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Vince Squibb already earned his place in the advertising history books. As a creative at Lowe London he helped to conceive some of the industry's most honored work for Stella Artois—"Last Orders,""Pilot," and "Ice Skating Priests," to name a few. But the allstar has launched into an exciting new trajectory as a director, having signed full time to Gorgeous Enterprises in January of 2006.
Squibb, 45, began in advertising straight out of college at McCann-Erickson London before moving into his 20-year plus tenure at Lowe. He inched into his next career, shooting part time out of Paul Weiland and Gorgeous, initially on spots he also wrote. Since he started directing fulltime, Squibb's seen his star rise once again, thanks to the Gold Lion-winning and Saatchi New Directors Showcase-featured "The Day You Went to Work," for Transport for London out of M&C Saatchi, a jarring portrayal of what otherwise would have been an uneventful day in the life of a motorcyclist. He also shot the fanciful "Ladybug's Picnic" for Heinz and McCann-Erickson London, which captured a fun-loving and nostalgic summer day in the park.
Squibb never had formal film training, but he says a lot rubbed off from working on Stella with the Iron Chefs of directorial talent: Frank Budgen, Jonathan Glazer, Ivan Zacharias. For example, "I'm sort of quite well known for being very anal about the details, and that's what you get off working with people like Ivan, who worry about every button on a jacket or all the extras in the background," he says.