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Biscuit Filmworks UK announced today that Big Red Button, the dynamic directorial duo of Johnny Burns and Pier van Tijn, has joined its roster for commercial representation. Big Red Button is known throughout the UK for their award-winning commercial campaigns and short films that feature their esoteric comedic style.
Big Red Button was formed shortly after Burns and van Tijn graduated from film school, when the pair met on the set of a feature film in Oxford and quickly bonded over a shared sense of humor. After a successful run creating viral short films, animations, and music videos, the duo gained acclaim within the commercial world in 2009 with their British Arrow Award win for an anti-drug campaign for FRANK. The humorous campaign featured Pablo the Drug Mule Dog and presented the dangers of cocaine through the eyes of an eviscerated canine, establishing Big Red Button’s talent for pushing the envelope with uncensored comedy. They quickly followed up with prominent spots for Go Compare (starring Prof. Stephen Hawking), Virgin Media, Carlsberg, and the award-winning “Chav Tranquiliser” for Paddy Power.
“We were drawn to Biscuit because they’ve really been consistently making some of the most exciting commercial work out there – especially comedy,” said van Tijn. “When you think of production companies creating funny spots, Biscuit tops the list.”