New Zealand director Leo Woodhead signs with Revolver for representation in Australia and Asia

Leo_Woodhead.jpgDirector Leo Woodhead has joined the Revolver roster for representation in the Australian and Asian markets.

Woodhead completed a Masters of Screen Production at Auckland university in 2005 and it was during a university exchange to the Czech republic that Woodhead funded and produced 'Cargo' a short film about child trafficking.

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The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2007 and was also selected to be screened at Telluride, London, Melbourne and Tribeca Film Festivals. Following this, he was awarded a scholarship at Killer Films in NYC.

Since this time Woodhead's career as a commercial director has taken off and he has completed campaigns for Toyota, which picked up Gold at NZ's Axis awards as well as My Sky and Hallestein's mens clothing. Woodhead was also notably a finalist in the running for the inaugural 2011 Shots New Director of the Year award and his work has been recognized at AWARD.

More recently he was featured in the latest SHOTS magazine as well as on Creativity Online.

Excited about signing with Revolver, Woodhead said: "They're a cool bunch of people and really down to earth - it's a pretty simple fit."

Says Michael Ritchie, Revolver executive producer: "Its so simple really, Leo is super clever, I really like him and we all cannot wait to work with him."

Woodhead will retain New Zealand representation with Thick as Thieves.

4 Comments

Circling sharks said:

Guessing Leo's never seen Comcast Rabbit then?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYAOLKSAaBM

Lame said:

Pretty sure Leo didn't write the Hilux ad 'Circling Sharks'.

The 'been done before', 'kind of reminds me of' arguments against really solid work like that Hilux spot are so f***ing lame. Every other single form of creative expression on the face of the earth edits, remixes, tweaks, references and imitates one another. Advertising is not a higher artform.

Surely a better question is...Guessing your average Kiwi's never seen Comcast Rabbit then?

Great pick up by Revolver. He has some nice stuff on his reel. I'd work with him.

Reality check said:

Advertising is not an art form.

Al said:

I prefer the Leo's Hilux ad over the Comcast spot. Great work.

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