John S. Clarke Productions has doubled its directing team by hiring a
Joining Clarke at the West London outfit is the 23-year-old graduate,
Tom Hooper. Hooper recently directed a commercial with Delaney Fletcher
Bozell for Samsung mobile phones called ‘kissing couple’.
Previously, Hooper directed a short film, Painted Faces, which ran at
the 1991 London Film Festival and was shown on Channel 4.
Mark Stothert, head of production at John S. Clarke, commented: ‘It is
nice to have someone on board who can help to take the company on and
broaden its portfolio. He is very strong on visuals and performance, and
being so young, he is desperate to be innovative.
‘We were not eagerly searching for someone at the time we came across
Tom, but I was impressed. It is like working with a mature film
John S. Clarke credits to date include the Standard Life ad, ‘colourful
life’, with Faulds Advertising, Shell’s ‘love bite’ with Publicis and
the Daily Telegraph’s ‘birthday suit’ with J. Walter Thompson.