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Chris Balmond

Chris Balmond's work is characterised by a shrewdly-observed attention to detail with a comedic bent. He started in TV production before moving into directing, working with agencies including Red Bee Media and The Gate Films.

His achievements include a Gold BTAA for his 'Queen's Speech' ad for PG Tips, and 10 Gold Promax awards - including best director 2010 and 2011.

Smart Energy GB
The parents in this sweetly-made commercial pushing smart meters are trying to get out of their baby's bedroom without her stirring. Luckily, they've saved enough energy to enable them to play her favourite song on a repeat and keep her pacified. The execution is lovely but it's a jarring message... using less energy so you can be profligate with it elsewhere isn't really attuned to the developing environmental crisis.
Creative Agency: Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO Ⓦ
Creative Director: Phil Martin / Colin Jones
TV Producer: Sophie Delaney
Film Production: Outsider Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Chris Balmond Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Paul McPadden
Cinematograper: Alex Barber
Editor: Suzy Davis @ Final Cut
Post Production: Jam Films
Colourist: Joseph Bicknell @ Cheat
Sound Design: 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ
41-42 Foley Street
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