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MILES BINGHAM JOINS BLINK

Blink have signed Leicester-born director Miles Bingham to their roster for UK representation.

After a brief career as a fork lift truck driver, Bingham has spent many years building his career as a creative at JWT. He's become known for bringing a fresh perspective to campaigns, viewing the creative side of things with an outsider's eye.

As a creative, Bingham has worked on instantly-recognisable campaigns such as First Direct's 'Unexpected' series (starring a platypus and lizard), and the amusing 'Word Salad' campaign for Rowntree's Randoms.


Bingham's creative and directing careers merge in this excellent ad for Ribena. The campaign features 'Zooby Doo' - a track written with the sole purpose of beating Justin Bieber to number one - and the accompanying ad is a compelling mix of barmy animation and live action.

The zany ad saw director Bingham accused of being on LSD in the comments section... which we imagine he took as a compliment.


Bingham has become something of a filmmaking Batman: developing his creative talents by day, and directing and editing music promos by night.

The pathos and emotional comedy that runs through all forms of his work, plus his eye for visual effects, can be seen in the promo he wrote and directed for Red Drapes' 'Dirty Windows'.

Featuring a cameo from Rastamouse and a somewhat unsettling interpretation of a talking head, it provides a compelling example of what Bingham is bringing to Blink's already powerful roster.



Miles Bingham's reel is live at Blink, so head on over and take a gander. For more information, get in touch with Ben Sharpe at sharpe@blinkprods.com or give the team a ring at 020 7494 0747.

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