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26th Aug Production
Mark Molloy: The Underdog at Apple’s core

Mark Molloy: The Underdog at Apple’s core

With a career spanning the best part of 15 years, and a 2019 that would be tough to beat, what’s next for the SMUGGLER director whose Underdogs and Surprises have given Apple advertising real heart? Jamie Madge grabbed some FaceTime with the locked-down Aussie to chat about the whole working-from-home thing.

31st Jul Production
Hannah & Adriana's internet of comedy

Hannah & Adriana's internet of comedy

Comedy directors, Hannah & Adriana, of Superprime, chat about cutting their teeth on editing Funny or Die skits, what SNL taught them about collaboration, and how to become funnier than your neighbor’s 12 year old kid who downloaded TikTok last week and has a million followers.

30th Jul Production
Creative correspondence... with Diane McArter and Casey Rand

Creative correspondence... with Diane McArter and Casey Rand

As part of our ongoing 30th birthday celebrations, we're asking iconic industry figures to chose a person to interview and be interviewed by. Here, Diane McArter and Casey Rand talk social change, discovering purpose and what finally helps tip a tipping point.

29th Jul Production
YDA 1-to-2 with Lisa Mehling and Nisha Ganatra

YDA 1-to-2 with Lisa Mehling and Nisha Ganatra

The final element of this year's YDA Week, ahead of tomorrow's ceremony, is a discussion with Chelsea Pictures' MD and former YDA President, Lisa Mehling, and TV, film and commercial director, Nisha Ganatra.

28th Jul Production
YDA 1-to-1 with... Ram Madhvani

YDA 1-to-1 with... Ram Madhvani

Day two of YDA Week ends with insight from iconic, Cannes Lion-winning director Ram Madhvani.

27th Jul Production
YDA 1-to-1 with... Pamela B Green

YDA 1-to-1 with... Pamela B Green

In the second of today's YDA 1-to-1 interviews, Pamela B Green discusses her fascinating and powerful documentary, Be Natural; The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache, which is about the world's first female film director.

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27th Jul Production
YDA 1-to-1 with... Justin Reardon

YDA 1-to-1 with... Justin Reardon

shots Co-Editor Danny Edwards and Budweiser Whassup creative-turned-director Justin Reardon discuss using humour in dark times, the best way for aspiring directors to get noticed, and much more...

24th Jul Production
Benji Weinstein’s aiming higher than quarantine comedy

Benji Weinstein’s aiming higher than quarantine comedy

Writer/Director Benji Weinstein is behind the all too real zoom sitcom, Join Meeting, but he has been working with comedy for years. He dives into what makes comedy funny, what makes a joke land, and why it’s all so terribly relatable.

23rd Jul Production
Cracking the comedy case with The Bobbsey Twins From Homicide

Cracking the comedy case with The Bobbsey Twins From Homicide

With a creative partnership background and a fine eye for visually impressive, side-splittingly funny gags, the 'Twins' body of work has seen them go epic with Sindy dolls, have some BCFing fun and recreate an iconic dance routine with muscled movers. We caught up with them to find out how to make laughs look good.

22nd Jul Production
Pete Cain's funny bones

Pete Cain's funny bones

He's a creative, a director and a tutor at the School of Communication Arts. The common denominator across each is humour. From selling time shares in Lanzarote to working with brands such as Boddingtons and Carling, Pete Cain has employed comedy at every turn. Oh, he's also a stand-up. Figures. Here, he discusses why truth is at the heart of humour.

16th Jul Production
Pulse Films' Nez finds his voice

Pulse Films' Nez finds his voice

As Karim Bartoletti continues his series of YDA chats, former winner Nez talks about the journey from wide-eyed, TV-obsessed youngster to fashion filmmaker and beyond.

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15th Jul Production
William Armstrong's YDA Chat

William Armstrong's YDA Chat

The 2012 European Test Commercial category winner steps up to the mic for a chat with Karim Bartoletti.

14th Jul
Michael Cumming: Notes from Shatner’s Bassoon

Michael Cumming: Notes from Shatner’s Bassoon

Best known for his work on the notorious spoof news show Brass Eye, Michael Cumming has collaborated with some of the biggest names in British humour. Not one for parping his own comedy trumpet however, the Moxie director has retained a quiet modesty throughout his career. Now bringing his droll touch to advertising, he broke his silence to talk to Carol Cooper about Brass Eye, big apes and working with bees.

13th Jul Production
Emilie Thalund's chat with the YDA

Emilie Thalund's chat with the YDA

Karim Bartoletti continues his series of discussions with former YDA winners, this week chatting to 2018 winner and director Emilie Thalund.

2nd Jul Production
Kibwe Tavares chats to the YDA

Kibwe Tavares chats to the YDA

In episode seven of the YDA Chats series, Karim Bartoletti speaks to director Kibwe Tavares about his career since picking up the 2014 YDA Special Jury Prize.

24th Jun Production
A YDA chat with Thessa Meijer

A YDA chat with Thessa Meijer

Though the deadline for this year's YDA has now passed and judging is on the horizon, Karim Bartoletti continues his series of YDA Chats, this time talking to 2019 winner Thessa Meijer.

15th Jun Production
YDA chats to We Are From LA

YDA chats to We Are From LA

The deadline for the Young Director Award 2020 is today and, to inspire you to enter this year's competition, Jury Chairman, Karim Bartoletti continues his YDA Chats series, this time talking to former winning directing duo, We Are From LA.

12th Jun Production
Mary Nighy has a YDA chat

Mary Nighy has a YDA chat

Episode four of YDA Chats sees this year's Jury Chairman at the Young Director Award speak to 2014 winner, actor-turned-director, Mary Nighy.

11th Jun Production
Why HALAL's investment in the future paid off

Why HALAL's investment in the future paid off

HALAL picked up the YDA Producer Award at the 2019 event for its huge contribution to the development of new directing talent. Partner and EP, Gijs Determeijer, explains the importance of investing in the future of the production business, what they look for in new talent, and why the YDA win means so much.