RSA Films has added award-winning theatre and film director John Crowley to its U.K./U.S. commercial roster. A versatile storyteller with a background in directing both Broadway and West End productions, Crowley also directs episodic television, commercials, and feature films.
His 2015 film Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan, received three Academy Award nominations and won the Best British Film BAFTA. BBC named Brooklyn as one of the 100 greatest films of the 21st century.
Crowley first received critical acclaim for his 2003 feature Intermission, following with Boy A (Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan) for which he won the Best Director BAFTA. Additional feature credits include Is Anybody There? starring Michael Caine, and his most recent film, 2019’s The Goldfinch, adapted from the Donna Tartt novel by Peter Straughan, and starring Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, and Sarah Paulson.
Among Crowley’s commercial credits are ads for Formula 1, and Tesco’s 2013 Christmas campaign from agency W+K. Prior to joining RSA, Crowley was handled by London-based Tomboy Films.
“John’s features, commercials and theatre productions are all imbued with a sense of craft and nuance,” commented Kai Hsiung, RSA U.K. managing director. “He is a director we’ve long admired, and we’re really looking forward to exploring new narrative and commercial opportunities together.”