Little Bird, the top Irish production company, has opened a new office
in Soho to represent four of its Irish directors in the London market.
The four directors have established reputations in Ireland. Thaddeus
O’Sullivan made headlines recently for his controversial feature film,
Nothing Personal, which examines the troubles in Northern Ireland and
has been banned in England. His commercial credits include Murphy’s.
Stephen St Leger has directed Coca-Cola and Toyota commercials, while
Conor Horgan has worked on Heineken. The line-up is completed by John
Moore, who has shot ads for the Bank of Ireland.
The venture is headed by Cressida Lewis, who has worked behind the
scenes in the commercials industry for more than ten years, mostly in
wardrobe, but is now producing for the first time.
Lewis said: ‘I know it will be hard work to get established here, but I
have enormous faith in these directors and I am confident that Little
Bird can succeed in London. They are all talented, keen, and easy to
Lewis was asked to set up the London office by Little Bird’s directors,
Brian Raftery and Jonathan Cavendish, who were impressed by her
knowledge of commercials, her contacts and her ability to get on with
In Ireland, Little Bird’s directors include Kieron Walsh, who has filmed
Quavers and Walkers spots for BMP DDB, but is represented in London by
Kinsman and Co, and Richie Smith, who directed Guinness Ireland’s
‘anticipation’ campaign, but is with Stark Films in London.