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Theo Delaney

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Richard Swarbrick

Richard Swarbrick is a multi-media director based in London.

His creative and technical skills have been developed through a career encompassing film editing, photography and graphic design. He is also an accomplished After Effects operator.

As a director, Richard has developed a remarkable range of animation techniques many of which he combines to great effect with live action.

His football animations ‘Bale’ and ‘El Clasico’ have had huge viral impact internationally clocking up over a million views on YouTube alone and have featured on myriad newspaper and magazine sites as well as football, film and cultural blogs.

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Martin Aamund

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Martin Aamund’s film career started in making documentaries. He worked on many respected films for stations such as Channel 4 in the UK and Channel Plus in France.

Since then he has moved into commercials where he has established himself as a director of the highest calibre, working all over the World.

Martin has made Worldwide campaigns for clients such as Budweiser, McDonalds, Nokia and the United Nations.

He has won several awards in festivals such as Cannes, Epica awards, and New York film advertising awards.

David Kerr

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“The funniest, cleverest, most imaginative and original television I’ve seen for as long as I can remember.” That’s how The Times sums up the latest TV show from David Kerr,  which started airing this month on BBC2.

According to Heat magazine, “it is fiendishly clever and funny. One of the TV highlights of the year.”

Inside No.9, an anthology of blackly comic films written by League of Gentlemen‘s Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton – with a stellar cast including Gemma Arterton – is the latest in a long line of hit comedies David has helmed:

He won a BAFTA Best Comedy Award for BBC2′s That Mitchell and Webb Look.

He directed kitchen-set comedy Whites, described by The Times as “a perfect example of the modern sitcom.”

As lead director of Channel 4’s Fresh Meat, he cast Jack Whitehall in his first acting role and set the visual style for a series named Best New Comedy at the British Comedy Awards, Best TV Show at the NME Awards and Best European Comedy at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.

David has worked with some of the biggest names in British comedy, including Steve Coogan, Ronnie Corbett, Vic Reeves, Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

David’s acclaimed work in commercials includes cars, food, video-games, hotels, banking and celebrities…but always with an emphasis on subtle and smart comedy performance.

David is currently available for commercial projects. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Rune Milton

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Hotspur & Argyle are thrilled to announce the addition of accomplished visual director Rune Milton to our roster. Rune started his career as an editor for Danish online agency Framfab, where he also produced and directed before moving to award winning agency Stahl Hjaltelin as a creative director in 2006. Never before represented in the UK, Rune  has worked for big name brands including Nike, Microsoft and Nescafe.  His stunning, sometimes edgy aesthetics and flair for storytelling make for hugely compelling work whether it be a straight narrative or laced with subtle and intuitive humour.  We’re truly excited to have him on board, and share his work with the UK.

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Emma Reynolds

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GJ Echternkamp

 

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BL:ND

We are hugely excited to announce the addition of multimedia collective Blind to the Hotspur & Argyle roster. Set up in 1995 Blind have crafted beautiful campaigns for clients like Sony, Honda, Amnesty International, Volkswagen and Xbox 360. World class practitioners in 2D and 3D animation, AFX, Editorial, Live Action, Vfx stop motion, CGI and motion graphics, Blind’s best known UK commercial to date is the widely lauded Imagination for the Audi A7, a stylised journey through the mind of an automotive designer for BBH that was inducted into the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Click the still from Imagination above to see Blind’s current reel.

As well as work across commercials, broadcast, film, web and branding they have made stunning music videos for the likes of Gnarls Barkley, The Raveonettes and Justin Timberlake which can be seen by clicking the stills below.

Blind’s countless awards include two Creative Arts Emmy’s from the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences, numerous Promax BDA awards, Addy’s and Telly’s and a D&AD pencil for their title sequence for the short film Crank Calls. So you can see why we’re excited…