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Cannes Contenders: Canada
21st May CANNES CONTENDERS 2024

CannesContenders: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.

Cannes Contenders: The UK
20th May CANNES CONTENDERS 2024

CannesContenders:TheUK

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.

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...

30th Apr
On My Radar: Le Cube

On My Radar: Le Cube

Psyop directing collective Le Cube, comprised of Partner and Director, Santiago Oddis and Partner and Executive Producer, Fernanda Soma, are passionate about Pinterest, enthused by Ex Machina and serious about sneakers.

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.

26th Apr
On My Radar: Nico Casavecchia

On My Radar: Nico Casavecchia

Brand New School director, screenwriter and illustrator Nico Casavecchia celebrates a Willy Wonka debacle, the best 'cringecore' movie since Triangle of Sadness, and the part artificial intelligence can play in the future of filmmaking, as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

23rd Apr
On My Radar: Jack Clough

On My Radar: Jack Clough

HunkyDory director Jack Clough on the "scarily powerful" Michael Cera commercial, the "perfectly constructed" In Bruges, and a "weird, funny and absolutely shoddy" show he saw in Kent.

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22nd Apr
G/Jems: A Few Of Our Favourite Things

G/Jems: A Few Of Our Favourite Things

McCann London's Jemma Burgess and Gemina Gil Flores, aka The G/Jems, talk us through the artwork, apparel and angels that keep their creativity flowing.

19th Apr
On My Radar: Georgia Tribuiani

On My Radar: Georgia Tribuiani

Knucklehead director Georgia Tribuiani says she is committed to hydration, hooked on Severance, and influenced by Saul Bass, as she reveals what's on her creative radar.

18th Apr
Playlist: Jesus Rasines

Playlist: Jesus Rasines

Jesus Rasines Executive Creative Director Ogilvy Madrid speaks on his love of 1970's American literature, Tonex digital amplifier emulator's and Flamenco.