Giles Ripley

After graduating from Chelsea in fine art, Giles’ work appeared in several prestigious exhibitions (New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial, Kay Saatchi's 'Anticipation’) and was featured on BBC2’s ‘School of Saatchi’ and in The Times’ ‘Ten Emerging Artists to Watch’ list. Giles won grants from UK Film Council, Film London, IdeasTap and Collabor8te to direct short films. His shorts picked up several awards and nominations (VOTD, Best Comedy @ Super Shorts International Film Festival / Best Comedy @ LSFF / Best Short, British Lion Award, Best Supporting Actor @ The British Independent Film Festival etc) and official selections at numerous international festivals (Palm Springs, NY Shorts, Brest, LSFF, Raindance, Aesthetica, Branchage, Rushes etc). Since the success of his shorts, Giles has directed numerous commercial projects for global brands including Samsung, 3 Mobile, Nokia, Canon, Renault, Tic Tac, Mars, Whistles, Green Party, WWF, Comedy Central and KFC.