Blackcurrant Tango tops five categories at TV advertising craft awards

Blackcurrant Tango’s ’St George’ has once again taken top honours at an awards ceremony - this time at the British Television Advertising Craft Awards, where it topped five out of a total 20 categories.

Blackcurrant Tango’s ’St George’ has once again taken top honours

at an awards ceremony - this time at the British Television Advertising

Craft Awards, where it topped five out of a total 20 categories.



The spot won best crafted ad of the year, best direction (Colin Gregg at

Eclipse), best casting (Danielle Roffe and Carl Proctor), best

performance by an actor (Ray Gardner) and best camera operator (Trevor

Coop and Adam Dale).



Peter Bigg, the organiser of the awards, said: ’Blackcurrant Tango has

proved that a wide range of excellent production crafts brought to bear

on a strong idea can be successful in most competitions for which it’s

entered.’



In the remaining categories, M&C Saatchi’s ’X-ray’ spot for PPP

Healthcare was the only other multiple award-winner, taking the prize

for best video post production, best re-recorded music and best computer

animation.



Pat Holden won the coveted best new director award for his ’fisherman’

commercial for Halifax, which he directed through Blink Productions.

Holden has since moved, with his producer Stephen Gash, to Stark

Films.



The inaugural BTAC awards were held last October. This year’s ceremony

was held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. The judges included John Webster,

executive creative director of BMP DDB, Chris Palmer, a director and

founder of Gorgeous Enterprises, the film directors, Hugh Johnson and

Alan Parker, and the make-up artist, Barbara Daly.



Other winners include Pirelli’s ’goddess’ for live action special

effects, Smirnoff’s ’smarienberg’ for best editing and Daewoo ’headache’

for best model making.



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