(London, UK--August 18, 2015) Director Chris Cottam recently joined production company th2ng
(pronounced 'thing two'), the live action division of th1ng
(pronounced 'thing one') Group, for US and UK representation. Cottam's TV ad campaign portfolio includes high profile work for brands such as Kleenex, Dove and Rimmel. His experience filming beauty icons Kate Moss, Heidi Klum and Elle MacPherson showcases his ability to capture stunning crisp frames, while his sharp wit and knack for comedic timing can be seen in campaigns featuring comedians Robin Williams and Chris Rock.
Cottam offers a global perspective, distinctive style and unique ability in both beauty, performance and comedy-driven advertising. A frequent commuter between Los Angeles, London and Dublin, his aesthetic is shaped by his British sensibilities, fondness for classic Americana and growing up in India, Italy, Germany and America.
Cottam’s professional aspirations kicked off following his first short film that was nominated as Best of British at the British Film Festival in 1995, sparking his directing career. Today he has been widely recognized for his work, including numerous nominations for his documentary work at the Royal Television Society, Grierson Awards and two Scottish BAFTA nominations, feature film nominations at Locarno, Edinburgh and London Film Festivals for his co-directed feature The Lives of the Saints.
He won the Samsung Future Shorts Award for his hugely popular short Maybe One Day,
as well as advertising awards and nominations most recently including an ICAD in Ireland and a Grand Prix Award at the US CADDYS for his critically acclaimed Digital campaign.
th2ng is a live action production company that creates commercials, content, and music videos. The company represents a diverse roster of talented and award-winning directors who create outstanding pieces of work, and complement the animation and postproduction expertise of sister company th1ng.
Production company th1ng Corp Ltd. based in London, New York and Stockholm is comprised of th1ng for animation, graphics, and mixed media, th2ng for live action and content, Film Club, a group of young award winning animation film makers, Playth1ng for digital media, and design/broadcast division, Flux. The studio was founded by Dominic Buttimore in 2003 and has become the exclusive home to a host of internationally recognized directors and designers. Collaboration is at the heart of the company with creative talent from each division working separately and often together to combine their imaginations and skills and create award winning commercials, content, design, music videos, main titles, print and digital content.