Hello Ireland

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve signed with Hinterland films for commercial representation in Ireland.

Check them out here. For availability please contact Lorraine Geoghegan lorraine@hinterlandfilms.com

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Sky Comedy Short

I’m very proud to have been a part of this year's crop of comedian-led projects for Sky TV. I directed Late Bloomer, written by and starring the multi-talented and multi-nippled comedian Jonny Pelham. All seven films are streaming on Sky platforms now. 

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Parklife

I've just shot a couple of films to launch the new Sony Xperia XZ2, with the nice folks at Hey! Human. Great cast, lovely crew and astonishingly good weather. Here's the costume and hair and make up team hard at it in Haggerston Park. 

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Short film project

I'm working with a comedy legend this week, the lovely and super talented Lucy Lumsden, producer of Psychobitches, Doll and Em, Mid-Morning Matters, Lead Balloon and loads more. It's a project written by and starring Jonny Pelham, a rising star on the stand-up circuit. Watch this space!

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Twerking for beginners

Shooting a job for the delightful people at The Corner this week, with fellow Lancastrian and all round top bloke Paddy McGuinness. Sadly I don't think this scene will make the cut!

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BAFTA Nom!

The series of Chewing Gum that I directed has been nominated in the Best Scripted Comedy category, alongside Catastrophe, This Country and Timewasters. I’m chuffed to bits for everyone on the series, and a little bit gobsmacked to be up there with the funniest shows on TV.

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Flamethrowers, birthday cake and exploding melons

Just wrapped a series of films for Shell that highlight their lubricant's ability to withstand extremes of heat, cold, pressure and revolutions. Over a couple of days in a very cold warehouse in Neasden, we melted kettles, crushed bowling balls, and shattered frozen watermelons, all in the name of science. A hoot!

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Ni Hao from Taipei

I'm in Taiwan shooting a Colgate commercial with my friends at Milk N' Honey Films. I've been lucky enough to come here a few times now, but today was my first visit to Elephant Mountain. Made it to the top just in time for sunset.

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Win Christmas!

Something a bit different for me this week—a live quiz show on Facebook for Sainsbury’s via Weiden and Kennedy. Quite the adrenaline rush counting down to live on air! Thankfully it all went to plan and we got 630,000 viewers, generating more than 37,000 comments and 38,000 reactions. As you can see from this photo, the agency were pretty happy once it was all over : ) Merry Christmas everyone!

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Star of tomorrow

Shooting an ad for McCarthy and Stone today with McCann’s featuring a super talented and professional young actor called Alana, aged six. Remember this face!

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Morning People

It was great to be back at Granada Studios recently, where I started out as a runner in the 90s. Sound! I was there to film a couple of ads for Sharps with my peeps at The Gate. One starred actors, publicans and real life husband and wife John and Alexis, in their first ever roles working together. I know chemistry when I see it ; )

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Come to Mama

In recognition of the most hungover day in the student calendar, Wagamama is declaring September 28th National Katsu Curry Day. Fragile freshers can walk into any Wagamamas restaurant and claim a free portion of #TheWorldsBestHangoverCure™. To announce this I made a film with the bright young things over at MOX, starring Katsumama, everyone’s favourite Tiger Mom.

Relax, anxious parents, Katsumama will get your kids through a huge transition in their lives with love, hugs, and a rich source of protein and carbs. 

Arigatou gozaimasu!

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Simon and Simon

That’s a wrap on the 2017 Iceland ad campaign! Here’s me with steadicam operator and top gent Simon Wood, having just spent the last hour of the shoot riding up and down Herne Bay breakwater on a golf buggy. Good times.

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Football Manager

An ad I shot for the 2017 release of the game breaks on Sky Sports tonight. It was great working with the guys at Dare on this, and for the first time ever I actually managed to shoot half the film 50 yards from my own front door. Sweet!

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And we're off!

Day 1 of 30. I’m super excited to be working on this with so many talented and funny people! Look out for it in 2017 x

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These Eyes

Everything came together perfectly on take 28 of this one-shotter for Optrex, via Work Club. See if you can watch it without blinking.