A selection of some of the television programmes, feature films and commercial campaigns we've worked on.
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Thinkbox

Thinkbox

Commercial

Thinkbox's new ad is a tongue-in-cheek homage to classic science fiction films but with a very British flavour. It opens high above the Earth as a fleet of alien spaceships bear down on our planet. Their warlike-looking leader punches a button on his console and addresses the people below via live TV. His sudden appearance on TV screens everywhere, repeating the message "Oola Oola Zod", galvanises the nation into a range of responses as varied as humanity itself; from blind panic and shock, to awe and unbridled enthusiasm.

Production

Director: The Bobbsey twins

Oxo

Oxo

Commercial

Meet the new modern-day OXO family as they go about their busy daily lives. In this advert the OXO dad steps in to do some emergency cooking for some unexpected dinner guests.

Production

Director: Declan Lowney

Asda

Asda

Commercial

TV chef James Martin appears as Asda's new frontman. In this advert Martin relaxes in the garden before being surprised with the news that hordes of people are coming round for a BBQ. He heads to Asda to pick up ingredients and whips up a feast.

Production

Director: Jim Gilchrist

HSL

HSL

Commercial

HSL's commercial features 'Linda', 'Ray', 'Sue', 'Basil' and 'Eileen' given a new lease of life by their new range of handcrafted, tailored furniture.

Production

Director: Adam Johnson

Morrisons 'Christmas'

Morrisons "Christmas"

Commercial

Morrisons has unveiled its Christmas advert with a song that chief executive Dalton Philips hopes the "nation will be singing". The upbeat Christmas spot sees the return of brand ambassadors Ant and Dec who form part of a "picture book" of scenes showing families enjoying Christmas traditions while they all take a line of the song "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas". Boy band Union J has also recorded a version of the track, which will appear on the B-Side of their new single.

Morrisons 'Fishmonger' with Ant & Dec

Morrisons "Fishmonger" with Ant & Dec

Commercial

The campaign, which introduces the new strapline "More of what matters", sees the Britain's Got Talent hosts interacting with Morrisons' specialist employees. We see Morrisons Jarrow Fishmonger, Dan Parr guiding the celebrity entertainers through the real journeys of the fish and skillfully demonstrating his expertise in preparing the catch for customers.

Production

Director: Finn McGough

The Co-operative 'Revolution'

The Co-operative "Revolution"

Commercial

The Co-operative is asking consumers to "Join the Revolution" in its latest TV campaign, and cement itself as one of the UK's most socially responsible businesses. The advert describes the first successful retail co-operative, which launched in 1844, and provides guidance on how people can set up their own co-operative businesses.

Production

Director: Luke Scott

KFC 'Mouths'

KFC "Mouths"

Commercial

Featuring a re-working of James Brown's "I Feel Good" as if played by a school orchestra, the KFC "Mouths" commercial shows several curious children exploring their taste for adventure trying foods like pepper, lemons and dog biscuits. The advert ends with the group enjoying KFC's Dippin' Feast and highlights the brand's new sweet chili dip.

Production

Director: Adam Saward

Heinz Beans 'Jack'

Heinz Beans "Jack"

Commercial

Heinz "Jack" advert plays on the Jack and the Beanstalk story and promotes the message that three tablespoons of Heinz Beanz contain one of your five-a-day. Since airing, the advert has scored highly in a leading survey which measures the percentage of viewers who can remember the storyline or brand of an advert within 24 hours of viewing it.

Production

Director: Jim Field Smith

Actimel 'Bobby'

Actimel "Bobby"

Commercial

Manchester United and England footballing legend Sir Bobby Charlton is the star of this advertising campaign from Actimel to show how drinking one bottle every day can support the body's immune system. Even at the age of 70, Sir Bobby is still an inspiration to the nation and a natural choice to encourage older consumers to live healthier, happier lives.

Production

Director: Ron Scalpello

British Heart Foundation 'The Beat'

British Heart Foundation "The Beat"

Commercial

The BHF's advert urges overweight Britons to get physical and exercise for 30 minutes a day. The advert was prompted by the results of a survey that claims only 38% of respondents would be motivated to do more exercise if their life depended on it. The campaign was supported by an interactive website, a podcast and a free motivational text message service.

Production

Director: Christophe Navarre

Calpol 'Shark'

Calpol "Shark"

Commercial

Calpol's "Shark" advert plays with the vivid imagination of young children and the perils they face in their imaginary worlds. With a voiceover done in a mock-documentary style we hear about Louise Harmons struggle in shark infested waters. Her adventure is disturbed when she gets a fever and her mum is seen coming to the rescue with Calprofen.

Production

Director: Jesper Hiro

Morrisons 'Butcher' with Ant & Dec

Morrisons "Butcher" with Ant & Dec

Commercial

The second ad in the Morrisons Ant and Dec hosted campaign sees the pair meeting Morrisons butcher Antony Ward, who introduces them to some traditional British breeds of cattle, and Trojan the bull in particular. The campaign forms part of a partnership between Morrisons and ITV, including the sponsorship of its Saturday night primetime shows.

Production

Director: Finn McGough

HSBC 'Horse'

HSBC "Horse"

Commercial

Sir Michael Gambon provides the voiceover for this advert from HSBC as part of their "Sale" campaign. To illustrate the bank's mortgage deals, the voiceover describes the strange custom, in certain parts of Yorkshire, that it is thought to bring good luck if you lead a horse through a new house.

Production

Director: Mark Denton

Calpol 'Tent'

Calpol "Tent"

Commercial

Shot in the same mock-documentary style as "Shark", Calpol's "Tent" advert introduces us to young mountaineers, Oscar and Amy. We see them sheltering in their basecamp as an 'avalanche' slams into their tent. After being given Calprofen for headache, we are shown the pair attempting to reach the summit of the first floor landing.

Production

Director: Jesper Hiro

Oreo's 'First You Twist It'

Oreo's "First You Twist It"

Commercial

We've worked on two adverts for Oreo's, in "First You Twist It", a British reworking of a popular US commercial, a young boy describes Oreo etiquette to his dog. In the second advert for the brand, " Brothers and Sisters", a girl instructs her cheeky younger brother how to eat an Oreo.

Production

Director: Stephen Campbell

Santander 'Shrewsbury'

Santander "Shrewsbury"

Commercial

Santander picked the town of Shrewsbury as the location for its national TV advert to promote it's 123 current account. Hundreds of local people took part in a three-day banking challenge in the town square. Santander staff from the town's two branches demonstrate the savings, cashback and interest available to those who sign up to the account.

Production

Director: Finn McGough

Morrisons 'Reasons:Trolley Wipes'

Morrisons "Reasons:Trolley Wipes"

Commercial

In "Reason 98: Trolley Wipes", one of the stores "More reasons to shop at Morrisons" commercials, a young boy looks on in horror at the wet trolley seat he is about to be placed in. Dad, however, pulls a trolley wipe from one of the provided dispensers and drys the seat before placing his happy son in it. All the adverts in the campaign are voiced by actor Sean Bean.

Production

Director: Alan Friel

King.com

King.com

Commercial

King.com is a worldwide leader in casual social games with over 40 million monthly players and more than 3 billion games played per month globally. With more than 15 million daily users, it's game Candy Crush Saga has recently overtaken the likes of Angry Birds and Farmville to become one of the most popular games on Facebook.

Production

Directors: Pat Holden, Carrie Hart

Natwest 'Mortgages'

Natwest "Mortgages"

Commercial

As part of NatWest's ongoing "Helpful Banking means..." campaign, the advert promotes the bank's Personal Mortgage Advisor services. The commercial also points out that the bank has won Your Mortgage Magazine's "Best Bank for Mortgages" award 17 times in the last 21 years, more than any other lender.

Production

Director: Marc Evans

John Smiths 'Teeth'

John Smiths "Teeth"

Commercial

John Smiths "No Nonsense" Landlord proved a successful series of adverts. Following the first "Hands Free", others followed including "Rubbish Rugs", "Daytime Tv" and "Teeth", in which the Landlord tells a joke and is disturbed by the appearance of one of the pub regulars teeth. The Landlord also featured in John Smiths idents for Channel 4 Racing.

Production

Director: Ben Tongue

Morrisons 'Reasons:Pie Race'

Morrisons "Reasons:Pie Race"

Commercial

In addition to the three commercials for Morrisons shown on our portfolio, we also cast several others including "Street Express", "Fish Crowd" and "First Home Dinner". In "Reason 156: Pie Race" furtive looking shoppers are shown in various situations trying to disguise the fact that they are waiting for the baker to ring the bell for freshly cooked pies.

Production

Director: Alan Friel

Bernard Matthews 'You Are So Bootiful'

Bernard Matthews "You Are So Bootiful"

Commercial

Bernard Matthews, first coined the phrase 'bootiful' as part of an iconic TV advertising campaign in the early 80's. Nearly 200 people, in the vast Manchester Arena, became part of the revival of one of the most iconic and memorable catch phrases in advertising history. Participants included mums, dads, children, a choir and even a full orchestra.

Production

Director: Theo Delaney

Hovis Nimble 'Builder'

Hovis Nimble "Builder"

Commercial

The 40 second TV ad to promote Nimble, Hovis's low-calorie bread shows a workman on a building site who can't understand why he's losing weight. The perplexed builder is seen carrying a window pane, drilling, and tripping while carrying a toilet and trying to hitch his trousers back up. Back at home he reads the side of the bread and the penny finally drops.

Production

Director: Sam Cadman

The Co-operative 'Funeral Care'

The Co-operative "Funeral Care"

Commercial

The Co-operative pioneered national TV advertising for the funeral industry in 2009. As the UK's leading funeral director, this new Funeralcare advert describes how people would like to personalise and arrange their own funeral, from the music, to flowers, food and transport.

Production

Director: Ewan Brown

Adidas 'Kicking It'

Adidas "Kicking It"

Commercial

This commercial features football and style icon David Beckham alongside Rugby World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson practising kicking and trying each others rather different sports. The advert, first shown in 2004, has since gone viral on the internet and was voted as one of the best 50 adverts of that year.

Production

Director: Chris Palmer

The Co-operative 'Truly Irresistible'

The Co-operative "Truly Irresistible"

Commercial

With a voiceover by John Hannah, The Co-operative's 'Truly Irresistible' advert is a relaunch of its premium range, with the addition of 50 new products and a new look logo and branding. The advert features the family from The Co-operative's 'Passionate Plea' campaign, sitting down to eat what looks like a restaurant-quality three-course meal.

Production

Director: Ewan Brown

John Smiths 'Monsters'

John Smiths "Monsters"

Commercial

Taking over the "No Nonsense" marketing campaign from Jack Dee, Peter Kay starred in a number of adverts for John Smiths Bitter. The campaign won over fifty advertising and marketing awards, making it the sixth most awarded advertising campaign in the world. It also spawned a string of catchphrases that captured the public imagination.

Production

Director: Daniel Kleinman

John Smiths 'Hands Free'

John Smiths "Hands Free"

Commercial

Following the highly successful campaign featuring Peter Kay, John Smiths created a new comic character with the catchphrase "Y're Barred". The Landlord of the Level Head pub, played by Peter Gunn, continues the brands "No Nonsense" message in a series of adverts, the first of which is "Hands Free" which shows the Landlord's disdain for "bleeping gadgets".

Production

Director: Ben Tongue

Alpen Gold

Alpen Gold

Commercial

Manufactured by US company Kraft, Alpen Gold is one of the best-selling chocolate brands in Russia and Eastern Europe. The tongue in cheek "Kitten" advert, produced for the Russian market, shows an attractive young woman woman braving a thunderstorm to rescue a stray kitten.

Production

Director: Pat Holden

Actimel 'Jake'

Actimel "Jake"

Commercial

Following the previous successful Actimel campaign, in which various characters were filmed on spy-cams engaging in wild antics after having tasted 'the difference', the next campaign continues with a similiar theme. We meet "Jake", the young boy who's crushingly embarrassed by his parent's exuberant, jaunty transformation upon drinking Actimel.

Production

Director: John Birkin

Natwest 'Customer Charter'

Natwest "Customer Charter"

Commercial

NatWest remind customers about their 14-point Customer Charter which guarantees the levels of service they can expect, including a promise to reduce queues for its busiest branches and extend branch hours. The charter was drawn up after consultations with customers and advertised with a national campaign pushing the "helpful banking" message.

Production

Director: Marc Evans

Morrisons 'Reasons:Cooked Meats'

Morrisons "Reasons:Cooked Meats"

Commercial

The "More reasons to shop at Morrisons" campaign was launched following Morrisons' acquisition of rival supermarket Safeway. In "Reason 26: Cooked Meats" a cute toddler watches on in frustration as his father struggles to decide what to buy from the wide array of cooked meats.

Production

Director: Alan Friel

McDonalds 'Face Off'

McDonalds "Face Off"

Commercial

We cast two adverts for McDonalds to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the company's introduction to the UK. Both adverts feature the same police and criminal characters. In "Face Off", one of the criminals is left in the lurch by his accomplices, in the second, one of the policeman is left by his colleagues to face the criminals. Voiceover is provided by Matt Berry.