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From Junior Creatives to ECDs, delve into career highlights (and lowlights) in our in-depth profiles.

Production

The people who make the spots you love, covering all aspects of production, post and sound.

4th Mar Production
Breaking comedic boundaries with Hamish Rothwell

Breaking comedic boundaries with Hamish Rothwell

The New Zealand director discusses how his idiosyncrasies have helped propel his career, and why challenging expectations is key.

4th Dec Production
Davud Karbassioun on having the best job in the world

Davud Karbassioun on having the best job in the world

The Pulse Films president tells shots about the power of dreams and the importance of backing the right heroes.

2nd Aug Agency
Cindy Gallop: The (Un)Caped Crusader

Cindy Gallop: The (Un)Caped Crusader

The self-dubbed 'gender avenger' reveals the women who have inspired her mission.

31st Jul Production
Standing the test of time: Smith & Foulkes

Standing the test of time: Smith & Foulkes

The Nexus directing duo tell shots how access to new tech means we are ushering in a new dawn of animation heroes.

25th Jul Production
Production Designer David Mark Lee discusses spinning trains & Spanish galleons

Production Designer David Mark Lee discusses spinning trains & Spanish galleons

From filling spinning train carriages with 200,000 Post-It notes to wrangling sheep into plastic suits, production designer David Mark Lee is always up for a challenge.

23rd Jul Agency
Rosie Arnold on smashing glass ceilings with a smile

Rosie Arnold on smashing glass ceilings with a smile

Even Rosie Arnold – an icon and inspiration for all women in the industry – needed help from a fellow female to get her first break. Now, the creative partner and head of art at AMV BBDO tells Tim Cumming, she’s happy to be in the ideal position to preach – and practise – sisterly solidarity

Spotlight

We chat to some of the unsung heroes of commercial production

19th Jul Agency
Heroic Xiberras: The marvel(ous) man of adland

Heroic Xiberras: The marvel(ous) man of adland

BETC's CCO and president speaks of the poetry of ‘zag’ and fears for a future of algorithm vs intuition.

18th Jul Production
Jonathan Glazer on shades of black & pursuing perfection

Jonathan Glazer on shades of black & pursuing perfection

Hit follows hit as surely as tick follows tock in the career of commercials and promo director-turned-cinematic auteur, Jonathan Glazer - but when you have the stringent criteria of a painter, perfection takes time to achieve.

12th Jul Production
Going up in a blaze of Gondry

Going up in a blaze of Gondry

He trapped Björk inside a bear and duplicated Kylie: we look back in wonder at the career of French enfant incroyable, Michel Gondry, a director who brings a childlike playfulness and grown-up mastery to everything he shoots.

10th Jul Production
shots Hero Sam Ashwell on the sound of muses

shots Hero Sam Ashwell on the sound of muses

750MPH’s head engineer Sam Ashwell namechecks the people who’ve influenced his sound vision, from trainer designers to dirty bassliners.

9th Jul Agency
Why David Lubars is a hire power

Why David Lubars is a hire power

BBDO Worldwide's CCO has been the brains behind numerous massively successful campaigns, but despite his success, he humbly maintains that he's no hero: that honour goes to the people.

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