Searchlight: Greg Davenport

Some start their careers by running in production companies and carry on running forever whereas some grab directing opportunities by the buttons and get on with it. New director Greg Davenport has been shooting videos every chance he gets and his latest Given Up, Giving for Lilygreen & Maguire is a cracker. So a quick […]


When we were cruising through various production company websites on the look out for new talent we came across this sage advice for new directors on Somesuch’s Guide to Getting Signed which we thought would be good to share with you: Step one. The approach email… Every day we get a lot of emails from […]

So you want to make a fashion film?

Visionary festival curator Diane Prenet shares her pointers on how to make a film with style Fashion films may not be the new music videos of experimental film making just yet but with new production company divisions such as Blink’s White Lodge set up to create sartorial content with clever and witty films or Justin […]

Searchlight: Stevie Russell

New director Stevie Russell, now signed to Sonny and Moonwalk, won first prize in YDA’s European Broadcast category with his mesmerizing and clever film for Ireland’s Road Safety Authority. His music video for Kodaline, All I Want, also did well at the YDA where it was shortlisted and has recently been released on the net […]

Unsigned: Daniel Iglesias & Zack Sekuler

They met through working independently making music videos for the band The Neighbourhood but they soon found their individual skill sets were more powerful when they collaborated on films. Now the Californian new directors Daniel Iglesias and Zack Sekuler have teamed up as a duo. The narrative of your latest film, Female Robbery for The […]

Unsigned: Ian Robertson – 1st prize animation

Ian Robertson won the top prize for animation this year at YDA in Cannes with his hugely popular stop-frame film Get By for the band Delta Heavy. In response to several requests we asked Ian about the making of his animation but first we wanted to know if there had been any impact from his […]

New directors: Gus Filgate and Paul Miller

Having worked together for many years in different roles, Gus Filgate & Paul Miller embarked on a new adventure as co-directors in 2010. We catch up with the duo on their first short film Florette which won huge praise on the YDA shortlist this year; a black comedy that draws its inspiration from their own […]

Searchlight: Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull

YDA talks with London-based director Hasraf Dulull about Fubar Redux, his motion comic film about a political war set in an alternate reality with cats and dogs, and the power of crowd source funding. Where did the idea for Fubar Redux come from and how did it evolve? In order to realise my epic vision […]

New director Joseph Mann scoops top award at Rushes Soho Shorts with his first music video

We catch up with director Joseph Mann, recently signed to Blink, about his winning music video, Small Hands for Keaton Henson. What came first – your desire to craft creatures or to make films?  Making things is what I have always enjoyed doing. I was never any good at academic structure and it used to […]

Public vote YDA winner: Balint Sos

The YDA together with Canon decided this year to award the spot with the highest number of views from the shortlisted films on YDA’s Youtube channel. So it’s with great pleasure that the YDA would like to announce that Balint D. Sos who has just recently signed to Strawberry Films in Budapest, Hungary won the […]