Reporters Without Borders: War Reporters

Date: January 2016
Agency: BETC Paris
Production: Stink
Country: France
Director: Owen Trevor
Creative Director: Stéphane Xiberras
Creative Director: Jean-Michel Alirol
Creative Director: Dominique Marchand
Art Director: Jean-Michel Alirol
Copywriter: Dominique Marchand
Producer: David Brakha
Producer: Gregory Panteix

I like this. In a rather surprising way, it opens our eyes to the increasingly crucial and unsung role independent reporters play. And with every other nation arming up and ‘politely’ displaying their military might these days, more than ever, we truly need to support those men and women that expose what really goes down on this fragile, pale blue dot we call home.


Irish Examiner: Jonah Lomu


Date: November 2015
Agency: Chemistry, Dublin
Country: Ireland
Executive Creative Director: Mike Garner
Executive Creative Director: Emmet Wright
Art Director: Hugh O’Connor
Copywriter: Mark Tuthill
Account Director: Ray Sheerin
Account manager: Emma Spicer
Account Executive: Luke Sheridan

A beautifully simple and respectful message to say goodbye to a rugby legend. The cleverness comes from saying so much, by visually showing so little. A brilliant job of restraint.

Guardian: Own the Weekend

Date: September 2014
Agency: BBH London
Production: HLA films
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Simon Ratigan
Creative Director: Michael Russoff
Creative team: Michael Russoff
Creative team: AK Parker
Creative team: George Brettell
Producer: Olivia Chalk
Producer: Richard Skepper
DoP: Martin Hill

Some lovely insights, well shot and nicely underplayed. I like the way this 90 sec version switches from Saturday to Sunday dead on 45 seconds with a lovely moon montage and an Ode to the Hangover.

The Times and The Sunday Times: The Unquiet Film Series – Bearing Witness

Date: September 2014
Agency: Grey London
Production: Betsy Works
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Phil Lind
Creative Director: Dave Monk
Creative Director: Phil Lind

The seventh instalment in The Unquiet Film Series documenting the kidnapping and return of award-winning foreign correspondent Anthony Loyd and photographer Jack Hill in May of this year.


The Sunday Times Rich List 2014: Richard Branson and Elton john




Date: May 2014
Agency: Grey London
Production: Peter Bailey Productions
Country: United Kingdom
Executive Creative Director: Nils Leonard
Creative Director: Dave Monk
Creative: Jo Sissons
Creative: Kate Allsop
Creative: Miguel Gonzalez
Planner: Hamish Cameron
Photographer: Tim Flach

A humorous approach to promoting The Sunday Times Rich List 2014.


The Sunday Times: Icons

Date: February 2014
Agency: Grey London
Production: Academy Films
Country: United Kingdom
Director: US
Executive Creative Director: Nils Leonard
Creative Director: Dave Monk
Creative: Jonathan Rands
Creative: Johan Leandersson
Producer: Juliette Harris
DoP: Ben Fordesman
Planner: Matt Gladstone
Planner: Hamish Cameron
Post production: Electric Theatre Collective
Agency Producer: Debbie Impett
Editor: David Stevens

What do Rodin, Tarantino, 1960s ad men and Daft Punk have in common?

Time Out Shanghai: Time Out Shanghai Stolen Phone Tour

Date: July 2013
Agency: EnergyBBDO Shanghai
Production: Limelight Studios, Shanghai
Country: China
Director: Kristian Hansen
Executive Creative Director: Kevin Lynch
Creative Director: Nate Gagnon
Art Director: Alex Zhao
Account Director: James Drummond
Client Team Director: Jake Newby
Account Director: Angel Zhang

I really like this idea to promote Time Out magazine in Shanghai.