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Street Talk for October 26, 2018
A scene from raper slowthai's "Rainbows" video directed by THE REST.

Pulse Films has signed directing duo THE REST to its roster for global representation. THE REST consists of lifelong friends Alex Motlhabane and Lewis Levi. The pair began their career making short films at university in Northampton, using their work to document British youth culture and comment on current social issues. This later developed into a working relationship with Kojey Radical producing genre-defying music videos and building a spirited visual identity with much buzzed about rapper slowthai. Their latest video is a collaboration with slowthai for his new single “Rainbows.” The song tackles race and addresses the way ideologies in society encourage negative perceptions of people of color...

Indie creative studio Luma Pictures has hired Andrew Coats, Alex Taini, Michael Langan, Sehaj Sethi, Will Jaymes, and Nicole Sanders as additions to the growing originals team, supporting the upcoming slate of live action and animation original projects. Director Coats’ credits include the Oscar-nominated animated short Borrowed Time. Coats has also held positions at Pixar and Blue Sky where he worked on films including Brave, Inside Out, Finding Dory and The Incredibles 2. Joining Coats will be Taini as art director and concept artist following an artistic career in gaming, film, and publishing for companies including Riot Games, Imaginarium, Reel FX, Prime Focus, Marvel and Bloomsbury. Taini first became noticed for his work at Ninja Theory where he worked as a sr. concept artist and then visual art director, known for creating iconic characters such as Nariko, Kai and King Bohan. Joining Luma's team of staff writers are Sethi who penned feature scripts The Third Rule and My Husband’s Corpse, Jaymes who earned praise for Beast at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Langan whose work has been honored with 16 film festival awards. Sanders will join as manager, creative affairs, following her role as creative executive at Miramax....

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