NEWS: Stark Films boosts roster with Levi’s and Adidas stars

Stark Films, one of Soho’s big-name production companies, has signed up two star directors and launched a new pop promos division, Stark Naked.

Stark Films, one of Soho’s big-name production companies, has signed up

two star directors and launched a new pop promos division, Stark Naked.



Martha Greene, the managing director of Stark Films, has hired Baillie

Walsh and David Hiscock. Walsh joins from Limelight and Hiscock from

Rogue Films.



Walsh, noted for his work in pop promos and the award-winning 1994

Levi’s film, ‘taxi’, through Bartle Bogle Hegarty, is returning to

London after two years in New York where he has completed a feature-

length documentary, Mirror Mirror. Greene said: ‘Baillie has done some

promo work through Stark Naked. I’ve been trying to sign him for

commercials work for four years.’



Hiscock, a past student and current lecturer at the RCA, made his name

using his trademark hybrid of photography and painting. His radical

style led to commissions from Leagas Delaney for Adidas, including spots

for the 1995 winter sports campaign where each commercial was treated to

give a unique film effect.



Greene said that she will produce for both directors at the outset, with

line producers appointed ‘if necessary’.



Hiscock and Baillie will be joining Stark’s roster of big-name

directors, which include Jeff Stark, Greene’s partner in Stark Films for

the past five years. Greene commented: ‘We’d prefer not to be known for

just one or two star directors, but there aren’t that many good

directors around - so we had to act as soon as Baillie and David became

available.’



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