Liz Murphy

Camping Weekend · Activia


Liz Murphy

Camping Weekend · Activia

Liz’s latest is a joyful slice of authentic family life, chock-full of spot-on family holiday references… are we there yet??

The spot works on the basis that you can leave it to Activia’s fiendishly healthy desserts to make you feel good on the inside, so you can enjoy on feeling good on the outside. And so it proves with our Mum as she spreads the goodness across a delightful family trip to the countryside. She’s determined to make year’s camping trip the *best ever* camping trip, come rain and/or shine, arguments and/or boredom, complete with teepees, bunting, sing-songs and more.

Liz brings her beautiful photographic sensibility to the film, imbuing the film with a deft touch of believability – typically Liz, but not something we’ve come to expect from previous spots in this sector.

Tareq follows a group of Little Legends
on a Cup Final day they’ll never forget


18 March 2015

The 2015 Capital One Cup Final was made all the more special for a merry band of competition winners, who joined the London Youth Choir to become the final’s official Little Legends, where they were given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take over Wembley and help put on an amazing show.

Each Little Legend had an important part to play at the final. Such daunting tasks obviously requires a pre-match pep talk — in this case given by Kaiser Chief’s frontman Ricky Wilson. The film shows Ricky’s surprise introduction to the Legends at Wembley before the big game.

A few words of wisdom are given by The Voice’s most charming judge and then our Legends are off and away: we’re fully immersed into their special day with Tareq’s gently observational film giving us an exhilarating look at all the different amazing roles the Legends had at of football’s biggest occasions — from flag-barers to kit-hangers, spot-kickers to journalists, all done in front of 90,000 fans.


The film demonstrates Tareq’s now well-established documentary filming talent, always perfectly capturing ‘The Moment’ in any environment. Seeing the London Youth Choir give us a stirring rendition of the national anthem is a highlight, with the joy written across the faces of all the Little Legends as they do their dream job particularly heart-warming. We’re gently guided through the Little Legends’ momentous day with a deft narrative touch that is a real pleasure to watch.

Carsick Cars
Stuart’s hazy, trippy, sunny music video for Man Made


17 March 2015

Stuart Douglas and Man Made have teamed-up for a visual treat to accompany the Manchester three-piece’s new track “Carsick Cars”. Man Made features Nile Marr, son of legendary guitar hero Johnny Marr of The Smiths, on guitar and vocals.

The track’s fuzzy, jangly guitars and dreamy lyrics are given the perfect visual treatment. Busy urban hangout scenes are layered with carefree, sun-baked So-Cal beach and desert locales, giving us a carefree double-exposure portrait of some kind of hazy lo-fi adventure.

‘The video was a fun project I shot whenever I could whilst working on a bunch of other projects’ said Stuart. ‘Nile and the guys wanted a kind of loose, travelogue feel. We shot all over — Hamburg, Cape Town, in London as well as LA and the high California desert. Dave at The Quarry has done a fantastic job cutting together all the abstract material — the trippy patterns kaleidoscoping into one another put you on a visual high’


Spend some quality family time with Liz’s latest for Toffifee


10 February 2015

Dad and the kids are getting arty and crafty at the kitchen table. Mum is being helped-but-not-really-helped with putting new sheets on the bed. The kids are making sure every last bubble is popped on the bubble wrap… Liz’s film revels in these simple, cosy family moments, whilst also reminding us to put down our phones and enjoy time spent together as a family (with all its messes, giggles, shouts and fun). Even the dog gets some love. Top the whole thing off with some delicious chocolate treats and you’ve got the perfect day.

Our time spent with the Toffifee family is beautifully observational as we get right in amongst their day spent together. Paint is spilled and pans boil over in this perfect portrait of family life, directed with a tone and subtlety we’ve come to expect from Liz. Plus we see certain members of our family engaging in a spot of balloon football wearing scuba diving flippers, so you’ve really got no reason not to watch.


Petplan My Job, Your Job by Liz Murphy


26 January 2015

What if pets had jobs? It’s a thought that had crossed our minds and both entertained and horrified in equal measure (octopus dentist).

Thankfully, Liz’s latest asks the same question and keeps us more than entertained, with lashings of cuteness thrown in on the side. It’s our jobs as owners to look after our pets – so what, then, are our pets’ jobs? We see lots of critters hard at it in the film, and yes, there are kittens involved.

Liz further demonstrates her unique diversity, getting some amazing performances from our animals, subtly framed by some delightful music and VO. David Reviews awarded it Five Stars and we tend to agree.

Stuart Douglas’ latest proves J&B is No Whiskey for Old Men


31 December 2014

Two brothers, though sharing the same name, are quite different. “No Whiskey For Old Men” is a sprawling account as to why one is not like the other. The success, achievements and glory came easily to one sibling, whilst the path our brother — ‘the other’ – has followed is a route much more challenging but no less rewarding. Two brothers but very different spirits.

It’s a rip-roaring tale handsomely directed by Stuart and features a emotive voice-over from Sherlock’s Moriarty, Andrew Scott.

It’s our tenth anniversary! And we rewarded ourselves with a small gift: a new director signing!


15 October 2014

2004 saw the birth of ‘The Facebook’, a company that has gone on to do relatively okay for itself. But it also saw the birth of the mighty Nice Shirt Films, and like any ten year-old, we’re very keen to tell everyone how proud we are to have made it to double figures.

As a little gift for ourselves, we have signed a brand new fresh talent to our small but perfectly-formed roster: Kai Schonrath. An immensely skilled film-maker, Kai’s graduating spec film, the hilarious Flowers, announced his arrival, being shortlisted for the Young Director Award.

Subsequent films have clearly demonstrated the super talented young man’s skills. A HIS Jeans spot starring semi-naked former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Vitali Klitschko and his frankly bonkers Pocket Symphonies film that saw the physical rebirth of classic music in human form were well received internationally.

Kai’s approach of telling unique stories in highly personal ways is one we are all very excited about. Repped by Czar in Germany, he is with Nice Shirt in the UK and is a talent to watch out for.

Blue Lagoon Beauty Comes From Within
by Borkur


26 September 2014

In case you didn’t know, The Blue Lagoon is the world-famous volcanic spa situated in deepest Iceland and is the country’s most popular visitor attraction. Its geothermal pools lets you soak in waters warmed and enriched by the Earth’s core. Their eponymous skincare collection extends the benefits of the naturally-heated spa to the home, with a range of products the perfect coalescence of science and beauty.

Borkur’s stunning film directed in partnership with Daniel Atlason and created by Dodlur, runs to a similar theme, showing the close-up, geological side of the spa’s skincare collection.The body of the spot is science in action: magma bubbles and oozes, lava explodes and cracks into dust, while water steams, bubbles and fizzes, all shot in spectacular close-up, giving us almost magical, otherworldly imagery accompanied by a haunting soundtrack.

The climax of the film follows our female bather from the spa to home, via Blue Lagoon’s laboratory where we glimpse at work done for the range’s production. Borkur enhances his varied repertoire with a film that demonstrates his abilities as an increasingly versatile director.