All of us at The Assembly Rooms believe editing is nuanced, creative, precise and central to storytelling, so after years in the wilderness we’re delighted it’s finally recognised as a standalone Black Pencil craft by @D&ADAwards.
Additionally the Jury President of the inaugural D&AD Black Pencil editing award is our very own, very talented Eve Ashwell, so we are doubly thrilled for being doubly recognised.
Jack Williams has cut 100 vignettes for brand new fashion label Collusion’s launch campaign.
On the year of their 18th birthday, we tune in with a variety of young men and women to get their perspective on what’s important to them, holding a finger to the pulse of youth culture today.
Directed by Dan Emmerson at Somesuch.
Ed’s latest work for Hyundai Mercury Prize nominee Novelist is one of three performance-led films directed by Joao Retorta at Bullion Films. This spot is a haunting profile of the South London Grime MC featured on location in his home borough of Lewisham.
‘Whitney’ is now in cinemas in the US and UK, Please go and see it! This brilliant new documentary edited by Sam Rice-Edwards and directed by Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald, offers a rare and insightful look into the life of one of the world’s greatest singers.
Eve’s latest cut of EllaOne’s #MyMorningAfter follows four women from all walks of life taking control and breaking the taboos surrounding emergency contraception without fear or judgement.
'Singularity’ has been shortlisted for best editing at the MVAs!
Cut at TAR by Sam and directed by his brother Seb Edwards @ Academy, gritty reality meets magical fantasy.
David’s cut for Years and Years is out! The latest single accompanies bold and evocative post apocalyptic visuals with the bands distinctive moody pop sounds.
Directed by Fred Rowson at Blink.
Eve's spot for Guinness Hop House 13 is a heartfelt apology.
To the words of Brenda Lee's country-pop classic, Guinness employees seek exoneration for the superior taste of their Hop House 13 lager. In their eyes, it simply makes everything else pale in comparision.
'Sorry' was directed by Andy McLeod at Rattling Stick.
Junior editor Aideen's film for ocean conservation charity I Am Water is a poetic ode to the inseperable relationship between humans & nature.
Directed by Anthony Dickenson at All Mighty Pictures, 'Dreaming' follows the growing connection between one young woman and her local coastline.
Nik worked closely with directing collective Another Space on these beautiful new spots for Hiscox.
Another Space, a creative studio newly signed to Academy Films, have produced celebrated collaborations with artists such as Jay Z, James Blake, Massive Attack, Coldplay and U2 and brands such as Nike, Google, Hermes, Cartier, Samsung and BMW.
Nik and Dan attended the shoot at Black Island Studios where an impressive array of light installations were constructed, designed to follow the passage of light and imitate the shape of a home.
The 'Ever Onwards' campaign, all executed in-camera, is being shown during the ad breaks for Channel 4's new home design show 'Best Laid Plans'.
Joe's latest film is for children's charity NSPCC's Christmas campaign.
1 in 20 children experience sexual abuse, but many are too afraid to voice their issues. NSPCC is seeking donations to help break the silence this Christmas, helping those at risk to speak out against their abusers.
'Noisy Christmas' was directed by Katie Bell.
Eve's new film for Instrumentarium is a love story, but not your typical one.
Paying homage to the French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, 'Lessons In Love' was directed by Pete Riski through Directors Guild Helsinki.
Eve's new film for telecommunications company Elisa, is now on air.
In the age of digital, it's easier than ever to stay in touch with our loved ones. In spite of this luxury, one father finds it increasingly difficult to connect with his apathetic son. Until something happens, which only a parent can remedy.
'Stay Connected' was directed by Pete Riski.
This year's APA show celebrated two pieces of comedy work edited at The Assembly Rooms.
Eve's Cbeebies film 'What We Don't See' (directed by Joshua Neale) & Nik's spot for Instrumentarium, 'Eternal Love' (directed by Pete Riski) both received diamonds for their creative excellence.
Parting with a pair of well-loved spectacles can be a sorrowful affair, especially by accident...at a funeral!
Nik's second film for eyewear retailer Instrumentarium, 'By The Grave', was directed by Pete Riski.
This year's APA Show also saw the first of Nik's films for Instrumentarium, 'Eternal Love', selected for screening.
Ruth’s powerful new film for WWF has just been released!
Directed by Anthony Dickenson and produced by Mark Harbour at All Mighty Pictures, the film showcases a diverse range of landscapes, wildlife and people to highlight the beauty of our planet and the important work being done to protect it.
'Treasured Planet' illustrates the different conservation work lead by WWF all across the world - from the stunning Masai Mara, where rangers work to protect different species under threat from poachers, to fishermen working with WWF to source sustainably in Scotland.
The film was superbly scored by Will Cohen and Joe Wilkinson at String and Tins. Their original composition perfectly underlines the beautiful landscapes and highlights the ever-growing need for us to protect our planet.
David's latest music video, directed by Saam Farahmand, is for rock & roll legend Mick Jagger.
Our enigmatic lead, Luke Evans, moves with great pace from a bustling metropolis to the British coast. He is followed, but by who?
'England Lost', released alongside 'Gotta Get A Grip' marks Jaggers' induction into the world of politically charged songwriting.
In Eve's latest ad for Virgin Games, it's laundry night for our resident vampire.
As the blood of his victims washes from his clothes, Vladimir is anything but bored. He has a world of entertainment at the tip of his undead fingers.
'Laundrette' was directed by Andy McLeod at Rattling Stick, for VCCP Blue.
Eve's latest film for Met Police, directed by Knucklehead's Charlie Crane, highlights the recent rise in scooter theft in London.
'Easy Bait' shows how quickly and easily scooters can be stolen, unless they're protected with two locks.
For further helpful advice on preventing scooter theft, click here.
Eve's latest film for Nokia centers around members of The Bikerni, an all-female motorcycle community.
Founded in India in 2011, The Bikerni's mission is to empower women through the medium of motorcycling. In this short documentary, directed by Charlie Crane at Knucklehead, we hear from a selection of it's members about how the club has irrevocably changed their lives for the better.
The Bikerni is now present in almost all major cities in India.
The second of Nik's films for KFC, directed by Pete Riski, is a tale of unrequited love.
Ben's housemate regales him with disastrous dating stories, when in fact the answer to her troubles is right in front of her eyes.
Like chicken and dips, they're made for each other.
Sam's film for HP has picked up an award at this year's AICE ceremony, held in New York.
'Brothers', a tale of two siblings brought together by their passion for music, won a trophy for Best Storytelling.
Eve's third film for Virgin Games is now on air.
Our nocturnal protagonist Vlad the Vampire attempts to cross the threshhold of his local off-license. The ancient laws of the undead, however, stand firmly in the way.
'Newsagent' was directed by Andy McLeod at Rattling Stick
Ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a dog...running in the park...with the wind flowing through your hair?
If the answer is yes, then take a look at David’s latest work for Sainsbury’s. 'Out Out Out' was directed by Tubby Brother at StrangeLove.
The first of Nik's films for KFC, directed by Rattling Sticks' Pete Riski, has been released...
Bringing a sense of humour to what would usually be considered a very serious situation, 'Height Limit' sees two van drivers testing the capacity of a country lane tunnel.
Post was handled by The Mill.
Nik's latest spot for Rattling Stick's Pete Riski reminds us that beauty is in the eye of the beholder... as long as they can see things clearly!
Produced by Directors Guild, 'Eternal Love' was created for eyewear company Instrumentarium, whose two for one offer delivers far more than one man expects.
The first of Eve's spots for Virgin Games, directed by Rattling Stick's Andy McLeod, premiered on Boxing Day.
Vladimir is a vampire and has grown weary of the monotony of eternal life. Since joining Virgin Games, however, he's found himself a source of endless entertainment. Even the undead can live a little!
Stay tuned for the remaining films, scheduled to air in mid-2017.
Sam's new film for HP is a heartwarming tale of two brothers, brought together by their passion for music.
Despite keen interest, Rich struggles to get involved with his brother's band as he's hearing impaired. With the use of his laptop, older brother Zac creates a multi-sensory musical experience, allowing them both to jam together.
'Brothers' was directed by Seb Edwards at Academy films for AMV BBDO and shot in Vancouver. Post was handled by The Mill.
Nik's new film for No 7 features internationally renowned Nigerian novelist & feminist speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Adichie recounts part of a TED speech she gave, highlighting her previous experience in stifling her own femininity in order to be taken seriously.
Jeff Labbe shot this beautiful film in Louisiana and uses metaphor and allegory to explore Adichie's rebirth as a woman happy within her own femininity.
The film has received huge press coverage everywhere from Vogue to the BBC and was Campaign's pick of the week.
Rumours spread fast in Eve's new spot for McDonald's, which takes a look at the humble Chicken McNugget.
We meet Haydn, a food quality inspector for McDonald's who makes sure only 100% chicken breast is used in their kitchens.
'Whispers' was directed by thirtytwo at Pulse Films for Leo Burnett, as part of the 'Good To Know' campaign.
Nik's touching film for VW, directed by Amanda Blue at Tantrum, tells the story of Barry's Golden Beetle.
Whether it's family outings in formative years or getting behind the wheel and learning how to drive, the car's iconic image is imprinted into memories past.
David Reviews has awarded the film a full five stars. To read the complete review, click here.
Vid's film for Audi charts the manufacturers legacy at Le Mans, ending this year as they focus attention on Formula E Racing.
'Going Home' was directed by CD Morrish and features various Audi RS models, including the R8 Spyder & TT RS Coupé, converging on tarmac to the sound of a Simon & Garfunkel classic.
David's second music video for Swedish rock band Kent has been released.
'We Are Forever' was directed by Indio's Joanna Nordahl, shot near Stockholm and tips it's hat to cult classics such as The Goonies & Gummo, with some charming choregraphy thrown in for good measure.
In one of David's recent films for BBC Radio 3, we witness composer-producer Matthew Herbert destroying a string quartet...but with an expressed purpose!
The film is a 30 second version of Herbert's 30-minute piece, 'Requiem' in which classical instruments gradually degrade until samples of their destruction become the music itself.
'You used to need instruments to play music' says Herbert, 'but now you can play anything. It's like the shift in art from using pencil and paper to using a video camera'.
You can watch the remaining two films here, all directed by Chris Cairns at Partizan:
Eve's new films for Whiskas look at the famed curiosity of the domestic cat, even in the most unremarkable of settings.
Directed by Charlie Crane at Knucklehead, 'Brush', 'Drip' & 'Lamp' are the first three films out of five to be released as part of Whiskas' latest ad campaign
In Nik's new film for SSE, we're reaquainated with Maya the orangutan and introduced to the latest member of the SSE family, Pixel.
Directed by Conkerco and shot by Ben Magahy in Blythe Hill Fields, 'Neon House' explains why SSE provides the most comprehensive boiler cover available.
Lighting can lift our mood and transform our surroundings. Sam's new film for IKEA's 'Wonderful Everyday' campaign looks at one boy's efforts to brighten up his mother's journey home from work, guiding her back safe from harm.
'Welcome Home' was shot in East London, directed by Frederic Planchon & produced by Medb Riordan at Academy Films.
Eve's latest spot for Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) takes a very physical look at the issue of outgrowing a home and how YBS's 150 years of experience in providing mortgages can help in such an instance.
Directed by Pete Riski at Rattling Stick, 'Outgrown Your Home' is the first TV Campaign for YBS in three years.
Vid's powerful film for Duchenne UK pays homage to the remarkable fortitude of young boys living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Those suffering from the currently incurable muscle-wasting disease rarely live past their twenties, but their inner strength is inspirational.
'World's Strongest Boy's' was directed by George Belfield at Somesuch and has been broadcast during the Rio Paralympic Games coverage.
David's films for Sainsbury's, directed by Tubby Brothers, take a look at two particular athletes in this year's Paralympic Games.
Here we have Ellie Simmonds, gold medal winning British swimmer, who defends her title later this week in the 100 & 400m S6 freestyle.
Click here to watch the film on Jonnie Peacock, who successfully defended his T44 100m title last week.
Sainsbury's is one of the official partners of this year's Paralympic Games, held in Rio.
Ed's promo for Tom Chaplin, directed by Mike Baldwin, has been released.
Mike's crew fought through severe weather conditions on the day, with the basketball sequence completely ad-libbed at the last moment.
'Quicksand' is the first single from Tom's new album 'The Wave!', due for release on 14th October this year
Vid's film for G-Star RAW's AW16 collection stars Pharrell Williams, co-owner and 'Head of Imagination' for the brand.
What is RAW? To answer this question, we take a look at G-Star's team of craftsmen in their natural environment, giving credence to the brand's ethos of 'equality and team effort'.
G-Star RAW 'What is RAW?' was directed by Sing J Lee at Partizan.
David's video for Swedish band Kent has been released. Directed by Joanna Nordahl at Stockholm based Indio Film and shot in Paris, 'Den Vänstra Stranden' (The Left Bank) is the fourth track on the band's farewell album 'Then as Now for Ever'.
Given's Joanna's close working relationship with the band, we were given license to cut up the track, allowing for the inclusion of an enigmatic dream sequence part way through proceedings.
Birdy and Bison have collaborated to create a visually striking promo, cut by Edward, for the British singer’s new single ‘Words’.
Produced by Good Egg the dreamy video sees Birdy wandering through a dilapidated greenhouse, a dark forest and a menagerie of neglected rooms covered in candles amidst a kaleidoscope of colours and mist.
Take a moment and listen to her amazing voice.
Joe’s new film for Sainsbury’s Bank was directed by James Lawes, who elicits a great natural performance in this commercial from Bare Films.
The Said-Gaze family liken their holiday preperation to that of a military operation. Thankfully, travel money is no longer an inconvenience with the help of Sainsbury's Bank.
Coming up in the ranks is junior editor Joan Gill Amorim, who has cut this beautiful experimental film for director Natasja Fourie.
Fourie notes that 'Motherhood is an experimental film exploring the representation of the mother figure as both a sexual being and a lifeline for her child' and that in the film she wanted to 'challenge long-held stereotypes and sentimental views of motherhood by looking at the body and the identity of the mother'.
'Motherhood' was commisioned by Nowness, was highlighted as one of their 'Most Loved' videos and has over 100,000 views on Facebook.
Biffy Clyro are back with ‘Animal Style’ - the second video to be taken from their album 'Ellipsis'. Cut by Vid and directed by Tim Mattia, the promo is a beautiful black and white take on a classic rock performance piece.
Biffy are known for their frenzied, energetic performances and this is no exception. The calm, stylish set-up quickly escalates to a breakneck pace...with few instruments making it out alive!
Ruth’s latest collaboration with Chanel and Jacob Sutton captures the sense of freedom and invigorating attitude of the illustrious perfumer’s Allure Homme Sport fragrance.
‘Skate’ is part of a new campaign for Chanel which celebrates the modern athletic man. Produced by Céline Quideau at Psycho, the film follows model and pro-skateboarder Adam Crigler as he tears across a beautiful mountainscape overlooking a stunning ocean vista.
Sit back and enjoy the view.
The EU Referendum is the hot topic of the moment. However, a lot of people won’t have voted in a referendum before so Ruth has cut this film, directed by Nadia at Academy Films, to help inform the public of the facts amid the media circus surrounding the vote.
Created by MullenLowe the TV spot and online film have been designed to promote a guide sent out to 28 million households by The Electoral Commission. The film centres around a pink neon sign designed to make sure people know the facts and don’t miss their chance to vote in this historic event.
David's spot for Sunoco features six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson in front of an orchestra, conducting the distinct sights & sounds of stock car racing.
'The Essence of Racing' was shot in black and white by Chris Cairns at Partizan. David and Chris worked closely with String and Tins to build the all-important sound design around the edit.
Nik's spot for Barclaycard celebrates their 50th anniversary by looking at all the little transactions that keep us ticking over in Great Britain.
Whether it's broomsticks or designer dog coats, we're a nation that knows what it needs.
'Nation of Shoppers' was directed by Peter Cattaneo at Academy Films, with post handled by Finish and sound design by Grand Central.
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!
Ruth's latest music video for Dutch electro outfit Klyne has premiered on i-D's website.
Directed and choreographed by Holly Blakey, 'Don't Stop' is a sexually-charged glance into a otherworldly power struggle between a woman and her voyuer, all expressed in the medium of interpretive dance.
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.
Jake Bugg’s back working with Michael Holyk in a new video cut by Edward Cooper.
Since directing Jake’s debut promo, Michael and Jake have repeatedly shot together over the years and they’ve reunited again for ‘Love, Hope & Misery’. The video was inspired by Bill Withers’ performance of 'Ain't No Sunshine' on the iconic BBC show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ back in 1972.
Produced by Academy and shot on 16mm Michael kept it handheld for a raw, classic feeling. It’s a beautiful video for a beautiful song. Have a listen.
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.
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.
Joe's feature film premieres later this week at the LOCO Film Festival.
Hot Property will close proceedings at Picturehouse Central on 1st May, 6:30pm, and is followed by a Q&A with director Max McGill & star MyAnna Buring.
The film was produced by good friend of The Assembly Rooms, Campbell Beaton.
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.
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.
Emotions run high in Vid's sequel for Tom Odell's 'Wrong Crowd', directed by George Belfield at Somesuch.
Amongst stunning scenery and periodic flashbacks, 'Magnetised' puts the pieces of the puzzle together, glancing at Tom's struggle with a femme fatale.
Vid's latest promo is for the title track of Tom Odell's new album, due for release on June 10th.
Directed by George Belfield, 'Wrong Crowd' was shot in South Africa and is Part 1 of 2. Keep your eyes peeled for the second instalment, coming soon.
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'.
Vid's new film for McDonald's reminds customers of the 600 stores across the UK that are open 24 hours a day.
Directed by Jake Mavity, 'We Are Awake' features nocturnal vignettes of human activity from dusk until dawn, laid against a tender version of 'Rhythm Of The Night' featuring the vocals of Hattie Webb.
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:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Hypnotic piano and a bucket-load of soul greets us in Rosie Lowe's latest single 'Worried Bout Us', produced by Machinedrum.
The video, in all of it's warped and distorted glory, was cut by Vid and directed by Bison at Academy.
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.
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.
Joe's latest for Pepsi dreams up a perfect solution to finding your friends when lost at a festival.
'Friend Finder' was directed by M.O.D and is part of Pepsi's 'What If' campaign.
The trailer for Joe's latest short film, directed by Matt Winn, has been released.
'We Are Happy' premieres at this year's Austin Film Festival and stars Anna Madeley, Elliot Cowan, Tara Fitzgerald & Peter Sullivan.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
Vid's latest ad for 3 Mobile has been released, outlining the benefits of the 3+ mobile application.
Customers can experience unrivalled access to sports events, festival experiences and cinema ticket discounts.
'Portal' was directed by Bison at Academy Films.
Released today is 'Communion', the debut album from electronica-trio Years & Years.
The video for their fifth single, 'Shine', sees the band in an isolated woodland cabin enduring the presence of a supernatural force.
'Shine' was cut by Simon. It has debuted in the Big Top 40 Chart at number two.
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.
'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.
Critically acclaimed independent feature, Everyone's Going To Die, which David cut alongside directors JONES, is released in UK cinemas today.
EGTD is a story about coming home, getting by and the redemptive power of realising you aren't alone.
'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.
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.
Tinie Tempah's summer anthem has arrived. 'Not Letting Go', shot on the streets of London and featuring vocals by singer-songwriter Jess Glynne, was directed by Charlie & Joe and cut by our very own Vid Price.
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.
Moving home can be stressful and demanding. Many of us rely on assistance from friends and family.
Sam's latest for HSBC paints a picture of this process, reminding us why a support network can be so important.
Is the dating game a load of hot air?
Simon's spot for eHarmony explains why the online dating website's tailored match criteria might be the solution.
This year's Creative Circle Awards saw success for a variety of films cut at The Assembly Rooms.
SSE 'Maya', The Sunday Times 'Icons' and The Prince's Trust 'Personal Statement' all bagged themselves awards.
Jason Morgan stars in Ruth's latest film for Armani's fragrance for men, 'Acqua Di Gio'.
'Acqua Di Gio' was shot in Sardinia and directed by Jacob Sutton.
'Let In The Sun', the second single from Take That's latest album 'III', hits the airwaves on 2nd March.
Ruth edited their blazing performance piece, directed by Mike Sharpe and shot in a huge soundstage.
Reflective yarn is commonly used in cycling clothing for the purposes of night-time visibility. Vid's latest promo for Rosie Lowe's single 'How'd You Like It?', directed by Us at Academy+ sees the material used in a more experimental fashion.
A dingy, crimson-lit dive bar is the setting for 'My Desire', Interpol's latest single from their acclaimed new album El Pintor.
Cut by Vid and directed by Markus Lundqvist, the video stars actor Frank Grillo as a troubled man with a steadily flailing grip upon reality.
Take a look at David's promo for drum and bass pioneer Andy C, directed by Wilkins & Maguire at Stink.
Shot in Indonesia (and beautifully too,) 'Heartbeat Loud' follows a day in the life of two fearless child jockeys.
This is the first of Vid's films for the brand new 'Persol Meets' series, celebrating the obsessive consideration that goes into crafting something special.
We get an insider's view into the Brooklyn-based Hazan Motorworks, whose beautiful handmade motorcycles are a sight to behold.
Check out Sam's advert for energy and gas supplier SSE.
Director Frederic Planchon's filmic vision meets amazing CG by The Mill, as an orangutan discovers the use of energy in a modern metropolis.
Sam's spot for Lexus has grabbed a Silver Award for Editing in the 'Film Technique' category at this year's Clio Awards.
This win follows a Silver Award at last year's Cristal Awards.
Chase and Status 'Alive', cut by our very own Ruth Hegarty, has been nominated at this year's MVAs for 'Best Dance Video'.
Directed by Josh Cole, 'Alive' charts the story of a young man who turns to his cultural heritage for guidance.
Simon has just finished this spot for the Invictus Games, directed by Niall O'Brien at Academy for BBH Sport.
The Invictus Games, held in London between 14th-18th September, is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.
Find out more by following the link below:
David's latest film for the Electoral Commision concerns one of the issues of the day.
This scenic spot for the Scottish Referendum promotes the use of the DLKW Lowe designed 'Voting Guide'.
Sent to every Scottish household, the guide contains an impartial 'how-to' for voting.
Simon's animated spot for the ESPN NBA finals has been shortlisted at the Clio Sports awards.
Directed by Richard Swarbrick @ Hotspur and Argyle, the moving art piece beautifully illustrates the highlights of the ESPN NBA finals 2014.
David's third video for the wonderful Rae Morris has now been released.
Once again directed by Nadia @ Academy+, 'Cold' features the vocals of acclaimed London-based artist Fryars.
Military-inspired choreography shapes the emotional battle between our two protagonists, as their feelings turn cold.
Check out Ruth's latest promo, 'Black River', for British four-piece Wolf Gang.
The Doomsday Entertainment Production, directed by James Lees, was filmed in the iconic swamps of New Orleans, exploring the mythology and folklore that surrounds the bayous.
Kat & Nik's film for Dove, directed by Amanda Blue through Tantrum, gets it's UK release this weekend in celebration of Mother's Day 2015.
Featuring the words of English poet Hollie McNish, the commercial reflects upon the true beauty of a mother's body, building upon the success of Dove's 'Real Beauty' campaign.
Sam picked up an editing silver at Creative Circle for Kiss. The beautiful film, directed by Frederic Planchon, picked up two more golds that night as well as three silvers and a bronze at The British Arrows!
In Nik's second project for Mario Testino, he's edited five spots for Burberry. Featuring Sienna Miller and real life partner Tom Sturridge the ads build to moments of geniune tenderness captured by the legendary photographer.
Simon has just finished cutting this Adidas Commercial for Niall O'Brien at Academy. The film, featuring Suarez, Mata and a host of other Premiership footballers, gives us an insight into the drive and attention to detail needed to succeed.
In April, The Assembly Rooms was the highest ranked edit house in David Reviews 'Top 25 Editing/Post Sound Companies'.
Their ranking system is based on a combination of review and user ratings.
Tattoos mark you for life. No one knows this better than Duncan X, the renowned tattoo artist based at the 'Into You' parlour in Clerkenwell.
The short film, edited by David and directed by Alex Nicholson at Rogue, weaves a journey between Duncan's life and his inked skin.
Mr X has enjoyed much success, picking up awards for Best New Director & Best Short at the Sydney Film Festival along with 'Best Black & White Doc' in Toronto.
David's recent promo, directed by Nadia at Academy, for Blackpool-raised singer-songwriter Rae Morris has been chosen as a Vimeo 'Staff Pick'.
Marbled bodies and striking portrait shots are complemented by Rae Morris's emotive, idiosyncratic vocals. An artist on the rise (heavily featuring in the new Bombay Bicycle Club release set for early Feb), Rae's album is out later this year!
Check out Nik's latest film for Conkerco at Academy. Glance tells a beautiful tale of possibility between two would-be lovers.
It's so far been officially selected for the Newport Beach, Sonoma International, Peace On Earth and British Independant Film Festivals.
David's latest ad for director duo Us at Academy is a seamless series of nods to iconic images in art, film, TV and music.
Don't let one-shot setup deceive you, editing played a crucial role!
Check out Vid's slick new promo for singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Labrinth.
Directed by Us at Academy, the video utilises motion control to chart the journey of making a record, from concept to delivery...in a single space!
Joe's 3 minute interactive film for Bridgestone has been enjoying much online success with over three million views. "Everywhere Man", directed by Brian Williams and produced by Tom Whitehead @ Bang TV, celebrates the freedom and adventure of the open road.
Ruth's promo for Chase & Status, directed by Josh Cole, has been released.
'Alive' follows a young man's harsh pilgrimage back to his Native American roots, with the view of embracing his ancestry. The coming of age tale was shot in the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana.
Sam's latest ad for Barclays, directed by Seb Edwards at Academy, weaves together the struggles of fans as they follow Premier League clubs from far flung corners of the earth.
Hovis, directed by Seb Edwards and cut by Sam has won a Gold British Arrow, in the 30 - 60" category. This follows on from a Bronze Lion at Cannes.
The film explores the relationship between a boy and his father, through muck and mud, introducing us to the British farmer's loaf.
Rudimental video 'Not Giving In', edited by David Stevens, has won the San Francisco Le Book connexions Moving Image Jury Prize.
This follows a win at the MVAs for 'Best Dance Video' (where David was also nominated for 'Best Editing') and a win at Cannes in the European Music Video category, where director Josh Cole also won the coveted 'Young Director Award'.
Based on the life story of 2006 B-Boy champion Ereson ‘Mouse’ Catipon, the film is a coming-of-age tale of two brothers in the slums of Manila living parallel lives with very different consequences.
Sam's "Lexus Poise" wins a silver in the editing category at the Cristal Awards. Directed by Pleix for Stink, the film - peppered with flexing muscles and tendons - creates a relationship between the dancers and the car.
Sam's beautiful Vodafone film for Frederic Planchon at Academy has won a Bronze Lion for Editing at Cannes. The piece traces a simple kiss through the lifetime of two lovers.
Everyone is going ‘mad’ in Nik’s new film for Cadbury!
The confectionary brand has launched a month-long campaign ‘Go madbury for Cadbury’, to get fans to create their own Dairy Milk bar.
We peer into a block of London flats as everyone experiments with ideas for the new flavour.
Directed by Conkerco at Academy Films.
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.
Ed Cooper’s latest cut for Maverick Sabre’s new single ‘Drifting’ explores the strifes of young manhood in rural Ireland.
The striking visuals help bring to life the stirring and emotional track with both grit and tenderness.
Directed by Hector Dockrill at Pulse Films.
Ed's promo for English R&B singer/songwriter Jorja Smith has been released in line with International Women's Day.
The Great Gatsby inspired video, shot in London's Rivoli Ballroom, is a critique of the media's portrayal of female beauty.
'Beautiful Little Fools' was directed by Pulse Films' Hector Dockrill.
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.
Nik's film for SSE has won twice at this year's D&AD awards.
'Neon House' picked up two Graphite Pencils - one for Animation, the other for Special Effects.
The campaign, second of it's kind for South Southern Electric, was directed by Conkerco at Academy films. Post was handled by The Mill.
Vid's latest for Sky+, directed by Vaughan Arnell, sees Idris Elba walk us through all the reasons why we needn't worry about missing our favourite shows.
Nik's new launch film for My Burberry has created a lot of press because of the 2 main protagonists.
The campaign brings together two of fashion's most high profile faces, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, to launch Burberry's new fragrance.
Directed by legendary photographer Mario Testino, the playful ad is set to Jeff Beck's version of "I Put A Spell On You" featuring Joss Stone.
Vid has cut a teaser for indie/rock band Bastille's forthcoming sophmore album 'Wild World'.
The mysterious 60" trailer, directed by Bison at Good Egg, sees a woman plummetting in slow-motion towards a crowd of concerned onlookers.
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.
Sam won an Editing Silver at Creative Circle for HP, directed by Seb Edwards at Academy Films.
Other awards were also won for Sam's Ikea directed by Frederic Planchon, Nik's SSE Neon House directed by Conkerco and Eve's Yorkshire Building Society directed by Pete Riski.
David's feature film 'Everyone's Going To Die', shot by director duo Jones, has enjoyed success at the Mons Festival Du Film D'Amour, winning the 'Art Cinema Award'.
This award follows a great run at the festivals having been selected for SXSW, Raindance and Edinburgh among a load of others.
Vid Price, Vaughan Arnell & Idris Elba have reunited for Sky’s latest campaign, reminding us of the very familiar struggle when you really should go to bed but absolutely need to watch another episode of your favourite boxset.
Playing on the change in public appetite for back-to-back viewing, the film (created by Brothers and Sisters and produced by Moxie) presents us with David. As he’s about to put down the remote at the end of an episode the voice of temptation, in the form of Idris, chimes in.
Have a watch (before cracking on with Game of Thrones…)
Eve's charming new film for Cbeebies asks a diverse group of children a simple question...what makes them different from their friends?
A series of disarming answers follow as we're reminded of the unique, inclusive perspective that children take on what separates them from their peers.
'What We Don't See' was directed by Joshua Neale at Smuggler.
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.
Eve's film for Monoprix has won big at this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity!
'Label of Love', directed by Pulse Films' thirtytwo, picked up the prestigious Gold Entertainment Lion for it's artful portrayal of a young man's heartwarming use of Monoprix's iconic packaging to court his childhood sweetheart.
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.
Be instantly transported to sunny South America with Tinie Tempah’s new video for ‘Mamacita’, cut by Simon.
The track is a hot collaboration with Wizkid, directed by Familia’s Craig Moore and shot with stunning visuals down in the Dominican Republic.
Cruising through the streets in a convertible, Tinie’s video gives us plenty of latin vibes in this summer hit from his forthcoming album ‘Youth’.
Simon & Craig's first video for Tinie Tempah, 'Girls Like', now has almost 100 million views on YouTube.
Elton’s back after an 11 year absence from his videos with the uplifting new single ‘A Good Heart’, edited by David and directed by Black Dog’s Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen.
Simple and understated, the video sees Elton's trademark grand piano played against a black backdrop whilst scenes of lovers, families and friends intertwine and converge, underscoring the power and joy of love in all it's forms.
Have a watch.
Anyone for tennis? Joe’s latest spot for the BBC is a celebration of all things Wimbledon.
We follow a tennis ball’s journey from countryside to Centre Court, ahead of the competitions commencement on Mon 3rd July.
Simon's powerful film for Team Refugees, directed by Jonny Madderson and Jono Stevens at Just So, has been released in line with the commencement of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Against all odds, 10 refugees will compete - because those driven from their home are also driven to achieve.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-9y7oYW5lk
Nik's powerful new film for Hepatitis C Awareness has been released.
We follow 'Chris' who, whilst walking home through the city, is haunted by a raft of memories from his youth in which he potentially could have exposed himself to Hepatitis C. The risks of contraction are varied, ranging from blood transfusion to a barber's contaminated razor.
'Are you Chris?' was directed by Conkerco at Academy Films, with post handled by Framestore.
Nik's just finished this charming spot directed by Peter Cattaneo for KFC through BBH.
Two boys set out to watch a local football derby, each accompanied by one of their parents. They sit in opposing sides of the stadium cheering their teams on...
Peter Cattaneo has achieved an beautifully authentic vision of grass roots football by shooting during a real Stirling Albion v Dunfermline Athletic match. The two boys were street cast from the local supporters.
Ed's promo for British electronic duo Snake Hips has been released.
Directed by Pulse Films' Hector Dockrill, 'Either Way' documents the activities of a cross-section of British youth culture.
Ed's latest promo for Jorja Smith sees a collaboration with garage/grime producer Preditah on an up-beat soulful 2-step number.
As the camera pans around the room, we see some familiar faces amongst Jorja's friends. They are, of course, the Kurupt FM boys!
'On My Mind' was directed by Pulse Films' Hector Dockrill.
Kiss is the most shared 'romantic ad' ever according to Marketing Magazine! So here it is one more time for all you lovers out there....
The teaser is out for Nik's first feature, the comedy horror film "The Devil Went Down To Islington."
Starring Spenser Brown and James Lance, the film also features a host of comic actors such as Michael Smiley, Mark Benton & Ronni Ancona. It tells the Faustian tale of an underachieving music teacher and his untrustworthy colleague who unwittingly sell their souls to the Devil for three days' good fortune.
Indoor, cut by Sam and directed by Si & Ad at Academy, has added a win at the British Independant Film Festival to wins at Bermuda, Berlin and Cleveland as well as official selections at SXSW, Sacramento, Brooklyn,, Slamdance and Nashville..... Not a bad haul!
Friday, cut by Sam and directed by Seb Edwards, has received a nomination at the Edinburgh Film Festival. This follows on from wins at Sacramento and Mas Sorrer as well as a host of nominations and Selections including Raindance, Brooklyn, BIFA, Austin and Seattle!
Joe has just put the finishing touches on the feature Somewhere Beautiful for director Albert Kodagolian. The film, recently screened at the DGA, tells two tales of relationship breakdown, one in Patagonia and one in LA.
David has cut a second Rae Morris promo for Nadia at Academy. The Promo features Rae striking statuesque poses, contrasting to the first video where statues come to life.
Vid's film for the new Nissan GT-R, directed by Chris Morrish at Stink, is a celebration of rule-breaking in the name of performance.
'Embrace The Myth' takes a look at iconic turning points in the development of the GT-R, by recreating key scenes in it's remarkable history.
'Get Ready For It' by Take That, the official track for upcoming action-spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, has been released.
Cut by Vid and directed by Vaughan Arnell, 'Get Ready For It' sees a suited and booted band performance alongside clips from the feature film, which is released in the UK on 29th January.
David's most recent promo for the Route 94 remix of MK’s iconic track ‘Always’ ft. Alana, has been released.
The film, directed by Courtney Phillips at Generator, documents the daily hustle of the notorious W.A.F.F.L.E street dance crew, who perform incredible acrobatic stunts on the New York Subway in front of unsuspecting members of the public.
Simon's ad for First Great Western, directed by Niall O'Brien at Academy, has been released.
The picturesque piece pays tribute to the beauty of train travel, encouraging the public to explore the West Country this summer.
David's Sunday Times 'Icons' spot continues its success with four nominations at this years British Arrows Craft Awards.
These nominations follow a Bronze award at this year's Cannes Lions.
Congratulations were also in order for the 'Us' boys, who were included in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase, going on to win a Gold Award for 'Best European Broadcast Advert' in the YDA's.
Vid's new film for the BBC reminds us to let our love be known on iPlayer by clicking the heart button on our favourite programmes.
'If You Love Something Let It Show', featuring the voice of Rae Morris and the words of The Beatles, was directed by Vaughan Arnell.
Ruth’s latest film for director Jacob Sutton celebrates a collaboration of fashion and dance featuring fast paced dance duo AyaBambi, dressed by acclaimed designer Chalayan.
The film is released by AnOther as part of their MOVEment project with Sadler's Wells.
Celebrate St George’s day with some good old fashioned English silliness care of Bombardier's new ad that Joe cut for director Cris Mudge. Produced by Gwilym Gwillim at Kream with creative by Sam Cartmell this sets Bombardier in a new direction and features the always excellent comic talents of Bob Mortimer. Cheers!!
Sam Rice-Edwards joined Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald for the world premiere of “Whitney” at the Cannes Film Festival. This is the fruit of a year’s intense editing, with unprecedented access to unreleased recordings and unseen footage. The film, which tells the story of the enigma behind the legendary voice, also won Best Documentary Feature Film at the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Sam's film for Mumsnet, directed by Frederic Planchon through Academy Films, is a moving recount of a genuine emergency call made by a young child.
Using real home footage of the concerned family, '999 For Kids' urges parents to teach their children an important skill - dialling 999.
Ed Cooper’s new film is for Pride in London.
Set to a remake of the classic song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, ‘Pride Matters’ depicts modern adversities such as hate crime and online bullying. But with the lyric, ‘dreams really do come true,’ the ad shifts to a hopeful tone to show individuals living out and proud, painting a moving portrait of defiance.
Nik has just finished 2 beautiful films for the sponsors of the Scottish Open, Aberdeen Asset Management.
Directed by Conkerco, the films tell of the exacting preparation followed by a Caddy and a Greenkeeper at Royal Aberdeen golf course.
Dougray Scott's simple poetic voice narrates the 2 early morning tales alongside Lennart Busch's elegant score.
Watch Greenkeeper here:
We are delighted to announce that Vid Price has joined The Assembly Rooms.
Having worked on a wealth of music videos and commercials, Vid has built up a reputation as one of the industry’s most creative editors.
He's cut promos for the likes of George Michael, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran & Bastille and received nominations for best video editing at the UKMVA's in '09,'10,'11 and '13.
Vid has also worked on commercials for clients such as Sky, Nike and the BBC and has just completed an amazing series of work for Persol.
David's documentary film for Sony's 'Action Cam' follows the daily goings-on of Iris, an autistic young girl with a very special talent.
'Iris' was directed by Wilkins and Maguire at Stink.
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.
Ruth's latest spot for Jacob Sutton features the Issey Miyake’s Spring/Summer 17 Campaign in all it's colourful glory.
The film showcases the beautiful structure and detail of the collection in dynamic collage cutouts of model Sophia Ahrens in various looks.
Post was handled by Time Based Arts.
The second of Eve's spots for Virgin Games, directed by Rattling Stick's Andy McLeod, has been released.
Vladimir the vampire tests the waters as the very first of his kind to hold down a 9 to 5, even throwing himself into the world of dating in his personal time.
Ed's latest promo for BBC Sound of 2017 winner and MOBO nominee Ray BLK, has been released.
'Patience', directed by Pulse Films' Hector Dockrill, is an ode to forbearance in an age of fleeting fame & viral celebrity.
Shot in South London, Dockrill's third collaboration with Ray BLK utilises steadicam to ebb and flow through the daily happenings of a South London hair salon.
After premiering at the LA Short Film Festival last year 'The Brunchers', edited by Joe and directed by Matt Winn, has just been given a special jury recognition award at Aspen Shortsfest 2014.
It has also been accepted to The Hamptons and Cinequest festivals. Starring Natalie Dormer, Tom Burke & Rufus Sewell, the film takes a satirical look at the capital's latest obsession - pop-up food joints.
Ruth's ad for Durex wins a Bronze British Arrow.
The spot, directed by Si & Ad @ Academy, is a comic metaphor for syncronisation.
Working for the Metropolitan Police force is no easy job.
Simon's latest edit for director Niall O'Brien at Academy Films pays homage to their hard graft.
Hot off the press is Vid's new promo for burgeoning hip hop artist DELS.
Directed by Us @ Academy, 'Burning Beaches' is the second single from sophomore album Petals Have Fallen, which falls on November 3rd.
Getting back in touch with nature can be a rewarding experience.
Vid's picturesque piece for British Airways, directed by CD Morrish, follows a father and son on their expedition to a spectucular location within the UK.
Nik's just finished working on three sets of Film 4 Idents for Honda, shot by Jeff Labbe.
In this film, Honda's Asimo Robot takes a break from his busy schedule to watch a movie, as 'progress takes a break'.
The other films follow similar stories as both Honda factory workers and Honda researchers each take a break.
The eerie flickerings of Rob Bravery's promo for debut single 'Knock Out Ginger', directed by Nadia at Academy, have made their way out of the woods.
Cut by David and shot on a 16mm Bolex camera, 'Knock Out Ginger' is the first single from Rob's new album, 'Esque', due for release in early 2015.
Ruth's new film for Burberry, directed by Mario Testino, has been released.
'Black' stars the elegant Lily James, spritzing the iconic British brands' latest fragrance.
The Who's concert video of 'Quadrophenia Live in London' has won itself a DEG (Digitial Entertainment Group) award in the category of 'Concert Video on Blu-Ray'.
This performance of the bands iconic record was edited by Nik and directed by Chris Rule, one half of director duo Conkerco at Academy Films.
Sam's latest piece of work for The Prince's Trust, directed by Seb Edwards at Academy, reminds us of the charity's important work in improving the lives and prospects of disadvantaged young people.
Ruth's promo for Seafret, directed by newly-signed Stink director Jonathan Entwistle, is out now.
'Oceans' stars upcoming British actress Maisie Williams (of Game of Thrones fame) in a tale of superpower discovery.
Ruth's compelling new film for WWF UK's Christmas campaign takes a hard-hitting look at the devastating impact of the illegal ivory trade. Over 50 elephants a day are killed as a result of it's prevalence. Signing up to WWF will help to protect wildlife at risk.
'Elephant Eye' was directed by Anthony Dickenson & produced by Mark Harbour at All Mighty Pictures.
Superb CGI & VFX courtesy of Time Based Arts, sound design by String and Tins and music by Max Richter.
Voted the Sound of 2015 by BBC Radio 1, Years & Years are here with their latest single.
'King' was cut by David, directed by Nadia at Academy and choreographed by Ryan Heffington.
Our journey begins on a dark country road and finishes in full view of the mighty Twickenham Stadium.
'The Road To Twickenham', cut by Vid and directed by CD Morrish, celebrates BMW's ongoing partnership with England Rugby.
'Mum’s Birthday', cut by Sam, is a touching story of a little girl's plan to do something special for her mother. Gritty reality meets imagination.
It is the first of two films shot for Cadbury and VCCP by Frederic Planchon @ Academy.
David Reviews has awarded 'Mum's Birthday' a five star rating.
BBC's Wolf Hall, an adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed historical novel, chronicles the rise of Thomas Cromwell to Henry VIII's chief minister.
Joe cut this trailer, directed by Max Wright, for the launch of the series.
Sam’s film ‘Prayer’ is one of five spots for The British Army’s latest recruitment campaign. With the support of his comrades, a Muslim soldier is able to practice his faith whilst deployed.
‘This Is Belonging‘ builds on last year’s message: all recruits are welcome and supported in the Army.
‘Prayer’ was directed by Frederic Planchon and produced by Medb Riordan at Academy Films.
Draped in a delicate veil is London-based singer-songwriter Rosie Lowe, performing her latest single in the midst of a mesmerising cheoreograped light show.
'Who's That Girl?' was directed by Bison and edited by Vid Price.
‘Voice’, cut by Sam and Eve, is another one of five spots for The British Army’s latest recruitment campaign. This gripping film depicts a solider on the field communicating with her fellow companions, sending the message of ‘being heard'.
‘This Is Belonging‘ builds on last year’s message: all recruits are welcome and supported in the Army.
‘Voice’ was directed by Si & Ad and produced by Medb Riordan at Academy Films.
Ed’s latest promo for songstress Jorja Smith, featuring grime artist Stormzy, is a James Bond-esque tale of love and murder; a graceful yet haunting watch.
This soulful, relatable ballad hears the duo signing about the emotional hardship in a relationship.
“Let Me Down” was directed by Pulse Films’ Hector Dockrill and saw no.1 in the Official You Tube Trending Chart last week and currently remains in the hottest trends.
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.
Just in time for this year's Winter Olympics comes David's ad for Head, directed by Jones.
'Camp Motivator' takes us to the Dutch company's headquarters, where elite althletes embark on the search to find their 'limit'.
Fun fact: Franz Klammer, who stars in this spot, won gold in the 1976 Winter Olympics!
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.
The inimitable Idris Elba stars in Vid's new films for Sky Go, a service that lets you access your favourite Sky TV shows on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or laptop.
'Mix and Match' was directed by Vaughan Arnell through Moxie Pictures.
This year's British Arrow Awards saw success for films cut by two of our editors, Matt Chodan and David Stevens.
Matt's Oral B Toothpaste 'Merry Bleeping Christmas' won a Silver Arrow in the Household Soaps, Detergents and Toiletries category.
David's Sunday Times 'Icons' nabbed a Gold Arrow in the Newspapers, Magazines and Music Category and a Silver Arrow for Best Over 30 And Up To 60 Second TV Commercial
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.
In modern day East London, Jesus Christ emerges from a shipping container, groggy-eyed and ready to bestow some miracles upon the common man. Unfortunately, the general public aren't quite as responsive as they used to be.
'Messiah' is Ruth's latest short film for director Anthony Dickenson, following the comical trials and tribulations of a contemporary Prince of Peace.
David Reviews has given the short film 5 stars. To read their full review, click here.
In Eve's new film for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), normal everyday family activities are reimagined as a series of fantastic adventures.
'Ordinary World', directed by Rattling Stick's Andy McLeod, reminds us that the magic of daily life is something that we all take for granted. For the children of Great Ormond Street Hospital, merely returning to normal life feels like a dream come true.
GOSH's campaign is voiced by actor Olivia Coleman. To find out more about the charity and it's work, click here.
'Censored’, cut by Sam and directed by Frederic Planchon at Academy Films is a powerful new film for Save the Children.
A terrified young boy in the midst of a war zone is exposed to things no child should ever have to witness.
We are over the moon to officially announce that Jack Williams has joined The Assembly Rooms.
We have known Jack a while and his talents as a highly instinctive editor have been obvious to us from day one.
As well as being a fantastic editor with a bright future ahead of him he is also a lovely man and we are proud to welcome him to The Assembly Rooms family.
It's official, Christmas is just around the corner! We're proud to be a part of this year's epic John Lewis film "The Boy and The Piano". Expertly directed by Seb Edwards @AcademyFilms and cut by our very own Sam Rice-Edwards, it distills the life of Sir Elton into a magical two mins 20secs. We hope you like it!!
Bionic pop star Viktoria Modesta, the face of Channel 4's Born Risky campaign, made her dramatic debut during the The X Factor Final ad break, with her new promo 'Prototype'.
'Prototype' was directed by Saam Farahmand and edited by our very own David Stevens.
This year's UK Music Video Awards (MVAs) saw a win for Ed's Ray BLK promo 'Patience'.
Directed by Hector Dockrill at Pulse Films, 'Patience' picked up the award for Best Urban Video, beating promos for the likes of Rag'n'Bone Man, Loyle Carner & Sampha.
Pulse Films were also crowned winners of the inaugural 'Best Production Company' award, new for 2017.
Grinder, David's short film directed by Giles Lovell-Wilson, has been selected to screen at the London Short Film Festival on Saturday 17th January.
The tale of retribution follows handsome and successful Josh, who finally sees the result of his morally bankrupt behaviour.
Eve's film for Elisa won big at last night's Voitto Kilpailun awards in Finland.
'Stay Connected' nabbed Gold & Silver for creative excellence, whilst director Pete Riski, of Oy Director's Guild, took home the prized 'Director of the Year' award!
A stern warning is issued to those driving under the influence of drugs in Sam's latest ad for the Department For Transport.
The film, directed by Frederic Planchon and cut by Sam, informs us of the recent changes in legislation designed to clamp down on drug drivers.
Bike security is of increasing importance. Eve Ashwell’s spot for the Met Police’s new ‘Be Safe’ campaign gives the message; ‘Lock, Chain, Cover your scooter to make it less visible to thieves.’ The film was directed by Charlie Crane at Tantrum for Flare.
Mr Kipling’s ‘Little Thief’, cut by Sam Rice-Edwards, features a young boy in pursuit of an Angel Slice at a family gathering. As the story unfolds, we are witness to a very sweet gesture.
This film was directed by Si&Ad for Academy Films.
Ruth Hegarty’s new film for Chanel’s No5 L’EAU campaign has been released online.
Made uniquely for phone viewing; a chic and playful spot featuring Fanny Sage and music by Leikeli47.
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.
Vodafone Ireland’s ‘First Gaeltacht’, cut by Sam Rice-Edwards, is a touching film telling of a girl’s first trip away from the comforts of home.
Directed by Si&Ad at Academy.
BT ‘Song’, cut by Sam Rice-Edwards, is a cleverly constructed spot set to the tune of New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’. The film follows a woman as she makes her way across the busy city. Directed by duo thirtytwo at Pulse Films.
Just released, Eve Ashwell's commercial for Paddy Power gets David Reviews' ‘Pick of the Day.’ The ad brings a humorous and fun twist to how life might be if the revealing, yet brutally truthful VAR Assist was also in force off the pitch!
Directed by Andy McLeod at Rattling Stick.
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.
David Stevens' latest film for SportPesa celebrates the vibrant and diverse Kenyan culture surrounding sport.
With Word Cup season in full swing, what better time to be swept up by this kinetic piece.
Directed by Lee J ford.
Sam Rice-Edwards’ new film for Vodafone is a heartfelt piece featuring a young boy, smitten with his first crush.
‘First Crush’ was directed by Si & Ad at Academy Films.