Douglas Bros set to stay at D-Films but plan to direct alone

The renowned directing duo, the Douglas Brothers, are to split up, but will stay at D-Films working as separate directors.

The renowned directing duo, the Douglas Brothers, are to split up,

but will stay at D-Films working as separate directors.



The two will be listed as Andrew Douglas and Stuart Douglas at D-Films

and credited separately, although they will continue to work together as

a duo on photographic commissions.



The brothers began directing commercials in 1986 and went on to be

signed up in 1992 by the then Delaney and Hart. When Hart left in 1994,

the brothers became equal partners in D-Films with Simon Delaney.



Stuart Douglas is adamant that the split is not in the same acrimonious

vein as those of other directing duos who parted last year. ’This is a

positive move. We want to develop a more flexible partnership that still

allows for collaboration on future projects. What is really cool about

the new arrangement is that it allows us to continue to work together at

an early, conceptual stage,’ he said.



As directors, they have won a number of awards for their Adidas

commercials including two BTVA silvers last year for a series of six

Adidas commercials and for the ’Ali’ film. They recently directed the

’Naseem’ Adidas commercial through Leagas Delaney, and a 90-second spot

for Glenfiddich at the end of 1996.



As a photography duo, they won a gold for Best Individual Poster at the

Campaign poster awards in 1996 for the Silk Cut ’cheese-grater’ poster

through M&C Saatchi. The poster also picked up four silvers, including

one for best use of photography.



Caspar Delaney will continue to produce for the brothers, alongside Tim

Nunn, who joined after working for different directors on a freelance

basis for two-and-a-half years.



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