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Playlist: Meji Alabi
24th Sep

Playlist:MejiAlabi

We chat to RSA, Black Dog Films and JM Films director Meji Alabi about his favourite videos, his thoughts on the promo industry and he throws down the gauntlet with a 1-on-1 sporting challenge!

One Track Mind: Angela Ramos
16th Sep ISOLATION RADIO STATION

OneTrackMind:AngelaRamos

15th Sep
On My Radar: Anthony Mandler

On My Radar: Anthony Mandler

Arts & Sciences director Anthony Mandler couldn't live without a coffee hit, and thinks we all should have seen this Antonioni masterpiece, as he reveals what's on his radar.

10th Sep
Playlist: JJ Augustavo

Playlist: JJ Augustavo

We hear from m ss ng p eces director JJ Augustavo about his collaboration wishlist, cinematic inspirations, and Chopped and Screwed remixes.

8th Sep
On My Radar: Avril Furness

On My Radar: Avril Furness

Presence's VR and documentary filmmaker Avril Furness is keeping tabs on Dorian, gives her thoughts on Tenet and reveals some stories she's still got to tell, as she reports what's on her radar.

2nd Sep
Art of Advertising: Philippe Andre

Art of Advertising: Philippe Andre

From Tony Petersen Films, director Philippe Andre, who's also repped by Independent in the UK, shares his inspirations, which emphasize dramatic, imposing moments through shared experience juxtaposed against the intimacy of human connections.

2nd Sep ISOLATION RADIO STATION
One Track Mind: Moira McCarthy Monahan

One Track Mind: Moira McCarthy Monahan

Moira McCarthy Monahan, Senior Director at Position Music and Vice President at Women in Music, has turned her back on passive listening but embraces a well planned 'walk out song', as she reveals her Elements Music Isolation Radio Station playlist.

1st Sep
On My Radar: Vlad Barin

On My Radar: Vlad Barin

Cheat colourist Vlad Barin is impressed with this year's crop of creative work and admits it's difficult to pick a favourite TV show from the gems on offer, as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

Spotlight

Together with Elements Music, One Track Mind is a collection of playlists created by industry figures from music, advertising and media.

27th Aug
Playlist: Alli Maxwell

Playlist: Alli Maxwell

We chat with Florence EP Alli Maxwell about diversity and representation in the industry, sources of inspiration and classic videos.

26th Aug ISOLATION RADIO STATION
One Track Mind: Brian J Miller

One Track Mind: Brian J Miller

Music Supervisor at NFL Network, Brian J. Miller, cites one track that can make him run to the dance floor, and one that he'd need to be dead to listen to, as he reveals his Isolation Radio Station playlist.

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25th Aug
On My Radar: Ben Brand

On My Radar: Ben Brand

Great Guns director Ben Brand admires the breadth of Joe Rogan's guests and cites a trio of great films from the recent past as he reveals what's on his radar.

24th Aug
Nathan R. Smith: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Nathan R. Smith: A Few Of My Favourite Things

The Emerald Pictures filmmaker and photographer shows us the camera that started it all, his love for retro formats and his WeWork hack (for when normality's back).

19th Aug
Art of Advertising: Aaron Chapman

Art of Advertising: Aaron Chapman

One of Washington Square Film's newest additions to their roster, Aaron Chapman, reflects on Black excellence and intentionality in film and new media, sharing his inspirational picks that reflect the way he approaches commercials and art.