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OB MANAGEMENT WELCOME CORAL BROWN.
2 September 2020

London-based director Coral Brown is the latest to join OB Management's roster of independent filmmakers.

According to OB’s press release, Brown's work is "not only accomplished but serves to further blur the boundaries between documentary and drama", which comes in handy when brands require an extra dose of authenticity.

For example, Brown's recent ad for Gillette explores the Buddhist practice of tonsure (the ritual shaving of the head and face) as a young man prepares to become a monk. Thanks to Brown's assured direction, the cast's bond is revealed in tender observational details.


This desire to change perceptions and promote alternative viewpoints is evident throughout her reel, with a mix of documentaries and branded content. In 2018, she helped Volvo repaint parking spaces to reflect the types of modern family that are often neglected in signage, discourse, etc.


As for her documentary work, Brown is perhaps best known for 2016's 'The Skateboard and the City', which profiles the Skateistan skate school in downtown Johannesburg. As interest in the sport continues to grow thanks to video games and Olympic trailblazers, this ten-minute documentary is an especially relevant watch.


More of Coral Brown's work can be seen at her OB Management page. To discuss availability, ring the team on 020 7388 6031.

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