Mark Stothert, the producer who founded John S Clarke Productions
18 years ago, has left the production house to set up Infinity
Infinity opens its doors with three directors, Tom Hooper, Simon Hunter
and Larry Smith, who are now shooting nine commercials.
Stothert will develop the careers of the three directors and is looking
for other directors to complete Infinity's line-up.
Hooper, who directed the ITV drama Cold Feet and the BBC period drama
Love in a Cold Climate, has directed commercials including BT's
e-business campaign for M&C Saatchi and the Tunes 'Quasimodo' spot for
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO. His first work for Infinity is the latest
McDonald's campaign starring John Fortune.
Hunter, who was selected for Saatchi & Saatchi's New Directors Showcase
at Cannes last year, has shot several ntl commercials through J. Walter
Thompson and a Post Bank commercial through BBDO. His feature film,
Lighthouse, is released this summer.
Smith, a director of photography who has worked on films including Eyes
Wide Shut, hopes to build his commercials output.
Stothert said: 'Tom is a young but very experienced director. He
concentrates on performance and light comedy. Simon Hunter is great with
special effects and at building pace and tension. Larry Smith is known
for his poetic, beautiful imagery.'