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LIZ UNNA SIGNS WITH KODE.
4 September 2023

Worldly-wise director Liz Unna has become the latest addition to KODE's commercial roster. A former creative director at Film4, More4, and the Discovery Channel, Unna now relishes life with a camera in her hand and stories to tell.

She was an ideal fit for Dementia Research UK's 2023 campaign, which focuses on women like Nenetia. Her parents got married in Jamaica when she was seven years old, and she appreciates the chance to tell their story while she still can.

Nenetia tells us how dad carried mum across a flooded river after the ceremony, a far cry from a wedding car with tin cans attached! She remembers that day in Clarendon with such love and clarity, it's no wonder she dances with a smile on her face decades later.


Such work leads head of new business Dan Mallerman to say: "Liz is someone we have admired for some time now. Her work, which is varied but always full of integrity, is the kind of work we love, and want to make, so why not sign the person best at directing it?"


A lot of companies talk about the importance of representation, but KODE is authentic—they're the real deal.

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"KODE has always felt the need to have a roster who best reflects society, a roster of talent whose voices are unique," adds Mallerman. "Liz brings to KODE a huge wealth of experience, which is irreplaceable, but her ambitions and enthusiasm remain as though she has just started out, which only endeared us to her more. We're eager to take our next steps and delighted to welcome her to our family."


And what does Unna have to say about her new home? "I am beyond excited to work with the team at KODE. They are such a committed, creative and positive group of people. I have a lot of respect for how they work, and also love that they are disruptors… A lot of companies talk about the importance of representation, but KODE is authentic—they're the real deal. I am thrilled to be joining them.

You can watch more of Liz Unna's work here. To discuss a potential collaboration, ring Leanne Tarvin on 020 8133 5633 or email leanne.tarvin@kodemedia.com.

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