(Los Angeles, California--October 9, 2013) Aéro Film gets a massive boost to it comedy roster with the signing of Peter Lydon for US representation. Lydon, a rising star of the UK ad world has come late to commercials having forged a brilliant career in TV drama and Comedy with show like "Shameless," "Teachers Fresh Meat" and Showtime’s "Secret Dairy of a Call Girl." He has wasted no time, applying his comedic skills to some great work for Carlberg, Ikea, Orange and Sky.
Peter Lydon (center) on set for his recent Sky spot with Al Pacino.
“We have been huge fans of Peter’s television work for a while, and have been watching his commercial career go from strength to strength” notes Aéro Partner/EP Lance O’Connor. Continues O’Connor, “His work in the UK for Sky and Carlsberg are just purely great, classic comedy. He has that rare combination in a director; a deep understanding of comedy married to a genuine filmic sensibility. Just look at his wonderful Fairy Tale campaign for Sky Broadband and you will see pitch perfect comedy performances wrapped up in a beautifully realised fairy tale world. It's a real coup to have him in the Aéro fold. "
Lydon is no newcomer to the States, his long and fruitful relationship with Sky TV resulted in him shooting a spot recently in Los Angeles with Al Pacino. It was on that trip that he first met Lance and something clicked.
"I immediately loved Lance's energy" Admits Lydon, "That coupled with his passion for my work opened my eyes to Aéro. Then speaking to Executive Producers Sara Eolin and Unique Hammond I was bowled over by their enthusiasm and could see they had a clear vision for how to sell me in the US. This is an exciting new chapter for me as I hope it is for Aéro."