Mark Andrews, one of the best-known names in the commercials
production industry, has founded a new production company. It will be
called Tsunami, a Japanese word that means ’big wave’.
Three directors have already signed up with Andrews, who is working
temporarily from an office in Mayfair.
Bruno Rolland, one half of the directing duo, Bruno and Olivier, has
split from his partner, with whom he directed work for Polaroid and the
Labour Party, to join Tsunami from Rogue Films. Tania Diez, who has made
films for the BBC and Channel 4, will also join Andrews’ roster and
hopes to break into commercials this year.
Tsunami’s third recruit is Sean Ellis, a 29-year-old fashion
photographer who has made his name through editorial work for magazines
such as Dazed and Confused.
Andrews, who left the Carlton-owned Rogue Films last November,
previously helped to set up Propaganda in the UK and was head of
television at Collett Dickenson Pearce during the agency’s golden
He said: ’At Rogue and Propaganda, I proved I have a talent for creative
management. With Tsunami, I want to build up a branded company that
doesn’t rely on any one name. I intend to grow a roster of directors and
develop their careers, without ripping the heart out of another
production company, and I am doing it independently.’