Bennie and the Jets launches in Cannes

Jack Whiteley and Laura Brownhill direct the first ever video for Elton John’s iconic track ‘Bennie and the Jets’. The pair were chosen as part of Elton John and Youtube’s #EJTheCut, with their futuristic video being premiered in Cannes. Jack and Laura were onstage with Elton John when the video was revealed to the press for the first time.

ADCAN 2017 Now Open!

ADCAN Awards 2017 film competition is now open and this year it’s gone global by partnering with 3 UK & 3 US charities. In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever to support diversity and fairness for all. So we’re proud to support ADCAN to promote deserving causes and new industry talent.   Check out Josh’s launch film here

Creative Circle Launch New Foundation

Creative Circle have launched the Creative Circle Foundation which, starting in 2017, will educate 20 creative students each year.  The foundation aims to relieve the financial pressure which is increasingly preventing talent from learning and working in London.  They will also help a number of students from outside the London, live in the capital.  The Creative Circle has pledged that 100% of all membership fees, along with 10% of the award entries, and any profits from this year’s awards ceremony at the Roundhouse will go towards funding the charity foundation.  

The Hollywood A-List Awards

We are proud to announce that Ed’s Mencap ‘Here I Am’ & Jeff Nichol’s P&G ‘Strong’ have both been shortlisted at this year’s A-List Hollywood awards. You can read the full shortlist here

Rattling Stick signs Director James Frost

We’re pleased to announce that multi-award winning director James Frost, known for his cinematic storytelling and technological innovations, has signed to the Rattling Stick roster. James has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world (Nike, Mercedes Benz, American Express, Ford, The Gap, AT&T and more), as well as some of the world’s most acclaimed musical artists (Radiohead, OK Go and Coldplay to name a few!). To read more about him and to view his reel click here

Campaign ‘The Annual’ 2016

This year’s highly anticipated Campaign ‘The Annual’ is out. Congratulations to Ringan and Sara, who both made the Top 10 Directors list. As if that weren’t enough great news, we also came runner up for Production Company of the Year, have Gabe’s Samsung ‘School of Rio’ in the Top 10 TV and Cinema ads list and Tesco is this year’s Brand Story of the Year.

Aircastle joins Rattling Stick

We are pleased to announce the signing of Canadian directing duo, Aircastle for representation in the US & UK. Breaking into the commercial world with Catvertising, Aircastle has quickly carved out a distinctive voice in comedy. Since meeting in York University’s Film Production program, Will and Jamie’s creative partnership has already outlasted most marriages. Along the way they’ve accumulated numerous accolades at Cannes, the One Show Film Festival, the Webby Awards, the Clios, and the D&AD’s to name a few. The duo also shares a couple’s phone plan, and when necessary live in confined spaces together.

To find out more and to watch their reel click here.

Televisual Commercials 30

Ringan came 2nd in the Top 10 Directors’ poll this year, with his work for Nike ‘The Switch’ and Audi ‘Duel’ also featuring in the Top 10 commercials lists. Thanks to all our peers for your votes, which have consistently put us in the Top 10 for the last decade.

The Porsche International Student Advertising Awards 2016

The National Film and Television School is teaming up with German film school, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg to host the annual Porsche International Student Advertising Film Awards in London this month. The event is aimed at developing new talent and offers film students a prestigious platform upon which to present their work to the industry and establish contacts. The awards invited a host of prestigious advertising professionals to judge the awards, including our very own First Lady, Katie Keith.

Anyone attending a film school around the world or young professionals with less than three years industry experience can enter and each winner will receive a sum of money, which references the iconic Porsche 911. First prize in each category is €3,911; second prize is €2,911; and the third prize is €1,911. All winning films will be available on the Shots site.

The event will take place at the Picturehouse Central in London on the 17th November 2016 and is the first year that the awards, which are sponsored by Porsche AG, will be held in London. The annual event has previously taken place at the Filmakademie’s home in Ludwigsburg, Germany and has been running for twelve years.