Declan Lowney, the original director of Father Ted, is to be
represented for commercials by Tomboy Films following his departure from
Lambie-Nairn Directors. Lowney is best known for his TV work, which
includes the Montreux Gold award-winning drama, Cold Feet, while his
notable ad credits include the most recent series of Murphy’s ads for
Bartle Bogle Hegarty.
Philippa Cousins, the Rogue Films director, won best short film at last
week’s Bafta awards for the Deadness of Dad, a film set in the Welsh
valleys in the early 60s. Cousins has directed ads for Glenmorangie,
Mother’s Pride and Time Out.
Paul Archard, one of the directors named in Saatchi & Saatchi’s 1996 New
Talent Showcase, has left And Howe to join the roster at Pink. Archard’s
commercials credits include Midland Bank (pictured), Hugo Boss and
The Manchester-based independent TV production company, Andrew
McLaughlin Associates, has set up a commercials arm, AMA Productions. It
is offering eight experienced drama and documentary directors for work
in ads, including Julian Farino, director of the recent BBC adaptation
of Our Mutual Friend, and Nick Renton, of Hamish Macbeth fame.
Brewers Productions has made two new signings. David Turnbull trained at
the BBC and has contributed to its Modern Times series, while Maverick,
a team best known for directing the BBC 2 series, Trade Secrets, has
shot ads for Poundstretcher featuring ’real’ people.