Thomas Kelly’s approach to filmmaking is defined by his wish to create compelling narratives experienced against visually captivating backgrounds.
His strong visuals are often rhythmically driven as can be seen from his work with a variety of lifestyle and fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani, YSL, Chanel, Vacheron Constantin, Maybelline, and L’Oreal Paris. Each of these projects showcases his talent in moving fluidly between brands, genres and narrative styles.
He is also extremely interested in any new technology that he can incorporate into his films to create the most poetic and sensitive aspects of the visual experience.
Today, through his work with actors, he has consolidated his narrative mindset approach and now focuses on stories with human experience at their core.
Jim is from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and studied psychology at Oxford University. After university he moved to London to work for 4Creative, and was part of the team that launched both E4 and More4.
Whilst working on Channel 4’s entertainment and comedy output he has worked with talent such as Ben Miller, Leigh Francis, the Made in Chelsea cast and The Last Leg guys, winning potloads of awards along the way.
Jim specialises in polished comedy performance work that can be deftly smart or downright daft.
Outside of 4Creative, Jim’s brand work includes films for eBay, the FA, Hackett, Bell’s Whisky, Coca Cola, EA Games and Mazda.
Andrew, who likes defining himself made in Ireland but built in America, is known for his stylised and experimental technique, working in music, design and commercials.
Throughout his multifaceted career, Baird has developed a provocative style, experimenting with digital technology as well.
Baird has won several awards for his works, including recognition from the Irish Institute of Creative Advertising & Design.
Based in LA, Brian is always happy to work in Ireland or Europe as it brings the bonus of seeing family and friends.
Dave is a prolific drama director with some major TV shows and movies under his belt.
LOVE/HATE, Peaky Blinders, Taken Down, Line of Duty, Monarch of the Glen, On the Nose, Grand Theft Parsons… the list goes on and on…
Dave says the key to his success is careful casting. Performance is always paramount, be it drama or comedy.
Caffo is great to be around, collaborative and creative in everything he does.
Check out some of his commercials.
Enda McCallion born June 22, 1967 in Donegal. He studied at the Dún Laoghaire College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London, England.
He directed the 2000/2001 Metz alcopop advert “Forrest” featuring the Judderman.
In 2001, he directed the “Deep” music video for the band Nine Inch Nails.
He also directed the “Epic” advert for the 2006 AIB Ryder Cup. The advert featured a version of “Lux Aeterna” from Requiem for a Dream, adapted by Fiachra Trench.
Enda’s work can be simply described in one word (with capitals)… EPIC.
His ability to direct to world class standards is reflected in the major brands that pepper his show reel.
If you want it big and you want it epic, get Enda involved.
Colum Maguire (Freelance)
Colum is one of Ireland’s best known commercials directors and a consummate professional.
Totally hands on, he lives the commercial from appointment to delivery covering all the minutiae across pre production, production and post.
He’s directed numerous commercials for Hot Sauce and we make a great team.
Jimmy was born in the south of Sweden in 1980 and moved to Stockholm 2004 where he is based today. He started to work with film in 2002 and have worked in almost every position there is behind the camera. He went to film school for two years in 2004 in Stockholm. He is known for Ceasar ( short) Repressed ( short) and 2nd Class (short) Jimmy usually writes comedy or pretty dark drama, with a little bit of comedy in it. He is a chameleon and is comfortable with either or and he is strong making both genres. He is inspired by well written dialogue and strong realistic performances from actors. Jimmy likes to study and listen to people around him, capture the reality and give it a funny twist. He gets really inspired by filmmakers like Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovskij, Roy Andersson, Michael Haneke, Fassbinder, Dardenne brothers and many many more. He really likes to work close with people, getting to know them and he really likes to write dialogue. He prefers stories that focus on the human being, her inner self and her relations.
Ken started in the film industry as a clapper loader before his first shave. An accomplished DOP, he started directing commercials about 8 years ago.
He still shoots for great shows such as Vikings but loves the creative challenge of directing commercials.
Ken is fast, creative and collaborative. He’s a real friend to everyone on set and a joy to be around. His quick wit and wry sense of humour makes him a popular choice.
He specialises in food/drink, landscape, performance and live action/VFX.
Check out his reel.
Brian started out making films when he was 12 but has been working professionally in the media business for over 2 decades, starting in post-production, visual effects and 3D.
He was always fascinated with the idea of being able to tell a story from an idea to final film just using a computer. However, he fell into directing live action commercials when he took on a senior designer position at a production/post production company.
This lead Brian to a continual stream of directing corporate content and TV promos for over 10 years, with 6 of those years being the in-house content producer for the renowned Paddy Power marketing team.
Graduating with an M.A in Creative Producing and Screen Finance from IADT (National Film School), if he’s not actively working on a film, he’s either writing or working on vfx or motion graphics somewhere.
Mike Lè Han
Mike Le Han is an English writer and director. He started his career in music during the early 90’s working as a session musician and freelance tutor. He was introduced to film in 1997 when he wrote and directed a short. Le Han’s work was nominated for two Royal Television Society Awards in 2009.
Le Han has directed many docudrama productions between 1997 and 2009. His work was nominated for two RTS Awards in 2009 when he directed The Great Train Robbery and Crimes That Shook Britain for Manchester based production company Title Role. Le Han has also directed several high profile commercials for varying car manufactures.
In 2010 Le Han co-wrote with Helen Rigby Mrs Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room and completed filming in May of the same year. The trailer for the film won Best Trailer for an Un-Produced movie at the International Movie Trailer Festival in Los Angeles. The finished short with crime-novelist Martina Cole functioning as executive producer premiered March 2011 to an invite-only audience at BAFTA in London and is being reworked into a feature.