The rosé is all but gone, and the general consensus is that it’s time for a nap. And then we get back to work. But for all the revelry and the networking, we feel blessed to leave Cannes with far more than just a hangover and a few new good friends.
We feel particularly honoured this year to have worked on one of the most lauded (and meaningful if you ask us!) campaigns of the year – Channel 4 and Dougal Wilson’s beautiful, moving ‘We’re the Superhumans’, which earned the Grand Prix in Film, and garnered editor Joe Guest a coveted Silver Lion in Film Craft: Editing! To Channel 4, 4Creative, Blink and dear Dougal – thank you!
And we couldn’t possibly be more chuffed for Dan Sherwen, whose cut on Lucozade’s ‘Anthony Joshua – Made to Move’ earned him a Silver Lion in Film Craft Editing as well. Well done, Dan! And to Grey, Smuggler and director Christopher Hewitt, it was a pleasure.
John Lewis’ perennial favourite Christmas advert from Blink’s Wilson and edited by Rick Russell was a festival hit again this year, and Blink, adam&eveDDB and MPC were well-deserving of the credit – five Lions in all. You brought Buster to life!
And of course, adam&eveDDB’s Christmas run continued with H&M’s ‘Come Together’ from director Wes Anderson, edited once again by Mr. Guest. The lovely holiday spot took home 4 Lions in all, including a Silver in Production Design / Art Direction.
And Brunner and 84 Lumber’s first Super Bowl spot, the controversial ‘Journey’ edited by Jeff Buchanan garnered our friend and Sanctuary director Cole Webley a Bronze Lion in Film Craft Directing. Thank you, Sanctuary, Cole, Fixer, Brunner and 84 Lumber for taking us on this beautiful journey with you.
Barnardo’s ‘Believe in Me’ directed by Rattling Stick’s Sara Dunlop and edited by Amanda James also took home a Bronze Lion in the Film Craft Use of Licensed / Adapted Music category. Meanwhile Mr. Russell’s VW ‘Alien’ with Somesuch’s Nick Gordon was awarded a Bronze Lion in the Film Automotive categories. And last but certainly not least, MJZ director and AMVBBDO’s ‘Chase’ for Galaxy with Russell also took home a Bronze in the Film Sweets & Snacks category. Victory is, indeed, sweet. Pleasure working on each of these as well.
All in all, not a bad Cannes. Now it’s time to get back to the work we love. See you next year! #Blessed