Interview

Future Lion: doing good by updating software

FLTR: Rei Inamoto (AKQA), students Bastian Lievers & Tim Blaney Davidson, receiving a Future Lion, and James Hilton (AKQA). Last week JongeHonden’s Bastian Lievers and Tim Blaney Davidson were awarded with one of the five ‘Future Lions.’ We asked them about the Future Lions, their case and the possible execution. What are the Future Lions? The concept… More.

Review

Manuel Ferrari

  We already spotted Manuel Ferrari, who is animation director at post production house The Ambassadors, a while ago when the films he did for Part of a Bigger Plan impressed us – this film, for example. Last month he impressed us again with the ‘Mini-auctions’ film that he created together with Kingsday. When Ferrari… More.

Talent of the month

Billy Pols

Director Billy Pols recently did a commercial for Transavia together with hazazaH, the production company that represents him in the Netherlands. Though in itself craftfully made, that’s not the reason why we’ve made him Talent of the Month. The reason is the recent release of an impressive teaser for the documentary Zombie he shot over the past… More.

Talent of the month

What’s next in digital?

Alistair Campbell, Carl Waldekranz, Jim Haven, Maximilian Madile and Ted Parsson Tonight is Digital Dinner Amsterdam, an evening that revolves around the question “What’s and who’s next in digital“. The event, held at Het Pompstation and organized by Emerce, Achtung!, Bert Hagendoorn, and Pop The Campaign, has some great speakers, from some of the leading digital companies… More.

Review

MediaMonks’ digital design

Victor Knaap and Wesley ter Haar at ‘The Future of Digital Advertising’ – © Peet Sneekes Last week we were at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. A wide group of creative agencies and people interestingly talked about The Future of Digital Design. One of the most entertaining presentations was that of the Dutch digital production… More.

Review

Ad Stars

Jeroen de Ruijter (left) and João Inácio – a freelance team from Amsterdam – were invited to participate in the Young Stars competition (part of the Ad Stars festival) in Busan, South Korea, last month – the team got noticed because of the awards they won at the Global Best Digital Advertising, D&AD, Young Cup, and… More.

Review

A nightmare becoming reality

Merien Kunst and Lennart Driessen. For the Dutch Film Festival (NFF) Woedend! and Wefilm created a 1,5 hour long thriller, titled ‘Under Control,’ with some of Holland’s best actors. But not a normal film, it was shot live and directed through Twitter by the crowd, making it the world’s first live thriller. Though we immediately… More.

Review

Sundays.

Last week director Mischa Rozema and his production agency PostPanic launched an interesting new project on KickStarter – the crowdsource-funding platform; Sundays. It’s “a film about our future” and will be a cross-over between a trailer and a ‘short.’ Through KickStarter PostPanic wants to raise $50,000 to finance a 5-day shoot in Mexico and plenty of… More.

Review

Bas Geelen at Sid Lee’s Boot Camp

A few weeks ago Sid Lee Montreal had its annual Boot Camp. The Dutch Bas Geelen who opened his own industrial design studio Ordo dB last year was one of the chosen ones to attend the Boot Camp – with 7 others out of  600 applicants. The eight boot campers had very different backgrounds; an architect, art director,… More.

Event

Jonge Honden 24-hour pitch

Last Thursday we visited the Jonge Honden (‘Ad Pups’) 24-hour pitch, held at the headquarters of ‘client’ Red Bull, in Amsterdam Noord. The prize: 3 tickets on the Jonge Honden bus to Cannes next month and representing the Netherlands in the international Young Creatives contest. Red Bull’s briefing asked the teams to create an integrated… More.

Event