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Giles Ripley

Giles Ripley, Director, Pretzel Films
Giles Ripley
Job Grade
Pretzel Films
London, England


Giles graduated in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art in 2008, and was immediately tipped as one of the "Ten Emerging Artists To Watch" in The Times, having exhibited under Kay Saatchi, internationally under Richard Patterson and in New Contemporaries 2008 at the Liverpool Biennial. He recently appeared on School Of Saatchi, a BBC2 series in which he was selected to present in the last 12 in a pool of over 3000 competing artists by the likes of Charles Saatchi, Matthew Collings and Tracey Emin.

Giles quickly continued directing his own films, securing UK Film Council/Film London and Ideas Tap grants within his first two years out of Uni. His second short Orrible screened as a world premiere in June at the Academy Award qualifying Palm Springs International Short Fest 2011. Orrible also recently won Best Comedy at the Super Shorts International Film Festival.

Giles has directed projects for a diverse list of clients including KPMG, Canon, Nokia, Vodafone, Sony Ericsson, Norton Rose, WWF, Topshop and Whistles. His most recent charity film, shot in Uganda, won Bronze in the Best Documentary category at the 2011 IVCA awards.