David Hartley, the director behind the decorated Maltesers and UK
Living spots, has left The Brave Film Company to join Stark Films.
Hartley, who is known for his performance and people-based comedy, joins
Stark with his producer Vanessa Hetherington. They will start on 5
Hartley said: "I spent five enjoyable years at Brave, but you have to
stay rejuvenated and fresh about the work and the people you work
He added: "I love Jeff's roster of directors. I'm performance-based and
I find myself drawn to people like him."
Jeff Stark, the founder of Stark Films, said: "He's our style of
director as he's not in the least bit precious and has a very clear idea