- LOS ANGELES
Gravy Films has expanded its U.S. commercial roster with directorial duo Big Red Button and comedic director Laura Murphy.
Big Red Button consists of Johnny Burns and Pier van Tijn. Their commercial and short film productions have been recognized with gold at the BTAAs, a Staff Pick from Vimeo, Best Film at Kinsale and Funniest Moment at the Portland Comedy Film Festival. The duo has directed commercials for brands that include Ribena, Fanta, Domino’s, Carlsberg and Snickers. Big Red Button recently signed with Feels Like Home for commercial representation in Canada. The directorial team had earlier been repped by Moxie Pictures in the U.S. ad market.
Murphy has extensive experience working with seasoned improv actors and stand-up comedians. Her career began at MTV writing and directing celebrity-packed campaigns and evolved into commercials for brands that include Geico, Truth and McDonald’s, and sketch and scripted comedy for series that include Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for HBO, The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show for Netflix, Now We’re Talking for the CW and an updated version of Weekend at Bernie’s for MGM.
Murphy had previously been repped by Sanctuary Content. She is currently with CAA for TV and film.
“Big Red Button, Johnny and Pier, are incredible directors that combine a visually rich production style with a quirky sensibility and will play really well in the US market,” said Brent Stoller, owner and EP of Gravy Films. “Laura Murphy is a huge up-and-coming talent who has been killing it in longer form sketch comedy, and we’re excited to work with her on commercial projects.”
Big Red Button and Murphy join a Gravy directorial lineup which includes Cameron Harris, Trent Jaklitsch, Crobin Leo and Michael Sugrue.