Holden and Gash poised to leave Blink for Stark Films

Pat Holden, the director, and his producer, Stephen Gash, are quitting Blink Productions to join Stark Films.

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

advertising.’



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

debut.



Holden is currently directing a Heinz commercial through Blink for Bates

Dorland.