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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.