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A TOUCH OF LAVENDER & RAVENSCROFT FOR ODELAY FILMS.
28 February 2023

Lavender & Ravenscroft may sound like a fictional detective duo, but they actually direct commercials for a host of rugged brands. When Prudence Beecroft of Odelay Films chanced upon their reel, she made Kaia Lavender and Gary Ravenscroft her top priority.

"Lavender & Ravenscroft offer something totally different to what we have on the roster already," says Odelay's managing director and co-founder, "fusing their documentary lens with an incredible thirst for the outdoors. They create work that is simply awe-inspiring and full of attitude."



"To create work of this premium standard, they have had to embrace challenging shooting conditions—from remote locations in adverse weather conditions across multiple terrains to working with unpredictable animals. I love the way they manage to capture niche communities and the natural environment while still delivering something that feels so well orchestrated, stylised, and cinematic."


We love action, adventures, and capturing the spirit of nature and the spontaneity of people.

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Beecroft concludes: "From our early conversations they shared the way they build rapport on set and have a hands-on approach to finding cast and locations. This sensitivity to detail and connection is clear in their work and we are excited to team them up with brands with similar values here in the UK."


Here's what Lavender & Ravenscroft have to say about their ethos: "As directors, we're always aware of the human story being woven into the identity of the brand. We love action, adventures, and capturing the spirit of nature and the spontaneity of people. We strive to draw the audience into the power of the moment through an authenticity of emotion and a signature of cinematic visuals."

Keen to pick Lavender & Ravenscroft's brains? Then email aliyu@odelayfilms.com or call 020 3417 8520.

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