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My animation hero
23rd Apr

Myanimationhero

From a French cartoon classic to a symposium of animated shorts, animation experts reveal the work, people and events which first inspired them.

16th Apr
On My Radar: Clement Bolla

On My Radar: Clement Bolla

London-based French animation director Clement Bolla is Passion Animation Studios’ latest signing. Here he reveals his thoughts on why the animated antics of Bill Burr should be embraced, how Wes Anderson is instant inspiration, and why he needs to control his drone habit.

9th Apr
On My Radar: Katie Dymmock

On My Radar: Katie Dymmock

The Coffee & TV colourist on astronomically good films, taking comfort from Martin Creed and the need for more diversification.

4th Apr
Playlist: Jake Schreier

Playlist: Jake Schreier

We get the lowdown from Park Pictures highly talented director Jake Schreier, about his all time favourite music promos, his current musical selections and who he looks at for inspiration.

2nd Apr
On My Radar: Sara Nix

On My Radar: Sara Nix

The HALAL executive producer discusses losing earphones, gaining knowledge and navigating the time/money/quality triangle, as she reveals what's on her creative radar.

1st Apr
James Rosen: A few of my favourite things

James Rosen: A few of my favourite things

The Final Cut editor talks us through his comic collection, his books on creativity and the best Back To The Future posters you'll see today.

28th Mar
The Art of Advertising: Ben Campbell

The Art of Advertising: Ben Campbell

In the first of a new series, Ben Campbell, partner at Cut+Run London, reveals his artistic inspirations.

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26th Mar
On My Radar: Shimmy Ahmed

On My Radar: Shimmy Ahmed

The Fat Lemon director on her digital life support machine, a 'thigh-slappingly funny' film and why Instagram doesn't have all the answers.

22nd Mar
On My Radar: D.A.D.D.Y.

On My Radar: D.A.D.D.Y.

Mike Ahern [right] and Enda Loughman [left] are directing duo D.A.D.D.Y. Here, the self-described ‘two youngish Irishmen with big noses' relay what's on their creative radar, including a film regarded as "one of the worst ever made".

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21st Mar
Playlist: Warren Fu

Playlist: Warren Fu

The Partizan director chats about his fondness for backwards music videos, directors that inspire him, and his current music playlist rotation.

19th Mar
On My Radar: Benjamin Green

On My Radar: Benjamin Green

MindsEye's Emmy award-winning director - whose comedy credentials include Carpool Karaoke, An Idiot Abroad, and British Airways' safety video - reveals why comedy is going through a tough time and why Larry David is a legend.

18th Mar
Mark Denton: A few of my favourite things

Mark Denton: A few of my favourite things

We catch up with the ever-entertaining Mr Denton to chat through some of the objects on his desk he could't do without.

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