Two of Us, a London-based production company headed by EP Gianni Cerretani, has reinforced its Atlantic alliance by signing American comedy director Michael Leary on a global basis with the exception of the U.S. Two of Us has been in worldwide partnership with another American director, visual storyteller Corydon Wagner, for many years and the addition of Leary adds another promising creative spark from across the pond to its roster as Leary is building on a breakthrough year in 2020 when he established himself in the U.S. market with his selection into SHOOT’s New Directors Showcase on the strength of his Members Only spec spot, “The Sopranos.”
Based in NYC, Leary has gained a reputation as a commercial director who specializes in physical comedy. He grew up on Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, which helped influence the antics and tone seen in his work. Leary’s passion for filmmaking started in college when he switched his major from physical therapy to film production. After receiving a degree in communications and freelancing for many production companies, he discovered he had an affinity for short-form media, especially commercials and branded content. After building his reel for several years, he made the cut for SHOOT’s New Directors Showcase.
Leary’s work has taken him all over the U.S. as well as internationally to such locales as the Caribbean, Italy, Switzerland, and South Africa.