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
Before he turned his hand to directing, Clark put together a number of
books containing his own photographs of children.