Highlights Of The Week
– WHAT’S ON TV/DIGITAL –
The new series of NatGeo Wild’s Animal Fight Club premiered in the US on Friday night whilst in the UK it starts on May 3rd. Blueberry Editor Marc Tondeur worked on episode 12 for Arrow Media.
The show features pound-for-pound battles between some of the biggest, baddest and often surprising fighters in the animal kingdom.
– SPOTLIGHT –
We are delighted to welcome back from his adventures, an exceptional Documentary Editor. Returning for his love of the craft, a storyteller excited to push the boundaries, everybody, please meet… Colin Moxon.
Read all about him in this week’s Spotlight.
– TALENT PROJECTS –
Compelling documentary Christ Bearer: The Rapper Who Chopped His Penis Off is available online from this week on BBC Three.
Directed by Tim Crawley and produced by Clockwise Media, it was shot by one of our most recent sign ups, Adam Beasley, editor and cameraman originally from Brighton and subject of last week’s Spotlight. Well done Adam!
Dramedy Suntan, is in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from this weekend. Directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, it was cut by Blueberry Editor Napoleon Stratogiannakis as one of his personal projects outside Blueberry.
Compelling documentary Soham Revisited 15 Years On, aired this week on Channel 5. It was the latest personal project of one of our recent sign ups, Editor Ralph Pereira-Adams, who was one of the online editors on the programme. Catch up online on My5.
Congratulations to Blueberry Designer Ibrahim Ahmed who launched his photography exhibition, The Secret Lives of Lucha, through his company Kresh, on Thursday night at the Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green.
Showcasing photography by Ibrahim, this is a unique insight into the world of lucha libre in London. It reveals the training and lives of London’s most notorious luchadores. From the gymnasiums to the workplaces, he exposes us to a side of the mask that rarely sees the light.
– EVENTS –
This year’s D&AD Festival took place this week, April 25-27, at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane/Spitafields. Liam attended again and it was very cool to be able to check out the displays of the D&AD award finalists in outdoor advertising, branding, packaging and photography.
One of his highlights was “(Dis)content: Creative Direction in the audience age”, a talk by Anna Higgs, creative director of Nowness. Nowness makes incredible branded content, and she spoke about the challenges of connecting with your audience authentically. Sky Creative also had a model polar bear walking around (not sure why!)