We’re happy to welcome director/DP Anthony Furlong to the BACKYARD roster for US representation in spots + branded content.

Furlong brings diverse expertise as a live-action director, VFX/graphic artist and animation director usually integrating two or more of these disciplines for projects. His body of work includes collaborations with various blue-chip brands, including IKEA, Motorola, Samsung, Apple and NBC.

Motorola – Zoom


With a background as an actor, programmer, auto engineer, and numerous creative roles, Furlong brings a unique analytical perspective to each project that complements his instinctive artistic sense.

“His works are performance driven, artistic masterpieces,” said Backyard CMO and managing director, Roy Skillicorn.  “They reflect the vision of a true visual thinker.”

Charter – More


Back in 2014, furlong earned an Emmy in art direction for his work on NBC’s Sunday Night Football intro starring Carrie Underwood.

“His lavish imagery draws from a deep, and constantly updated, toolbox of techniques,” related Kris Mathur, Backyard’s EP; “With an engineer’s mind and the heart of an artist, his work manifests itself in unique and unconventional cinematic ways.”

IKEA – Made By the Johnsons


Furlong said he was drawn to Backyard by its “high quality work” as well as its “familial environment, communication and teamwork.”

Backyard’s president, Kevin Allodi, added, “Anthony is the proprietor of Basic Nature, where he applies his various VFX/GFX and editing skills, often finishing his own work.  He not only fills a significant place as a live action director on our roster, but his post company allows us to efficiently package live action through the finished product, something many of our clients are increasingly asking for–we plan to put Basic Nature to good use for our entire roster, whenever appropriate.”

Toujeo – Journal

Furlong joins a Backyard directorial roster that includes Greg Popp, Xander Strohm, Kevin Fitzgerald, Jeff Lable, Jesper Ohlsson, Shyam Madiraju, and Patrick Creadon.