Here are a few of the projects I have been responsible for over the last 20 years as Head of TV at CDP, Managing Director of Propaganda Films, proprietor of Tsunami Films and founder of M-A-D-E. The pieces range from Hamlet Cigar commercials through music videos for acts like All Saints to Sci-Fi channel idents and fashion films. Although I have worked on many great international projects all the work featured here could only have come out of London’s astonishing creative energy and diversity.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Olympus - Snapshot





Olympus - Snapshot
Delivering a masterclass in direction and humour, Barry Myers recreated all the atmosphere of a film premiere at The Odeon Leicester Square with hundreds of extras, a great cast and crackling dialogue. George Cole once again misreads everything and everyone. The photographer he mistakes for Bailey coined a phrase which has since entered everyday use - 'exude, exude!' Considering acting wasn't Bailey's first career, he is fantastic, getting his timings spot on. George Cole though is simply perfect, delivering his lines thick and fast. What a pro. It was pulled off in relatively few takes under Barry Myers' expert control. And Patrick Lichfield mistaken for Lionel Blair! "Lionel, Lionel - give us a twirl"........The final line from George Cole - "David Bailey? I thought he only done weddings", is a witty harkback to the very first Olympus spot from 1978, 'Wedding Photographer' written and directed by Alan Parker. CDP on peak form.

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Radio Rentals - Love Scene



Radio Rentals - Love Scene

Radio Rentals - Love Scene
The first one in a highly successful campaign for Radio Rentals, 'Love Scene' lovingly based on Wuthering Heights was directed by Barry Myers. The spots ran for five years and transformed the third of three competitors into the first. Agency CDP.

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