Campbell quits Tony Kaye for own start-up

Robert Campbell has left Tony Kaye Films, where he was the managing director, to set up his own production company, called Outsider.

Robert Campbell has left Tony Kaye Films, where he was the managing

director, to set up his own production company, called Outsider.



Campbell, who was previously a commercials producer at Spots, has

started up with three directors who come with him from Tony Kaye - Matt

Forrest, Paul Gay, and Jhoam Camitz.



Gay, who previously directed with a partner, Steve Reeves, through

Blink, was only recruited to Tony Kaye by Campbell last month.



Camitz, who is most famous in this country for his Diesel commercials,

has worked with Campbell for a number of years. Two freelance producers

will also be part of the Outsider team.



Campbell said: ’I’ve been a hired gun too long. I’ve decided to do it

myself and get the hunger back.’



However, there is a possibility that Tony Kaye will have a minor

involvement in Campbell’s company.



Outsider, which is operating from premises in Noel Street, Soho, has

been set up without big company backing, but has formed an alliance with

two foreign production companies - Bandit in Paris and Mod Films in

Sweden.



Campbell said: ’There is no sense in being flash: I want to keep the

overheads low and make nice commercials. We don’t want to become

enormous and we will only take on as many directors as we can seriously

handle.



I have a good track record with Tarsem, Big TV, and Paul Meijer, and it

is about time I put myself on the line.’



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