181 Wardour Street
London W1F 8WZ
T +44 (0) 20 7494 0747
F +44 (0) 20 7494 3771
James Studholme - Chairman / Creative Director
Michele Jaffe - Managing Partner
James Bland - Managing Partner / Executive Producer
Ben Sharpe - Executive Producer
Georgia More O'Ferrall - Creative Resources & Special Projects
We’re an award-winning British commercial and music video production company based in London.
Bob Lawrie and James Studholme set up shop in 1985 with the vision of creating an animation studio with an unconventional approach. Since then, we’ve evolved into a live-action production company with animation, design and film craft sewn into our DNA.
Over the years we’ve gained a reputation for discovering and fostering new creative talent, and proudly launched the careers of many acclaimed directors. We’ve worked hard to become one of the most respected names in commercial production, consistently producing innovative, beautifully crafted and intelligent work.
We actively avoid any semblance of a "house style", striving to nurture a diverse group of directors who work across the advertising spectrum.
We’ve seen a few awards in our day but there is no use dwelling in the past, as our best work is still ahead of us.
Martin Garde Abildgaard brings a strong visual style to his commercials and music videos, with an energetic and moving articulation of the surreal.
His work includes commercials for BMW, Sony, Vans, Koenigsegg and Adidas.
In 2015 Martin picked up the Young Directors’ Award at Cannes for his short film “Hypoxia” and has been recognised for his work by Shots and 1.4.
Apart from directing film, Martin also works as an artist. His mixed media project America has toured as a solo exhibition through France, Sweden and Denmark.
Before directing, Martin was an agency creative director in Copenhagen, then creative director at various international television production companies, where he developed concepts focused on documentary and factual genres.