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30 November 2010

To pig trot or not? That is the question

So apparently when Gus Herdman drinks Grappa, his nipples get rock hard. He demonstrated this at the Trim Christmas Supper club (no.3) held at Bistro Bruno Loubet. But before I divulge in how hard his nipples get, lets rewind 3 courses and several bottles of wine.

Located at the Zetter hotel, Bistro Bruno Loubet is a curved relaxed eating venture, serving rich and refined french dishes. The menu reads like a dream, causing salivation before the warm bread has even arrived. After much deliberation and discussion over the virtues of stuffed pigs trotters, half of us decided to stick to Bruno's signature starter dish of snail and meatballs served with a mushroom mousse. The juicy umami morsels were enrobed in a rich tomato sauce offset by a smooth mousse topped with pesto. A very very good dish, only slightly setback by a Dolmio nostalgia. Beating the piggy balls and snails was Ross's faultless animalistic dish of foie gras, pheasant and duck liver terrine. Gus and Naz went for 'lady' starters of Salmon with chilled borscht and ratatouille and octopus salad. Both delicately flavoured, yummy and reminiscent of Summer.

The signature main dish of Hare Royale, served with posh macaroni cheese was unbelievably tender, rich and flavoursome. Topped with a slither of foie gras, this unassuming creation was worthy of sitting upon a shrine and worshipped till your arteries were clogged with pleasure. Dom's pheasant crepinette served with turnip confit and elderberry sauce was a glorious christmas carol whilst Gus's Duck confit with honey and dukkah was an 'eh' tasty dish. Ross and Naz both went for fish, Cod and Gurnard...honestly cant remember much about them but apparently the Cod was good and the Gurnard was not.

With everyone stuffed, we decided to venture into the sweet land. The land that both Paul and Tom have recently terminated themselves from due to fashionable diets. In a greedy approach, we ordered all the desserts on the menu; a dreamy chocolate marquise, a secretly tantalising glazed quince served with a green peppercorn ice cream, a curious self-saucing passion fruit pudding, a moorish nougat glace, and a crap apple and blackberry Clerkenwell mess. Crap, because it wasn't a mess but more of a compote and who the hell wants to eat compote for dessert?!

So all in all a wonderful, rich, cockle warming meal that ended with some grappa for Gus, giving him a nipple chaffing extravaganza. Also did I mention that Marcus Wareing was sitting opposite us and all he ate was some lettuce and half a bottle of red wine?

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29 November 2010

Luc Janin gets all sticky with Converse

In this latest Converse / Footlocker ad, Luc Janin recruited Europe's most eminent tape art graffiti artists, No Curves and Almir, to do a spot of gaffer taping around London's east end.

Shot over two days, docu style, this urban little number demonstrates the hours of fun you can have messing with the cities architecture, to create some clever installations, all whilst wearing Converse of course!

Agency: Sapient nitro
Creative Director: Ben Callis
Creative:Olly Farrington, Neil Richardson
Tv Producer Lindsay Moyes
Production Company: Annex Films
Director: Luc Janin
Producer: Hans Elias
Photography: Richard Stewart
Post Production: Time Based Arts/Mike Skrgatic
Editor: Tom Lindsay @ Trim

23 November 2010

It's Christmassssss- lets drink tea

Vegas and Monkey are back on form, getting all giddy about the mini Monkey puppet giveaways with every pack of Pg tips this Christmas!

Directed by Hammer and Tong's Garth Jennings and edited by long time affiliate Dominic Leung, this ad is bound to inject a bit of festive cheer in all the scrooges scuttling about this season.

Come on guys, play that carol and eat that mince pie, it's Christmassssssssssssssssss, lets get fat and merry!

Agency: Mother
Production Company: Hammer & Tongs
Director: Garth Jennings
Producer: Nick Goldsmith
Post Production: Prime Focus
Grade: Tareq Kubaisi
Editor: Dominic Leung @ Trim

22 November 2010

Klaxons 'Twin Flames'

Saam Farahmand has unleashed his new body morphing, controversial Klaxons video.

Inspired by the late 80's film, Society, the video sees the Klaxons engaging in a bit of ménage à dix, that slowly evolves into a sticky entanglement of limbs, we're talking heads coming out of arses kind of thing. Edited by Trim's Gus Herdman, the visuals are both erotic, disgusting and completely compelling. Watch it now!

Director: Saam Farahmand
Production Company: Partizan
Post House: BlindPig@ Absolute
Producer: Fenella Sanderson
Commissioner: Emily Tedrake
DOP: Dan Bronks
Editor: Gus Herdman@Trim

18 November 2010

Love Goes Down, and so does Strickland

The odyssey of Strickland Banks continues with Daniel Wolfe's new video for Plan B.

Strickland; hungover with a guilty conscience finds himself onstage miming to his adoring teenage fans whilst behind the scenes we see the rising star's true life. And there's a nasty surprise awaiting him at the end of the gig.

In his fifth video of the series, Daniel consolidates the world he's created for Plan B; Timeless styling and art direction - check, Great casting and performances - check, Beautiful yet unfussy camerawork - check and er... Andy Crane, er... - check!

Director: Daniel Wolfe
Producer: Tim Francis
Production Company: Somesuch and Co
Editor: Tom Lindsay
Cinematography: Lol Crawley
Production Designer: Sam Tidman
Casting Director: Leanne Flinn
Grade: Simon Bourne @ Framestore
TK Producer: Andrew McLintock @ Framestore
Commissioner: Tim Nash

02 November 2010

Made of Meaner Stuff

Cars made out of cakes, sweets, chocolates and meringues....eurgh, how pathetic. A car constructed from snake venom, crossbows, bones, skid marks and the tooth indentations of a fat skin head is way cooler!

The new Skoda Fabia ad created by Fallon, directed by Nick Gordon of Somesuch & Co and edited by Trim's Dominic Leung is a hardcore head thrashing 'piss off you pansy bakers' commercial and we love it! Plus it was great fun having the Somesuch gang in the Trim house!

Agency: Fallon
Agency Producer: Angus Smith
Creative Director: John Allison, Chris Bovill, Augusto Sola
Creatives: John Allison, Chris Bovill
Director: Nick Gordon
Production Company: Somesuch & Co
Producer: Sally Campbell
Director of Photography: Mattias Montero
Post Production: MPC
Editor: Dominic Leung@ Trim