Nick Bailey, former CEO and EMEA CCO of digital creative agency, Isobar, (part of Dentsu Aegis Network) has joined full service film production company Dingo Bill as Chairman, CCO and Partner. Bailey joins Oliver Warren, Founder and CEO of Dingo Bill and Jacob Madsen, Executive Producer, in leading and developing the company with a focus on digital-first, creatively led production.
Bailey commented: “This year I had a choice – to enter a third decade working inside a digital creative agency, or to take my 20 years’ experience from LBi, AKQA and Isobar and apply it in a new, dynamic environment full of the ambition and energy I recognize from the early days of digital. This is exactly what I’ve found at Dingo Bill.”
He added: “There has been an explosion in demand for compelling film content for digital in recent years. As a former agency leader, I know how important it is to engage with creatively driven, collaborative production partners to meet this demand flexibly, efficiently and to a high creative standard. My experience working with Oliver and Jacob at Dingo Bill over many years across a range of clients in this space has been consistently exceptional. They have built a fantastic foundation on which to grow a newly-configured future-facing production business designed for the digital creative economy”.
Dingo Bill has created work for Nike/Direct, Huawei/Isobar, Sony/ShortList, Hyundai/BrooklynBrothers, Conde Nast/Direct, Starbucks/Stylist, Dyson/Stylist, Tate/Direct, Christies/Direct, Swarovski/Direct, BaByliss/Direct, Garnier/Publicis and Toni & Guy/JWT, amongst others.
Oliver Warren commented: “The timing couldn’t be better for Nick to join us. I am excited to have a partner in Dingo Bill who has his international experience and reputation. We have a real love of a story beautifully told. With film and digital delivery evolving so quickly, it’s exciting to know that we can harness all that good stuff for brands and agencies, anywhere in the world on any platform. Nick, Jacob and I have a closely aligned aesthetic and a clear road map for our future success.”
He added: “We love the process of crafting a story on the page, then taking it to the screen, and into an audience’s hearts. It’s a journey that is both consuming and fulfilling, and works beautifully hand-in-hand with commercial directing, with passion and professionalism flowing mutually between the two. I’m a child of the digital revolution, and to me, the word ‘film’ means considered, beautiful, story-telling, be that shooting with the latest 4K codec or on an archaic reel of celluloid. That thinking and love of craft is at the heart of all we do at Dingo Bill”.
Oliver Warren founded Dingo Bill in 2010 as a new kind of film production company, designed around the demands of the digital creative economy. Oliver has 20 years’ experience in commercial filmmaking, focusing on delivering compelling, effective storytelling for digital platforms and channels. As Dingo Bill’s CEO and Creative Director at Large, Oliver currently splits his time between the company’s London and New York offices, offering oversight and creative direction on key projects globally.
Dingo Bill’s Executive Producer, Jacob Madsen, continues to run and develop operations from the UK office.