Andrews sets up own production business

Mark Andrews, one of the best-known names in the commercials production industry, has founded a new production company. It will be called Tsunami, a Japanese word that means ’big wave’.

Mark Andrews, one of the best-known names in the commercials

production industry, has founded a new production company. It will be

called Tsunami, a Japanese word that means ’big wave’.



Three directors have already signed up with Andrews, who is working

temporarily from an office in Mayfair.



Bruno Rolland, one half of the directing duo, Bruno and Olivier, has

split from his partner, with whom he directed work for Polaroid and the

Labour Party, to join Tsunami from Rogue Films. Tania Diez, who has made

films for the BBC and Channel 4, will also join Andrews’ roster and

hopes to break into commercials this year.



Tsunami’s third recruit is Sean Ellis, a 29-year-old fashion

photographer who has made his name through editorial work for magazines

such as Dazed and Confused.



Andrews, who left the Carlton-owned Rogue Films last November,

previously helped to set up Propaganda in the UK and was head of

television at Collett Dickenson Pearce during the agency’s golden

age.



He said: ’At Rogue and Propaganda, I proved I have a talent for creative

management. With Tsunami, I want to build up a branded company that

doesn’t rely on any one name. I intend to grow a roster of directors and

develop their careers, without ripping the heart out of another

production company, and I am doing it independently.’



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