BigTV has the Right DNA
DNA/David Naylor & Associates has signed the directing team BigTV for commercial and music video representation in the States. The U.K. born team, Monty Whitebloom and Andy Delaney, are well known for their visually arresting storytelling. Whitebloom says, "Signing with DNA was an easy decision, they are one of the most director-friendly shops in the industry. David Naylor is a longtime friend and so admired by everybody – and he has a great team of creative people around him. We want to make good, creative commercials and DNA has a great reputation for that."
It is a natural step for DNA to sign the duo for commercials; DNA having represented BigTV for videos before. DNA Music Video Exec Producer/Head of Sales Missy Galanida and DNA President David Naylor have a long-standing relationship with the team. "Monty and Andy are strong visual storytellers, highly unique and a valuable addition to our roster. Their bold creative choices offer a fresh solution to agencies who are looking for a director to push their campaigns to a new level." Naylor is also quick to point out, "BigTV's commercial and music video work speaks for itself, and we will obviously find interesting opportunities for them to consider."
They have gathered many nominations and awards for their work, such as MTV Award nominations for Seal, and KT Tunstall videos. They won 5 awards including Best Video of The Year at the MTV Awards for Lauryn Hill. They have also won a Grammy with Sinead O' Connor and had MVPA nominations for Maroon 5, Dido, George Michael and David Gray.
In commercials, they have worked with clients as diverse as Lincoln, Payless, AXA, Eurostar, Ford, Reebok, Subaru, and the IOC. They won the Mobeus award for best brand campaign with Constellation Energy and the Grand Prix Cassie for Sunchips.
Whitebloom wrote and the pair directed the short film "Polarbearman" for SOS Live Earth, which was nominated at the Eurobest and Epica short film awards.
Whitebloom and Delaney work within a variety of different media: films, commercials, music videos, web dramas, ARG games, art and music projects and photography. They shoot stills for commercial fashion campaigns for clients such as Ralph Lauren, Converse and Kodak.
They are set to direct a feature movie "Look Away," and "The Money Player," a documentary about Marty Resiman, the American table tennis hustler.
They are currently developing their online sci-fi drama show "Chaos" in association with Framestore and Netflix.
Published 16, April 2013