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Ever wondered what fills the world’s most creative minds?
Feed your inspiration with our regular columns.

Playlist: Filfury
19th May

Playlist:Filfury

We spoke with Untold Studios creative director and director Filfury about inspiration in random places, the evolution of the promo industry and his failed garage MC dreams...

5th May
Playlist: Milo Blake

Playlist: Milo Blake

We chat with Spindle director Milo Blake about generationally significant promos, the hustle paying off and his lack of broken bones...

3rd May COMEDY FOCUS
On My Radar: Terri Timely

On My Radar: Terri Timely

Park Pictures comedy directing duo Terri Timely (aka Corey Creasey, right, and Ian Kibbey, left) on the ads they find funny, the films and TV shows that tickle them, and the the dog that influenced their career.

26th Apr COMEDY FOCUS
On My Radar: Sammi Cohen

On My Radar: Sammi Cohen

Sammi Cohen, director at MindsEye, talks Keaton, cameras and why she has Tom Hanks to thank for her career, as she reveals what's on her comedy radar.

25th Apr
Charlie Sells: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Charlie Sells: A Few Of My Favourite Things

The founder and creative director of animation production company and artist management agency, Jelly, tells how lockdown got her into lino and why parental pestering started a love of philately.

21st Apr
Playlist: Micheal Newton

Playlist: Micheal Newton

We chat to the Greatcoat Films music video executive producer Micheal Newton about diversity behind the camera, some great music videos and keeping things private...

19th Apr
On My Radar: Sam Jones

On My Radar: Sam Jones

Sam Jones, Editor at The Quarry London, celebrates lo-fi originality, the joyful experience of witnessing the Beatles at work, and not just one, but two classic British comedy programmes, as he reveals what's on his radar.

Around the world

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12th Apr COMEDY FOCUS
On My Radar: Greg Bell

On My Radar: Greg Bell

Greg Bell, director at Tomorrow, talks comedy as he discusses funny ad ideas, his go-to scenes from funny films, and why dark humour is the best humour.

7th Apr
Playlist: Hoj Jomehri

Playlist: Hoj Jomehri

We chatted with Believe Media director, music producer and DJ Hoj Jomehri about the future of the industry in the metaverse, his current real-life playlist rotation and a mysterious toaster...

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5th Apr
On My Radar: Bertil Vorre

On My Radar: Bertil Vorre

Bertil Vorre, director at New Land, discusses the healing power of bonsai, the magic of Miyazaki and the influence of independent video games, as he reveals what's on his radar.

29th Mar
On My Radar: Bethan Seller

On My Radar: Bethan Seller

Bethan Seller, director at Rogue Films, admits to enjoying a digital snoop around people's homes, reveals a quintet of TV shows she loves, and explains why, when it comes to crew, everyone needs to respect everyone else.

24th Mar AUTHENTICITY FOCUS
Playlist: Brock

Playlist: Brock

As part of our Authenticity Focus this month we spoke to Agile Films director Brock about the future of the industry, director inspirations and an essential piece of technology...