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

Electricity

Electricity

Film

When Lily O'Connor, a witty, sexy, searingly defiant Northerner with temporal lobe epilepsy and a traumatic past finds out that the brother she's long thought dead could still be alive, she risks her life to go in search of him. Like The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, Electricity is a journey through the real world and through the wildly hallucinatory, disturbing inner world of epilepsy. The film stars Agyness Deyn (Pusher) as Lily O'Connor with support from Lenora Crichlow (Being Human), Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction), Paul Anderson (The Sweeney), Tom Georgeson (Notes on a Scandal) and Alice Lowe (Sightseers).

Production

Company: Stone City Films
Executive Producers: Rachel Hillman, Alison Morgan
Producers: Clare Duggan, Bryn Higgins
Director: Bryn Higgins

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.

Moving On, Series 5

Moving On, Series 5

Television

Moving On Series 5 explores contemporary issues, from compulsive shoplifting and alopecia to sibling rivalry, family secrets and acrimonious divorce. A stellar cast includes: Natalie Gumede, Anita Dobson, Anthony Flanagan, Jo Joyner, Lee Ingleby, Duncan Preston, Ray Fearon , Emma Cuniffe, Sharon Horgan, Craig Kelly, Taj Atwal, Amy Nuttall, Ramon Tikaram, Jo-Anne Knowles, Rosalind Ayres, Emma Lowndes and Keith Barron.

Production

Company: LA Productions
Executive Producer: Colin McKeown
Producer: Donna Molloy
Directors: Johnny Vegas, Robert Glenister, Noreen Kershaw, Gary Williams

Dani's Castle, Series 2

Dani's Castle, Series 2

Television

In the new series Dani has moved on. She's a Hollywood star now, but Bogmoor Castle is still her home and if she can't be there in person, she can at least be a font of wisdom on the webcam. The show stars Dani Harmer, Shannon Flynn, Kieron Alleyne and Richard Wisker, who are struggling to run the dilapidated Bogmoor Castle.

Production

Company: CBBC
Executive Producers: Elaine Sperber, Melissa Hardinge
Producers: Raymond Lau, Elaine Sperber
Directors: Dez McCarthy, Delyth Thomas, Rebecca Gatward

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

Unconditional

Unconditional

Film

This darkly comic psycho-romance received amazing reviews from a world wide audience during the 2012 Film Festivals, especially at Slam Dance. From BAFTA winning writer Joe Fisher with performances from Christian Cooke, Melanie Hill, the legendary James Bolam and outstanding newcomers Harry McEntire and Madeleine Clark. Unconditional is an unpredictable, unstoppable coming of age story - an everyday tale of wild abandon and unconditional love...on one condition. Directed by BAFTA nominee Bryn Higgins with a gripping modern score by BAFTA winner John Lunn and outstanding photography from BAFTA winning DOP Paul Otter, Unconditional is a refreshing, energetic, sharply witty and utterly original cinema feature.

Production

Company: Stone City Films
Executive Producers: Clare Duggan, Tom Harvey, Sean Kelly
Producer: Bryn Higgins
Director: Bryn Higgins

Moving On, Series 4

Moving On, Series 4

Television

The fourth series of Moving On marks directorial debuts for Johnny Vegas and Robert Glenister. Johnny directs fellow comic Jason Manford, alongside Rebekah Staton in "Amore". The series features an international cast including Bjarne Henriksen, Marian Saastad Ottesen, Paul McGann, Matthew Kelly, Barbara Flynn, Rob James Collier and Sally Carman.

Production

Company: LA Productions
Producer: Colin McKeown
Directors: Noreen Kershaw, Pauline Harris, Robert Glenister, Johnny Vegas

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

Lapland

Lapland

Television

Sue Johnston plays Eileen Lewis, the recently widowed matriarch of the chaotic Lewis clan, a large, close-knit and dysfunctional Birkenhead family who decide to spend Christmas in Lapland. Written by Olivier and BAFTA winner Michael Wynne, the cast included Elizabeth Berrington, Julie Graham, William Ash, Stephen Graham and Keith Barron.

Production

Company: BBC
Executive Producer: Anne Gilchrist
Producer: Rosemary McGowan
Director: Catherine Morshead

The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister

The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister

Film

Maxine Peake stars as Anne Lister in the biographical drama about a Yorkshire landowner, industrialist, traveller and diarist. She has been called Britain's first modern lesbian who, despite needing to keep her sexual orientation secret from society at large, in private defied the conventions of her times by living with her female lover Marianna (Anna Madeley). Lister kept a detailed account of her life in a fascinating and painfully honest journal. The script by Jane English drew from Lister's own diaries, written in code, and decoded many years after her death. The film went on to win many awards with outstanding performances from an amazing cast including Susan Lynch, Christine Bottomley, Gemma Jones and Dean Lennox Kelly.

Production

Company: Oxford Films
Executive Producers: Nicolas Kent, Simon Rockell
Producer: Mark Bentley
Director: James Kent

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

Phoenix Nights, Series 2

Phoenix Nights, Series 2

Television

Written by and starring Peter Kay, Dave Spikey and Neil Fitzmaurice, Phoenix Nights is a critically acclaimed cult sitcom about bad-tempered, wheelchair-bound, club owner Brian Potter and his staff and patrons of The Phoenix Club. Also starring Steve Edge, Justin Moorhouse, Daniel Kitson ,Paddy McGuiness, Jo-Anne Knowles, Ted Robbins and Janice Connolly.

Production

Company: Channel 4 Television
Executive Producer: Phil McIntyre
Producer: Henry Klejdys
Director: Peter Kay

Awards

BAFTA Nomination - Best Comedy, 2003
British Comedy Awards - Best Comedy, 2003

This Is England

This Is England

Film

Set in 1983, This Is England is Shane Meadows award winning semi-autobiographical story of a fatherless 12-year-old called Shaun, who falls in with a bunch of skinheads. When the racist Combo arrives on the scene, the racially mixed group is torn apart. The film is a powerful, richly detailed evocation of the period, one Meadows has since explored further in TV sequels This Is England '86 and '88. We provided casting for the male leads Joseph Gilgun (Woody) and Andrew Ellis (Gadget).

Production

Company: Warp, Bulldog Films
Executive Producers: Peter Carlton, Will Clarke, Lizzie Francke, Hugo Heppell, Kate Ogborn, Tessa Ross, Paul Trijbits
Producer: Mark Herbert
Director: Shane Meadows

Awards

BAFTA - Best British Film, 2008
Best British Independent Film, 2007

Bradford Riots

Bradford Riots

Film

On the 7th July 2001 the Manningham area of Bradford witnessed the worst rioting in mainland Britain for 20 years, a result of tensions fermented by the National Front and the BNP. Written and directed by Neil Biswas, Bradford Riots tells the story of that night of vicious rioting from the perspective of a group of young Asian men whose lives, families and community have been defined and decimated by the events.

Production

Company: Oxford Films
Executive Producers: Mark Bentley, Nick Kent, Kate Triggs
Producer: Nick Brown
Director: Neil Biswas

Awards

BAFTA Nomination, 2007
RTS Winner, 2007

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

Awaydays

Awaydays

Film

Awaydays, based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson, is set during the post-punk era in Birkenhead. Nicky Bell stars as 19-year-old Paul Carty, a bored, middle-class, junior civil servant who becomes involved in 'The Pack', a gang of 'casuals' who live for drugs, music, casual sex, football and fighting. As his relationship with fellow Pack member Elvis, played by Liam Boyle, begins to verge on the destructive, Paul finds himself plunged into a violent world from which he cannot escape.

Production

Company: Awaydays Films
Executive Producers: Howard Klein, Kevin Sampson
Producer: Dave Hughes
Director: Pat Holden

Planet Of The Apemen

Planet Of The Apemen

Television

Filmed in South Africa and starring Ray Fearon, Gary Carr and Jimmy Akingbola, the two part mini-series shows the story of how Homo Sapiens once shared the Earth with other species of hominid, and how, against all the odds, we survived. The first episode shows Homo Sapiens in India 75,000 years ago, when they encounter Homo Erectus and are forced to cross the Thar Desert to reach the sea. The second episode based 35,000 years ago, encountering Neanderthals in Europe.

Production

Company: BBC
Executive Producers: Michael Mosley, Ailsa Orr
Directors: Tony Mitchell, Dave Stewart

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

Waterloo Road, Series 8

Waterloo Road, Series 8

Television

Our eighth Series of Waterloo Road sees the production relocated from Rochdale to Greenock, Scotland. With the move comes new characters including the Barry Family, lead by fierce matriarch Carol (Zoe Lucker), and Angus Deayton as the new French teacher. The series also marks the departure of Tom Clarkson (Jason Done), in a dramatic series finale.

Production

Company: Shed Productions
Executive Producer: Cameron Roach
Producers: Lizzie Gray, Nicola Larder
Director: Various

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

Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere

Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere

Television

Max and Paddy is a six part spin-off from Phoenix Nights and follows the misadventures of the two doormen "Max" Bygraves (Peter Kay) and "Paddy" O'Shea (Paddy McGuinness) as they wind their way around Britain in a campervan. The series featured notable cameos from Brendan O'Carrol (Mrs Brown's Boys) and Slade frontman Noddy Holder.

Production

Company: Channel 4 Television
Executive Producer: Phil McIntyre
Producer: Lesley McNeil
Director: Peter Kay

Being Eileen

Being Eileen

Television

Following the success of Lapland, the one-off Christmas special which achieved an audience of nearly 7 million, Being Eileen was commissioned for six 30-minute episodes and continues the story of the Lewis family from Birkenhead. Starring Sue Johnston, Elizabeth Berrington, Julie Graham, William Ash and Dean Andrews.

Production

Executive Producer: Peter Thornton
Producer: Rosemary McGowan
Director: Susan Tully

Off Their Rockers

Off Their Rockers

Television

Off Their Rockers is a hidden camera series that shows senior citizens turning the tables on unsuspecting members of the public in a series of funny and unexpected pranks. Featuring a cast of real OAP's ranging from 67 to 84 years old. The first series was very well received and a second series has just been commissioned.

Production

Company: Sky One
Executive Producers: Murray Boland, Mobashir Dar, Danielle Lux
Directors: Myles Jenkins, Andy Brown

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

Secret State

Secret State

Television

Inspired by Chris Mullin's novel, A Very British Coup, Gabriel Byrne stars as Tom Dawkins, the reluctant hero at the heart of this contemporary conspiracy thriller who finds himself thrust into the spotlight of front-line politics when he least expects it, and risks everything by taking on the might of the Establishment. We cast many of the northern actors including Al Weaver, Mark Noble, Jason Done, and Kriss Dosangh amongst others.

Production

Company: Company Pictures
Executive Producers: George Faber, Ed Fraiman, Jason Newmark, Charles Pattinson
Producer: Johann Knobel
Director: Ed Fraiman

The Damned United

The Damned United

Film

Based on the controversial book by David Peace, The Damned United tells the story of Brian Clough's 44-day reign as manager of Leeds United in 1974. When Don Revie quit Leeds to become the England boss, the outspoken Brian Clough took charge. Determined to impose his own style upon Revie's tough tackling team, Clough soon alienated his players and the board. We provided additional casting in Leeds.

Production

Company: Left Bank Pictures
Executive Producers: Hugo Heppell, Christine Langan, Peter Morgan
Producer: Andy Harries
Director: Tom Hooper

Moving On, Series 3

Moving On, Series 3

Television

Moving On is a platform for new writing and directing talent with Executive Producer Jimmy McGovern. One of the writers John Fay made his directorial debut and described the series as a "Play For Today, which is fantastic". Series three covers themes like gambling addiction, depression, and an army wife trying to cope while her husband is on service. The cast includes Fay Ripley, Reece Dinsdale, Dean Lennox Kelly, Christine Bottomley, Eva Pope, Sally Philips and Warren Brown.

Production

Company: LA Productions
Executive Producers: Colin McKeown, Jimmy McGovern, Liam Keelan
Producer: Colin McKeown
Directors: Gary Williams, Ian Barber, John Fay

Inspector George Gently, Series 4

Inspector George Gently, Series 4

Television

Based on the Inspector Gently novels by Alan Hunter, the series is set in Northumberland and County Durham in the 1960's. Starring Martin Shaw as the eponymous inspector and Lee Ingleby as Detective Sergeant John Bacchus, the Series 4 cast included Neil Morrisey, Neil Dudgeon, Christine Bottomley, Vincent Regan, Mark Benton, Louise Delamere, Kay Wragg and Dean Lennox Kelly. We worked with Nick Renton and Gillies Mackinnon to cast 2 x 90 min episodes, "Goodbye China" and "Gently Northern Soul".

Production

Company: Company Pictures
Executive Producers: Johann Knobel, Claire Ingham
Producer: Caroline Levy
Directors: Nick Renton, Gillies McKinnon

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

Chop Socky Chooks

Chop Socky Chooks

Television

Aardman's Chop Socky Chooks are a trio of kung fu chickens who use their martial arts skills to battle the evil ruler of Wasabi World, Dr Wasabi, his henchman Bubba and his Ninja Chimps. Lead characters are voiced by Paterson Joseph (KO Joe), Shelley Longworth (Chick P), Rob Rackstraw (Chuckie Chan), Paul Kaye (Dr. Wasabi) and Rupert Degas (Bubba).

Production

Company: Aardman Animations
Producer: Christine Ponzevera
Director: Sergio Delfino

Longford

Longford

Film

BAFTA winner Jim Broadbent stars as Labour peer Lord Longford in the story of his long running campaign for the parole of Moors Murderer Myra Hindley. Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon, The Damned United) the film was nominated for and won numerous awards and featured performances from Samantha Morton (Myra Hindley) and Andy Serkis (Ian Brady). Additional casting included Tina Malone.

Production

Company: HBO, Granada Films
Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Peter Morgan
Producer: Helen Flint
Director: Tom Hooper

Awards

Three BAFTA Awards, 2008
Three Golden Globes, 2008
Four Emmy Nominations, 2007

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

Stepping Up

Stepping Up

Television

The move from primary to secondary school can be an exciting but daunting one, this CBBC series Stepping Up focuses on children who are experiencing this transition across five exciting stand alone episodes. In the clip from "Tale of Two Cities" Owain, recently moved from Wales to Manchester, is dreading his first day of secondary school. Much to his parent's concern, his only friend is his pet hen Bronwyn. From the writers of Moving On, each episode focuses on a different town in the UK and stars a cast of children from London, Wales, Liverpool and Manchester.

Production

Company: CBBC
Executive Producer: Colin McKeown
Producer: Donna Molloy
Directors: Ian Barber, Julia Ford

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

Johnny And The Bomb

Johnny And The Bomb

Television

Based on a novel by Sir Terry Pratchett, Johnny and the Bomb deals with the consequences of time travel as teenager Johnny Maxwell stumbles upon a time machine when he helps an old woman. The three-part adaptation starred George MacKay (Johnny), Zoë Wanamaker (Mrs Tachyon), Frank Finlay (Johnny's grandad) and Keith Barron (Sir Walter).

Production

Company: BBC
Executive Producer: Jon East
Producer: Peter Tabern
Director: Dermot Kelly

Jinx

Jinx

Television

Jinx is based on the successful book trilogy Lulu Baker by Fiona Dunbar. Lulu, played by Amber Beattie, may be your typical teen but she has a very cool secret, she's the proud owner of a magic cookbook. Life would be perfect except that the book's guardian, Cookie played by Chizzy Akudolu, is a mischievous imp and her recipes never quite turn out as Lulu planned.

Production

Company: Kindle Entertainments
Executive Producers: Sue Nott, Connal Orton, Melanie Stokes
Producer: Bernard Krichefski
Directors: Angelo Abela, Matt Bloom

I'm With Stupid

I'm With Stupid

Television

Paul Henshall, Mark Benton, Ruth Jones and Steve Edge head the cast of this critically acclaimed comedy that follows the unlikely relationship between Paul, a wheelchair user, and a homeless man called Sheldon. The series was written by Danny Peak (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) who also wrote the pilot episode.

Production

Company: BBC
Executive Producer: Kenton Allen
Producer: Jon Mountague
Director: Dominic Brigstocke

Awards

RTS Comedy Award, 2005

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

Moving On, Series 2

Moving On, Series 2

Television

With good critical reception and impressive ratings for the first series, a second series of Moving On was commissioned comprising of ten episodes. Once again, BAFTA and Emmy award winner Executive Producer Jimmy McGovern, created a top notch series with a fantastic cast including the likes of the late Anna Massey and Corin Redgrave, Hannah Gordon, John Simm, Jenny Agutter and Ewen Bremner, plus the directorial debut of Dominic West.

Production

Company: LA Productions
Executive Producer: Jimmy McGovern
Producer: Colin McKeown
Directors: Dominic West, Julia Ford, Noreen Kershaw, Gary Williams, Illy

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

Planet Sketch

Planet Sketch

Television

Aardman's sketch show introduces off-beat characters with outrageous behaviour and unforgettable catchphrases. The show is an absurdly funny but accurate reflection of children's lives and concerns. Voiced by Morwenna Banks and Gordon Kennedy amongst others, the programme features characters like Ninja Handyman, Parping Ponies and Dr Inosaur.

Production

Company: Aardman Animations
Executive Producer: Beth Stevenson
Producer: Sarah Fell
Director: Andy Wyatt

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

Moving On, Series 1

Moving On, Series 1

Television

The first five episodes of Moving On are all linked by one central theme - how to "move on" and reach a turning point in your life. It was written by both up-and-coming and experienced writers, all personally chosen by BAFTA winner and Executive Producer Jimmy McGovern. An impressive cast included Sheila Hancock, Lee Boardman, Dervla Kirwan, Lesley Sharp, Ian Hart and Richard Armitage.

Production

Company: LA Productions
Executive Producer: Jimmy McGovern
Producer: Colin McKeown
Directors: Richard Standeven, Gary Williams, Illy

Clay

Clay

Television

Set in the early 1960s, Clay is an enigmatic and thought provoking, supernatural drama. Based on the novel by award-winning author David Almond, it tells of an encounter between two boys, altar boy Davie Hagan and a mysterious outsider, Stephen Rose. The programme also features Imelda Staunton as Crazy Mary, Stephen's ultra-religious aunt.

Production

Company: Childsplay
Executive Producer: Jon East
Producer: Peter Tabern
Director: Andrew Gunn

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

Waterloo Road, Series 7

Waterloo Road, Series 7

Television

Robson Green and Mark Benton join the cast as site manager Rob Scotcher and Maths teacher Daniel Chalk respectively. Debra Stephenson also joins the show as Rob's estranged wife Naomi. The new term brings challenges for new Headmaster Michael Byrne (Alec Newman), who takes over from Karen Fisher (Amanda Burton), and finds his tough approach clashes with staff and pupils.

Production

Company: Shed Productions
Executive Producer: Sharon Hughff
Producers: Tom Mullens, Lucy Allan
Director: Various

Waterloo Road, Series 4

Waterloo Road, Series 4

Television

Waterloo Road is a drama set in a troubled school in North Manchester. Originally commissioned for eight episodes, the hugely popular show is now reaching it's ninth series. In this clip from Series 4 Maxine Barlow, played by Ellie Paskell, is tragically killed when her relationship with psychotic boyfriend Earl Kelly (Reece Noi), comes to an explosive end. We cast the Kelly family including Sambuca (Holly Kenny), Marley (Luke Bailey) and Denzil (Reece Douglas).

Production

Company: Shed Productions
Producer: Sharon Hughff
Director: Minkie Spiro

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.

The Crew

The Crew

Film

Based on Kevin Sampsons novel Outlaws, The Crew is a crime drama set amidst Liverpool's criminal underworld. As a major heist approaches and with betrayal all around him, respected crime boss Ged Brennan, played by Scot Williams, has to summon all his street nous and killer instinct to fight for survival. The film also stars Stephen Graham and Rory McCann.

Production

Company: Syndicate Films
Executive Producer: Rafael Quintian
Producer: Ian Brady
Director: Adrian Vitoria

Splintered

Splintered

Film

Troubled teen Sophie, played by Holly Weston, drags her friends deep into the Welsh Forests in search of a local legend - a dangerous wild beast, half animal and half human, that uses its cunning and strength to brutally kill for pleasure. The film also stars Sol Heras, Stephen Martin Walters, Sacha Dhawan, Sadie Pickering and Jonathan Readwin.

Production

Company: Splintered Films
Executive Producer: Clive Parsons
Producer: Rachel Richardson Jones
Director: Simeon Halligan

Powder

Powder

Film

Starring Liam Boyle, Alfie Allen and Ralf Little, Powder tells the story of Liverpool band The Grams as they go on an unflinching journey through the music industry with all the trappings of drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll. The film is based on the book of the same name by the bestselling author Kevin Sampson with music performed by Starsailor's James Walsh.

Production

Company: Red Union Films
Executive Producer: Kevin Sampson
Producer: Dave Hughes
Director: Mark Elliott

Cold Feet, Series 5

Cold Feet, Series 5

Television

In Series 5, we cast Richard Armitage as fitness instructor Lee. Romantically linked with Karen and David's Spanish nanny Ramona, played by Jacey Salles he is also the catalyst of Pete and Jo's break-up when he sleeps with Jo, played by Kimberley Joseph. The final series is also notable for the unexpected death of Helen Baxendale's character Rachel, with that episode bringing record viewing figures for ITV. Since airing the series has been broadcast in over 34 countries and has been remade for local audiences in both the United States and Europe.

Production

Company: Granada Television
Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Mike Bullen
Producer: Spencer Campbell
Directors: Ciaran Donnelly, Simon Delaney, Tim Sullivan

Cold Feet, Series 3

Cold Feet, Series 3

Television

Although Cold Feet is set in Manchester and was primarily filmed there for all five years, filming occasionally went overseas to locations such as Belfast, Paris and Sydney. In this clip we cast Sean McGinley, who plays disgruntled driver Roy, who has to escort the three male leads Adam, Pete and David around Belfast on Adam's stag weekend. The third series achieved Emmy and BAFTA nominations for actress Fay Ripley, director Jon Jones and writer David Nicholls.

Production

Company: Granada Television
Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Mike Bullen
Producers: Christine Langan, Spencer Campbell
Directors: Simon Delaney, Jon Jones, Tim Whitby

Awards

BAFTA Nominated

Cold Feet, Series 2

Cold Feet, Series 2

Television

Cold Feet is a comedy drama series principally written by Mike Bullen. The story follows three couples experiencing the highs and lows of romance, Adam and Rachel (James Nesbitt and Helen Baxendale), Pete and Jenny (John Thomson and Fay Ripley) and Karen and David (Hermione Norris and Robert Bathurst). The five series won over twenty prestigious awards, with the first picking up the coveted Rose d'Or at the Montreux Television Festival. We provided additional casting throughout the series including, in this clip, Ricky Tomlinson and Hugh Dancy.

Production

Company: Granada Television
Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Mike Bullen
Producer: Christine Langan
Directors: Tom Hooper, Tom Vaughan, Pete Travis

Awards

RTS Award - Best Comedy Drama
New York Awards 200 - Best Comedy
British Comedy Awards - Best Comedy Drama