Charlie Thorne and James Brown nominated at the Scottish Creative Awards
HunkyDory's Charlie Thorne and James Brown have received nominations at the 2017 Scottish Creative Awards.
Charlie's powerful SAMH campaign 'Going To Be' picked up nominations across three categories including 'Online Video / Film', 'Commercial Over 21 seconds' and 'Commercial for TV / Cinema' while James Brown's action-packed Highland Spring spot 'The Chase' was recognised in the 'Commercial Over 21 seconds' and the 'Commercial for TV / Cinema' categories.
Good luck to both of them when the winners are revealed on the 26th September!
Luke Franklin joins HunkyDory!
We are excited to welcome Luke Franklin to our directors roster!
Luke got his start at Moxie Pictures where he developed a confident, observational filmmaking style with a real emphasis on truthful storytelling. No more is this in evidence than in his recent moving film for Pampers 'Little Fighters', which was shot on location at Southampton Hospital's neonatal unit.
This innate ability to capture people and their stories with real authenticity has seen Luke build a strong body of work including campaigns for such big brands as McDonald's, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda.
HunkyDory MD John Doris had this to say on Luke's signing "We’re delighted to have Luke join the HunkyDory ranks! He is a gifted young film maker who captures observational stories and slices of modern British life quite brilliantly."
Click the image to see Luke's reel.04.08.2017
HunkyDory sign award-winning comedy director Jack Clough!
We are very excited to welcome Jack Clough to our roster of directing talent!
Jack is best known as the director of BBC Three's multi-award winning comedy 'People Just Do Nothing'.
Directing every episode of the show, Jack has overseen 'People Just Do Nothing's' phenomenal success, winning a 2017 BAFTA for Best Comedy, an RTS Craft & Design award for Best Director of a Comedy Drama / Situation Comedy and an RTS Award for Best Scripted Comedy.
He has just finished shooting on People Just Do Nothing Series 4, and has also taken on a producing role in addition to directing. He has also recently shot a teaser for Me & You Productions, and directed a Guz Khan short for them / Sky.
HunkyDory's John Doris had this to say on Jack's signing "I’ve admired Jack’s work for ages, he is such a talented young British director. I loved his Skins work, and People Just Do Nothing has really become a national favourite with Jack executing brilliant comedy performances in every single episode. We got together over a cuppa and he said he’d really like to get into creative commercial projects with HunkyDory. It's a massive coup to have him on board!"
Hit the image to see Jack's reel!23.05.2017
Sam Miller directs new Sky Atlantic / Showtime drama Guerrilla
The whole series is available on Sky Box Sets from April 13th
HunkyDory's Sam Miller has directed three episodes of upcoming civil rights drama Guerrilla.
Set in the early '70s during the emerging civil rights movement, the six-part drama stars Idris Elba, Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay, and sees an underground cell target the "black power desk," the very real counterintelligence unit set up at Scotland Yard to monitor and infiltrate civil rights activism.
The series was written by Academy Award Winner John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) who also directed three episodes.11.04.2017
Christian Bevilacqua joins HunkyDory!
Hot on the heels of Mary-Sue Masson earlier this month, we are now very happy to welcome Christian Bevilacqua to the HunkyDory family!
Christian is a highly versatile filmmaker and visual storyteller, a consistent thread in his work is innovation, stemming from his creative roots as an animator, an addiction to technology and ability to problem solve.
He likes to characterise his own style as ever-evolving and inspired by a pleasant barrage of new things. He has won multiple industry awards, among them a pair of Cannes YDAs (Young Director Awards), multiple Creative Circle awards, an ADDY and APA accolades.
He’s also been honoured in the D&AD Annual. When he’s not directing commercials, Bevilacqua keeps busy with paintings and drawings, a children’s book and a computer game he’s developing.
HunkyDory are very excited to have Christian on board and can't wait to make some beautiful work together in 2017!
Hit the image to see Christian's reel!30.01.2017
Mary-Sue Masson joins HunkyDory!
HunkyDory have kicked off 2017 with the signing of Creative Director turned filmmaker, Mary-Sue Masson!
Mary-Sue specialises in brilliantly observed comedy performance work and her agency background means she has tremendous experience in taking commercials and content from script to screen. No better is this in evidence than with her Haribo ‘Kid’s Voices’ campaign (which Mary-Sue wrote and directed). Named as the most impactful campaign of 2015 by Nielsen, it was also recognised at the 2016 Craft Awards and the campaign has since gone on to be remade in Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France and the U.S.A!
We are very excited to have her as part of the HunkyDory team and look forward to making some great work in 2017!03.01.2017
Simon Levene directs new WA Road Safety campaign
HunkyDory's Simon Levene has directed a brand new campaign for the WA Road Safety Commision.
The campaign, entitled 'Priorities', takes a sideways look at road safety focusing on Speeding, Distracted Driving and Drink Driving with Simon's trademark storytelling and great comedy performances at the forefront.07.12.2016
Narghi joins HunkyDory!
HunkyDory have signed director Narghi for commercial representation.
Narghi got the directing bug working for various news services including BBC World Service, where she shot and produced short news reports and documentaries in Central Asia.
Shooting real stories with hard hitting subjects gave her a unique approach to shooting with non-actors. Her flair for capturing genuine performances soon led her to shooting commercials, where she carved a niche for combining beauty with warmth and authenticity.04.11.2016
Comedy director Trevor Clarence joins HunkyDory!
HunkyDory is delighted to be adding comedy director Trevor Clarence to it's roster.
A talented storyteller with a unique gift for creating characters, Trevor's ability to create fresh and interesting work has led to him earning recognition all over the world! He was named Young Gun of the Year in Australia for the Crazy Monkey campaign he created for MTV Europe, and as one of Shots’ top 10 New Directors in 2004. Shots magazine has also profiled Trevor Clarence as one of the top five people in advertising in South Africa.
He also once drunkenly threw a milkshake in Mel Gibson’s face. Only later to find out it wasn’t actually Mel Gibson. Welcome to HunkyDory Trevor!20.10.2016