BOLD

Launched on 1st May 2014, BOLD is a new London based film production company founded by Rob Godbold along with executive producers Dave Knox and Oliver Hammerton, the executive producers behind Epoch London.

Bold represents talented directors, both established and up and coming, for the best projects possible regardless of medium. Working with agencies, brands and client we offer experienced and creative led options on productions in all forms of media – commercials, music videos, fashion films for TV broadcast and online.

 

Adam & Dave

An award winning Canadian comedy directing duo whose TV work includes output for HBO, Comedy Network, Fuel TV. They’ve branched out into the world of commercials and have delivered spots for HP, T Mobile, Johnsonville, Kraft, Pizza Hut, Dish Network, VW, and most recently TK Maax for Wieden+Kennedy London.

 

Anna & Ewan (Lucid Inc.)

Lucid Inc are an award winning directing duo from the UK and US.

Founded in 2004 by Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol, Lucid have gone on to shoot commercials for clients including Airbnb, Google , Nokia, BlackBerry, Apple, Burt’s Bees, Nike and Unilever.

Anna & Ewan’s films have screened at film festivals around the world including Sundance, Tribeca, Hot Docs, BFI London International Film Festival & SXSW.

Their work has received accolades including a Webby for Best Documentary, a One Show award, a BAFTA nomination, a Royal Television Society award, and a Cannes Silver Lion. Anna & Ewan were named Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 Fresh Faces To Watch” in 2013; and their debut feature length documentary, ‘Uncertain’, had it’s World premiere at Tribeca 2015 where it won the Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director.

 

Camila Zapiola

Born in Bueons Aires, Camila studied acting, screenwriting and directing at the prestigious Film Research Center before moving to New York to attend the Lee Strasberg Film & Theatre Institute. Whilst in New York she directed several short films, as well as treading the boards as an actress in various Broadway shows. 

She was published in 2008 in the anthology of ’New Literature of the Hispanic Language’, having won several creative writing competitions. Her theatre directing debut came in 2009 in Buenos Aires, with the musical ’Teenage Metamorphosis’ which she also wrote. 

Her commercial work has garnered South American and international awards, including a Clio and a Cannes Lion. 

CRIC (a.k.a Clem + Davide)

Born and raised in Italy, and based in Milan. In the last few years they have won three Cannes Lions. They like to say that aesthetic realism is their trademark. What they mean is the continuous search for the perfect balance between aesthetic harmony and sincere realism of narration. They have a simple and basic rule: no fancy tricks.

Greg Davenport

Conceived, born and raised in the UK’s cultural capital, Milton Keynes, Greg ventured up North to study film and chip butties in Sheffield.

On graduating he gained work in TV & features before landing a job in London at Epoch films, (and latterly BOLD) – honing his skills and experience over a number of years and carving out his first few directing opportunities whilst still in-house.

He broke out on his own in 2014 and as gone on to direct music videos for various artists including Steve Mason, Band of Skulls, Lonely The Brave, Seafarer, Frightened Rabbit and most recently Rag ‘n’ Bone Man.

He is now based in London and Kiev, and remains with BOLD for representation.

 

Henry Mason

Henry Mason has worked with many of the world’s top brands, shooting high profile campaigns for the likes of Honda, T-Mobile, Bombay Sapphire, McLaren, Nike and Coca Cola. He has also directed TV drama for the BBC and Channel 4, as well as for theatre and film. He trained classically at Wells Cathedral Music School, studied Dramaturgy at the University of Exeter, and was an assistant director at the Hampstead Theatre in London, before moving into film production.

Since directing a series of short documentaries for Sky Sports about football fans around the UK, he often casts non-actors in both his films and commercials, and brings a beautiful, cinematic reality to all of his work. It is in Ireland that his unique voice has flourished, with three extraordinary campaigns this year for Supervalu, Lidl, and Three Mobile. He recently won Best Director – Ireland, at the Kinsale Shark awards.

All That Way For Love, Henry’s short film shot on location in Kenya, opened the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, was selected by the BFI for distribution as part of their Best Short Films series and it screened at the Tribeca Film festival. He directed his first feature film in 2016 ‘Night of the Lotus,’ set in Tanzania and London, its release date is expected end of 2017.

Matt Aselton

One of the busiest directors working the US, Matt has a huge body of work, directing campaigns for clients such as ESPN, Coca Cola, Delta Airlines, Old Spice, Starburst, Toyota and Volkswagen. Along the way he’s won a Cannes Gold Lion, a couple of Silver D&AD pencils, and a handful of winged Clio awards. Aselton co-wrote and directed his first feature film ‘Gigantic’ in 2008 and founded his own Production company Arts & Sciences in 2010.

Matt Lenski

Matt is an award-winning American and a native New Yorker.

After studying at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and The Department of Theatre, Film & Dance at Cornell University, Matt became a Senior Creative Director at MTV in the On-Air Promos department where he wrote and directed campaigns for countless series and received a GLAAD award for his Pro-Social work for the network.

He transitioned his comedic sensibilities to commercial directing for clients like AT&T, Smirnoff, Sauza Tequila, EA Sports, ESPN, H&R Block and has been honoured at the AICP.

He has directed music videos for breakout musicians likes Mark Ronson, Band of Horses, and Fall Out Boy for which Matt won an MTV Video Music Award. His music videos have earned well over 60 million hits on YouTube.

Matt’s short films have screened globally. His film Meaning of Robots premiered at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, was honoured at The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Director’s/ New Films, and won the Nashville Film Festival.

Most recently he’s involved in opening the Metrograph Movie Theater in downtown New York City. The town’s first independent cinema to open in a decade.

Matthew Swanson

Matthew Swanson is known for delivering pitch-perfect comedic performances with a truly distinctive visual style. Raised in the damp of the Pacific Northwest, he left Vancouver as a young man to attend film school in Montreal. He then begged, borrowed, and maybe stole a little bit (unconfirmed) to make his short film “Hiro,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before going on to win numerous awards, including Best Short at SXSW and a Genie (Canadian Academy Award) nomination. He began directing commercials shortly after that.

In 2013 Matthew left the safety of his overly polite northern home and moved to LA. Since then he has worked on a number of notable campaigns, including a re-brand of Canadian Club for Brooklyn Brothers, a semi-controversial campaign for Radio Shack out of GSD&M, and, most recently, spots for Coke and Booking.com out of W+K, and most recently Hotels.com for Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

Morrison & Ventura

They are Phil Morrison & Joe Ventura.  Joe’s background is in writing. Working for some of the biggest agencies in New York, he also has TV and feature credits to his name. Along side his writing his solo directing work includes spots for Nike, ESPN, Target and Budweiser.

Phil’s vast experience, command of performance and subtle comedy make him one the most in demand directors. His archive of work is endless, collaborating with every top agency in the US and a list of clients that ranges from All State and Apple to T mobile and VW. He has collected AICP awards, Cannes Lions, Clios, BTAA arrows, One show…

His feature June Bug was released in 2005, with Amy Adams receiving an Oscar nomination for her performance. Morrison Ventura came together during the award winning Mac v PC campaign and have directed both joint and solo projects from then on.

 

Sean Meehan

Sean fucked around in the camera department for ten years then became a director. He can find his arse with both hands:

2 Cannes Lions
2 One Show Pencils
7 AWARD Awards
6 Canadian Bessies (Including Best in Show)
4 NYF International Advertising Awards
4 MADC Awards
3 Australian Director’s Guild Best Commercial Director Awards
(and another 3 nominations)
3 Asia Pacific Advertising Festival Trophies
3 In Book D&AD Global Awards
3 Advertising Design Club of Canada Awards
I London International Gold Award
1 Gold Phoenix Award
1 Gold Cassie Award
I Gold Clio Award
The Mumbrella Award for Best Australian Commercial of 2012
And an Andy from The Advertising Club of New York.

The Argentines

The Argentines are made up of Augusto Gimenez Zapiola, Vladimir Duran and Santiago Mitre. Working individually and as a collective they shoot beautiful commercials full of subtle humour.

Augusto is one of the most awarded Directors in the world , his casting and skilfully directed performances have earned him a shelf full of Cannes Gold Lions, Clios etc. for brands / campaigns….

He is also the founder and owner of Argentina Cine one of the top production companies in Argentina.

Vlad is a multi award winning director , with 12 Cannes Lions , a Clio and a D&AD award to his name.  His short film ‘I’m so Happy’ was also nominated for a Palm D’Or at the Cannes film festival.

Santiago is one of Argentina Cine’s brightest prospects. His beautifully detailed comedic spots for Direct TV and Zagorka are perfect examples of his talent.

 

Todd Cole

Todd’s background is the world of stills shooting for Vogue, ID, Pop and brands such as Hermes, Nike, Apple and Comme. His film work incorporates both sides of his visual persona, on the one side is lifestyle , liberated youth and fashion edged take on life with spots like Nike ‘Trail’, Levi’s ‘Refined’ and his video for Samsung and Kurt Vile ‘Babies Arms’. On the other side is where Todd likes to blur the lines between reality and fantasy. His work for fashion label Rodarte will take you on a sun drenched cinematic trip into the surreal and hypnotic.

 

Ujin Lin

Ujin Lin is a London based film maker and former Sergeant in the Taiwanese army.

Ujin moved to London in 2005, and began working for David James Associates (DJA). He was involved in all core aspects of DJA, and was promoted to the Creative Director position and subsequently made a partner.

Although he worked across all the DJA accounts his main focus was the Prada account, an all encompassing and a highly demanding position.

He assembled a team to work on everything from Prada’s show invitations, fragrance packaging/commercials to Prada’s seasonal campaigns and films, as well as many self- initiated projects.

During this time as CD, Ujin established a Film Division within DJA to transition from print advertising to moving image for the Prada account. He recognised the need to use film within fashion and introduce a playful humour and loose narrative structure.

Ujin’s other clients include Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Dunhill, Zara, Phillip Lim.

In order to dedicate more time to direction and be better placed to explore relationships within the film/advertising/fashion and music, Ujin became independent at the end of 2013. He has a continuing relationship with DJA and remains a consultant on the Prada account and has since directed Prada SS14 and Prada SS15.

Through mutual contacts in fashion Ujin & BOLD began discussing the possibilities of a collaboration in film and advertising. This immediately led to interest from Rainey Kelly for the M&S campaign which launched his career in advertising with 2 films ‘Hotel’ and ‘Pier’.

Ujin is represented for advertising projects through Bold Company and has just finished his latest spot for Prada SS16.

Ujin remains consultant for Prada and in tandem with advertising and fashion, he is also exploring a personal film project, incorporating technology and interactivity, that would influence the narrative structure.

 

Zach Math

Zach Math is a filmmaker best known for his uniquely askew television commercials and films which often feature eccentric humans and sometimes anthropomorphized creatures. Driven by his knowledge of cinema and wealth of experience of working with actors Zach work is both performance led and the visually cinematic.

Working with clients such as Coke, Volkswagen, Sony, Comcast and the NFL Zach has won many accolades, including 4 Cannes Lions for his Kmart “Ship My Pants” campaign which received over 50 million hits on Youtube, a 2014 Webby and has one of his commercials in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

While driving along the freeway, Zach heard a report on the CBC’s “As It Happens” about one man’s quest to complete the only penis museum in the world. Transfixed by the story and nearly crashing his car Zach frantically pulled over to take notes. Three weeks later he found himself in northern Iceland filming the documentary film, The Final Member. Which premiered at the Toronto Hot Docs International Film Festival the film has since played at festivals around the world.