Signed: Billy Lumby

July 20, 2015 / Signed/Unsigned

By The Beak Street Bugle

With such potent short films, imagine what will happen when he hits music videos and commercials.

The freshest talent to hit the Colonel Blimp roster is a North London native who started out working in McDonalds and living on the dole in Camden Town. With philosophy degree under his belt he eventually began working as a creative assistant to directors, including big names Harmony Korine, John Hillcoat, Derek Cianfrance and Oscar-winning editor Angus Wall.

His short film God View was lauded for its inventive technique, using a four-metre high, specially designed bodyrig to shoot from directly above the lead actor. It turned heads at a run of top festivals and awards around the world and was eventually bought by CANAL+ and broadcast on TV in France, Spain, Switzerland and across Africa.

SAMUEL-613 is his latest short. Following the awakening of a rebellious young Hasidic jew, it was commissioned by Dazed magazine, produced in association with UK Jewish Film and won the £10,000 Pears Short Film prize.

Now he’s working on a feature film about psychosis, which will be powerful if his track record is anything to go by.

For some time he’s been working in the less glamorous but creatively stimulating role of writing treatments for commercials, exposing him to the inner workings of commercial and music video production companies. We're intrigued to see how his obvious talents translate into these formats now that he’s signed.

Watch some of his work here:

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