Stella Wan’s London Independent Film Festival win!

Congratulations to Stella Wan!

Never Fight a Man With a Perm” won the ‘Best Music Video‘ award at the 2020 London Independent Film Festival. Stella (also known as Stella Bella Hex) was animator, assistant director and DOP on this surreal arcade game themed video, exploring toxic masculinity by rock band Idles.

The video has received a lot of praise since its release last summer and was selected for various film festivals including Vienna, Santiago (Official Monthly Winner ‘Best Music Video’ and Los Angeles festivals (Award Nominee ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘ Best Short Animation’)

Stella collaborated with director Al Brown and illustrator Russell Taysom for Fluffer Records.

Stella: “The three of us have worked on a few other things together such as Fluffer Pit Party (Al’s independent record label for alternative music). I did animation to promote the gig nights as well as visual projections at the live events. We also worked on Deap Vally (American rock duo formed in L.A) who played at a show. It’s really great to be able to work with such talented, wholesome people and we all see it as passion projects doing something we love and telling stories that have underlying messages that hint at the society we live in. * Not for everyone!

Explore more of Stella’s wildly original and stunning work

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Coronavirus: Open for business as usual

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Our team are all working from home and operating ‘business as usual’. All office phones are on divert to our mobiles, communication is flowing and we are holding daily video team meetings.

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IR35: Delayed until April 2021

The Government has announced a delay to the IR35 reform within the private sector, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 
Enforcement of the changes have now been deferred until 6th April 2021.

Although this is a deferral rather than a cancellation, it’s a welcome development for everyone in our industry. We’ll continue to keep you informed on the changes but for now, this news means that end clients within the private sector will not be required to make IR35 status determinations until 2021.  

You can view the announcement made by Stephen Barclay MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury here

Should you have any queries about any upcoming bookings in light of the news, please get in touch with our Compliance Manager, Marilyn Fernandes. [email protected]

Click here to read our article on the legislative developments that were due to take effect from the 6th April 2020. We will update this in due time.

Click here to read our FAQ for freelancers.  These are up to date in so far as the rules which were to take place in April 2020, though it’s possible some aspects of the legislation may change by the time it comes into effect in April 2021.  We are monitoring this closely and will advise our clients and freelancers of any updates.