….just because it’s some of the most remarkable photography we’ve seen.
It’s all too rare when working relationships become genuine, close friendships, but Maurie Dowd’s warmth and natural rapport with people made the crossover hard to avoid.
When Maurie was at Clemenger BBDO, he enjoyed regular Friday lunches with HBT’s directors and co-founders, Michael Berry and David Hayes.
By the time he left Clemenger and started directing TVCs, the trio were collaborating regularly.
Shooting a campaign for Herron, Maurie organised a crew in Queensland to film at the company’s factory, from sunrise to sunset.
His kind, genuine nature gave him an innate ability to extract performances from ordinary people with ease.
Maurie discovered the story of Tom Wills, the founding father of AFL, and couldn’t believe that it had gone untold for so long.
Making a documentary about Tom Wills became a labour of love for Maurie, which he pursued until passing away in 2009.
The unfinished project was salvaged by a close group of friends and colleagues, who ensured its completion, and saw it screened on TV last weekend.
You can read an excellent article about the making of Maurie’s Tom Wills documentary here.
What can we say? We were huge fans.
Here’s a clip of him at our Christmas party.
Impeccable player. No-one else like him.
For the past five years, our client Dulux has been partnering with Surf Life Saving Australia.
The alignment has seen teams of painters and communities across Australia set out to paint every surf life saving club in the country with its long-lasting and weather resistant exterior paint, Dulux Weathershield.
Australia’s surf life saving clubs are exposed to some of the harshest weather conditions, from storms and saltwater to searing sunshine. Weathershield’s ability to withstand these elements is testament to the products’ toughness and durability. Not to mention Australia’s surf life saving clubs are highly deserving of a little TLC.
As part of the campaign, Dulux recently partnered with Apparition Media, to paint a 28.5m long mural at Melbourne Central in Melbourne’s CBD. HBT suggested the mural highlight the extreme weather both Australia’s surf life saving clubs, and Dulux’s Weathershield paint, face on a daily basis.
We think the results speak for themselves.
Head to Melbourne Central before Sunday 6 March to see some quintessential Australian coastline, without having to leave the city.
Yesterday our client Feast Watson offered those with a keen eye for design the chance to bid for their favourite ‘designer reloved creation’ on eBay.
The Feast Watson Re-Love Project has followed the up-cycling or ‘re-love’ journey of Australian designers including Mark Tuckey. Using a range of Feast Watson woodcare products, these designers have transformed a worn piece of timber furniture into a stunning, unique statement piece.
The highest bidders on the close date (17 July 2015) will be the lucky recipients of a one-of-a-kind Re-loved piece of furniture. And to make the victory even sweeter, all funds raised from the eight auctions will be donated to The Salvos.