Chris is a director who oozes style. His cinematic eye, knack for a getting great performances and also razor sharp wit certainly make him a man in demand. He has directed commercials for some of the biggest brands in the world, shot music videos for some of the biggest artists in the world, and has recently been seen directing sitcoms, and TV shows for worldwide networks like the BBC and the Disney Channel.
CHILDREN IN NEED
DO YOUR THING
It's that time again, time to do your thing for Children In Need. Chris shows us that it doesn't matter what your thing is, just that you do a thing, it could be the baking thing, or the massive beard thing, or even the stuck to the wall thing. Everyone's got a thing. What's yours?
PEPE - MEDUSAE II
Chris Cottam and Umbro are back with another killer Pepe short. This time Pepe is being introduced to the new Umbro Medusae II football boot. When it comes to translations, sometimes less is more... And sometimes it isn't.
WHAT TYPHOO ARE YOU?
Chris Cottam's latest commercial for Chief asks the question on the tip of Britains tongue, What Typhoo are you? Weak or strong? Do you like yours sweet? Everyone's perfect brew is different. However, we can certainly agree with Nigella on one thing, we like ours with cake.
PEPE'S NEW BOOTS
Chris Cottam gives us a unique taste of Pepe's daily routine as he waits for the delivery of his new boots. There are a few false alarms in the run up to receiving the package, but once they arrive we are treated to a celebration of daily life in a way only Pepe knows how.
In All The Best Places
When you're looking for the cosiest, warmest, and most interesting places to take your next break it seems Cottages.com may be your best bet. Chris Cottam's commercial shows a myriad of interesting, odd and wonderful places you might find by using Cottages.com.
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION
Clothing brand JD Williams wanted a way to reinvigorate their target market & shake things up. They turned to Chief and Chris Cottam to do it. Working with our colleagues at LOVE we set out to enhance the glamour, sex appeal and elevating the brand in to a whole new stratosphere.
Everyone loves a good sniffle sometimes: even a host of Hollywood A-listers, sports personalities or TV stars. That's exactly who Chris captured for this top spot for tissue brand Kleenex.
Chris directed this iconic NHS spot with long time collaborator, photographer Rankin. A hard-hitting concept with incredible execution; we see an incredible visualisation of the beating your body takes every time you smoke.
SOFOLOGY TRAINING CENTRE
We get a sneak peak behind the curtain of exactly how Neal and his team weave their magic at the Sofaworks training academy. Chris Cottam sets the scene in a futuristic, fun filled environment showing his chops as a comedy director in this spot we made with our colleagues at TBWA/Manchester.
Stay Sure needed a light-hearted way to tell customers that they can provide insurance for all sorts of things, even the local swimming club for the retired. Good laughs abound from Chris in this one.