Pat Holden, the director, and his producer, Stephen Gash, are
quitting Blink Productions to join Stark Films.
Holden - a former Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe copywriter - joined Blink
in August 1996 as a new director and appeared in the 1997 Saatchi &
Saatchi new directors’ showcase as a directing star of the future.
Martha Greene, the managing director of Stark Films, said: ’We love
Pat’s work. As a former copywriter, he really understands
Gash added: ’This is a great opportunity for Pat to work with Jeff Stark
as his mentor. Jeff is one of the most experienced
creatives-turned-directors in the business.’
James Studholme, the managing director of Blink, said: ’This feels
similar to Kevin Keegan and Ray Wilkins going to Fulham - a chance to
awaken a dozing dwarf.’
Holden has shot more than 15 commercials, including films for the
Halifax, Vauxhall Vectra and Boots 17.
He started his career as a writer at TBWA and in 1995 moved to Rainey
Kelly. His first film was a documentary of the 1992 Berlin Love Parade
for Marlboro. A hard-hitting, anti-boxing spot for the British Medical
Association through DMB&B, called ’conkers’, marked his commercials
Holden is currently directing a Heinz commercial through Blink for Bates