Spectre has signed two new directors. Tim Weber, an Emmy-winning
special effects supervisor and Flame operator, has left Framestore and
is already directing a Woolworths spot for Bates Dorland through
Spectre. Andy Lambert, who directed HHCL & Partners’ launch spots for
V2, joins from TTO2.
Doug Nichol, the director of the controversial ’Kevin the hamster’ spot
for Levi’s through Bartle Bogle Hegarty, has joined Serious Pictures
from Partizan Midi Minuit. The US-born Nichol also directed Pulp’s
recent video for the single, This is Hardcore, and has made ads for
clients including Hugo Boss, Kronenbourg 1664 and La Poste in
Barry Glazer, a director with the corporate production company,
Hemingway Productions, has joined forces with Annie Evans, an ex-Kendall
Tarrant headhunter, to form a corporate video and new-media production
company called Bazooka. Both started their careers in advertising.
Velocity has signed up James Pilkington, a new director who won the BBC
short film award for best British drama last month for his film, Pocket.
He also has experience in pop promos and corporate videos.
Sue Worthy, who used to partner Brendon Norman Ross at Velocity, has
moved as a solo director to Brave Films. The duo, who were best known
for their special effects work, recently made the ’back to the future’
spot for Ford and ’cloud cuckoo land’ for Faberge Aquatonic.