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Theo Delaney

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David Kerr

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David Kerr’s work in commercials and TV has made him one of Britain’s most sought-after comedy directors and won him a Best Comedy BAFTA.

“The funniest, cleverest, most imaginative and original television I have ever seen.”

That’s how The Times summed up David’s latest long form project, Inside No. 9, six darkly comic films for BBC2 – with a stellar cast including Gemma Arterton. Inside No. 9 won a double award at the 2014 Banff Media Festival: Best Comedy and Best Entertainment.

Commercials this year include Playthings, a controversial US gun-control PSA which racked up 1.5 million YouTube hots on its first day, was No. 1 in Creativity Online‘s chart and sparked supportive articles in Time Magazine and The Washington Post.

And Meteor – Brain Surgeon, which won a Silver Shark at Kinsale this September.

After graduating from Cambridge University with a first in Classics, David made arts documentaries for BBC2 before pursuing his passion for offbeat but authentic comedy.

David directed Matt Lucas and david Walliams in a series of BBC rock parodies before collaborating with Steve Coogan and Vic Reeves.

He then won a BAFTA for That Mitchell & Webb Look, described by The Hollywood Reporter as “uproarious and cleverly cheeky.” Iconic sketches include mock body shock doc The Boy With An Arse For A Face, starring triple BAFTA-winner Olivia Colman alongside an unforgettable posterior prosthetic.

As the lead director of channel 4′s student comedy Fresh Meat, david gave Jack Whitehall his first acting job and set the style for a multi award-winning show described by The Guardian as “smart, sympathetic and pretty much adorable from the get-go.”

Whites, david’s restaurant kitchen comedy for BBC2 starring Alan Davies, is, according to The Times, “a perfect example of the modern sitcom.”

David’s TV commercial work, from Asda to Mazda, is dazzlingly diverse – but always distinguished by smart and subtle comedy performance and inventive art direction. Highlights include Gobble-di-News (Weiden + Kennedy), to relaunch The Observer; Auditions, Peugeot/Channel 4 Drama indents voiced by David himself alongside Anna Friel; and epic xmas promos with the BBC’s top talent: Rob Brydon, Ronnie Corbett, Miranda, Mrs Brown, Dr Who and Gary Linekar.

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

Richard Swarbrick

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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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BL:ND

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The legendary multimedia collective Blind,  set up in 1995, are famed for their iconic music videos for the likes of Justin Timberlake, the Raveonettes and Gnarls Barkley including the seminal ‘Crazy’. They have also 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.

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.

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GJ Echternkamp

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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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Edward John Drake

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Kieron Hawkes

 

 

After graduating LFS in 2005 Kieron started working as an editor for film and TV. He quickly progressed through development roles to make a name for himself as an instinctive director of comedy and perfomance, working with a variety of comedians including Leigh Francis (Keith Lemon), Morgana Robinson, and Russell Brand.

Since 2011, Kieron has directed and edited a plethora of successful series including The Mimic for Channel 4 comedy which starred, among others, Terry Mynott, Neil Maskell (Utopia), Jo Hartley (This is England), Peter Wright and Ruth Sheen (Another Year). More recently Kieron directed two episodes of BBC One’s Ripper Street, which has also been a hit in America. Last year he set up a new high-profile comedy/drama series for Channel 4 called Not Safe For Work, that stars Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat), and Sacha Dhawan (History Boys).

Kieron also wrote and directed feature film, Piggy, which starred Martin Compston (Line of Duty) and Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders). The film was released in cinemas by Metrodome and became one of Sky Movies’ most popular On Demand titles in 2013.

Alongside his natural flair for comedy, Kieron has worked on promos and music videos, including the poignant film for new artist Raleigh Ritchie’s Stay Inside, for Sony Music.

Christian Holm-Glad

Christian Holm-Glad is an established award winning Norwegian commercial director. His film Sushi&Nuclear just screened at the American Documentary Film Festival. His work has been nominated and selected for the UK MVA’s (Rhapsody – Seven Vibes), Norwegian Short Film Festival (Chasing the world’s largest number), and many more. He is clearly recognisable by his atmospheric storytelling style. His most recent Driving Safely Home for Christmas was featured as a contender on shots magazine.

Christian has also directed numerous music videos for artists including Calvin Harris, Madcon, Kano, Serena Maneesh, Cloroform Launderettes and more and has had number one hits in the UK and in Norway. In total, his music videos have over 100 million views on YouTube. His music videos are often based on humour.

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