Venice-based production company Saville Productions has signed legendary film director John Waters for commercial and branded entertainment representation. The writer/director/actor helmed such iconic cult films as Independent Spirit Awards winner Hairspray, Pecker and his debut film Pink Flamingos, the first of a series of low-budget shock films made with his Dreamland repertory company including the actor known as Divine. Waters joins Saville Productions’ roster of acclaimed filmmakers, including: Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), Paul Haggis (Crash) and many others.
Notes Saville Productions Executive Producer Rupert Maconick, “John Waters is a unique film maker and would be a great partner for brands who want a campaign that truly stand outs.”
Adds Waters, “I love the idea of directing commercials because it is the opposite of ‘auteur’ work. My name’s not even on the finished product but if I do a good job, the viewer will still suspect I had something to do with it.”