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Paddy Power 'Vive La Bantz'

Nik's new spot for Paddy Power...

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Nik's new spot for Paddy Power premiered during last weekend's Champions League final.

In it we join a lively crowd of spirited Scots (including a few famous faces) in the misty Highlands, as they jovially sing about their failure to qualify for Euro 2016, taking place later this year.

Directed by Peter Cattaneo at Academy Films, 'Vive La Bantz' was created for Lucky Generals, with post handled by ETC and audio composed by Adelphi Music.

Director:

Peter Cattaneo

Producer:

Steve Overs @ Academy

Agency Producer:

Lucky Generals

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We've Moved!

We are extremely happy to announce that we’ve moved!

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We are extremely happy to announce that we’ve moved!

Our new home is a beautiful Georgian townhouse in the middle of Soho at 58 Frith Street.

You’ll find the same homely feel and dedicated team, but in a bigger grander setting, with 7 large edit suites spread across five floors.

Apologies for any inconvenience whilst we get ourselves settled. Please feel free to pop by whenever you're passing, we can't wait to show you around! 

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AICE wins for Mumsnet

Sam's film for Mumsnet has picked up two wins at this year's AICE awards...

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Sam's film for Mumsnet has picked up not one but two awards for editing at this year's AICE ceremony, in the 'Digital Content Over 90 Secs' & 'Docu-style' categories.

'999 For Kids' was directed by Frederic Planchon at Academy Films, produced by Lucy Gossage and creatively led by Nils Leonard and his team at Grey London.

Campaign:

Mumsnet - 999 For Kids

Director:

Frederic Planchon

Producer:

Lucy Gossage @ Academy

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RBS 'Action Boy'

Nik's commercial for RBS concerns the charming and familiar story of a boy's obsession with his favourite superhero...

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Nik's commercial for RBS concerns the charming and familiar story of a boy's obsession with his favourite superhero.

The film features 'Blue Hawk', a bespoke-made action figure designed by directors Conkerco. For the purposes of authenticity, a whole range of merchandise was also designed around this key figurine, from posters to pyjamas. 

'Action Boy' created for Edinburgh's The Leith Agency and lit by Ben Magahy in Glasgow.

Director:

Conkerco

Producer:

Mark Whittow-Williams @ Academy

Agency Producer:

Les Watt @ Leith

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Creative Circle Win, AICE Nominations & D&AD Success

This year's Creative Circle Awards has seen a Silver win for Sam's Mumsnet 'Ellee Mae' in the Best Editing category...

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This year's Creative Circle Awards has seen a Silver win for Sam's Mumsnet 'Ellee Mae' in the Best Editing category, along with another Silver in 'Best Online Advertising Film 60"+'. Mumsnet is also a finalist in the 'Digital Content' & 'Docu-style' categories at this year's AICE Awards.

In other trophy news, The Assembly Rooms has won a pencil at this year's D&AD Professional Awards, the results of which will be released on May 19th.

Campaign:

Mumsnet - 999 For Kids

Director:

Frederic Planchon

Producer:

Lucy Gossage @ Academy

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Desperados 'House Party Plugged'

David's film for Desperados is an audiovisual treat...

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David's film for Desperados is an audiovisual treat, with a whole range of tacticle objects wired up to create the perfect party atmosphere.

'House Party Plugged' was directed by Chris Cairns at Partizan, with sound by Will Cohen at String and Tins.

Campaign:

Desperados - House Party Plugged

Director:

Chris Cairns

Producer:

Emily Chittenden @ Partizan

Agency Creatives:

Tom Biddulph & Tom Bird @ We are Pi

Exc. Creative Directors: Rick Chant & Barney Hobson

Agency Producer:

Stephanie Whitehead @ We are Pi

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Bridgestone 'Driveguard'

In Joe's new film for Bridgestone...

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In Joe's new film for Bridgestone we witness the unwavering toughness of the Driveguard tyre, designed to run flat for up to 50 miles after a puncture.

'Driveguard' was directed by Brian Williams at Bang TV.

Campaign:

Bridgestone - Driveguard

Director:

Brian Williams

Producer:

Tom Whitehead @ Bang

Agency Creatives:

Ian Thomas @ JWT International

Agency Producer:

Danielle van Berkel @ JWT International

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Tincup Whiskey 'Cowboy'

Joe's film for Tincup Whiskey...

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Joe's film for Tincup Whiskey has been released.

Director Luke Forsythe and his crew accompanied Tincup founder Jess Graber as he roadtripped to various locations in search of the perfect bourbon.

For after all, in his own words, 'life is too short to drink bad whiskey'.

Campaign:

Tincup Whiskey - Cowboy

Director:

Luke Forsythe

Producer:

Great Guns

Agency Creatives:

Mikal Reich @ Dead As We Know It

Agency Producer:

Kirsten Larson @ Dead As We Know It

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Caritas International 'Keys Of Hope'

Eve's film for Caritas International is a poignant reminder of the suffering endured by Syrian refugees...

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Eve's film for Caritas International, released five years on from the start of the Syrian Civil War, serves as a poignant reminder of the suffering endured by Syrian refugees.

4.5 million Syrians have left their homes and lives behind. Many of them hold on to their keys, a symbol of their hope to one day return to their homes and unlock their doors.

Caritas' 'Keys Of Hope' campaign urges for donation in the name of human solidarity. To find out more, please follow the link below:

http://www.caritas.org/take-action/donate/

Campaign:

Caritas - Keys of Hope

Director:

Charlie Crane

Producer:

Ulla Vogel @ Cobblestone

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Eve On Panel At First Ever CraftWorks

Eve has been selected to speak at the inaugaural CraftWorks event...

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Eve has been selected to speak at the inaugaural CraftWorks event, held at The Courthouse Hotel.

Headed up by Jason Stone of David Reviews, CraftWorks is a brand new bi-monthly discussion & exhibition of recent work, hearing from a selection of leading professionals within the industry.

Eve will be talking alongside Mark Jenkinson (Rogue Films) Lee Pavey (Electric Theatre) & Will Cohen (String & Tins).

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Jake Bugg 'Gimme The Love'

Ed's new promo is for Jake Bugg's latest single, 'Gimme The Love'...

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Ed's new promo is for Jake Bugg's latest single 'Gimme The Love', featuring a mix of dance, artist performance and various dramatic vignettes. 

Directed by Michael Holyk, a long-time collaborator with Bugg, 'Gimme The Love' is taken from the forthcoming album 'On My One', due for release on June 17th.

Campaign:

Jake Bugg - Gimme The Love

Director:

Michael Holyk

Producer:

Liz Kessler @ Academy

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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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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 [email protected] 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

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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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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