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10 June 2019

tantrum enlist Bennett Johnson and Tobias.

by Andrew MacGregor


tantrum have bolstered their commercial offering with the double signing of directors Bennett Johnson and Tobias.

The pair join Will Waters and Stuart Wrigglesworth with a glut of well-received ads, promos, and documentaries between them. Read on for more on what inspired tantrum to double their pleasure...

1. Bennett Johnson

First up is filmmaker Bennett Johnson, who flits between the US and the UK in pursuit of compelling scripts and human interest stories. As one might expect from a former fine arts and politics student, Johnson does his homework.

His meticulous approach has produced consistently strong results, whether it's branded content for Guinness or politically charged promos for bands like Foreign Fields. Johnson's latest - a gun safety ad with a difference - underlines his grasp of tone and his ability to coax affecting performances.

2. Tobias

Tobias (also known as Tobias Perse in a previous life) is a former Rolling Stone editor and legal document handler, though he's since managed to carve out a far more stimulating career as a commercial director.

He made the transition a cinch thanks to his whip-smart demeanour and storytelling nous. Thanks to his open-minded shooting style, Tobias's reel now features everything from military-grade hammers to dogs capable of tracking down Burger King Whoppers on command.

Click on the names to see more from Bennett Johnson and Tobias, then contact Stuart or Will on 020 7439 9105 or via email at stuart@tantrum.tv or will@tantrum.tv.

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