Rob Zombie to do some badass voice work in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – A.V. Club

February 24th, 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out in only a few months, and director James Gunn is using that time to put some finishing touches on his highly anticipated sequel. Evidently, one of those finishing touches involves doing some new voiceover work with big-name recording artists, because Rob Zombie just posted on Instagram that he recently met up with Gunn at Disney’s offices to record some lines for Guardians 2.

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This comes from Screen Rant, which doesn’t have any specifics on Zombie’s role, but it does note that he played the Ravager Navigator (also via voiceover) in the first movie. If he’s just recording his lines now, it seems safe to assume that this won’t be a huge role, but there’s still plenty of reason to believe that he might be playing a different character at least. That’s because Gunn himself shared a different photo on his own Instagram, and this one mentions that it’s up to fans locate Zombie’s cameo for themselves. That would be too easy if he were playing the same guy, so maybe Zombie’s voice will pop up somewhere else.

Or maybe there’ll just be a scene where Star-Lord and the gang listen to “Dragula.” It doesn’t really fit the time period of the other songs, but there’s never a bad time to listen to “Dragula.”


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Review: Things go wrong at this zombie prep school – The Detroit News

February 24th, 2017

Zombie school. Of course. With young zombie students sitting at desks, learning chemistry and such. Preparing to take exams so they can go to — where else? — zombie college.

The awkwardly titled “The Girl with All the Gifts” does indeed have a zombie school. That is its chief innovation and it is a forward-thinking one. Imagine the places it could lead: Zombie professors, zombie fellowships, zombie doctors, zombie tutors. It’s endless.

Fortunately or unfortunately, “Girl” does not go down those paths. Instead it becomes a rather dark tale of survival with nice zombie grace notes tossed in. These zombies, you see, have been infected with a fungus that has taken over their brains. They’re driven by their sense of smell, so humans can hide behind a cover-up perfume of sorts. See — nice touches.

We do indeed start out at a zombie school in Britain. Soldiers wheel the seemingly docile zombie children into the classroom taught by Miss Justineau (Gemma Arterton), who has a soft spot for the little dickens, especially ever-polite Melanie (the precocious Sennia Nanua).

Turns out the zombie kids are fodder for Dr. Caldwell (Glenn Close, of all people), a scientist trying to find a zombie vaccine by cutting the students into little bits. She has just realized young Melanie is the key to her experiments when — as any casual “Walking Dead” fan could predict — a horde of zombies overwhelm the school’s protection and big bites are being taken out of everybody human.

Melanie, Miss Justineau and Dr. Caldwell escape in the company of a resourceful soldier (Paddy Considine) and are left to wander in search of help. Melanie, being a zombie, has to wear a plastic, see-through Hannibal Lecter-type mask to make sure she won’t eat her companions.

Zombie things happen, which means a lot of bloody encounters. It’s all fairly interesting if less than captivating, driven mostly by Nanua’s bright performance. In the end, it’s the zombie school idea that lingers. Think of the offshoots: Zombie physicians, zombie lawyers, zombie engineers, zombie politicians …

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‘The Girl With All

The Gifts’

GRADE: B-

Rated R for disturbing violence/bloody images, and for language

Running time: 111 minutes

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Zombie film, sea-crossing bouncy castle top UK's creative ideas – CNET

February 23rd, 2017

Zombie movie “The Girl with All the Gifts”, produced by Future Leader Camille Gatin.


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The producer of zombie movie “The Girl with All the Gifts” and a tech-obsessed marketing agency planning to row a bouncy castle across the Atlantic have been named some of the UK’s most creative figures.

They’re among the Future Leaders, a list of 10 businesses selected from Britain’s creative industries and backed by funding from accelerator Creative England. The winners were chosen by judges including Emily Forbes, founder of video platform Seenit, MediaCom UK CEO Josh Krichefski and writer and director Simon Bird. Yes, Will from “The Inbetweeners“.

Film producer Camille Gatin was named one to watch after producing the intriguing zombie movie “The Girl With All The Gifts”, which was released in the UK last year and online for US viewers in January.

Meanwhile, Bristol-based marketing agency Strange Thoughts received recognition for embracing new and exciting technology in its advertising and branding campaigns for clients like Reebok and Heineken. The agency designed, prototyped and built a “cloud harvester” drone to draw moisture from clouds that was then brewed into “Sky.P.A” beer by Scottish brewer Innis and Gunn.

Speaking of booze, the agency also built a beer pump operated by thoughts alone. A sensor built into a baseball cap reads brainwaves and controls the pour.

“If you’re good at it you can pour a perfect pint,” founder Seth Jackson explained. “If you are bad at it you’ll get beer and foam pouring everywhere. It measures mental focus — people like magicians and accountants are really good at it. People that are pretty bad at it? Creatives.”

[embedded content]

Strange Thoughts is currently working out how to send a bouncy castle across the Atlantic, if a brand can be found to back the ambitious plan — and more importantly, if some foolhardy soul can be persuaded to do the paddling. Jackson is discussing the crazy scheme with experts in tides and amphibious landing craft, an example of what he calls “radical collaboration”. He spends part of his week seeking out unusual collaborators such as artists, scientists and other visionaries to come up with ever wackier ideas.

Also on the list is Antstream, which describes itself as a Spotify-style streaming service for classic video games. Among the founders is Games Workshop and “Fighting Fantasy” creator Ian Livingstone. Currently in beta, the service is set to have 1,000 games that gamers can dip in and out of, with a focus on iconic games that’ll appeal to older fans. It hasn’t launched yet, but we’ll be keeping an eye out.

Another winner is Gateshead-based virtual reality studio Hammerhead, which this week releases its first consumer title Syren on Steam VR and Oculus. Then there’s Evidential, which creates VR reconstructions of crime scenes for court cases. They’re joined by 104 Films, a film production company focusing on disabled talent.

The results were announced at the CE: Live Synthesise event Wednesday, supported by Facebook and Barclays.

Creative England has invested in 35 feature films and invested over £31 million (about $38.6 million, AU$50 million) to support more than 700 businesses.

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'Gifts' a fresh, gutsy approach to zombie apocalypse movies – Chicago Daily Herald

February 23rd, 2017

“The Girl With All the Gifts” finds a fresh, gutsy approach to the zombie virus apocalypse movie, a film genre so shopworn and recycled that recent incarnations, such as the “Resident Evil” films, don’t even bother with press screenings.

In Colm McCarthy’s tentative feature directorial debut “Gifts,” 14 minutes pass before we discover why a group of normal-looking, well-spoken children are strapped in wheelchairs under armed guards while attending classroom instruction in a rural British military bunker.

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“The Girl With All the Gifts”

★ ★ ★

Starring: Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine

Directed by: Colm McCarthy

Other: A Saban Films release. Rated R for language, violence. 110 minutes

Sgt. Parks (Paddy Considine) gives sympathetic teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) a brutal reminder of why she should never get too close to her favorite student, 10-year-old Melanie (charismatic newcomer Sennia Nanua). He lets a boy sniff his forearm.

The boy lapses into a seizure, violently chomping at the air with his teeth, thrusting and convulsing to get out of the wheelchair. Then, other students lapse into carnal fits.

Hard-nosed military scientist Dr. Caldwell (a nicely obsessed Glenn Close, armed with a macho military buzz-cut) needs these offspring of humans and infected “Hungries” for experiments to stop the disease that has turned most of the planet into primal, flesh-eating creepozoids.

When the Hungries overrun the military base, she, Helen, Melanie, Sgt. Parks and two soldiers (who might as well be wearing red shirts in a “Star Trek” TV episode) escape in a military truck on a last-ditch quest to save humanity.

Anyone who has read Richard Matheson’s vampire virus novel “I am Legend” — the source material for “The Last Man on Earth” (1964), “The Omega Man” (1971) and “I am Legend” (2007) — might appreciate how British screenwriter Mike Carey, working from his own 2014 novel, suggests a similar premise involving the expiration of the human race’s time on Earth.

“Gifts” lacks the social and political subtext of a George Romero zombie opus. McCarthy settles for a straightforward survival tale that’s never as bone-chillingly scary as it should be, or as dramatically insightful as it could be.

In an impressive performance, Nanua shows us the raging internal conflict between the polite, intelligent student she wants to be, and the ravenous primal-driven animal she lapses into without warning.

Regrettably, McCarthy doesn’t quite know how to make Carey’s dry humor work. Take Sgt. Parks’ warning to Melanie when she goes outside: “Don’t play with anybody who looks dead!”

He delivers the line as if he were a Hungrie stand-up comic.

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Innovative movie, VR and gaming companies named as Future … – CNET

February 23rd, 2017

Zombie movie “The Girl with All the Gifts”, produced by Future Leader Camille Gatin.


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The producer of zombie movie “The Girl with All the Gifts” and a tech-obsessed marketing agency planning to row a bouncy castle across the Atlantic have been named some of the UK’s most creative figures.

They’re among the Future Leaders, a list of 10 businesses selected from Britain’s creative industries and backed by funding from accelerator Creative England. The winners were chosen by judges including Emily Forbes, founder of video platform Seenit, MediaCom UK CEO Josh Krichefski and writer and director Simon Bird. Yes, Will from “The Inbetweeners“.

Film producer Camille Gatin was named one to watch after producing the intriguing zombie movie “The Girl With All The Gifts”, which was released in the UK last year and online for US viewers in January.

Meanwhile, Bristol-based marketing agency Strange Thoughts received recognition for embracing new and exciting technology in its advertising and branding campaigns for clients like Reebok and Heineken. The agency designed, prototyped and built a “cloud harvester” drone to draw moisture from clouds that was then brewed into “Sky.P.A” beer by Scottish brewer Innis and Gunn.

Speaking of booze, the agency also built a beer pump operated by thoughts alone. A sensor built into a baseball cap reads brainwaves and controls the pour.

“If you’re good at it you can pour a perfect pint,” founder Seth Jackson explained. “If you are bad at it you’ll get beer and foam pouring everywhere. It measures mental focus — people like magicians and accountants are really good at it. People that are pretty bad at it? Creatives.”

[embedded content]

Strange Thoughts is currently working out how to send a bouncy castle across the Atlantic, if a brand can be found to back the ambitious plan — and more importantly, if some foolhardy soul can be persuaded to do the paddling. Jackson is discussing the crazy scheme with experts in tides and amphibious landing craft, an example of what he calls “radical collaboration”. He spends part of his week seeking out unusual collaborators such as artists, scientists and other visionaries to come up with ever wackier ideas.

Also on the list is Antstream, which describes itself as a Spotify-style streaming service for classic video games. Among the founders is Games Workshop and “Fighting Fantasy” creator Ian Livingstone. Currently in beta, the service is set to have 1,000 games that gamers can dip in and out of, with a focus on iconic games that’ll appeal to older fans. It hasn’t launched yet, but we’ll be keeping an eye out.

Another winner is Gateshead-based virtual reality studio Hammerhead, which this week releases its first consumer title Syren on Steam VR and Oculus. Then there’s Evidential, which creates VR reconstructions of crime scenes for court cases. They’re joined by 104 Films, a film production company focusing on disabled talent.

The results were announced at the CE: Live Synthesise event Wednesday, supported by Facebook and Barclays.

Creative England has invested in 35 feature films and invested over £31 million (about $38.6 million, AU$50 million) to support more than 700 businesses.

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Zombie film, sea-crossing bouncy castle top UK's creative ideas – CNET

February 23rd, 2017

Zombie movie “The Girl with All the Gifts”, produced by Future Leader Camille Gatin.


Warner Bros.

The producer of zombie movie “The Girl with All the Gifts” and a tech-obsessed marketing agency planning to row a bouncy castle across the Atlantic have been named some of the UK’s most creative figures.

They’re among the Future Leaders, a list of 10 businesses selected from Britain’s creative industries and backed by funding from accelerator Creative England. The winners were chosen by judges including Emily Forbes, founder of video platform Seenit, MediaCom UK CEO Josh Krichefski and writer and director Simon Bird. Yes, Will from “The Inbetweeners“.

Film producer Camille Gatin was named one to watch after producing the intriguing zombie movie “The Girl With All The Gifts”, which was released in the UK last year and online for US viewers in January.

Meanwhile, Bristol-based marketing agency Strange Thoughts received recognition for embracing new and exciting technology in its advertising and branding campaigns for clients like Reebok and Heineken. The agency designed, prototyped and built a “cloud harvester” drone to draw moisture from clouds that was then brewed into “Sky.P.A” beer by Scottish brewer Innis and Gunn.

Speaking of booze, the agency also built a beer pump operated by thoughts alone. A sensor built into a baseball cap reads brainwaves and controls the pour.

“If you’re good at it you can pour a perfect pint,” founder Seth Jackson explained. “If you are bad at it you’ll get beer and foam pouring everywhere. It measures mental focus — people like magicians and accountants are really good at it. People that are pretty bad at it? Creatives.”

[embedded content]

Strange Thoughts is currently working out how to send a bouncy castle across the Atlantic, if a brand can be found to back the ambitious plan — and more importantly, if some foolhardy soul can be persuaded to do the paddling. Jackson is discussing the crazy scheme with experts in tides and amphibious landing craft, an example of what he calls “radical collaboration”. He spends part of his week seeking out unusual collaborators such as artists, scientists and other visionaries to come up with ever wackier ideas.

Also on the list is Antstream, which describes itself as a Spotify-style streaming service for classic video games. Among the founders is Games Workshop and “Fighting Fantasy” creator Ian Livingstone. Currently in beta, the service is set to have 1,000 games that gamers can dip in and out of, with a focus on iconic games that’ll appeal to older fans. It hasn’t launched yet, but we’ll be keeping an eye out.

Another winner is Gateshead-based virtual reality studio Hammerhead, which this week releases its first consumer title Syren on Steam VR and Oculus. Then there’s Evidential, which creates VR reconstructions of crime scenes for court cases. They’re joined by 104 Films, a film production company focusing on disabled talent.

The results were announced at the CE: Live Synthesise event Wednesday, supported by Facebook and Barclays.

Creative England has invested in 35 feature films and invested over £31 million (about $38.6 million, AU$50 million) to support more than 700 businesses.

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Cleveland's Bari Mussawir finds success, support in 'Zombie … – WKYC-TV

February 23rd, 2017

CLEVELAND — From Halloween movies and television programs to video games, zombies have become a pop-culture phenomenon in recent years, and Monster Jam driver Bari Musawwir knows that better than most.

Formerly behind the wheel of Spiderman, Musawwir is now in his third year as the driver of Zombie, a custom-made monster truck chosen by Monster Jam fans, which has given the Cleveland native a special bond with those who come out to the shows.

“It couldn’t be a more popular truck to represent, especially to come home to Cleveland with all of my friends and family,” Musawwir told WKYC.com.

“Zombie is a custom-made shell. It’s a fiberglass shell made to replicate a zombie. The Monster Jam fans, they actually voted in Zombie to be the next Monster Jam truck back in 2012, so it’s kind of connected me with the fans since day one. We have a blast every time we go out there.”

The 10,000-pound truck has a 540 Cl Merlin engine capable of producing 1,500 horsepower, and the tires that grip the dirt tracks stand 66 inches (five-and-a-half feet) tall and tip the scales at around 650 pounds each. All of those parts work in tandem with the Coan 2-Speed transmission to allow the trucks to perform aerial stunts like ramp jumps over cars and backflips, in addition to donuts.

“I like to call it finesse,” Musawwir said. “You wouldn’t think you’d associate finesse with a 10,000-pound Monster Jam truck, but that’s what it takes. Inside The Q here, we have tight confines, but these trucks are so nimble, you’d be amazed at what they can do, the wheelies, the sheer acceleration that they provide, it’s an unreal adrenaline rush, for sure.”

A graduate of Cleveland Heights High School and ITT Technical Institute, Musawwir drove Zombie to a third-place finish in the weekend stop at Quicken Loans Arena.

On the way to scoring 625 points, Musawwir drove Zombie to the second-most wheelies (32), and an event-best 31 donuts. In the freestyle category, Zombie registered a high score of 36.

“In an arena setting in The Q, we can get up to 30, 35 miles per hour, which looks faster than it really is on the track, but things happen in a split second, so you really have react,” Musawwir said. “You can’t think about what you’re doing. It’s just a reaction. Probably in a stadium, we can get up to 70 miles an hour in Las Vegas at the Monster Jam World Finals.”

The Monster Jam World Finals are only one month away, and just like UFC fighter Stipe Miocic, the then-Lake Erie Monsters and Cleveland Cavaliers did last summer, Musawwir is planning on bringing some hardware home to Cleveland at season’s end.

“That is the pinnacle of our sport,” Musawwir said. “Las Vegas is where you go to win. There’s nothing left to do in Vegas but win. They’ve got the best drivers there with 32 competing trucks. Thirty-two trucks? It’s a huge feat if you come out on top.”

(© 2017 WKYC)

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Zombie film, sea-crossing bouncy castle top UK's creative ideas – CNET

February 23rd, 2017

Zombie movie “The Girl with All the Gifts”, produced by Future Leader Camille Gatin.


Warner Bros.

The producer of zombie movie “The Girl with All the Gifts” and a tech-obsessed marketing agency planning to row a bouncy castle across the Atlantic have been named some of the UK’s most creative figures.

They’re among the Future Leaders, a list of 10 businesses selected from Britain’s creative industries and backed by funding from accelerator Creative England. The winners were chosen by judges including Emily Forbes, founder of video platform Seenit, MediaCom UK CEO Josh Krichefski and writer and director Simon Bird. Yes, Will from “The Inbetweeners“.

Film producer Camille Gatin was named one to watch after producing the intriguing zombie movie “The Girl With All The Gifts”, which was released in the UK last year and online for US viewers in January.

Meanwhile, Bristol-based marketing agency Strange Thoughts received recognition for embracing new and exciting technology in its advertising and branding campaigns for clients like Reebok and Heineken. The agency designed, prototyped and built a “cloud harvester” drone to draw moisture from clouds that was then brewed into “Sky.P.A” beer by Scottish brewer Innis and Gunn.

Speaking of booze, the agency also built a beer pump operated by thoughts alone. A sensor built into a baseball cap reads brainwaves and controls the pour.

“If you’re good at it you can pour a perfect pint,” founder Seth Jackson explained. “If you are bad at it you’ll get beer and foam pouring everywhere. It measures mental focus — people like magicians and accountants are really good at it. People that are pretty bad at it? Creatives.”

[embedded content]

Strange Thoughts is currently working out how to send a bouncy castle across the Atlantic, if a brand can be found to back the ambitious plan — and more importantly, if some foolhardy soul can be persuaded to do the paddling. Jackson is discussing the crazy scheme with experts in tides and amphibious landing craft, an example of what he calls “radical collaboration”. He spends part of his week seeking out unusual collaborators such as artists, scientists and other visionaries to come up with ever wackier ideas.

Also on the list is Antstream, which describes itself as a Spotify-style streaming service for classic video games. Among the founders is Games Workshop and “Fighting Fantasy” creator Ian Livingstone. Currently in beta, the service is set to have 1,000 games that gamers can dip in and out of, with a focus on iconic games that’ll appeal to older fans. It hasn’t launched yet, but we’ll be keeping an eye out.

Another winner is Gateshead-based virtual reality studio Hammerhead, which this week releases its first consumer title Syren on Steam VR and Oculus. Then there’s Evidential, which creates VR reconstructions of crime scenes for court cases. They’re joined by 104 Films, a film production company focusing on disabled talent.

The results were announced at the CE: Live Synthesise event Wednesday, supported by Facebook and Barclays.

Creative England has invested in 35 feature films and invested over £31 million (about $38.6 million, AU$50 million) to support more than 700 businesses.

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Cleveland's Bari Mussawir finds success, support in 'Zombie … – WKYC-TV

February 23rd, 2017

CLEVELAND — From Halloween movies and television programs to video games, zombies have become a pop-culture phenomenon in recent years, and Monster Jam driver Bari Musawwir knows that better than most.

Formerly behind the wheel of Spiderman, Musawwir is now in his third year as the driver of Zombie, a custom-made monster truck chosen by Monster Jam fans, which has given the Cleveland native a special bond with those who come out to the shows.

“It couldn’t be a more popular truck to represent, especially to come home to Cleveland with all of my friends and family,” Musawwir told WKYC.com.

“Zombie is a custom-made shell. It’s a fiberglass shell made to replicate a zombie. The Monster Jam fans, they actually voted in Zombie to be the next Monster Jam truck back in 2012, so it’s kind of connected me with the fans since day one. We have a blast every time we go out there.”

The 10,000-pound truck has a 540 Cl Merlin engine capable of producing 1,500 horsepower, and the tires that grip the dirt tracks stand 66 inches (five-and-a-half feet) tall and tip the scales at around 650 pounds each. All of those parts work in tandem with the Coan 2-Speed transmission to allow the trucks to perform aerial stunts like ramp jumps over cars and backflips, in addition to donuts.

“I like to call it finesse,” Musawwir said. “You wouldn’t think you’d associate finesse with a 10,000-pound Monster Jam truck, but that’s what it takes. Inside The Q here, we have tight confines, but these trucks are so nimble, you’d be amazed at what they can do, the wheelies, the sheer acceleration that they provide, it’s an unreal adrenaline rush, for sure.”

A graduate of Cleveland Heights High School and ITT Technical Institute, Musawwir drove Zombie to a third-place finish in the weekend stop at Quicken Loans Arena.

On the way to scoring 625 points, Musawwir drove Zombie to the second-most wheelies (32), and an event-best 31 donuts. In the freestyle category, Zombie registered a high score of 36.

“In an arena setting in The Q, we can get up to 30, 35 miles per hour, which looks faster than it really is on the track, but things happen in a split second, so you really have react,” Musawwir said. “You can’t think about what you’re doing. It’s just a reaction. Probably in a stadium, we can get up to 70 miles an hour in Las Vegas at the Monster Jam World Finals.”

The Monster Jam World Finals are only one month away, and just like UFC fighter Stipe Miocic, the then-Lake Erie Monsters and Cleveland Cavaliers did last summer, Musawwir is planning on bringing some hardware home to Cleveland at season’s end.

“That is the pinnacle of our sport,” Musawwir said. “Las Vegas is where you go to win. There’s nothing left to do in Vegas but win. They’ve got the best drivers there with 32 competing trucks. Thirty-two trucks? It’s a huge feat if you come out on top.”

(© 2017 WKYC)

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Zombie film, sea-crossing bouncy castle top UK's creative ideas – CNET

February 23rd, 2017

Zombie movie “The Girl with All the Gifts”, produced by Future Leader Camille Gatin.


Warner Bros.

The producer of zombie movie “The Girl with All the Gifts” and a tech-obsessed marketing agency planning to row a bouncy castle across the Atlantic have been named some of the UK’s most creative figures.

They’re among the Future Leaders, a list of 10 businesses selected from Britain’s creative industries and backed by funding from accelerator Creative England. The winners were chosen by judges including Emily Forbes, founder of video platform Seenit, MediaCom UK CEO Josh Krichefski and writer and director Simon Bird. Yes, Will from “The Inbetweeners“.

Film producer Camille Gatin was named one to watch after producing the intriguing zombie movie “The Girl With All The Gifts”, which was released in the UK last year and online for US viewers in January.

Meanwhile, Bristol-based marketing agency Strange Thoughts received recognition for embracing new and exciting technology in its advertising and branding campaigns for clients like Reebok and Heineken. The agency designed, prototyped and built a “cloud harvester” drone to draw moisture from clouds that was then brewed into “Sky.P.A” beer by Scottish brewer Innis and Gunn.

Speaking of booze, the agency also built a beer pump operated by thoughts alone. A sensor built into a baseball cap reads brainwaves and controls the pour.

“If you’re good at it you can pour a perfect pint,” founder Seth Jackson explained. “If you are bad at it you’ll get beer and foam pouring everywhere. It measures mental focus — people like magicians and accountants are really good at it. People that are pretty bad at it? Creatives.”

[embedded content]

Strange Thoughts is currently working out how to send a bouncy castle across the Atlantic, if a brand can be found to back the ambitious plan — and more importantly, if some foolhardy soul can be persuaded to do the paddling. Jackson is discussing the crazy scheme with experts in tides and amphibious landing craft, an example of what he calls “radical collaboration”. He spends part of his week seeking out unusual collaborators such as artists, scientists and other visionaries to come up with ever wackier ideas.

Also on the list is Antstream, which describes itself as a Spotify-style streaming service for classic video games. Among the founders is Games Workshop and “Fighting Fantasy” creator Ian Livingstone. Currently in beta, the service is set to have 1,000 games that gamers can dip in and out of, with a focus on iconic games that’ll appeal to older fans. It hasn’t launched yet, but we’ll be keeping an eye out.

Another winner is Gateshead-based virtual reality studio Hammerhead, which this week releases its first consumer title Syren on Steam VR and Oculus. Then there’s Evidential, which creates VR reconstructions of crime scenes for court cases. They’re joined by 104 Films, a film production company focusing on disabled talent.

The results were announced at the CE: Live Synthesise event Wednesday, supported by Facebook and Barclays.

Creative England has invested in 35 feature films and invested over £31 million (about $38.6 million, AU$50 million) to support more than 700 businesses.

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