Friends Electric signs Ewan Jones Morris to roster
Friends Electric, the production arm of post house Electric Theatre TV, has signed director and animator Ewan Jones Morris to its roster.
Jones Morris has directed music videos including Leftfield’s ‘Head and Shoulders’, John Grant’s ‘He’s Got His Mother’s Hips’, DJ Shadow’s ‘Scale it Back” and Lemaitre’s ‘Closer’’. His work has seen him as a regular feature in Adam Buxton’s show, BUG, for the BFI and his film collaborations with artist Bedwyr Williams have been exhibited at the Barbican, Glasgow International Arts Festival and Vienna Biennale. His work has also received 12 Vimeo staff picks.
Jones Morris’ style combines 2D animation, live-action and stop motion. He has picked up awards including a UK Music Video Award (with his co-director, Casey Raymond) and a BAFTA Cymru for his short film ‘This Far Up’. He is also a resident artist at Somerset House Studios.
Mike Bell, Executive Producer of Friends Electric said: “Ewan has a unique creative mind, curious and unbound by convention. He uses every production technique and medium available to him to achieve results that are often funny, always unexpected. We first discovered Ewan through his art installations – now achieving much deserved notoriety in the art world – as well as his prolific directing of short films and promo work. We were drawn to his eclecticism, his sensitivity to every creative brief and above all to his sense of adventure. We’re excited by the prospect of combining those qualities with the global production capability of Friends Electric, and of introducing Ewan’s distinctive view of the world to new commercial projects.”
Ewan Jones Morris said: “I’m really excited to be joining the Friends Electric roster. Their varied output of projects across media, art and advertising combined with their expertise in animation and post is going to be a great home for me. I’m very much interested in taking my eclectic brand of creativity to bigger and better places, and Mike Bell and the team are in a great position to help me do that. Their coffee is pretty good also.”
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