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RATTLING STICK WELCOME BACK HAMISH ROTHWELL.
21 January 2020

Kiwi filmmaker Hamish Rothwell is back in the UK with Rattling Stick, and he’s keen to hit the ground running again.

Rothwell says: “I’m really excited to be back. Rattling Stick have always championed interesting work and there is no better place to be challenged to do something really great.”

Among those pushing Rothwell to succeed is Rattling Stick president Johnnie Frankel, who is glad to bring “a prolific director and one of the nicest, funniest guys around” home to 1 Portland Mews.


In return, Rothwell brings a raft of memorable ads for brands like Toyota, Aldi, and Budget Direct. This slapstick effort for the latter features a cheerfully deluded stuntman, and is a great example of an ad that keeps you hooked even when you've got the point of it.


Comedy isn’t the only string on his bow, though. For instance, this commercial for Toyota explores an emotionally intimate male friendship with honesty and nuance… and not a trace of laddishness or “no homo” buffoonery in sight.


To discuss Hamish Rothwell's availability, call Rattling Stick's Josie Juneau on 020 7851 2000 or email her via josie@rattlingstick.com.

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