Commercials is what we live and breathe. With over 20 years' industry experience, a roster of talented directors and a dedicated production team, we've got the skill to make your next ad the best ad possible. Take a look below to see just how our directors have made brands famous.
Mr. Sharpe is on an absolute roll, he got some great bargains on Amazon's Boxing Day sale, and then....well you'll See. Director Ben Tonge (and Chief) had the pleasure of working with Lucky Generals on this cracking Christmas campaign for the internet titans.
Chris Cottam again teams up with furnishing superbrand Sofaworks, Neal the Sloth, and our friends at TBWA/Manchester to create this cute, quirky and very polished spot to show just how little time Neal has for prices that go up...and down.
Never ones to shy away from a challenge we teamed up with our friends at Russell Curran Productions and turned our studio in Media City, which I can assure you is nothing like a snowy mountain based log cabin bar in to...you guessed it, a snowy mountain based log cabin bar. It was a big task, but well worth it. Pint anyone?
Men's clothing brand Jacamo wanted to show off just how many walks of life they can dress you for, so they teamed up with Chief to create this classically crafted commercial. It does a great job of effortlessly showing just how easily you can slip from one look in to another in their clothes.
Where to start with this one? Joe Connor flexes his creative muscles again with a this artistic piece for Josh Record. A confluence of visuals both beautiful and visceral this video is a unique and wholly original experience played out in front of camera. Enjoy.
Chief spent a windy morning up top of Hotel Football to shoot this promo for Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt. The closely-fought game was directed by Nate Camponi. Shot on location in Old Trafford, Manchester (obviously).
Our director Joe Connor channeled his childhood when bringing to life Paul Weller's new track "Brand New Toy". Full of wonderful visuals and Joe's usual sense of creativity and just a dash of madness the team here at Chief and Joe decided to build a giant kaleidoscope, 30 feet long and tall enough to house Paul and his band. The results are clear to see, and everyone agrees that doing it all in camera was the only way to go.
Wanting to showcase how their wears literally jump off the screen, Simply Be employed Chief to bring this concept to life. Shot on location in Cape Town I think it's safe to say that the location, the girls and most importantly the clothes look stunning.
The beating heart of Britain, the beautiful, glistening, sun ripe vegetables grown across the country. Director Marc Ingham does what he does best, finding the beauty in the cracks of a farmers hands, the water gathered on a head of broccoli. Crosse & Blackwell wanted to show the best of Britain, and what we at Chief brought to the screen is Britain at its most beautiful.
Getting ready for your tour with the lads this year just got a whole load easier. Showcasing the best that Jacamo has to offer, some great locations around Manchester, and making it all look effortlessly cool. Sounds right up Chief's street really, and the results speak for themselves.
The return of British dance duo Dirty Vegas needed a suitably top notch video. Step forward Danny Brooke Taylor, directing his sophomore music video effort. One great comeback deserves another, and the central character of this little narrative is on the trail. This track is an absolute cracker, get it on repeat.
Leading buyer of all things automotive webuyanycar.com knew exactly where to come when they wanted to put out a sparkly new commercial showcasing exactly how they stay streets ahead of the competition, and dare I say it - Chief delivered.
A splash of Greek mythology, and a dash of Shakespearean love triangles set against visually arresting, and industrial landscapes set the latest video from director Sing J. Lee apart. His video for this infectious track is an absolute winner.
We Buy Any Car needed a slick, bright exterior for their new commercial, and all of us here at Chief were more than happy to oblige. Featuring the vocal talents of James Corden this commercial makes the whole process feel lighter than air.
This effortlessly stunning black and white piece of work from director Amer Chadha Patel is the absolute perfect way for infinitely cool fashion brand The Kooples to announce to the world their new brand of timepieces. The synchronised tap dancers emulate the ticking of a watch and create an altogether striking vision celebrating the new collection.
We had the pleasure of working with Irish production company Sweet Media and director Luke Franklin on this commercial for Safefood. Taking on childhood obesity is a very worth cause, and the entire production team were more than happy to put all their weight behind it.
One of the busiest men at Chief is back with another video full of a whimsical style, a bucket load of theatre and just a touch of crazy. Joe Connor directs the video for Blitz Kids' latest single - Sometimes. Following four intriguing gangs of characters on a motoring, intertwining, multi-strand narrative.
This new spot for Aldi is sure to put a smile on your face. Chief worked with London based company P for Production to craft the new campaign to highlight the Specially Selected range. Sticking with their now classic "I like..." format, one thing is certain - there's a lot to like about this commercial.
Are you in love with a Notion? Joe Connor creates a suitably lyrical video for the new single from The Courteeners. His third collaboration with the Manchester based band is a very combustible, topsy, turvy affair.
Bespoke furniture company Neville Johnson wanted something to connect their furniture with the life their customers build around them. Who better than Marc Ingham to bring his eye for detail to this sweeping commercial. Nobody, that's who.
The John West crew have set sail again, under the guidance of director Luis Gerrard. This time they're searching for a kind of tuna that creates less mess. With a big slab of Scandinavia in there for good measure. The clue is in the name.
We follow one girl's mission to find Mr Right in a sea of Mr Wrongs in this cheery short film with an important message for Terrence Higgins Trust. Directed by Nate Camponi and called "wonderfully quirky" by Terrence Higgins Trust patron Steven Fry.
To celebrate sponsoring one of the biggest clubs on the planet, Turkish Airlines decided to stage a game of keepy up at 30,000 feet. One problem - the plane they wanted the game to take place in hadn't actually been built yet. But that's okay, we built it for them, replicated the interior of the future jet right down to the tiniest details. Job done.
In 2010 we produced a Coors commercial for our good friends at Russell Curran, which involved building a log cabin inside Manchester's Chill Factor-e ski slope. No mean feat. So it was great to hear that they were so impressed with the quality of the Art Department - led by nicest man on the planet Marc Ingham - that they insisted on working with us for the follow up. It's funny. And damn funky. So well worth a look.
A commercial we made in co-operation with Mainframe Manchester. Zumu offer to exchange cash for your unwanted stuff, saving you space, money and full bin bags.
A gadget-savy gardener cuts the hassle out of caring for his lawn in this commercial we produced for TBWA\Manchester.
One of adverts for The Co-operative, directed by Marc Ingham, which was both shot and edited in the Chief studio. It reminds us all that a trip to the local Co-op is the perfect way to feed your kids, pets and whoever else depends on your bank account for daily sustenance.
A campaign for Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank, focusing on their refreshingly straightforward approach to doing business. Shot by Nathan Camponi in, of course, the finest corners of Yorkshire.
Nate Camponi has shot the latest Wowcher campaign for ad agency Driven. Each spot humorously demonstrates how the popular discount site can make its customers exclaim with joy on a daily basis, even if the resulting money-saving high does make them walk straight into a plate glass window. Oucher.
We're never scared of a challenge here at Chief. Even when it involves sticking Barry Scott in the cockpit of a purple fighter jet. A quick trip to an aircraft graveyard in Serbia and before you knew it we had a lovely branded plane ready for Baz to do his stuff. A new, more limescale-obsessed, Tom Cruise is born.
Here's a commercial we serviced for our good friends at Russell Curran, which involved building a log cabin inside Manchester's Chill Factor-e ski slope. No small ask, but one that we made happen, so director Damien O'Donnell could concentrate filming a fun snowy escapade.
Nope, this isn't an irate fan protesting at our nation's inability to keep the ball, rather Dom Murgiaʼs latest work for Vauxhall – a cheeky stunt that took advantage of the life-like car advertisements displayed behind the goal line throughout the recent England vs Nederlands friendly. Easily the most skilful performance on show all night.
Nate Camponi teams up with again with Viking, the titans of the office & stationary world. Bringing to the fore their support of local business with everything from a new printer to tea bags. They really can supply everything your office might need.
When The Co-operative asked Marc Ingham to film a collection of idents for ITV's National Weather, Marc attempted to capture every single weather condition that graces these fair isles. That quest took him on a mazy journey around the UK, which, as you can see, resulted in some truly beautiful footage.
After a year of directing, producing and editing numerous campaigns for The Co-operative Food, we clocked our final commercial for the retailer in October. And there couldn't have been a more fun way to wish bon voyage than with a fun Halloween special. More in a long line of great work for the brand by director Marc Ingham.
Bad language. Thrown cups of tea. Bite marks in your control pad. Playing video games against your mates has always created a bit of tension. But now, thanks to Virgin Gaming, you can throw cash into the mix too. Director Ben Tonge captures the resulting madness.
Ben Tonge injects some personality into the world of gambling with his latest work for Stan James. The campaign introduces us to Stan and James themselves; one a long shot risk taker, the other a play it safe odds spotter. The question is, which one are you?
Our friends at Dinamo in Norway asked us to help service the production of their latest ad for gambling brand Oddsen. They were looking for a typically Northern UK town in which to stage a Hooligan tale with a twist. So, naturally, we took them on a day trip to Skipton. Set fact: after a particular extra - chosen for his lack of teeth - made a no show, our production team were worried they wouldn't be able to replace him. Within ten minutes, they found two perfect contenders in B&M Bargains.