We’re very excited to have the Irish premiere of our short film Wave at the Galway Film Fleadh this year. For those going, we would love to see you there, we’re playing on Saturday 15th and you can get tickets here http://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/index.php/home/how-to-fleadh/booking-information/.
Another super year at the Cannes Lions. Highlights included “How To Write Funny For Lazy People” with Philip Maes; “All Worth It” with Helen Mirren; “Telling A Good Story” with Ian McKellen, A$AP Rocky “A Fait Accompli” and last but not least, the Saatchi and Saatchi New Directors Showcase which was exceptional as always.
Great news for Boys and Girls picking up a pencil at the prestigious D&AD awards for their “Sound of Sixteen” piece which they collaborated with Gareth on. Here’s what Gareth had to say; This month I had the great honour of being part of the team that picked up a wooden pencil at the prestigious D&AD awards. The only Irish production to win at the awards, the pencil was for the integrated campaign to celebrate the birth of Irish Broadcast radio in 1916. It was a true joy to work on the sonic realisation of this idea, and it was a pleasure to be brought in at an early stage of production, to experiment and collaborate on how best to realise the concept and push the limits of broadcast radio as far as possible. Hijacking every radio station entirely for 90 seconds was a real treat, which I experienced in the the local Spar, amongst bemused and intrigued costumers!
We had an incredible couple of weeks at Tribeca Film Festival for the world premiere of our new short film Wave (see the trailer above). We had five screenings over the two weeks and were delighted with the reaction. The film was directed by Benjamin Cleary and TJ O’Grady Peyton and produced by Rebecca Bourke.
We have loads of new work from Gareth this month, a lovely emotive piece for Mayo.ie (see video above); two cool spots for Bord Na Mona; a great sound design piece for Irish Distillers and finally he composed the music for the latest RSA commercial. To see all his latest work please go to http://assembly.ie/portfolio/i
We’re absolutely delighted to announce our new director Mike Andrews. The moment we saw his reel we knew we wanted him to be apart of the team. Mike’s background is in photography and design coupled with years in the agency world. He has a great flare for comedy writing and improvisational performances which he attributes to a potentially unhealthy amount of viewings of Airplane, SNL and Monty Python.
We are thrilled for our director Josh Dawson who came 1st in the Film4Climate Global Video Competition with his spot for Action Against Hunger. There was over 860 videos from 155 countries entered so this is a huge honour for Josh. He said; “It is amazing to have won an award that the great Bernardo Bertolluci judged and thought worthy of this prize. He and many others take great responsibility in our climate and I am happy I have been able to use the medium of film as an outlet to spread a message about the perils we will face if action isn’t taken.”
Gareth composed the score for the new FORD commercial which was directed by Stevie Russell and produced by Russell Curran Productions. Gareth said; “With Ford 100, it was great to work with long time collaborator, Stevie Russell once again. As a director, Stevie likes to explore the unusual, and it was a great pleasure to devise this ‘less-is-more’ piece of music to accompany Aidan Quinn’s perfectly off-beat delivery.”
We have loads of great new work up from Ali Ali including his campaign for DU TELECOM which was the winner of the Dubai Lynx Grand Prix 2016 for Best Direction, Best Casting and Best Script. We also have two of his most recent commercials for STR8 (see above) and SOUQ.COM. To see more of his work, please go to http://assembly.ie/portfolio/items/ali-ali/
House of Hayduk composed this super track for the new ECCO commercial. Mads (House of Hayduk) said of the process; “I had the pleasure of scoring this campaign with longtime collaborators and friends Noam Griegst (director) and Charlie Gaugler (producer) – last time we worked together was Cartier about a year ago. Its pretty rare to see such a commitment to detail and quality these guys put into it. And- to top it off I worked with my favorite team in Toronto, and singer in Los Angeles.”