The Production A-List '09: Furlined/Blink/Colonel Blimp

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Furlined/ Blink/Colonel Blimp
Founded 2005

Principals: (Furlined) Diane McArter, Managing Director; James Studholme, Partner; David Thorne, George Meeker, Executive Producers; Pamala Buzick, Director of Marketing; Jason Botkin, Music Videos; (Blink) James Studholme, Managing Director; James Bland, Executive Producer; Tor Fitzwilliams, New Business

Furlined: Brian Aldrich, Douglas Avery, Lynn Fox, Jess Hall, Nicolas Kasakoff, Drew Lightfoot, Mark Molloy, Nez, Andreas Nilsson, Stuart Parr, Ted Pauly, Speck/Gordon, Yael Staav, The Perlorian Brothers, Terri Timely, David Turnley, Simon Willows Dougal Wilson
Blink: Adam Hashemi, Andreas Nilsson, Ben Wheatley, Benito Montoroio, Dougal Wilson, Ewan McNicol, John Birkin, Jonathan Herman, Kosai Sekine, Laurent Bourdoiseau, Lynn Fox, Mark Molloy,Nicolas Kasakoff, One in Three, Patrick Daughters, Speck/Gordon, Stuart Parr, Terri Timely, The Perlorian Brothers, Yael Staav

Furlined turned four this year and together with its U.K.-based partners Blink and music video arm, Colonel Blimp, celebrated with a slate full of creative projects. Blink director Dougal Wilson's imagination ran as wild as ever. Puppets were his playthings in the truly magical music video for Coldplay's "Life in Technicolor" and the warm and fuzzy "Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La" for Coca-Cola. He also drove hair wild in an old fashioned short for Sky Arts Opera.

We're hard pressed to find tabletop more funny—or inventive—than "Nannerpuss," from The Perlorian Brothers' spot for Denny's. Other highlights include Lynn Fox's gorgeous take on Timberland, Kosai Sekine's new flavor of fast-paced fun for adidas in "Break Up Service," and Terry Timely's sensory overloaded short film "Synesthesia." Outside the film lines, the company launched Blink Art, which produced Toyota print and posters by Pleix and is involved in an ongoing BBC project for Fallon. In the long form world, David Turnley is currently in postproduction on his documentary Shenandoah, which Furlined MD Diane McCarter is also executive producing.

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