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Rattling Stick Signs Director Jamie Jay Johnson

TV comedy director signs for UK representation

Rattling Stick Signs Director Jamie Jay Johnson

Rattling Stick has signed award-winning TV comedy director Jamie Jay Johnson for UK representation.

Jamie is best known for directing episodes of ‘Fresh Meat’ and ‘An Idiot Abroad’, as well as writing/directing award-winning feature doc ‘Sounds Like Teen Spirit’ and short film ‘Holiday Around  My Bedroom’. His signature style is warm and comic: he gravitates towards tales of ‘lovable losers’ and executes them with a playful touch and plenty of heart.

This week marks the release of ‘Search Like A G’, a series of films he directed for Google to commemorate 20 years of Google Search. The four episode series stars People Just Do Nothing’s Chabuddy G. Starting out as a creative at Mother with then creative partner Kim Gehrig, their BritArt campaign went on to win a black D&AD pencil. Jamie subsequently went on to make a series of documentaries, animations and features earning him nominations for two BAFTAs, three Broadcast awards, one British Comedy Award, a British Independent Film Award, a National Television Award, an RTS Award and two Grierson Awards.

Of the new addition, a representative at Rattling Stick said: “Jamie is one of those rare people who can let their inner child out with fervent wonder. He has an inherent ability to find interesting and often niche topics, with implausible characters, and tell their stories in the most respectfully endearing way. Of course Jamie himself is hilarious, full of ideas and absolutely bonkers. Anyone who sets fire to their pants in the street on purpose (while wearing them!) in the name of art, is definitely one of us!”

Jamie adds: “When I asked a few trusted industry friends' advice they all raved about Rattling Stick and looking on their site I realised I'd been a massive fan of Danny, Ringan, Andy and the whole Rattling roster's work for years. I love that they make just the mix of comedy and more heartfelt stuff I'm into and I immediately got on really well with the team who are a lovely, dedicated bunch of very forward-looking maniacs who I'm very much looking forward to working with more."

You can watch Jamie’s reel here.

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