Street Talk for July 19, 2019
Molly Manners

Molly Manners has joined Biscuit Filmworks’ directorial roster in the U.K. Manners is a versatile director and writer whose natural comedic instincts and arresting art direction mark her commercial, TV, branded content, and short film projects. Born and raised in London, Manners began her career at Channel 4’s in-house agency 4Creative where she created award-winning TV promo campaigns including “Funny Fortnight” and “Short Shorts,” and the viral satirical short form hit Mini in Chelsea. Her work has earned awards from D&AD, The British Arrows, and the Creative Circle. In addition to her experience as a creative and director in the commercial world, Manners also directs longer form narrative projects. Her short film Here Boy, which received funding through Creative England + BFI’s Funny Girls/iShorts program, went on to be picked up by Amazon, and she recently directed an episode of Sky Arts’ comedy series Urban Myths focusing on a 1984 encounter between Andy Warhol and Donald Trump....

Toronto production company Someplace Nice has added director Bo Platt to its roster for Canadian representation. Platt’s body of work spans such brands as Nissan, Acura, YouTube Music, Ducati, Dempsters, Sleeman, Bell and Manulife. Platt started his career in documentary filmmaking at age 19, working on projects in regions as far afield as Africa and India--including a documentary on Tibetan refugees and the Dalai Lama. He began directing as an early member of the Motion Theory collective. Later he moved to Paris, where he established his name as an in-demand international director. Now living in Los Angeles, he is focusing primarily on North American work.....

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