Th2ng Signs Director Chris Cottam
Director Chris Cottam recently joined production company th2ng 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.