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www.chief.tv

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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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RT @LBBOnline: Sean Williamson returns to A-C12 in @paddypower and @ChiefTV's spoof spot. bit.ly/323MKAIhttps://t.co/fW8q42BEiP
3 days ago
Do you know your CTGs from your SOBs and FOAFs? You can bet 'H' does and all is revealed in the latest spoof video we produced for @paddypower directed by Ben Tonge (@netnmvaster) out today. twitter.com/paddypower/sta…
4 days ago
Sun's out and we can play sport outside 🙌⚽️ Taking inspiration from this film we made with @eartotheground for @statsports We could name drop Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Harry Maguire but y'know....Directed by @yoniweisbergvimeo.com/499574154
2 weeks ago
Before your very eyes @cheekymunki bringing the incredible to life for @homeagencyuk and @32Red what a magical shoot @lemontwittor 🙌🙌🥁 twitter.com/LBBOnline/stat…
3 weeks ago

LBB Newsfeed

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

Make Sense of the Stuff You Want with TalkTalk's Latest Campaign

Make Sense of the Stuff You Want with TalkTalk's Latest Campaign

Chief Productions' Ben Tonge directs The&Partnership's campaign illustrating the flexibility of TalkTalk

EastEnders' Shaun Williamson is the Ghost of Christmas Present in Paddy Power Film

EastEnders' Shaun Williamson is the Ghost of Christmas Present in Paddy Power Film

Entertainer makes his way to the screen once again in spot starring Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier

Axed Football Pundits Return for Second Season of Paddy Powers 'Pundits'

Axed Football Pundits Return for Second Season of Paddy Powers 'Pundits'

Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas and Alan Curbishley front the series from Chief director Ben Tonge

The Directors: Nate Camponi

The Directors: Nate Camponi

The Chief, Picture North and 2029 director shares his lifelong love of cinema with some of the biggest brands