Jamie Rafn

 

Jamie originally read law at Oxford and qualified as a Barrister before turning his attention to his life long obsession – film. Jamie wrote, directed and produced his debut feature Soho Square for $7,000 in 2000. The film was released by The Sundance Channel and was followed by a series of short films including She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not which was featured in the 2006 Saatchi and Saatchi New Director Showcase and 'Tokyo Jim,' which was nominated for a European Film Award and won a prize at the London TCM Film Festival.

 

Alongside his film projects, Jamie has developed an extremely impressive commercial reel featuring work with brands such as McCain’s, Bertolli, Pedigree and Cadbury’s. In 2009 Jamie directed the acclaimed brand film ‘The Man Who Walked Around the World’ for Johnnie Walker. The six-minute piece follows Scottish thespian Robert Carlyle walking through a landscape covered with portraits, bars, and television stacks as he recounts the history behind Johnnie Walker in one long impressive take. ‘The Man Who Walked Around the World’ achieved worldwide success, earning a Gold Lions at Cannes for Internet Film, as well as awards from Epica, Mobius and Kinsale Sharks.

 

Jamie also directed acclaimed comedian Rob Newman's six part TV series 'The History of the World Backwards' as well the first season of the six part BBC sitcom 'Roger & Val Have Just Got In'  staring Dawn French and Alfred Molina, about a middle-aged couple during their first half-hour home from work. In 2011 Dawn French was nominated for a BAFTA for her role as Val and the sitcom was been picked up for a second season due to its popularity and distinctive format.

 

In 2016 Jamie directed the Budweiser ‘Flash Fans’ commercial for Anomaly, which premiered during the Super Bowl. More recently, Jamie has won multiple awards directing commercials for the American Family Insurance (APA Collection), Vorwerk (LIA Silver), Toyota (Clio Silver) and Volvo (Cannes Lion Grand Prix).

 

An incredible storyteller, Jamie has the knack for turning brilliantly observed scenarios into beautifully shot pieces that employ an intelligent use of humour, both visually and with dialogue.