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16 December 2010

The Hunting Moon

Not so long ago, Ross Hallard had some serious, geeky editing fun, working on a new horror trailer for Culex Films release 'The Hunting Moon'.

Picture this; four British students travelling through Africa and up to 2000 people a day keep dying around them. The Sun says it's 'Absolutely terrifying'- no bleemin doubt it is, because it's actually TRUE. Culex is not really a film company, but a form of deadly mosquito that's eradicating lives throughout the continent. Created by Red Bee Media and directed by Robert Samuels (www.superrocketman.com), the 'Hunting Moon' trailer is a super innovative, online campaign for Malaria No More UK, that has been tweeted and web featured by the likes of David Beckham and Andy Murray.

Visit the website to find out more about this deadly killer.

Director: Robert Samuels
Agency: Red Bee Media
Producer: Sarah Caddy and Ann Marie Small
DP: Andrew Kuchanny
Editor: Ross Hallard@ Trim

14 December 2010

She Loves Beef

Those creative folk at Wieden and Kennedy have launched a super addictive music-making app for the new Nokia N8 smart phone as part of their 'It's not technology, it's what you do with it' campaign.

To demonstrate it's potent potential, director Kim Gehrig took to the poodle parlours of Shanghai, adopting the talents of multi-coloured poodles getting pimped up like trannies. Back in blighty, Trim's Tom Lindsay took the visuals under his wing and created a loop style edit to further emboss the apps idea and reflect the looping soundtrack which was created entirely on-set using the phone! Yes that's a big loopy loopy WOW...(lets just hope iphone make their own version eh!).

Director: Kim Gehrig
Production Company: Academy Films
Agency: Wieden and Kennedy
Producer: Dom Thomas
DP: Ross McLennan
Post: MPC
Editor: Tom Lindsay@Trim

13 December 2010


Earlier this year, Paul flew out to New York New York, to edit the new Verizon Droid 2 Motorola ad, directed by long time affiliate Adam Berg.

Stylishly shot in the same location as the police headquarters seen in 'The Departed', this slick spot demonstrates how when using the new Verizon Droid phone during your weekly board meeting, your arms can turn into ultra robotic, terminator-esque limbs and your colleagues wont even blink an eye. Now if that's not a hint at the future, I don't know what is.

Director: Adam Berg
Agency - McGarry Bowen
Production Company - Smuggler
DP: Shawn Kim
Editor: Paul Hardcastle@Trim

07 December 2010

Gurn Baby Gurn

Lets take a trip down memory lane, back to the early 90's, when acid house was cool and pills were dropped like candy. The maestro of the year, Daniel Wolfe has re-created this blindingly authentic messy rave for Chase and Status's new fookin brilliant tune 'Blind Faith'. All those years of jaw grinding for Trim's Dominic Leung finally paid off, as Wolfe insisted he was the only man fit for the job. Boy done good....real good.

We think both this video and song are gonna go down a storm, bringing nostalgic tears to everyone in their late 30's and making all the 20 year old trend setters swap their hareem pants for a Gio Goi getup!

Update: We are no longer allowed to show you the directors cut.
The record company have pulled it (no explanation). So in the meanwhile please enjoy the shorter (compromise) cut or even better, follow us on Twitter, then direct message us saying 'I have to watch the Chase and Status directors cut NOW' and we'll send you a secret password so you can access it on vimeo!

Director: Daniel Wolfe
Production Company: Somesuch & Co
Producer: Tim Francis
DP: Lol Crawley
Editor: Dominic Leung@ Trim

Agghh the Weeds are Coming!

The Vikings (directors; Matt Branning and Bjorn Ruehmann) sailed across the arduous seven seas into the Trim suites (specifically Paul Hardcastle's retreat), to create the new B Movie inspired Weedol spot. Over the top acting, 50's styling and an injection of camp humour makes this ad brilliant to watch and sets a new bar as to how fun weed killer ads can actually be... without drinking it!

Directors: The Vikings
Production Company: Rokkit
Producer: Chris McBride
Art Director: Dylan Hewett
Agency: DLKW
Editor: Paul Hardcastle@Trim

Black Lager

Tricky technicalities and an immense post job was at hand in Saam Farahmand's latest swinging Guinness ad. Edited by Trim's Tom Lindsay, Saam's playful twist on dimensions has a good old hint of Flat Stanley about it. We like.

Director: Saam Farahmand
Production Company: Partizan
Producer: David Stewart
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi
Agency Producer: Rebecca Williams
Post: The Mill
Editor: Tom Lindsay@Trim