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
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
I have a good track record with Tarsem, Big TV, and Paul Meijer, and it
is about time I put myself on the line.’