign encourages customers to do away with formalities...

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Pizza Hut's latest campaign encourages customers to do away with formalities and have a more casual dining experience...

'Taste Freedom' was directed by Chris Cairns at Partizan, cut by David Stevens and premiered during the general release of Jurassic World in cinemas.

Campaign:

Pizza Hut - Taste Freedom

Director:

Chris Cairns

Producer:

David Stewart @ Partizan

Agency Creatives:

Ant Harris & Becci Tyrell @ TBWA Manchester

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Foals 'What Went Down'

'What Went Down' is the ferocious new track from Foals' upcoming fourth studio album...

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'What Went Down' is the ferocious new track from Foals' upcoming fourth studio album of the same name, due for release this summer.

The video features a performance from the band, alongside intense visuals of a sadistic swim chase and a slow-motion dog attack.

'What Went Down' was shot on 16mm film, cut by Simon and directed by Niall O'Brien at Academy Films.

Campaign:

Foals - What Went Down

Director:

Niall O'Brien

Producer:

Liz Kessler @ Academy

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Breast Cancer Now 'The Last One'

By 2050, no woman should die of breast cancer...

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By 2050, no woman should die of breast cancer.

This is the target set by Breast Cancer Now, a charity formed by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign & Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Their latest campaign 'The Last One', cut by David and directed by Wilkins & Maguire at Stink, is an interwoven series of heartrending statements from real women affected by the disease.

Campaign:

Breast Cancer Now - The Last One

Director:

Wilkins & Maguire

Producer:

Simon Eakhurst @ Stink

Agency Creatives:

Psembi Kinstan & Alice Burton @ RKCR / Y&R

Agency Producer:

Greg Hemes @ RKCR / Y&R

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Persil 'Breakdancing Girl'

Breakdancing prodigy B Girl Terra busts a move in David's latest ad for Persil.

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Breakdancing prodigy B Girl Terra busts a move in David's latest ad for Persil.

The UK born star, who recently performed at Glastonbury festival, is seen dancing outside in a playground and getting dirty in the process.

'Breakdancing Girl' was directed by Nadia at Academy Films and runs as part of Persil's 'Dirt Is Good' campaign.

Campaign:

Persil - Breakdancing Girl

Director:

Nadia

Producer:

Mark Whittow-Williams @ Academy

Agency Creatives:

Adam Sears & Ben Evans @ DLKW Lowe

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Cannes Success

This year's Cannes Lions spelled success...

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This year's Cannes Lions spelled success for several campaigns worked on here at The Assembly Rooms.

Amonst those awarded were Viktoria Modesta's 'Prototype', which won Silver in the 'Branded Content & Enterntainment' category, SSE 'Maya' which won Bronze & Silver in Animation and Visual Effects respectively, along with Mumsnet 'Elliemae' which won Bronze in the 'Film/Public Awareness Messages' category.

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Cadbury 'Puddles'

The life of a stuffed toy can be full of hardship...especially when strapped to the front of an long-haul lorry...

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The life of a stuffed toy can be full of hardship...especially when strapped to the front of an long-haul lorry.

It is amazing, though, what a bit of sunshine can do for the mood! Cadbury 'Puddles' was cut by Sam and directed by Us at Academy Films.

Campaign:

Cadbury - Puddles

Director:

Us

Producer:

Lucy Gossage @ Academy

Agency Creatives:

Adam Griffin & Rob Spicer @ Fallon

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Will Young 'Thank You'

'Thank You' is the latest single from Will Young's sixth studio album...

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'Thank You' is the latest single from Will Young's sixth studio album, '85% proof'.

Set within the steamy interior of London's Porchester Baths, we see Will moving through crowds of choreographed bathers.

'Thank You' was cut by David and directed by Nick Bartleet.

Campaign:

Will Young - Thank You

Director:

Nick Bartleet

Producer:

Phoebe Lloyd @ Kode Media

Executive Producer: Nathan Killham @ Kode Media

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Fairy 'Learning to Hug'

Launched ahead of Father's Day is Nik's new film for Fairy...

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Launched ahead of Father's Day is Nik's new film for Fairy Non-Bio directed by Amanda Blue at Tantrum.

'Learning To Hug' illustrates how easy it is to lose the natural physical bond with our children as they grow older.

The real-life story of Stephen and his son Ben, serves as a reminder of how important a simple hug can be.

#NeverStopHugging

Campaign:

Fairy Non Bio – Learning to Hug

Director:

Amanda Blue

Producer:

Stuart Wrigglesworth @ Tantrum

Agency Creatives:

Nick Bygraves @ Holler

Agency Producer:

Emma Clapton @ Holler

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McCoys 'Go Bold'

McCoys latest campaign urges men to break the rules...

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McCoys latest campaign urges men to rip up the rulebook on masculinity and unleash their inner popstar.

'Go Bold' was cut by David, shot by director-duo JONES and features a particularly impassioned performance of Ella Henderson's chart topping track 'Ghost'.

Campaign:

McCoy's - Power Ballad

Director:

Jones

Producer:

Mel Nwanguma @ Outsider

Agency Creatives:

Michael Tsim & Rachel Miles @ BMB

Agency Producer:

Catharine Griffiths @ BMB

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Canon 'Come and See'

As part of Canon's 'Come & See' campaign...

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As part of Canon's 'Come & See' campaign, Simon has cut a film following urban climbers making their epic ascent to the apex of the JW Marriot in Dubai - the world's tallest hotel.

'Urban Climbers' was directed by Niall O'Brien through Academy Films for JWT London.

Campaign:

Canon - Urban Climbers

Director:

Niall O'Brien

Producer:

Arlene McGann

Agency Creatives:

Adam Collins & Mark Campion

Agency Producer:

Carley Reynolds