HunkyDory sign BAFTA winning docu-series director
David Symmons joins HunkyDory
HunkyDory are very excited to announce the addition of award-winning docu-series director David Symmons to their roster.
Creatively driven Symmons has been responsible for directing several hugely popular award-winning series’ including First Dates, First Dates Hotel, 24 Hours in Police Custody and 24 Hours in A&E. Symmons has recently directed Cadburys Heroes Families Reunited campaign with VCCP.
HunkyDory MD and Executive Producer John Doris says he is delighted to have Symmons on board: “David has a proven track record across his docu-series (and more recently his commercial work) of empathetically capturing a wide variety of human stories and moments that connect hugely with audiences across the UK. His unique insight and multi-rig camera approach shows a skillset that can be easily transferable to commercial projects across multiple formats. I’m excited to see what he can bring to the HunkyDory team!”04.12.2019
Head of Sales/Exec Producer @HunkyDory and Chuck Studios
HunkyDory are on the lookout for a Head of Sales / Exec Producer to run our exciting new Food and Tabletop division, CHUCK STUDIOS.
Candidates will oversee our film studio and be responsible for marketing our brand, film studio and 12 food directors that come under our exciting new division.
A background in advertising agency, media and sales would be a plus. Energetic and personable characters please, with a love of food and a verve and charisma to develop and grow our exciting new brand!
Our new company will launch early February 2020.
Competitive salary and bonus package.
Please send CVs to: [email protected]29.11.2019
Greg Gray directs short film ‘Secrets’ for Nedbank
Greg Gray was approached with an unusual brief to create an unbranded 15-minute short film for Nedbank that would mirror a film launch as a creative way to get people talking about one of the hardest things to talk about...money.
Conceived by the creative minds at Joe Public United, Greg and his creative team developed
Secrets - a short film with dramatic and emotive script focused on characters tied together by a potentially devastating unspoken secret.
Employing all the tropes of a suspenseful feature film, complete with a movie mini-site, teaser trailer and cinema premier, Secrets worked to make people "see money differently".12.08.2019
Michael Fueter joins HunkyDory!
HunkyDory are delighted to announce the addition of Swiss director Michael Fueter to their talented roster of directors.
Having grown up in an artistic family (his uncle is a novelist of Europe-wide fame, his grandmother one of Switzerland's most famous actresses, his grandfather the founder Switzerland's biggest production company, which was later run by his father) it was almost inevitable that Michael would follow in these creative footsteps.
Michael caught HunkyDory’s eye with the sheer breadth of beautifully observed and elegant filmmaking on his showreel. Equally adept taking us on a journey through time, creating gladiatorial barbecue cook-offs, or charmingly bringing locomotives to life, Michael's varied body of work showcases a real eye for cinematic detail and classic storytelling that HunkyDory are very excited about bringing to the UK market.
In his time as a director, Michael has worked with clients including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Renault, Mazda, Carlsberg and won over 150 awards at festivals such as Cannes Lions, Epica, Cristal Festival, Art Director's Club New York, and New York Festivals to name just a few.07.05.2019
Luc Schurgers and McCoy’s unleash Mexican madness!
McCoy;s Muchos - ‘When Mexican Flavour Calls’ dir. Luc Schurgers
HunkyDory’s Luc Schurgers adds a record-spinning donkey to his oeuvres menagerie in this spot for new McCoy’s Muchos through WCRS.
When a couple introduce new McCoy’s Muchos to their snack time, it starts a domino effect of Mexican madness that transforms their quiet home into a carnival.
Grappling luchadors, mariachi, dancing señoritas the aforementioned DJ Burro set the tone for the piece, all brought together with Luc’s textbook comic timing!26.04.2019
Damien O’Donnell does his homework…
Vodafone Gigabit Broadband - ‘Homework’ dir. Damien O’Donnell
HunkyDory’s Damien O’Donnell teams up once more with Grey London and TV host and architect Dermot Bannon to bring you the third instalment of their Vodafone Gigabit Broadband campaign.
The latest film ‘Homework’ finds a father and daughter pondering the wonders of the solar system with Dermot and Vodafone Gigabit Broadband on hand to help when the questions get too tough for dad to bluff his way through!
As ever, Damien’s comedic touch is on full display with great casting, charming performances and trademark warm storytelling.25.04.2019
Three new additions at HunkyDory!
Victoria Pile, J.J. Adler and Sune Sørensen join roster
We're very excited to welcome three new additions to our line-up of directors; Victoria Pile, J.J. Adler and Sune Sorensen.
Award-winning British comedy writer and director VICTORIA PILE (Left) returns to the world of commercials after a spell developing original comedy in the UK and America.
Victoria devised, produced, co-wrote and directed the double Emmy award-winning sketch show Smack the Pony and the BAFTA-winning comedy Green Wing for Channel 4, then followed them up with comedies Campus (also Channel 4) and The Delivery Man for ITV.
When it comes to commercials, Victoria brings a wealth of comedic experience and an eye for brilliant casting, pitch-perfect performances and impeccable comic timing. She has directed campaigns for Direct Line, Maltesers, Seat, Stoptober and Albert Bartlett.
Maltesers - 'Jeans' directed by Victoria Pile...
Comedy director J.J. ADLER (middle) was a founding creative and head director at The Onion’s Peabody Award-winning series The Onion News Network. J.J. also co-executive produced and directed season 1 of The Onion’s IFC TV series of the same name.
Known for her caustic wit and dry comedy, J.J.'s talent was on full display with the Cannes Lion-winning “Girls Who Code,” a biting satire that calls out gender stereotypes in the tech world. She has also directed spots for Geico, Samsung, Virgin Mobile, McDonalds, Hyundai, Tinder and Bayer.
GEICO - 'Arm Wrestle' directed by J.J. Adler...
SUNE SØRENSEN (right) is a passionate filmmaker with an encyclopaedic knowledge of cinema. At the heart of everything Sune does, lies a devotion to genuine, clever storytelling and film craft. Beautifully observed and crafted performances are central to Sune's work alongside a rich and cinematic aesthetic.
Sune has been recognised at Cannes and D&AD in a career that has seen him produce work for such worldwide brands as Volkswagen, Ford and McDonald's.
Volkswagen - 'Generations' directed by Sune Sørensen...09.10.2018
There’s Something About Bobby…
World-renowned comedy director Bobby Farrelly joins HunkyDory
HunkyDory are incredibly excited to welcome Bobby Farrelly to the roster!
As one half of directing duo The Farrelly Brothers, Bobby Farrelly is responsible for some of the most iconic comedy moments of the last 25 years.
Kingpin, Dumb & Dumber, There's Something About Mary and many more make up a stunning CV that includes collaborations with such Hollywood luminaries as Jim Carrey, Bill Murray and Cameron Diaz to name just a few.
On top of his features work, Bobby has developed a fantastic commercials reel, showing off his trademark deft comedy timing, casting and performances for brands including Samsung, NHL and Jeep.
Hit the image to view Bobby's reel!07.03.2018
Fogg descends on HunkyDory!
HunkyDory are delighted to welcome Fogg to the team!
Fogg is a director, writer and stand-up comic with fifteen years experience in the world of commercials. Like West-coast hip-hop, Fogg started making waves in the 90’s, but he survived the game and today, like an attendant in a Michelin starred toilet, he continues to pump out high quality product.
At the tender age of nineteen he was producing mega-budget miniseries for US Television, but even back then he knew his destiny was to make first class comedy. He returned to London, got an MA in directing from the National Film School, won the Kodak commercial award for a blindingly good Toblerone advert and never looked back.
When he’s not on stage slaying audiences, he enjoys eating patisserie and watching American football. In 2005 he trained in Improv at the IO theatre in Chicago, and he teaches long form with Monkey Toast here in the UK.
Most importantly, he was, at one point, the 12th best Championship Manager player in the world.
Hit the image to see Fogg's reel!07.02.2018
‘How Was Your Day?’ is Vimeo Staff Pick
Damien O'Donnell's short drama 'How Was Your Day?' has been made a Staff Pick at Vimeo.
The film tells the story of a woman excited about the approaching birth of her first child and goes on to question the presumption of motherly love.
It has already gained recognition at festivals winning Best Narrative Short Film at SXSW 2016, Best Director at Kinsale Shark Awards and the Vanguard Award at the San Francisco Short Film Festival among others.
Hit the image for an in-depth look on Vimeo...31.01.2018