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TERENCE NEALE HEADS TO PARK PICTURES

Park Pictures have signed South African director Terence Neale to their roster for US and UK representation.

After initially planning a career in psychology, Terence founded production company Humanoid in 2007 and got to work as a director.

After making commercials for advertisers in South Africa, he was offered the opportunity to broaden his portfolio by working internationally.


He must have shown talent early on, then. ShootOnline described an early spot for fast food restaurant Chicken Licken as 'the best work you may never see'... so here it is.

You can see the macabre sensibility which has come to be a signature of Neale's work.




Dark stuff, but why do those colours look so familiar? Neale's love affair with pastel shades characterised his breakout music promo work for Johannesburg zef group Die Antwoord. The often graphic, sometimes controversial content of the promos he directed for the group - including a nausea-inducing depiction of Lady Gaga's 'crabs' in 'Fatty Boom Boom' - gained international attention.




Wouldn't want to hang around that house! What's he been up to commercially? Terence has brought his cerebral style to work for Adidas, producing a pair of short films which bolster the brand's image as fashion of choice for cool individuals.

The 2016 spot 'Your Future is Not Mine' shows young people walking through the apocalyptic wreckage of lives not lived, towards a future they choose for themselves. 'Original is Never Finished', released a year later and winner of this year’s Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Entertainment in Music, carries on that apocalyptic theme as various luminaries state their commitment to individuality... via song, naturally.


Terence Neale's reel is now live at Park Pictures, so head over and feast your eyes. For more information on him or anyone else at Park, get in touch with Frankie Singler at frankie@parkpictures.com or on 020 3327 3040.

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