DOM BRIDGES - DIRECTOR
Dom studied Graphic Design at Art College in Devon where he gained a degree before moving to London to join English and Pocket as a graphic designer, working on various television title sequences for ITV and Channel 4.
He began to direct commercials whilst also developing and directing a number of award winning short films. Dom has won a series of awards for his work with the COI for the Smoking Ban and Drink Driving, an Anti Drugs Campaign for the Scottish Executive and Dewars Whiskey.
Dom has recently directed commercials for Coca Cola with Mother, BBC Radio 6 for Fallon, Canon for Denstu, O2 for VCCP, Orange for Fallon, Tesco for Red Brick Road, BMI for Euros, Renault for Publicis and the successful and much watched Pot Noodle viral ‘Tipping Pot’ for AKQA, which subsequently won him a Midsummer Gold.
He also directed the follow up ‘Wool Boy’ that was released as a viral. He has continued to write and direct his own short films, recently including ‘Bitch,’ ‘The Magic of Neil Diamond’ and ‘Sunday’, all written, directed, filmed and edited by Dom himself.
‘Bitch’ was shortlisted in 2008 for the Rushes Soho Short Film festival in the Best Short Film category. In 2009 Dom won the Smoke & Mirrors 48 Hour Film Competition with ‘The Norm’. Dom also featured as a UK Star of Tomorrow in Screen International in July 2010.
In 2010 Dom made his UK TV directing debut with new sitcom ‘Shelfstackers’ for BBC3. This 6 part comedy series centers around four teens on the bottom rung of a supermarket pecking order where there is only one rule – do not get fired! Through his beautifully observed style and technique of film making Dom has the ability to capture and convey a hard hitting message and heart warming sentiment with the same deftness of touch. His ability to get underneath the skin and immersed in his subjects always brings a beauty, honesty and sincerity to his work.
Dom is represented by IAN BENSON at the AGENCY in the UK and ROBERT NEWMAN/SIMON FABER at WME Los Angeles. BOB INDUSTRIES in the United States, and NB for the rest of the world.
RAE BRUNTON - WRITER
Waiter, Kitchen Porter, Shoe-Seller, Postman and the world’s most cowardly Bouncer, Rae Brunton is a native Glaswegian and has been telling stories since he could hold a crayon.
He won the Broadcast Best Young Writer award in 2005 for his first commission, KARMA COWBOYS, which was screened as part of Channel 4’s “Coming Up” strand. He was nominated for a Scottish Bafta New Writers Award the same year.
He has since developed TV series ideas for both Channel 4 and the BBC, and supplied scripts for an online drama on the social networking site Bebo.
His first feature script, OUTPOST was bought by Sony Pictures for worldwide release in 2007. It went on to significant commercial success and two sequels have since been released. Proud as he is of the only horror movie franchise to come out of Scotland so far, if Rae Brunton ever sees another Nazi Zombie again he will probably do time. With that in mind, as a committed genre writer with a taste for black comedy, Rae has dozens of other ideas, a number of which are currently in active development as both TV and feature length projects.
MATT HICHENS - PRODUCER
Previously as Managing Partner of Mustard Film Company, Matt Hichens has know formed ‘something we belive in’ a new London based independant features company.
In his 15 years running a production company, Matt has forged a fantastic working relationship with Dom and produced striking campaigns for brands including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Sony and Lucozade to name but a few.