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On Location... Budapest
28th Jul

OnLocation...Budapest

From Angel Films' production service mavens Zsofi Kende and Enikő Palchuber, comes a guided tour around Budapest, from rooftop bars to ancient amphitheaters, plus some recommended Hungarian street food.

22nd Jul
Playlist: Scott Cudmore

Playlist: Scott Cudmore

We chat with Familia director Scott Cudmore about recent promos, big inspiration points for his work and a dream dinner with Carl Jung.

20th Jul
On My Radar: Matt Bieler

On My Radar: Matt Bieler

Loveboat director Matt Bieler gets inspired by some advertising greats, loves TV shows that combine food and hip-hop, and admits to loving one particular restaurant chain, as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

13th Jul
On My Radar: Ray Sisters

On My Radar: Ray Sisters

The-Artery directing duo Ray Sisters [Austin (l) and Westin Ray (r)], discuss the perils of light sleeping, a mind-blowing documentary and fashion-forward greyhounds as they reveal what's on their creative radar.

8th Jul
Playlist: Broken Antenna

Playlist: Broken Antenna

We chat with Knucklehead directing duo Gustav Newby and Myles McAuliffe aka Broken Antenna about their many influences, some music video bangers and Wu-Tang technology...

6th Jul
On My Radar: Tom Keeler

On My Radar: Tom Keeler

Absolute's Chief Operating Officer, Tom Keeler, thinks Marmite's recent campaign was dynamite, reveals that he has 'had to watch' some Pixar greats of late, and declares that he approaches his career - and life - with seven key words in mind.

30th Jun
On Location... Barcelona

On Location... Barcelona

Barcelona is an expanse of delightful architecture, incredible food, and beautiful beaches, and we asked Jordi Molla, Production Ambassador for Twentyfour Seven to give us a guided tour of his city.

More than a blip

On My Radar is a series that dives into the likes, dislikes, best-ofs, and industry trends that we're paying attention to.

29th Jun
On My Radar: Charley Stadler

On My Radar: Charley Stadler

Cream Directors' Charley Stadler admires a recent "movie masterclass", dissects the challenge posed by social media platforms, and explains why the public genuinely like great, creative advertising.

28th Jun
Thomas James: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Thomas James: A Few Of My Favourite Things

The award-winning music video director displays his keen sense of magical realism with some inspirational trinkets including Faith-gifted eyes and cursed cash.

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24th Jun
Playlist: Al Risi

Playlist: Al Risi

We talk with Groove Guild founder Al Risi about being a Black Crowes geek, the Purple One and a vast array of recommendations and playlists!

22nd Jun
On My Radar: Martin Jalfen

On My Radar: Martin Jalfen

Birth director Martin Jalfen shares his admiration for clothing commercials with a different perspective, retro video games and classic, surrealist British comedy, as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

22nd Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: SPAIN
Cannes Contenders: Beto Nahmad

Cannes Contenders: Beto Nahmad

Beto Nahmad, ECD at VCCP Madrid, cites burgers, beer and some brilliant tech as he tells us which Spanish campaigns to keep an eye on when it comes to the dishing out of Cannes Lions.