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A BLUE LETTER DAY FOR MERMAN.
21 April 2022

Merman say they have signed "a force of energy and talent" in the shape of filmmaker Amanda Blue. Fresh from the release of her chip shop sitcom Newark, Newark on Gold, Blue reckons Merman is the ideal place to expand her horizons.

"For me it's so vital to be continually making artistic leaps and Siobhan and the team at Merman innately understand that. It's a place where I know my creative versatility will be embraced, developed, and nurtured. Most crucially, I know we are going to have a right old laugh doing it together."



Keen to let the good times roll is partner and EP Siobhan Murphy, who says: "We feel extraordinarily lucky to have hooked Amanda to the Merman roster. Her body of work is unusually diverse and she has incredible range. This includes award-winning documentary features, hilarious comedy shows like Newark, Newark, and effortless commercial work with a truthful heart at its core."

The latter is epitomised by this 2018 ad for the Financial Conduct Authority. Shot like a documentary, Blue's film captures the desperation and the embarrassment felt by the victims of pension scams like Bob. It's a tough but necessary watch, with Blue's command of tone and performance on full display.


Like the cut of Amanda Blue's jib? Then call Merman's Siobhan Murphy on 020 7846 0650 or email siobhan@hellomerman.com.

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