Moxie Pictures signs Peter Harton
The Danish filmmaker joins for exclusive commercial representation in the UK and US.
Harton is a wildly subversive storyteller and one of Denmark's most celebrated comedy directors. He has carved out a reputation for funny, stylish and eclectic work.
Harton began his career working in the camera department for Danish films such as Lars Von Trier’s Palme D'Or Winning Dancer in the Dark before turning to directing.
He has helmed global campaigns for the likes of Ikea, LEGO and Spotify amongst others, and has been honoured by awards including the Grand Prix and Gold Lions at Cannes, D&AD and the Creative Circle Awards.
In 2010 he took a break from commercials to direct the cult sketch show Rytteriet (The Cavalry) for Danish TV. It quickly became the most widely watched comedy series in their history and in 2014 won the prestigious Danish Film Academy Award (The equivalent of a BAFTA)
Dawn Laren, MD of Moxie Pictures says: "I was immediately seduced by the brilliance of Peter’s work which is both laugh out loud hilarious and strikingly original in equal measure. And the man himself is just as impressive. I can’t wait to embark on our journey together".
Peter Harton adds: “What can I say? I have been following Moxie for over a decade, and the work that comes from that place speaks for itself, whether it is fiction, documentary, or advertising. The directors inspire me, and the producers are very straightforward non-bullshitters and, on top of that, very kind too. That is quite remarkable.
"Needless to say, I am very proud and flattered that they have asked me to jump on board, and I hope this marks the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship.
"Hurray from Copenhagen”.