Thursday, June 07, 2007


Complimenting Flying Fish’s roster of directors Fish have
added a fresh young Sydney director and a selection
of the best Scandinavian talent. The new directors include:-

JONAS ARNBY a brilliant young Danish director who’s fantastic
Quicksilver campaign, Original Thinking, has so far had over 25
Million downloads. His commercials are regarded as some of the
most cut through work of the moment.

MARTIN AAMUND is another talented director from
Denmark and is known in Australia for his Holden Astra
commercials and projects for Ikea, GE and RBSK

THOR, orginally from Iceland, won the Audience and Silver
Awards at the Nike young Directors Awards and was in the
Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes. He first
came to notice through his Nike Autograph ad and the Young
Guns bathroom spot.

FREDRIK CALLINGGARD is from Sweden and is a remarkable
DOP Director. His work is stunning, clever and moving.

JENS MIKKELSEN returns to Flying Fish after a short hiatus.
Jens has some of the oddest, yet most compelling work.

MARC FURMIE is Fish’s latest young director signing.
His work is captivating and he is a delight to work with.
Even before he formally started as a commercials
director he has been nominated at Cannes for Amnesty.

More of their work, and work from all the other Flying Fish
Directors, can be seen at Reels can
be viewed by calling the Flying Fish office on + 61 2 9018 4150


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think we have plenty of talented directors sitting around waiting for work without bringing half of Scandanavia in to tout for what little there is. .... and "Thor"????? brings to mind an Ita Buttrose joke from many moons ago.....

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weren't 'Silverscreen' flogging these guys before they went down the toliet..

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep it in Australia! Don't get directors out side Oz!

4:39 PM  
Blogger david said...

10.49 AM,

That's Aussie protectionist bullshit.

Thor fucking rocks! Paul, good work on expanding your talent. The Scandinavians are the world's funniest people. Australian production can only be better for it.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the Scandinavians you should only use Kiwis.
Oh that's right, you do mainly...

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Scandohooligans are the world's funniest people.."

You funny!

I'm 'tho Thor....

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

david - you're clearly in a very safe, well paid job. Congratulations.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

David sure likes to share his opinions around.
Now if only he'd care to share some of his ads.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should save the jingoism for supporting the farmers. Choose whatever director is right for the idea, not where they're from.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There used to be a time were the were very few great directors, actually very few directors, now theres heaps.
I love it becuase were I used to get ripped off during the 80's and 90's, I can now pit you all against each other like dogs and the winner I can then beat down on cost by threatning to give it to the second place director.
Its almost a perfect world.
More directors than work.
There is a God.

Keep em coming I say.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One production company hooks up some swedes. BIG DEAL. GET OVER IT. If they're good they'll get used. If they're beating you other directors maybe you need to be writing better treatments. Most of the treatments are just shallow hollow reinactments of the script that I've written. I don't want that. Bring something to the work. Come the the table with ideas! If there were 20 Garth Davis' out there we'd be in a great place but there aren't. Welcome Scandys I look forward to seeing what you've got. Ps. David is a talented man and he unlike me and the rest of us is the only one putting his name and face to his comments.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

David, youre a narly looking red nut
so shut up

Scandinavian directors, great, but they all seem to come from the same f#cking mould. They should stick to directing bizzare MTV europe idents.

As for locally, theres not enough work around for Australasian directors as it is. We dont need these blonde-straight-haired kids poaching work.

12:22 PM
80's 90's? Seems youve been around along time. For your sake, just hope the Scandanavians dont send a bunch of young art directors and copy writers over to aus...boom keep on walking mate

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time I want to do an ad with ugly people in just slightly beyond everyday situations and no lighting or editing, I'll know where to turn.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's all be harsh just cause it's an anonymous blog shall we? Give me a break... things are never gonna change in this country.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12.22 - why do i suspect you don't have any scripts to send anyone, let alone our newest Scando buddies. Done any good DLs lately?

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i may be wrong but Id take a guess that

10.49am - is a producer
12.24pm -is a director
4.43pm - is a director
2.23pm - is a director
2.21pm - is a producer

If it is so unreasonable for overseas directors to promote themselves in this region how then is it that so many Australian directors market themselves in China, SIngapore, Hong Kong, USA, Europe, NZ? You can't be protectionist if you then expect to work in other markets yourselves.


8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:43am - I wouldn't go hammering David on creativity. Read your award annuals and maybe you might see why he moved from Sydney to Amsterdam.

On Flying Fish, well done Paul on expanding the current crop of Directors in Australasia. Competition and variety can only be a good thing.


11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wrong Chaaaaaad. Back to your DLs.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quick, one post up! They are now letting in Americans.

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh oh......

2:51 PM  

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