Paul's portfolio of directing work is diverse, ranging from emotive and visual brand work, authentic and inspiring documentaries, subtle performance and comedy pieces and much more. He's so far won more than 50 international awards including the New York Festivals Grand Award and 18 golds from Cannes, EVCOM and the New York Festivals. As a creative director he’s helped London, Tokyo and Paris win the right to host Olympic games, led the film department at a global agency Imagination and built 2 companies from scratch, Wilder and Buddy into award winning agencies consistently ranked in the top 20 by Televisual Magazine.
GREAT STORIES BEAUTIFULLY TOLD
Films that inform, inspire and entertain through authentic emotion and great storytelling.
I worked with Paul on London's Olympic Bid and England's World Cup bid. Paul writes and directs great films: informative films, persuasive films, emotional films, entertaining films. He knows his stuff without being precious. He works fast and can achieve miracles on realistic budgets. He gets under the skin of a brief like a pig snuffling for truffles. He's brilliant at music. Oh, and he's great fun to work with.
Marketing Director, London 2012
Why you might want a buddy like us
We are experienced
We have over 20 years experience working with leading brands and organisations across many different sectors. From major celebrities to people who've never been on camera before, we're expert at getting the best out of people on screen.
We are collaborative
We make the whole production process as relaxed and enjoyable as possible, working as a team with clients and crew to make each production the best it can be.
We are creative problem solvers
We are problem solvers, thinkers and writers, able to unlock complex communication challenges and work in a wide range of styles and genres.
We are flexible
We can offer a full creative and production service, from concept to delivery or blend into any agency model, working in partnership to enhance existing creative.
We are award winning
We consistently win awards for our clients. So far we have won more than 50 including 2 Grand Prix awards and 18 golds.
Creative Director & Director
Writer & Creative
Jim is a Perrier-nominated writer and actor. He has written and performed extensively for radio and TV and film, and has awards from the LA, New York, Cannes and British Film Festivals on his mantelpiece. He writes beautiful scripts and some funny ones too. Jim’s loveable face can also be seen in many of our original productions.
Ella has been with Buddy from the start. She graduated from Sussex University with a first class degree in Media Practice and began working with Buddy initially as a production assistant and then production manager. She now heads up all our productions having built up a wealth of experience as producer on projects for clients such as Google, Castrol, Bentley, Unilever and Young Voices.
Claire is a co-founder of Buddy. She has a background in education, internal communications, PR and marketing and was previously Head of Media Relations at global agency Imagination.
From directors to cinematographers, production designers, editors, composers and motion designers we bring the most talented people in the industry together to work on your film projects. Oh and we also have an office dog called Reggie!
We were delighted with the finished film, which was compelling, informative and uplifting - even incorporating brilliantly a moment of humour from a patient which, in the wrong hands, wouldn’t have worked at all. I would happily recommend Buddy to other hospices and charities looking to produce a promotional film for their work and cause
Communications Manager, Prospect Hospice