We're off to Lisbon, land of delicious tinned fish, to shoot a Christmas spot (yes it's that time of year already) for Stella Artois. Thank you Mother NY for the extra weight we're about to put on.
We're really thrilled to be directing a new campaign with The & Partnership for the RNIB, which aims at breaking down preconceptions towards people with sight loss.
Some nice people at Saatchi & Saatchi have asked us to direct a new campaign for Direct Line, and we're really excited because we get to cast our friend Rachel Stubbings
in the lead. Expect something very, very daft.
We just heard we're off to Paris to shoot a new campaign for Mercedes Benz with our buddies at La Pac. We're not sure exactly which particular insight won us the job, but one of the scripts is about an inept father who can't control his child...
We've been nominated for a Webby! Get Staffed
is up against The Simpsons and some great content from Funny or Die but we're just excited to be included in such illustrious company. Vote for us
if you can.
Publicis have asked us to shoot three and a half commercials for a brand new product from Heineken, and we're off to 3 of the 4 corners of the world to shoot them, otherwise known as Slovenia. Hopefully there'll be a little liquid research involved...
We've just shot a very daft short sketch with the incredibly funny and talented Lazy Susan. We'll post the finished film soon.
We're developing a comedy web series with stupidly funny comedian Emma Sidi. We can't say any more about it just yet, except that we'll be shooting a pilot episode early next year and it's the most excited we've been for a long time. Watch this space for more info.
We've been attached to our first comedy TV series. It's too early to let any cats out of bags or spill any beans but it's in development with Channel 4 and our friends at 40 Partners and it promises to be very funny and dark indeed. Watch this space for de-bagged cat bean spillages as and when.
Our K.I.T. films for Whiskas are finally online. If you ever had doubts that cats were smarter than you, this film
should scotch them good.
Our comedy short film Get Staffed
has been going down rather well, winning two golds at Kinsale, a special mention at 1.4, a Vimeo Staff Pick, Video of the Day, and the Single Funniest Moment at the Portland Comedy Film Festival.
Our friends at AMV who let us torch a large part of Neasden
have invited us to shoot a new campaign for Whiskas. We can't tell you much at the moment except that there will be 20 cats on set and Pier is severely allergic.
Hornbach - a German DIY megastore with a catalogue of great ads behind them (like this one)
have just asked us to make their next 3 spots so we're off to Berlin for a bit to get handy.
Havas have just asked us to direct the first EVER TV commercial for hotel chain Jurys Inn. Hopefully there'll be a breakfast included.
We've just finished Get Staffed
- a ridiculously funny comedy short written by and starring the horribly talented Jack Barry. Watch it now.
It's a bright and frosty new year and how better to undermine all those well meaning resolutions than to stuff your face with pizza? Check out our new spot for Domino's
that because it was so much fun to make for all involved, Iris have just invited us back to shoot another one!
Iris have asked us to direct a new commercial for Domino's Pizza. Our typically thorough research process is giving us the cheese sweats.
We're shooting a short comedy film with/for/by one of our favourite rising talents, Jack Barry. We don't want to give too much away, but the action includes a chauffeur, a cornish pasty and full male nudity.
We've just finished the first 3 episodes of Furniture
- a webseries conceived by and starring Phoebe Walsh. Episode 1 - Sofa
is a good place to start, although we also like Episode 2 - Table
, and while we're at it, Episode 3 - Chair
is not bad at all.
Our new spot for Leo Vegas
wins both Ad of the Week (The Drum) and Turkey of the Week (Campaign). Is it so good it's bad or so bad it's good? Can it be both?
As disaster threatens our way of life, the ever-optimistic folk at We Are Europe asked us to think up a pro-Remain film to help get more good guys to the polls ahead of the referendum on the 21st. Only a week from brainstorming to uploading, here's our take
on what things will be like for the UK if Brexit comes to pass.
Droga5 have asked us to help them shoot a video for an England footy anthem for the Euros with a difference - the difference being that we're honest about our chances of actually winning it. Brutally so. Can we rally the nation while keeping it real? Judge for yourself.
AMV BBDO have asked us to direct a new spot for Snickers. And best of all we get to live out one of our secret fantasies in the process. But if we told you what that was, they'd have to kill us. So you'll just have to wait to see it when it's done.
We're delighted to announce that we've joined the roster at Biscuit,
home of some of our favourite directors and most of the funniest spots being made in the UK.
So, we're doing what can best be described as a residency at a wonderful little cinema in the Midlands. The Ritz
in Belper has been showing Baklava
before screenings of Hail Caesar and will move on to This Is Why Gerald Should Be Supervised
and other gems from our back catalogue soon. We made a pilgrimmage up to DP Pete Emery's
home town with the great man himself for a guided tour and dare we say that Baklava
went down as sweetly as the sticky confection that is its namesake. With plans rumoured to expand the screenings to The Savoy in Manchester, we'll be slowly spreading our brand of stupid comedy northwards, one independent cinema at a time.
What a great night at the last ever Short Com
, especially since we won some prizes! This Is Why Gerald Should Be Supervised
won the Filmmakers Select Award, the Audience Award and came 2nd in the Jury Panel Selection while Baklava
came second in the Audience Award and joint second in the Filmmaker's Select Award. Needless to say we got rather squiffy.
Celebrity Juice fans hold onto your freaking hats. We're making some idents to go either side of your content featuring the lion-headed mascot of a certain online casino.
We've just finished up a new sketch starring the unforgettable Joan Diamonds (AKA Phil Dunning). Very silly. Watch it.
We've just shot something... we think it's a sketch? Actually, we don't know what it's going to be. But there's 4 hours of rushes, 3 comedians, some very good actors, some not so good ones, some spitting, some dancing, some crying and an owl. We'll put it up here when it's finished and you can tell us what we've made. UPDATE:
we've finished it and now you can judge for yourselves. It's called Twin Peaks - Leaked Audition Footage.
is finished - our latest spot for Virgin Media and the last in the campaign of animatronic screen-addicted animals. This one features a whole menagerie. Watch it now.
Ever wanted to fly to Canada real cheap? There's a solid gold loophole that only the wisest exploit. We've just finished a short film for WestJet starring Sy Thomas that walks you through the process - here it is.