‘Chaaarge’ your glasses for YAH’s newest arrival! Cris’s flair for comedy ranges from the bravado of blustering bombardiers to the amorous appeal of unsuspecting U-boats. Whatever the script, his taut & economical style of storytelling nails both the humour & the all-important comic timing every time. No stranger to doing the same with celebrities either, Cris has coaxed naturally witty performances out of many household names including Ray Winstone, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Coe, the GB Olympic Team and most recently, the barking Bob Mortimer in Karmarama’s newly revamped campaign for Bombardier.
Cris has directed commercials for numerous agencies including Mother, AMV, CHI, TWBA, DDB & Saatchi’s with brands such as Specsavers, VW, Irn Bru, Nike, Carphone Warehouse & National Lottery to name but a few
BOMBARDIER // CHAAARGE - RUGBY
With the Rugby World Cup in full swing, here is a little Bob Mortimer/rugby action to get you in the mood for victory. Chaarge!
BOMBARDIER // CHAAARGE
Who thought Rik Mayall would ever be replaceable? Yet under Cris’s expert direction, Bob Mortimer proves a perfect glove-fit, effortlessly working together to give this well-written script by Karmarama a wry dose of comic quirkiness. A campaign that looks set to run longer than the Boer War.
SPECSAVERS // DAS BOOT
A classic in the long-running Specsavers campaign. This time focusing on the mishaps of a perfectly cast U–boat commander & a myopic Moby! The real truth behind Britain’s tactics to win WW2?
CHILDREN IN NEED // DO YOUR THING
Almost the entire GB Olympic Team gave up their time, their pride & in some cases their clothes in this entertaining content film made for Children In Need. Conceived by Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe Y&R, and shot amongst the unsuspecting shoppers at Westfield. Not often you get to go Gangnam style with the Royal Family…
SPECSAVERS // GARAGE
Another comic shortsightedness moment showing the enduring power of this campaign when executed with simple unadorned storytelling. A great idea, purely handled.
IRN BRU // BUTCHER
The world proves less Disney than we thought in this deliciously macabre tale with a twist. Notorious for the number of complaints it attracted, this knowingly-subversive ad brilliantly hoodwinked the public with its twee 2D animation before revealing its hero to be more Sweeney Todd than Dick van Dyck. Dessert anyone?