About

Us is a directing duo consisting of Christopher Barrett and Luke Taylor. They met while studying at Kingston on the BA Graphic Design course. The duo's first successful collaboration came whilst at university when directing a music video for Thom Yorke as part of the D&AD Student Awards, it subsequently won first place.

In late 2007 they formed Us, a multi-disciplinary design studio. The focus since then has moved towards directing. 2011 saw them receive the award for Best New Directors at the UK MVA's and Best Urban video for 'Numbers In Action' which also received a MOBO nomination.

Commercially, Us have directed work for Airbnb, Honda, Cadburys, Johnnie Walker, Nike, Net-A-Porter and The Sunday Times. The latter has recently been awarded 10 Golds, 3 Silvers & 4 Bronzes at a variety of awards around the world including D&AD, Cannes, The British Arrows and Creative Circle. They also won Best New Directors at The British Arrows Craft Awards.

For general enquiries please contact info@weareus.co.uk


UK Representation

Academy Films
www.academyfilms.com
george.floyd@academyfilms.com

USA Representation

Reset Content
www.resetcontent.com
jeff@resetcontent.com


Site Credits

Site designed by Us & built by fabrik.

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Achievements

2015
- UK MVA's 'Best Urban Budget Video' - Dels 'Burning Beaches' (Winner)
- D&AD - Best Art Direction - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Silver)
- D&AD - Best Production Design - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Bronze)
- D&AD - Best Use Of Music - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Bronze)
- The One Show - Best 60' TV Commercial - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Merit)
- Creative Circle - Best Direction - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Gold)
- Creative Circle - Best Cinematography - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Gold)
- Creative Circle - Best Production Design - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Gold)
- Creative Circle - Best Use Of Music - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Gold)
- Creative Circle - Best Over 30-60' TV Commercial - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Silver)
- British Arrows - Newspapers, Magazines and Music - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Gold)
- British Arrows - Best Over 30-60' TV Commercial - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Silver)
- APA Crystal - Best 50 Commercials Of The Year - Thinkbox 'Harvey & Harmony'
- YCN Awards - Best Film - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Shortlist)

2014
- Campaign Big Awards - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Gold)
- Ciclope Festival - Best Production Design - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Gold)
- APA Crystal - Best 50 Commercials Of The Year - The Sunday Times 'Icons'
- British Arrows Craft - Best New Director - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Gold)
- British Arrows Craft - Best Achievement in Production - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Nomination)
- British Arrows Craft - Best Costume & Wardrobe - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Nomination)
- British Arrows Craft - Best Production Design - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Nomination)
- Cannes Lions - Best Publication/Media Film - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Bronze)
- Cannes Lions - Best Direction - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Shortlist)
- Cannes Lions - Best Cinematography - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Shortlist)
- Cannes Lions - Best Social Video - The Making of Sunday Times 'Icons' (Shortlist)
- Campaign - The Sunday Times 'Icons' - Number 4 in the top 10 ads of the year
- Eurobest - Best Production Design - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Bronze)
- Eurobest - Best Film in Publications & Media - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Shortlist)
- Eurobest - Best Direction - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Shortlist)
- YDA - Best European Broadcast Commercial - The Sunday Times 'Icons' (Winner)
- Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase - The Sunday Times 'Icons'
- Creative Circle Awards - 'Best Idents' - Talk Talk (Nomination)
-Vimeo Staff Pick - Labrinth 'let It Be'

2013
- Vimeo Staff Pick - Foals 'My Number'
- Exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery - Benga 'I Will Never Change' - Film & Sculpture

2012
- UK MVA's 'Best Dance Video' - Benga 'I Will Never Change' (Nomination)
- Rushes Soho Shorts Festival - Wiley 'Numbers In Action' (Finalist)
- Rushes Soho Shorts Festival - Wiley 'Numbers In Action' (Official Selection)
- Rushes Soho Shorts Festival - Benga 'I Will Never Change' (Official Selection)
- Vimeo Staff Pick - Feed Me 'Love Is All I Got'
- Vimeo Staff Pick - Benga 'I Will Never Change'
- Vimeo Staff Pick - Wiley 'Boom Blast'

2011
- UK MVA's 'Best New Director' - Us (Winner)
- UK MVA's 'Best Urban Video' - Wiley 'Numbers In Action' (Winner)
- UK MVA's 'Best Choreography' - Wiley 'Numbers In Action' (Nomination)
- UK MVA's 'Best Urban Budget Video' - Dels 'Trumpalump' (Nomination)
- MOBO 'Video Of The Year' (Nomination)

2007
- D&AD Student Awards - Thom Yorke 'The Clock' (Yellow Pencil)