Here’s the backstory: to celebrate the return of its reality-competition show, Dancing on Ice, ITV Creative Executive Creative Director Tony Pipes dreamed up a world in which a polar bear wants to dance on ice but doesn’t quite know how.
Lucky for him, he meets a partner who can help and soon the pair is wowing the woodland crowd with twists and turns to the tune of perfect 10s.
Pretty great, right.
Kirk is an award-winning filmmaker who works in both live-action and animation. Kirk wrote and directed the animated short ‘Junk’, which screened at over 150 film festivals and gained awards and nominations including Bafta, BAA, BIFA, Soho Shorts, Creative Circle.
Kirk has directed commercials for The World Wildlife Fund, Ardbeg whiskey and The Guardian newspaper. He was also nominated for an MTV award for Music Video of the Year.
Kirk is currently developing a feature-length film of ‘War Horse’ author Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ with co-director Neil Boyle.
Agency: ITV Creative
Executive Creative Director: Tony Pipes
Head of Campaign Production: Katie Carew
Creative Directors: Alex Mathieson and Anton Ezer
Producer: Hannah Cooper
Campaign Manager: Alex Fleming
Marketing Manager: Simon Ricks
Production Company: HU_SH London
Executive Producer: Lydia Russell
Director: Kirk Hendry
Heads of Marketing: Aoife Owen and Jess Byars
Controller of Marketing: Paul Ridsdale
Post Production Company: Goodbye Kansas Studios
Grade: Simone @ Time Based Arts
Audio: Munzi Thind @ Grand Central Studios