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James Rouse

James Rouse studied hotel management at university before deciding to follow his creative urges. He started out in the ad industry as a copywriter and worked with Bainsfair Sharkey Trott, Euro RSCG, and DDB.

Rouse's first outing as a director was for The Viral Factory with an ad for Trojan which was extremely well received and won a Gold Lion at Cannes in 2004.

Since signing to Outsider he's directed campaigns with his characteristic straight-faced humour for many household names including McDonald's, the Guardian, and Sainsbury's.

Short Films
Diversity is on the agenda for any agency who wants to be on the right side of history, but how much of that is about being seen to perform the requisite 'wokeness'? That's the question asked by this hard hitting spoof, which highlights the fact that disability is rarely considered a 'sexy' or urgent issue to champion.
Creative Agency: Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO Ⓟ Ⓦ
ECD: Alex Grieve
Creative Director: Richard McGrann / Andy Clough
Creative: Polina Zabrodskaya / Michael Jones
Account Team: Katy Talikowska / Sonia Karia / Sophie Clarke / Abbi Brown
Business Team: Maxine Thompson
Strategy: Margaux Revol
Agency Producer: Darapen Vongsa-Nga
Film Production: Outsider Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: James Rouse Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Benji Howell
Editor: Bill Smedley Ⓦ @ Work Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Luke Morrison @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Anthony Moore / James Utting / Josh Campbell @ Factory Ⓟ Ⓦ
Andrea Jade Colomb    Ⓟ ♀
Harold Einstein    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Henry Littlechild    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Jim Gilchrist    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Max Fisher    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Michael Illick   
Mike Maguire    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Owen Harris    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Bart Timmer    Ⓟ
Chris Balmond    Ⓦ Ⓟ
David Gray    Ⓟ
Ellen Kuras    Ⓦ Ⓟ ♀
James Lees   
James Rouse    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Jörn Threlfall    Ⓟ
Mustafa Mazouzi    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Nina Meredith    Ⓦ Ⓟ ♀
Pedro Romhanyi    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Peter King    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Peter Thwaites    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Scott Lyon    Ⓦ Ⓟ
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