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Chris Watling

Based in UK

Managing Director / Executive Producer at Somesuch. Watling has led production at Droga5 London for the last five years. He grew the production department from the ground up, and was responsible for overseeing award-winning work for clients including Amazon, Diet Coke, Barclaycard, Setapp, Maserati and Rustlers. During his tenure, Droga5 London was recognised as Adweek International Agency of the Year 2020 and Campaign Independent Agency of the Year 2018, and notable projects include Amazon’s Super Bowl spot Before Alexa, their ongoing Alexa campaign, Diet Coke’s Just Because, short film NIMIC, made with Mini starring Matt Dillon and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos; and Metatronia by Solange Knowles, made in partnership with Uniqlo.

Before joining Droga5 in 2016, he spent ten years at BBH, initially as producer, subsequently as Managing Director of Black Sheep Studios. During this time he worked with Somesuch on the BAFTA-winning short Home, a powerful 20-minute short launched in 2016 to address the refugee crisis. Supported by UNHCR and the UN Refugee Agency, Home starred Jack O'Connell and Holliday Grainger.

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