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HENRY HOBSON
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HENRY HOBSON

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Director

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Hailing from Stonehenge, England, and a graduate of the Royal College of Art within the field of graphic design, Henry has brought his design-world skills of single-frame storytelling to life as he transitioned into the world of filmmaking.

Within the commercial world, Henry is known for epic narratives that challenge and fully engage the senses. From concept to edit, he creates richly cinematic story worlds filled with characters that explore the depth of the human psyche, while also encompassing a sense of epic scale, along with deft performances and an arresting visual scope.

Henry has directed award-winning spots and campaigns for PlayStation, Apple, Xbox, Pepsi, Adidas, the Marines, Under Armour and Gillette among many others. His images are visceral and unforgettable, from battling armies raining arrows down on the advancing ranks, to graphically enigmatic abstractions, to people fighting back against bullying, to video game spots with deep emotional undercurrents that strike us hard. Working with big name stars, from cinema to the football field, his work repeatedly captures our imagination in surprising and evocative ways.

His first feature, “Maggie,” featured a much-hailed, emotional ‘Eastwoodesque’ performance from Arnold Schwarzenegger, and co-starred Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin. The film garnered praise for its performances and unique visual style at the Toronto, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals.

A shots Director of the Year nominee in 2017, Henry’s awards have included multiple D&AD Pencils, Lions, AICP, One Show and SXSW accolades, as he pursues his passion of bringing beautiful and powerful cinema to the 30 and 60 second formats.