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Friday, June 01, 2007


A like minded team of dedicated filmmakers, THICK AS THIEVES is a striking new boutique film company representing a small slate of signature directors for the NZ market. Principals are Producer Nik Beachman and Director Alex Sutherland.
Based in Kingsland, TAT will represent directors Alex Sutherland, David Rittey and Eden Diebel with his producer Sacha Hogdson.
Alex Sutherland is a past winner of the Nescafe Film Competition and has a Tui for best NZ music clip. Recent campaigns includes NZ Police (M&C Saatchi)and TSB Bank (Sugar). Sutherland is currently in pre-production to shoot the music clip for celebrated singer NZ Hollie Smith's debut single.
David Rittey's short films have been selected for Cannes and he won best short film at the NZ Film Awards in 2005. Recent work includes Panadol (Singleton O&M Sydney) and Bell Tea (Work). He is currently shooting a new high-profile campaign for Draft FCB.
Diebel has a string of international awards, most recently two Cannes Gold Lions for the 2005 AppealNow campaign. He shot the current National Bank campaign for Clemenger BBDO in 2006.
For information or showreels contact Nik Beachman email: nik@thickasthieves.com


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmn, thick as theives...or robbers dog.

9:07 am NZST


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