- Monday, Feb. 15, 2016
- SANTA MONICA, Calif.
Andy Delaney and Monty Whitebloom, also known as the directorial team bigtv!--who at press time were wrapping post on their feature directorial debut, Look Away--have joined production house GARTNER as they set their sights back on the U.S. spot/branded content market.
Directors/DPs Delaney and Whitebloom are well established in the ad sector, with commercials to their credit internationally and in the U.S. for such clients as Lincoln, Payless, AXA, Eurostar, Ford, Reebok, Subaru, the Olympics, Mercedes-Benz, Levi’s, Mitsubishi and Rolling Rock. The directing duo--which had been repped by DNA for spots and branded fare prior to joining GARTNER--won the Mobius award for best brand campaign with Constellation Energy and the Grand Prix Cassie for Sunchips. bigtv! has also shot numerous stills campaigns for commercial fashion brands such as Sears, Kohl's, Payless and Lacoste.
bigtv!’s alluded to first theatrical feature, Look Away, is a modern love story starring Matthew Broderick and Chloe Sevigny. Made in association with New Regency, Look Away will be released later this year.
Whitebloom and Delaney have been a creative partnership since their days at Goldsmiths College, London University. They have gone on to direct work spanning multiple disciplines. In addition to their feature and commercialmaking endeavors, Delaney and Whitebloom have turned out music videos, short film fare, art and photography. They have garnered nominations and awards for their music videos (Maroon 5, Biffy Clyro, Usher and George Michael) including MTV’s Best Video of The Year for Lauryn Hill’s “Doo-Wop (‘That Thing’).”
bigtv!’s critically acclaimed short film, Polarbearman featuring Lee Pace, was commissioned by Al Gore’s SOS Live Earth project, and was nominated at the Eurobest and the Epica short film awards.
“I have known and followed Andy’s and Monty’s work and careers for over a decade and I’m thrilled to finally be a part of their next chapter,” said Don Block, exec producer of GARTNER. “The breadth of their talents and experience is a perfect fit for the company and for the demands of the market today.”
bigtv! joins a GARTNER directorial roster which includes Raymond Bark, Mike Bigelow, Andrea Buchanan, James Gartner, Ben Gordon, Gavin James, Marcus Nispel, Robert Maya, Terry Rietta and David Serota.