GREAT GUNS CALUM MACDIARMID DIRECTS AMBITIOUS NEW PROMO FOR JAMES BLUNT by Jane White

Shooting a music video this dramatic was certainly not without its challenges, not least in the face of Blunt’s overwhelming dedication to the production. Speaking of his experience on location with the singer-songwriter, MacDiarmid says: “James Blunt - the man, the myth, the twitter legend - is a fucking lunatic. He’s extremely polite and utterly charming, but will do ANYTHING to get the shot. Every stunt you see is him, be it 50ft high on a vertical cliff or spending four hours in the freezing water.”

In an experience that won’t soon be forgotten by the director, he notes: “During the shoot, I have to admit I was intent on getting some ambitious shots, but James was even more gung-ho than me - cut to back-breaking hikes loaded with equipment into the mountain’s cloud layer, desperately trying to protect our equipment from torrential rain, and our DP’s first abseiling experience…all while holding a RED camera. I’m not sure how the others fared, but personally I couldn’t move for four days after the shoot! Props to producer Dale Healy and Great Guns for pulling everything together in just a few days.”

LAURA CAIRNEY-KEIZE - NOWNESS SHORT FILM by Jane White

From successful Blackdog director Tom Dream and editor Laura Cairney-Kezie, behind successful commercials from clients such as Adidas and Misguided, their film New Foundations is the profound and evocative story of Felle Nioke, a West African musician who moved from Guinea to Margate seeking a new life. Read the full story.

JW COLLECTIVE WELCOMES MARSHALL STREET EDITORS by Jane White

 Marshall Street Editors Soho’s leading creative film editing company announce that they are joining JW Collective for creative representation and events programming.

Jane White: “It’s a real privilege to welcome Marshall Street Editors to JW Collective.  They are the first editing house to join us and they will significantly enhance our partner portfolio with their talented roster.  Our values and culture are also crucially well-aligned as we expand our service to the creative community”.

Founded in 1999 by editors Tim Thornton-Allan and John Mayes, MSE.TV specialise in cutting high profile commercials, music videos and online content with their talented team of award winning editors.

Their roster includes Govert Janse, Guy Savin, Jinx Godfrey, Joe Wilby, John Mayes, Laura Cairney-Keize, Matt Pochettino, Owen O’Sullivan, Phil Hignett, Spencer Ferstz, Tim Thornton-Allan and Toby Conway-Hughes.

Based in Soho London, MSE.TV is also affiliated with Union Editorial, giving them a strong presence in Los Angeles, New York and Austin.

Over the past twenty years they’ve built an unparalleled reputation working with many of the industry’s leading production companies and directors.  MSE.TV has established itself as a leader in location based editing, travelling wherever a project has needed them, offering on-set creative collaboration which greatly enhances their contribution to the production process.

John Mayes, Editor & Founding Partner of Marshall Street Editors: “We’re excited to be joining forces with JW Collective for the next phase of our story and looking forward to building our relationship with the talented network of production partners.  MSE.TV has always been about providing the highest craftsmanship and we are keen to increase the profiles of our editors more widely across the industry via JW Collective’s outstanding programme of presentations and events.

RIP JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN by Jane White

We were shocked and heartbroken to hear the recent news about the death of Jonathan, his wife Hannah and baby daughter Saskia in a tragic accident. As a member of JW Collective, Jonathan was an enthusiastic partner, extraordinarily talented and with the perfect balance of humour, passion and professionalism about his work. He was top of the composition tree and will be missed so very much by us all.

We will look to support the Goldstein Music family (Matt, Imogen and the team) during this traumatic time and going forwards. Here is their recent CLIENT LETTER and a tribute from JASON STONE @ David Reviews.

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DAVID REVIEWS SISTERHOOD @MPC FRIDAY 5TH 6.30PM by Jane White

This Friday evening - 19.00 to 20.00 (Doors open at 18.30) at MPC, DAVID will be hosting the first of our Sisterhood Showcase evenings. A number of short films directed by women will be shown with each director then joining Jason Stone for a quick Q&A after the screening of their film.

It is free to attend but you must send us an email if you'd like to come along - please email jason@davidreviews.com to reserve your place.

Sisterhood? Sounds fun? It will be. It follows the template we established at last week's Evening CraftWorks at the same venue, and that was really successful.

Who's taking part? So far, three directors have been confirmed but there will be more. The three we can tell you about are listed below.

1. Mary Sue Masson

Mary Sue Masson's short film 'Who's The Daddy?' is a comic look at modern motherhood through the prism of a chance encounter at a playground.

2. Dorothy Allen-Pickard

One of the finalists at Homespun Yarns, Dorothy Allen-Pickard's short film 'The Mess' is a moving study of mental illness.

3. Laura Scrivano

Laura Scrivano's short film 'Alice' is a beautiful, meditative piece based on a Noel Coward poem. Like the other directors she'll join Jason Stone on stage to talk about it after the screening.Tickets are free. But if you want to attend, you must email jason@davidreviews.com to reserve your place. You may bring guests but it is vital that you only send the names of those who are certain to attend. Places are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.