GALLERY 44: Ones to watch - Vicky Blanche

Blanche was inspired to pursue directing from her experiences as an actress. Starting at the age of eight, she continued acting professionally until entering film school. In 2001, Blanche scooped the Cannes Young Director of the Year Award. It was her first commercial for Cottons that caught people's attention. The spot features male roadworkers helping a colleague with period pains. Vikki has recently completed her campaign for Knorr out of BMP DDB.

Vicky Blanche

Knorr soup 'Snowman'

Agency: BMP DDB

12 Bishops Bridge Rd

London W2 6AA

UK

T: +44 20 7258 3979

F: +44 20 7402 4871

email: richard.morris@bmpddb.com

Creative Directors: Jeremy Craighton, Ewen Patterson

Agency Producer: Richard Chambers

Art Directors: Jo Wenley, Pete Heyes

Writer: Matt Lee

Production company: Academy Commercials

16 West Central Street

London WC1A 1JJ

UK

T: +44 20 7395 4155

F: +44 20 7240 0355

email: post@academyfilms.com

Director: Vikki Blanche

Producer: James Howland

Director of Photography: Manuel Ruiz

Post-production company: Framestore CFC

9 Noel St

London W1V 4AL

UK

T: +44 20 7208 2600

Post-production company: The Moving Picture Company

127-133 Wardour Street

London W1V 4NL

UK

T: +44 20 7434 3100

Editor: Greg Willcox;Willcox & Willcox

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