A reminder of the feeling you get when you read a script that is already great and all you have to do is get out of the way.
This was a massive technical challenge, with its fair share of disasters and failures, but somehow it held together. Ultimately, it was a good lesson in having the confidence to improvise when things aren’t going to plan, which they inevitably do.
Client: Schweppes Agency: Y&R, Melbourne
We shot this in Northern Ireland, and it was like making a short film with friends. I wish they could all be like that.
Client: Nike Agency: Wieden+Kennedy, Portland
OLD SPICE- ROCKET CAR
It was 53 degrees (127F) in the Kalahari desert with a drunk pyrotechnics team and an absolute pleasure to make with wonderful people. Craig Allen, Matt Sorrell and Nick Morrissey is about as good as it gets.
Client: Old Spice Agency: Wieden+Kennedy, Portland
TOURISM AUSTRALIA- DUNDEE
This was an enormous logistical and political undertaking that also needed to remain absolutely secret which is not an easy feat with a crew of 200.
Client: Tourism Australia Agency: Droga5, New York
RUSTLERS- 80 YEARS OF TORMENT
Again, this was a great, irreverent script with no money and lots of room to play. I also got to work with David Kolbusz for the first time. He told me he would hate the edit. I don’t think he did.
Client: Rustlers Agency: Droga5, London
This was a ridiculously, epic undertaking that was a delight to shoot, apart from the night where our Medieval set burnt down. We shot it anyway, and it was better than it would have otherwise been. A good reminder that if you roll with what’s in front of you can often get surprising results.
Client: Amazon Agency: Droga5, London
JOHN LEWIS- THE BEGINNER
Obviously, there was no pressure at all with this one.
Client: John Lewis & Partners. Agency: Adam&eveDBB