Directors > Chris Balmond
Lipton ''Be More Tea''
Dixie "Smooth Operator"
Frigidaire ''Pirate Party''
IKEA ''My Way''
Chris is an outstanding comedy talent who, in just a short time directing, has worked with some of the biggest names in British comedy. His strength and meticulousness in casting is evident across all his work, helping to deliver engaging and authentic performances from actors and non-actors alike. His entire reel is a brilliant mix of irreverence, charm, idiosyncrasy, and the just plain silly.
Most recently, Chris directed a campaign for Dixie out of Droga 5/NY, a series of fast-paced spots showcasing everyday people ”crushing it” as they tackle life’s little obstacles.
He also created charmingly relatable spots for Cathedral City Cheese outlining “The Rules of Cheese,” and Ford’s “Bridesmaids,” which highlights a woman’s karmic decision to buy a sleek new ride after remembering a past sacrifice.
His awards include a Gold BTAA for PG Tips spot “Queen’s Speech,” numerous Gold Promax awards including best director 2010 and 2011, and a D&AD for copywriting (BBC2 comedy). As well as being a director, Chris is a devoted family man. He also plays the guitar badly, but his snowboarding is ever-improving.