With over twenty years experience in the UK’s most revered creative agencies and independent production companies, Olly is uniquely positioned to lead the London based operations of Furlined. Olly was most recently Head of TV Production at AMV/BBDO, the largest commercial production department in the UK.
Ben Davies, EP/Director of Development at Furlined, says, “I’ve known Olly for many years. We were colleagues at BBH London. Olly is a trusted partner and operates with true integrity. I’m delighted to be re-united on this side of the industry and working together again.”
“I’m very excited about being at the forefront of this new chapter for Furlined,” states Olly. “With its great roster in the US, Furlined is renowned for its collaborative approach to projects which has been fundamental to its continued success. Working closely with Ben and Diane McArter, President/Founder of Furlined, our intention is to bring that Furlined approach here to the UK, to add to the roster with local talent and deliver some hugely memorable work. Furlined is a fabulous company with a deep creative ambition combined with the collective nouse to make the most of these exciting and interesting times we all find ourselves in.”
Olly will work with the independent representation firm OB Management. “We’ve already gone way beyond our predictions of activity since we started working with Furlined in April” says Otis Bell, Founder of OB Management. “We’re genuinely thrilled Olly has joined Furlined. Olly is a well-respected figure in the advertising community, and it’s an honor to now be on the same team. Olly will add an approachable familiarity to the London office and with his years of experience he’ll be a vital partner for our clients.”
Furlined’s UK office represents six directors from their US roster, including acclaimed feature directors Speck and Gordon, whose recent film for Donate Life earned top honors at D&AD, Shots, The One Show, and was noted by the recent Gunn Report as one of the Top 20 Contenders for a Cannes Lion; Henry Hobson, a Brit, who’s outstanding cinematic narratives and work for Apple, Playstation and Evony have established him in the top ranks; and Oscar winning directors, Martin + Lindsay, who’s recently released documentary LA 92 premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim, and who’s commercial work for Honey Maid with Droga5 garnered a White Pencil at D&AD in 2016.