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JOHN GRAMMATICO JOINS HUNKYDORY.
18 October 2022

As well as a first-rate commercial reel, John Grammatico has one of the best pseudonyms in the business. The American director writes children's books when off duty, and Professor Punctilious is his answer to Dr Seuss or Lemony Snicket.

When asked about his move to HunkyDory, Grammatico says: "Koala fingerprints are so close to humans they can actually taint a crime scene." That may be an animal fact or a confession for all we know, but managing partner John Doris has complete faith in his new recruit.



"We're so excited to have John on board, as he has a brilliant range of comedy from laugh-out-loud physical humour to nuanced subtle character humour," Doris says. "John gets comedy timing and performance and we can't wait to introduce his humour to the UK market."

Ready for a Grammatico lesson? Then check out this ad for chocolate drink Yoo-hoo that features the world's most deluded bowler. Grammatico draws a lovely performance from his lead actor, while fans of crime classic Heat will appreciate the use of God Moving Over the Face of the Waters by Moby.



To discuss John Grammatico further, email HunkyDory's Ronae Rayson via ronae@hunkydoryfilms.co.uk or call 020 7267 5000.

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