NEWS: Cracker director to form commercials production start-up

Andy Wilson, the award-winning director of the ITV series, Cracker, has teamed up with two feature film directors to form a new commercials production company.

Andy Wilson, the award-winning director of the ITV series, Cracker, has

teamed up with two feature film directors to form a new commercials

production company.



Wilson has joined forces with Paul Anderson, director of the Hollywood

blockbuster, Mortal Kombat, and Peter Capaldi, the Scottish actor and

director of the Oscar-winning short, Franz Kafka - it’s a Wonderful

Life, to launch Impossible Impact.



The company, which opened for business last week, will combine Wilson’s

experience in drama and comedy with the action sequence forte of

Anderson and his producer, Jeremy Bolt.



The pair got together when the Los Angeles-based Anderson and Bolt

worked with Wilson and his producer, Miles Johnson, on a new feature

film, Lying Doggo.



Wilson explained: ‘Paul mentioned he was very interested in getting

involved in the UK commercials scene. He is exceptionally talented in

special effects, and I thought that because I am good at dialogue we

would complement one another.’



Anderson has never worked in commercials, but Wilson already has

significant experience, with the Independent Television Commission’s

commercials on bad language to his credit as well as Do It All’s latest

ads.



Wilson used to work through Great Guns but, in August, he launched his

own company, Impossible Films, which will now be used solely for his

features work.



Anderson’s independent film work has been through his own company,

Impact, and it was by a merger of Impact with Impossible that the new

company was born.