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MERMAN HOOK UP WITH BARBARA.
27 April 2021

Comedy talents Ben Mallaby and Rachel Stubbings a.k.a. BARBARA have joined Merman’s commercial roster.

Mallaby and Stubbings have made a number of short films together over the years, including the definitive guide to actor showreels. BARBARA is their first foray into commercials, and their Merman debut is already in the can.


The duo say: "If it wasn't already enough of a dream come true to be signed by Merman and their team of heroes, our first job was with this belter of a script with the colossal talent at Snap. The whole process has been an utter joy and we’re so proud of the team and the finished film."

Released to coincide with the reopening of non-essential retail, this Landsec ad sees a mum rally the troops ahead of a trip to Braintree Village. Months of pent-up energy are channelled well here, while a late recasting takes both viewers and the protagonist by surprise.


Reckon BARBARA are ideal for your next project? Then ring Merman's Siobhan Murphy on 0207 846 0650/07899 926 927 or email siobhan@hellomerman.com.

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