Street Talk for January 25, 2019
Patrick Clair

Partners Film has added London-based director Duncan Christie to its roster for Canadian representation. Christie continues to be handled by Great Guns in the U.S., U.K. and internationally. Originally from Brighton, Christie studied film direction at the Arts Institute of Bournemouth where his first spec commercial for Dove won 3 Kodak Awards. Soon after graduating, Christie was nominated for the D&AD next director award for his film “Power of Play” shot for Chevrolet. The film explores the power of football as a tool to challenge the stigma surrounding HIV in Indonesia. That early work laid the foundation for Christie’s style, which is distinguished by emotive storytelling, powerful performances and a keen visual eye across a range of genres. Christie has worked internationally with major advertising agencies and brands including Hyundai, Vodafone, TD Bank and Breast Cancer Now, for which he has won multiple awards. Breast Cancer Now’s “Time Machine” is a touching spot about a child who wishes for a better future for her mother who is suffering from breast cancer.  The work has received accolades from the Clios, One Show, London International Awards, APA, and The Webbys. Most recently, Christie has helmed campaigns in Canada for TD Bank, a four-spot visually emotive campaign for Personal Savings and Investments; and in the U.K. for Family Action, “Family Monsters,” a film that tenderly reveals the often hidden problems families face....

Best known for his iconic title sequences for series including True Detective, Westworld, The Crown and The Man in the High Castle, Patrick Clair has joined the directorial roster of Sedona Productions for representation in Australasia. Clair, who won main title design Emmys for True Detective and The Man in the High Castle, continues to be handled by Elastic for spots and branded content in the U.S. Working at the intersection of storytelling and design, Clair has nine career Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Main Titles, as well as numerous Lions, Pencils and Cubes on the industry awards show circuit. The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum have also showcased his work.


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