Benjamin Cleary’s new VR experience wins at Cannes XR

Huge congratulations to Benjamin Cleary, Michael O’Connor and the whole Glimpse team for their win at Cannes XR as part of the Marche du Film – Festival du Cannes. Glimpse was awarded the Veer Future Award for Best Interactive Experience.

Assembly signs John Turner

We’re delighted to welcome John Turner to the Assembly roster. John is an award winning director who works across multiple genres to bring human stories to life. His work hits straight to the heart, whatever his subject matter, driven by a genuine love of seeing the world through a lens. John has a gift for drawing the viewer in, whilst gently extracting authentic and human performances that resonate.
His work has won ‘Best in Show’ at PM Society, Promax Gold for “Best Newcomer”, Promax Silver (World), and Gold (Europe), in the “Best Director” categories, a Clio, Silver at The One Show and Gold and Silver at Cannes Lions 2021.
To see more of John’s work – www.assembly.ie/john-turner/

Toyota boards from Brian Coldrick

New storyboards from Brian Coldrick for the Toyota “Bank Robbery” ad we shared last week which was directed by our new director Richard Hunter! To see more of Brian’s work – www.assembly.ie/brian-coldrick/

Richard Hunter joins Assembly

We’re so excited to welcome Richard Hunter to the Assembly team! In his performance-driven comedy, Richard taps into the quirks and subtleties of human behaviour, unlocking a weird and wonderful viewpoint on the past and present. We absolutely love Richard’s ability to capture comedic moments on the screen, whatever the scale, whatever the brief. Here’s a little taster of his work. To see his full reel go to https://assembly.ie/richard-hunter/

6 IFTA nominations for Swan Song

Go raibh míle maith agat Irish Film & Television Academy for the nominations and everyone who voted for Swan Song. We’re delighted to get this recognition at home, alongside these great Irish films & filmmakers. Congrats to all the nominees!

Swan Song

We are delighted to share the trailer for Swan Song. Written and directed by Benjamin Cleary, produced by Rebecca Bourke, Mahershala Ali, Jonathan King, Jacob Perlin, Adam Schulman and Mimi Valdes with Anonymous Content and Apple TV. Premieres December 17th in theatres and on Apple TV.

Zak Razvi – Kwikfit

New work from Zak Razvi for Kwikfit.

Nicola Colton – A Dublin Christmas

We’re very excited for our illustrator Nicola Colton who just shared the cover for her latest book “A Dublin Christmas”, publishing on the 29th of October with Gill Books!

Here’s a little bit about the story….. To Orla, Christmas means Gran, so when it looks like Gran won’t make it this year, everything feels a lot less festive. And with Christmas spirit everywhere at an all-time low, the whole of Dublin is in darkness. But then the fairy lights on Orla’s Christmas tree come to life and take her on an enchanting adventure to the National Library, Grafton Street, Stephen’s Green and the GPO. Together, Orla and her new friends attempt to restore the meaning of Christmas and holiday cheer… A heart-warming festive story that brings Dublin at Christmas to life.

Gillian Hyland – The Beast Must Die

New work from Gillian Hyland for the ITV and Britbox new series “The Beast Must Die” featuring Jared Harris, Cush Jumbo and Billie Howie.

Zak Razvi – Whippy

Here’s Zak Razvi’s latest short film. Written and Directed by Zak it explores a day in the life of Mr Whippy!