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On My Radar: Gillian Robespierre
28th May

OnMyRadar:GillianRobespierre

Gillian Robespierre, a director with m ss ng p eces, recalls 80s advertising with fondness and swears by a particular haircare product, as she reveals what's on her creative radar.

Cannes Contenders: UAE
28th May CANNES CONTENDERS 2024

CannesContenders:UAE

Cannes Contenders: Ireland
24th May CANNES CONTENDERS 2024

CannesContenders:Ireland

24th May
On My Radar: Roberto Fara

On My Radar: Roberto Fara

Ogilvy Spain's Chief Creative Officer Roberto Fara gives admiration to Liquid Death and gets emotional over The Sopranos as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

23rd May CANNES CONTENDERS 2024
Cannes Contenders: Thailand

Cannes Contenders: Thailand

What do bone ties, older TikTokers, and comfy boobs, have in common? Well, according to BBDO Bangkok CCO Thasorn Boonyanate, they all might pick something up at Cannes Lions.

22nd May CANNES CONTENDERS 2024
Cannes Contenders: Australia

Cannes Contenders: Australia

Harrison Webster, Creative Director at TBWA\Melbourne and Eleven chooses five pieces of work from his homeland that he feels deserve some love from Cannes; from Tim Minchin's mini opera for Sydney Opera House, to a terrifying forecast of plastic rain.

21st May CANNES CONTENDERS 2024
Cannes Contenders: Canada

Cannes Contenders: Canada

Dean Rosen, Chief Operating Officer at Fela, continues our Cannes Contenders content with five top-tier Canadian spots that he thinks deserve to win at this year's awards.

21st May
On My Radar: Saar Klein

On My Radar: Saar Klein

Lost Planet editor Saar Klein talks of his love for bikes, Beef and being bold, as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

20th May CANNES CONTENDERS 2024
Cannes Contenders: The UK

Cannes Contenders: The UK

From inspired idents to comedic commercials, Dan Watts, ECD at Pablo London, kicks off this year's Cannes Contenders feature as he picks the UK work he believes should be bringing trophies home from next month's Cannes Lions.

Around the world

On Location is a column that gives a boots-on-the-ground look at some amazing cities, brought to you by local production experts.

16th May
Playlist: Tom Gorst

Playlist: Tom Gorst

We chat to director Tom Gorst at Park Village about trying out the Apple Vision Pro, Sora, TikTok and MTV, and being a famous DJ in Thailand...

15th May
Peer Review: Eros V

Peer Review: Eros V

A British-Greek writer director from London, MindsEye's Eros V is known for his high octane, all-killer, no-filler genre films. His recent horror-comedy spots for Quickbooks won Gold at the Young Arrows, and he was nominated for Best New Director at the 2023 shots awards. Here, he shares his influences from Terminator to Bresson.

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14th May
On My Radar: Ben Honour

On My Radar: Ben Honour

Managing Director of Electric Studios, Ben Honour, sings the praises of some modern - as well as classic - sci-fi spectaculars, and namechecks a director DVD series as a career influence, as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

7th May
On My Radar: Henry Croston

On My Radar: Henry Croston

Presence director Henry Croston offers up fighting words over Paddington 2 and chooses the "least artistic" TV show as his favourite as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

2nd May
Playlist: Julian Acosta

Playlist: Julian Acosta

We speak to Wild Gift director Julian Acosta about his 67 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40, a mormon mission in New Mexico, and the holy trinity of directing...