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Production

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31st May Agency
Citizen Campaign - how Jim Moriarty reminds brands to be their best

Citizen Campaign - how Jim Moriarty reminds brands to be their best

With the current impulse for companies large and small to step up and attempt to improve the world we live in, Jamie Madge investigates how 72andSunny’s Director of Brand Citizenship makes sure that brand sincerity isn’t BS.

30th May Production
On Reflection: Martin Stirling relives The Most Shocking Second A Day

On Reflection: Martin Stirling relives The Most Shocking Second A Day

The Partizan director looks back on his mould-breaking charity spot for Save the Children.

29th May Agency
A change is as good as the rest

A change is as good as the rest

With 20 years’ experience persuading people to donate blood, vote, get fit and drive sober, 23red is now in demand by commercial brands. Co-founders Jane Asscher and Sean Kinmont tells shots about work that makes a difference and why ‘goodwashing’ simply won’t, well, wash any more...

20th May Production
Cloé Bailly on why comedy makes life less boring, and the effects of winning at the YDA

Cloé Bailly on why comedy makes life less boring, and the effects of winning at the YDA

Cloé Bailly picked up a YDA prize in 2017 and here she tells us how the recognition helped her career and why any moment, even the shittiest, "can become interesting when twisted with a comedy eye".

13th May
Dan Mace on YouTube stardom and YDA success

Dan Mace on YouTube stardom and YDA success

In 2016 South African director Dan Mace picked up two prizes at the Young Director Award. From there, commercial success was followed by YouTube stardom. Here he recounts his early career, the film school that is YouTube and how the YDA helped set him on his way.

7th May Production
Emilie Thalund on her award-winning film and the power of the YDA

Emilie Thalund on her award-winning film and the power of the YDA

Last year Emilie Thalund picked up a gold Screen award at the Young Director Award in Cannes for her film, Period. Here she discusses what compelled her to make the film and how the YDA helped her get noticed.

Spotlight

We chat to some of the unsung heroes of commercial production

29th Apr Production
Vincent Lambe talks YDA wins and Oscars controversy

Vincent Lambe talks YDA wins and Oscars controversy

The recipient of last year's Special Jury Prize for his film Detainment (pictured here [L] with producer Darren Mahon) chats to us about the accolade and varied path his film took on its way to the Academy Awards.

26th Apr Production
On Reflection: Todd & Kylie make merry at The Happiness Factory

On Reflection: Todd & Kylie make merry at The Happiness Factory

From fantasyscapes to flying Chinoiks, the Psyop directing duo look back on their award-winning animated series for Coke.

25th Apr Production
The agent provocateur of animation

The agent provocateur of animation

Smashing out animated promos for the likes of Radiohead, Run The Jewels, The Killers and many more, Chris Hopewell's punk rock approach has shaken up the world of stop-motion and given it a Mohican to boot. David Knight meets the Black Dog Films director.

9th Apr Production
Animated with feeling: the casual fantasy world of Sulkybunny

Animated with feeling: the casual fantasy world of Sulkybunny

Tim Cumming meets a couple for whom magic is an everyday business in their combination of live-action and animated storytelling.

8th Apr Production
Zips, shrubs and Rok'n'roll

Zips, shrubs and Rok'n'roll

Trunk's Rok Predin has brought the Rolling Stones’ lyrics to life, journeyed through paintings and turned Buckingham Palace into a block party. Selena Schleh meets an animation sensation.

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