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EVERYTHING'S HUNKYDORY WITH DAVID SYMMONS.
9 December 2019

HunkyDory have completed the signing of First Dates and 24 Hours in A&E director David Symmons for commercial representation.

The move comes shortly after Symmons's advertising debut for Cadbury Heroes, which tapped into his docu-series background and gave him the chance to play with an extended running time.


After nearly twenty years in the industry as a director, DP, and camera supervisor, Symmons is relishing the chance to mix things up and tackle new formats like this. Needless to say, he's got the backing of HunkyDory Managing Director John Doris.


David's unique insight and multi-rig camera approach shows a skillset that can be easily transferable to commercial projects across many formats.

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"David has a proven track record across his docu-series and commercial work of capturing a wide variety of human stories and moments that connect hugely with audiences," Doris says. "His unique insight and multi-rig camera approach shows a skillset that can be easily transferable to commercial projects across many formats."



To learn more about what David Symmons can bring to your next project, ring HunkyDory's Ronae Rayson on 020 7267 5000 or email her via ronae@hunkydoryfilms.co.uk.

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