chief
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www.chief.tv

+44 (0) 161 832 6001

The Longhouse
Michigan Avenue, Media City
Manchester, M50 2GY

About

Chief is one of the UK’s leading independent television production companies established in 2002 by Colin Offland.

Headquartered at MediaCityUK in Manchester and with offices in Leeds, London, Sydney and Cape Town, Chief offers agencies, clients and commissioning editors bespoke production solutions ranging from award winning creative services, best-in-class production capability, an enviable panel of Directors, a combined 10K square foot on-site studio facility, an in-house post production and despatch department as well as flexible production servicing.

Chief’s ambition is to make great TV commercials, short-form content, music promos, documentaries, programs and films, and have to date produced more than 1200 inspiring and engaging projects.

Currently working with all the top advertising agencies, communications networks and clients, Chief has recently produced TV commercials for Land Rover, Muller, Typhoo, Hyundai, Aldi, Lidl, Puma, Remington, JD Williams and Nivea, winning awards from Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio and Brand Film Festival along the way.

Inspirational short-form online content has been produced for Hostelworld, Jack Daniels, Footasylum, Visit London and Johnnie Walker, with views totalling more than 10 million. And mould-breaking music promos ensure artists like Paul Weller, Coldplay, Elbow and Sam Smith come back for more.

Chief has also gained global acclaim for its recent brand funded documentary work including Ubisoft’s ‘Wildlands’, Woolmark’s ‘Slowing down fast fashion with Alex James’ and ‘Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyong Yang’, which enjoyed mainstream distribution across Netflix, Showtime, BBC iPlayer, Google Play and Amazon Prime.

Given that Chief’s first ever job was ‘Ainsley’s Odyssey’, an 8-part series for BBC in which we charted this top chef’s trip around the Mediterranean, travel program making instantly became part of our DNA and was followed by other travel program commissions such as ‘Weird & Wonderful Hotels’ for National Geographic.

Chief’s program commissions also extended to CITV for ‘Green Santa’, a 12-part series designed to educate and entertain children about the ecological issues affecting our planet, a production which ultimately saw Chief add a Bafta nomination to its long list of awards.

And finally, Chief has engaged its flexible production servicing team on projects for other household brand names such as Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and Casillero Del Diablo, bringing their productions to life with unrivalled local knowledge and insight.

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How happy are we to be shortlisted for our Christmas commercial with @Footasylum thank-you @MPAweareyou we'll get the beers in at the do 🤩 twitter.com/MPAweareyou/st…https://t.co/xJhDzekQzX
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Emotions running high at HQ as our farewell film prepares to make its debut for @bbccreative Super proud to have been part of #Euros2020 from creating the titles sequence @BBCSport to👇we've loved every minute. Thank-you 💟💟💟 🦁 https://t.co/XbmnRrMTTI
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What a great first gig for @cam_ward with @TBWAMCR for @Beaverbrooks#weddingsareGO ❤️❤️❤️ twitter.com/ProlificNorth/…
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Chief Welcomes Director Cameron Ward

Chief Welcomes Director Cameron Ward

Cameron also launches his latest work with Beaverbrooks

Chief Unites Cities of Europe in ‘Street Art’ Titles for BBC Euros 2020 Coverage

Chief Unites Cities of Europe in ‘Street Art’ Titles for BBC Euros 2020 Coverage

Director and football artist Yoni Weisberg teams up with Chief's Ben McFarlane to capture the spirit of the tournament

Finely Sliced: Ian McLaughlin

Finely Sliced: Ian McLaughlin

With 10 years experience at Chief, senior editor Ian chats the good and the bad of editing and the importance rhythm and feeling

The Power of Thanks

The Power of Thanks

When was the last time you really, actually thanked someone for what they do for you, asks Chief director Chris Cottam

Barry's Back! Shaun Williamson Returns in Second Line of Duty Spoof from Paddy Power

Barry's Back! Shaun Williamson Returns in Second Line of Duty Spoof from Paddy Power

Chief Productions' Ben Tonge directs the film seeing Sean return to discover the identity of ‘H’ in BBC's hit drama series

Keith Lemon Celebrates Incredible Wins in 32Red's Elaborate Campaign

Keith Lemon Celebrates Incredible Wins in 32Red's Elaborate Campaign

Chief and HOME's latest spot capture the special moments players experience on 32RED