Weilands' Trevor Melvin joins RSA Films

LONDON - The award-winning director Trevor Melvin has joined RSA Films to be reunited with the producer Caspar Delaney after leaving Weilands last week.

Melvin had worked at Weilands since 2001, working on campaigns for Abbey, VW, McDonald’s and the BBC among others.

He started his career as an art director at agencies including Grey, Yellowhammer and Young & Rubicam.

Melvin directed his first short film "The Dogs" in 1990, which was nominated as Best European Short Film at the Cork Festival and won prizes at various other festivals including Montreal and Hamburg.

After "The Dogs", he moved into commercials directing and joined Blink Productions, where he won a silver award at Cannes for his first ad (for Mitchum deodorant) and a gold Midsummer Award for his second commercial (for Umbro).

Recently, Melvin has directed another short film, starring Michael Maloney, called "The Soul Rescuer".

Melvin, who is set to join the RSA imminently after Weilands closed last week, said: "I consider the opportunity to work at RSA to be the pinnacle of my career."

RSA's managing director, Kai-Lu Hsiung, added: "Trevor’s pedigree in the industry is second to none, and his experience allows him to apply his obvious film-making talent to his enthusiasm for good advertising. He is a fantastic addition to our roster."