Colourist Seamus O’Kane has joined the grading team at post house Youngster.

He joins from The Mill where he was head of the colour department. His most notable works include Nike’s ‘Write the Future’, Honda’s ‘Impossible Dreams’, Guinness ‘Compton Cowboys’ and Waitrose ‘Home for Christmas’ and he has worked with directors such as Andreas Nilsson, Joanna Bailey, Kevin Thomas, Chris Palmer, Frederic Planchon, Simon Ratigan, Jake Scott, Sam Brown, Vince Squibb and Henry Alex Ruben.

Awards in advertising include Cannes Lions, British Arrows and Kinsale Sharks and he graded the Oscar winning short film ‘The Phone Call’ in 2015.

Seamus O’Kane said: “This is an exciting time for me and for Youngster, and it’s just the start of something big! There’s a real purity in the vibe here with everyone having true joy in the beauty of what we do.”

Jim Bracher comments: “Seamus and I go back a few years to my Mill days. For my money, he’s the best in the business. He is also incredibly knowledgeable, not just in the field we work in, but seemingly in any subject you could care to ask about. He can also teach you a thing or two about how to carry yourself. It’s fantastic to have a giant of the game like Seamus joining our team at Youngster. Exciting times lie ahead.”

Seamus starts immediately on Baselight with remote capability via Clearview and Streambox alongside current colourist Jim Bracher, working with EP Ian Harland.

Jon Creamer