NEWS: Cowboy Films hires Kids director to make commercials

Cowboy Films has signed Larry Clark, the director of the controversial film, Kids, with a view to him making UK commercials.

Cowboy Films has signed Larry Clark, the director of the controversial

film, Kids, with a view to him making UK commercials.



The 52-year-old Clark is currently discussing the possibility of

producing commercials in his native US, where he recently made a public

service announcement film that tackled the sensitive subject of children

and guns. He has also made two music videos.



Clark said that, given the opportunity, he ‘would try to do something

real, and something that has never been done before. I want to make a

really incredible ad.’



He plans to produce more movies this year, but is willing to take time

out to direct commercials if he is given the right product and enough

freedom during the shoot.



Lisa Bryer, the managing director of Cowboy, said: ‘Larry is brilliant

and totally convincing. He will be great with clients.’



Clark joins Mike Leigh, the British director who recently won the Palme

D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film, Secrets and Lies, on

Cowboy’s roster of directors.



Kids is about a 17-year-old boy who has a passion for sleeping with

virgins. It also tackles the subject of Aids. The film caused an uproar

in the US when it was released last summer and only made it past the UK

censors after a minute’s footage had been cut out.



However, the film has had a huge impact and has brought Clark

considerable acclaim.



Before he turned his hand to directing, Clark put together a number of

books containing his own photographs of children.



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