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KNUCKLEHEAD WELCOME HUBERT DAVIS.
22 August 2018

Knucklehead have added Canadian filmmaker and documentarian Hubert Davis to their US roster.

An observant and tactful sort, Davis kept it in the family for his directorial debut, as he charted his father Mels's stint as a Harlem Globetrotter and his own fractured upbringing. Since then he's covered diverse subjects ranging from Toronto's housing projects to the Queen's diamond jubilee.

This brush with royalty ultimately led to more international endeavours, with Davis's 2016 documentary, ‘Giants of Africa', following an NBA veteran's bid to raise basketball's African profile. An accomplished blend of hope, hoops, and hardship, the film underlines Davis's grasp on compelling subject matter.


Documentary permeates his commercial reel, too. As well as projects for the likes of Coca-Cola and VW, his ‘There Is No Special Treatment' ad for Canada's 2015 Special Olympics team depicts each athlete's preparations in stark black and white, providing a steely yet intimate glimpse at his homeland's best medal prospects.


Such work has established him as one of Canada's in-demand directors, while Knucklehead's Los Angeles branch predict a similar story south of the border.

You can reach Knucklehead's US brethren on +1 213 425 2600 or by emailing Cathleen Kisich via cathleen@knuckleheadusa.com. For all UK queries, speak to Leonie Ellis on 020 7292 7950 or email her via leonie@knucklehead.co.uk.

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