NEWS: Hungry Eye relaunches in UK with Martin Clunes on directors’ roster

Hungry Eye, the Dutch commercials production company that set up in London last year, has re-emerged from the ashes with a new roster of directors that includes the top comedy actor, Martin Clunes.

Hungry Eye, the Dutch commercials production company that set up in

London last year, has re-emerged from the ashes with a new roster of

directors that includes the top comedy actor, Martin Clunes.



The company was shut down in November last year but it has reopened with

four new directors. Apart from Clunes these include Keith Shillitoe, an

established car photographer, Robert Bailey, a recent graduate of the

National Film School, and John Coe, who has directed ads for Hamlet,

John Smith’s Bitter and Carling Black Label. Kim Collins has been

appointed head of production. She previously ran her own company,

Collins and Co.



Clunes, who directed Staggered, a Bafta award-winning feature film in

1994, has wanted to break into commercials for some time. He is expected

to make about three commercials a year for Hungry Eye.



Alex West, brought in last November as the managing director of the

resurrected company, said: ‘Hungry Eye was shut down for creative

reasons - it did not reflect the level of excellence of its parent

company in Amsterdam. I was brought in to turn it into an A-list London

shop.’



West stressed that Hungry Eye has strong financial backing, and so can

be selective about the work it takes on to establish a reputation as a

top-quality company.



West added: ‘We want to have a real presence in the UK, and not just to

represent Dutch directors.’