18 Feet & Rising boosts production arm with new hires

London creative agency 18 Feet & Rising has hired photographer Jonjo Borrill and director Kezia Tan for its in-house production arm, Make Made.

Borrill and Tan will be responsible for the production of film and imagery for use online and as content for 18 Feet & Rising clients the National Trust, Kopparberg, National Citizen Service and Nando’s.

They will report to Greg Hemes, executive head of production, and will work alongside Make Made director Louis Jopling. Jopling joined in 2012 as a runner and became the test pilot director for Make Made throughout 2013, doing shoots for 18 Feet clients such as National Trust and Kopparberg.

Tan directed the ‘The Love Club’ music video for Lorde, which got over 1.6 million online hits in a month, and Borrill has worked as a photographer for London Fashion Week. He has also shot press ads Kopparberg, National Citizen Service and Cuckoo’s Nest Clothing. Borrill and Tan have both recently graduated from the photography department of Blackpool & The Fylde College with first class honours.

Production head Hemes says: “I’m excited and apprehensive to be nurturing new talent. There’s nothing like the feeling of helping people fulfill their creative potential.”

18 Feet & Rising CEO Jonathan Trimble says: “The success of production companies is defined by their ability to develop new talent which is why we are investing so heavily in it.”

Make Made, which operates as a wholly owned production facility within 18 Feet & Rising, was set up in January this year following the appointment of Hemes from Saatchi & Saatchi.

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