David Reviews

 "You're not an artist, Peggy. You solve problems." Don Draper.

IT'S KEITH MCCARTHY AT OBJECT & ANIMAL.
9 November 2022

Object & Animal's already distinguished roster now boasts Keith McCarthy on both sides of the Atlantic. The move reunites McCarthy with O&A founding partner Dom Thomas, who once questioned his new director's tech prowess.

"Even though Dom told me off whilst we were runners for not knowing how to burn a DVD," McCarthy says, "I've forgiven him. Partly because he's actually a very kind, gentle and wise soul. But mainly because he, and the rest of the O&A family, care... though not about burning DVDs!"


"They care about the creative process, about new ideas, about nurturing and sustaining talent and innovation. O&A curate an atmosphere that allows people and ideas to grow, to flourish. I absolutely love that." Thus, when the door opened for McCarthy, he leapt through.


Not only is Keith a superb filmmaker, he's generous and humble too.

 ”

The ex-4creative man brings a stellar commercial reel with him, so it's little wonder Thomas is so pleased: "Having Keith join O&A brings me so much joy. Not only is he a superb filmmaker, he's generous and humble too."


"The two of us started out as runners at the same time, so watching him go from craft to craft and strength to strength, to finally have him here, reinforcing our unique and extraordinary roster of narrative filmmakers is something we're all hugely excited about and can’t wait to see what he does next."

You can see more of Keith McCarthy's work here. To discuss a potential project, ring Object & Animal's Dom Thomas (dom@objectanimal.com) or Morgan Clement (morgan@objectanimal.com) on 020 3633 7665.

News

HARVEY EATON SIGNS FOR JOHNNY FOREIGNER.

Johnny Foreigner's recruitment drive continues with the arrival of British-Canadian director Harvey Eaton.


SALT N' SAUCE SPICE UP THE SCOTTISH PRODUCTION SCENE

Filming Scotland have launched Salt n' Sauce - a dedicated creative production arm under the stewardship of Fraser Jamieson.


CHARLIE MORETON REJOINS WORK.

Editor Charlie Moreton has rejoined WORK after a fruitful spell at The Assembly Rooms.


42 SCORE OB MANAGEMENT.

OB Management are now OB/42 after they were bought by—you guessed it—42.


YOU ARE HERE LOCATE FERNANDO LIVSCHITZ.

Argentine director Fernando Livschitz is now on the books at You Are Here.


PETER LEE SCOTT ARRIVES AT JOHNNY FOREIGNER.

Johnny Foreigner's already formidable roster of directors now boasts Peter Lee Scott for commercials and branded content.


KODE SWOOP FOR EMILY FREDA SHARP

Free-spirited director Emily Freda Sharp has put down roots at KODE as her commercial career goes from strength to strength.


TV KLAXON: 'NOLLY' AND 'THE LAST OF US'

From Crossroads to Cordyceps via Curate Films, director Peter Hoar is a busy man.


BRIGG BLOOMQUIST JOINS CURATE FILMS

Alliterative filmmaker Brigg Bloomquist has joined Curate Films for UK representation.


'MAMA' DIRECTOR MEENA AYITTEY JOINS KODE

Director Meena Ayittey, who won widespread acclaim last year for her short film 'Mama', has joined KODE.


ODELAY FILMS WELCOME AUDREY ELLIS FOX.

2023 is the Year of the Fox at Odelay Films, as director Audrey Ellis Fox joins their UK roster.


CANADA CALLS FOR LUO JIAN.

Intrepid filmmaker Luo Jian has joined CANADA for global representation.


FLORIS RAMAEKERS ARRIVES AT MAD COW FILMS.

Floris Ramaekers has joined Mad Cow Films for commercial representation.


NATHAN JAMES TETTEY SIGNS FOR KNUCKLEHEAD.

Nathan James Tettey is already a cornerstone of the UK music industry thanks to his work as a video commissioner and creative director.


HAYA WASEEM JOINS OBJECT & ANIMAL IN US AND UK.

Pakistani-Canadian director Haya Waseem has joined the roster at Object & Animal in the US and the UK.


IT'S TUCKER BLISS FOR HAMLET.

Director Tucker Bliss has made his way to HAMLET for work in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and China.


LANCE OPPENHEIM ARRIVES AT BISCUIT FILMWORKS.

American director Lance Oppenheim has joined Biscuit Filmworks for UK and US representation.


MISSING LINK FILMS PARTNER WITH LEMONADE REPS.

Missing Link Films, the company run by Heather and Ben Link in 2016, are now part of the Lemonade Reps stable.


SPINDLE NAB CHARLES TODD.

Spindle have added Charles Todd to their UK commercial roster.


A NEW EPOCH FOR KATE HOLLOWELL.

Kate Hollowell has joined Epoch Films for UK and US representation.


BETH ROBERTS JOINS TENTHREE.

Keen-eyed, twinkle-toed editor Beth Roberts has joined the esteemed roster at tenthree.


ABSOLUTE HIRE NICK LOFTING AS LEAD EDITOR.

Industry veteran Nick Lofting is the new Lead Editor at Absolute Post.


YOU CAN'T SPELL LOVE ISLAND WITHOUT ADS.

Advertisers jumped for joy in 2019 when it was announced that Love Island, ITV's most cherished controversy magnet, would go from one to two series a year.


CURATE WELCOME TOBY MORRIS.

Australian director Toby Morris spent much of his teenage years cleaning popcorn machines at his local cinema.


HANNAH BERRY GEORGE JOINS MERMAN

Hannah Berry George is a multi-talented director who combines a background in journalism with a gift for comedy.


News

Address: Woodbourne House, Seven Sisters, Lenzie, G66 3AW. Telephone: +44 141 776 7766. Editor: Jason Stone.