NEWS: Union signs up two top ad directors to take roster to eight

Union Commercials, the film production company which launched in August after the closure of Harry Films, has added two more heavyweight directors to its roster.

Union Commercials, the film production company which launched in August

after the closure of Harry Films, has added two more heavyweight

directors to its roster.



Iain MacKenzie, who left Harry for Rose Hackney two years ago, has

returned, and Robert Golden, best known for his Mr Kipling commercials,

is joining along with his producer of three years, Sandra Yarwood.



The signings take the number of directors to eight and producers to

four, which, according to Union’s joint managing director, Jonathan

Murphy, almost completes the roster, although he added that he was

considering taking on one more producer/director team.



MacKenzie, an Australian, is best known in this country for his British

Airways ‘Up on the Roof’ commercial, which he made through Harry in

1993. With an eclectic style and a background as a lighting cameraman,

his work spans comedy, location shoots and special effects. His other

well-known UK campaigns include KHBB’s Uniroyal work featuring orang-

utans and BMP DDB Needham’s Alliance and Leicester commercials, starring

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.



Golden, a former stills photographer, had his own production company,

the Golden Seddon Film Company, until 1992, when he went to Stark Films.

When Stark parted company with most of its directors last year, he

joined Lewin and Watson.



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