Darling Films to Rep Hey Wonderful for Commercials and Content in the UK
Hey Wonderful, founded by industry veteran Michael Di Girolamo, was named in AdAge/Creativity’s Production Company 2018 A-List as one of their Production Companies to Watch. Since its inception Hey Wonderful has quickly established itself with recognition from industry awards bodies such as Cannes, The Webbys, One Show, AICP and Ciclope, amongst others.
Established in 2018 as part of the RSA Films family, Darling Films is the new UK commercial production venture from joint MDs Clare Timms and Kelly Doyle.
Darling’s Head of New Business/Executive Producer Kat Downs, who worked previously with Di Girolamo, commented, “Having worked with Michael at his previous company in New York as a sales rep, I am thrilled to be collaborating with him again and the extended Hey Wonderful family across the States, many of whom I know. It really does feel like the gang is back together again!”
“We couldn’t be happier to have Kat and the Darling team repping our diverse and talented roster in the UK,” Di Girolamo said. “Kat has always been a tastemaker who brings a welcome mix of passion and insight to everything she does. She is also a great matchmaker for both established and up and coming directors with brands and agencies alike. We’re excited to have the Darling team on our side!”
The Wonderful directors repped by Darling for the UK are Tricia Brock, who recently won a Cannes Gold Lion for Nike Women’s online series, 'Margot vs. Lily;' Peking, the directing duo behind award-winning films for Skype, including 'Pet Detective' and the 'Stay Together' Family Portraits campaign; Sam Spiegel, who directed his first commercial film via Hey Wonderful – Webby winner 'The Instrument' for Nat Geo; Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose first work with Hey Wonderful is the entertaining fashion film 'Gentleman Givenchy' ft. Aaron Taylor-Johnson; The Coles, the sought-after directing team behind Tommee Tippee’s 'Everywhere You Look;' Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, director of The Huntsman: Winter’s War; Alek Keshishian, who helmed Selena Gomez 'Hands to Myself' and Smartwater 'Sex Tape' ft. Jennifer Aniston; and John Dolan, a top visual storyteller whose work includes spots for Peugeot, Zales, BMW, The North Face and many others.
Kat Downs added, “Michael and I have a vested interest in growing directorial talent, Peking being an incredible example. I remember working with them years ago when they were fresh out of school and now they are multi-award winning and helming huge global campaigns.”
Darling MD Clare Timms commented, “Repping the Hey Wonderful roster in the UK is a fantastic addition to Darling and we are so excited to share the work.”