Nicolas Jack Davies turned the spotlight onto himself in November when he completed his first feature length film, Rudeboy, the story of Trojan Records. A film whose underlying theme is the power of music to break down cultural barriers.
Nicolas Jack Davies
It is a film that is very right for now and Davies, with his flair for telling captivating stories through raw cinematic visuals, was the right director to draw a lot of positive attention to it, including Hollywood Reporter assessment of the film as “a visually slick celebratory affair… this love letter to one of Britain’s first multicultural pop movements is an effortlessly enjoyable viewing experience with a rich, sunny, consistent lifting sounds track.” It will be released later this year.
Davies brings the same talent as a natural story teller to the commercials, music videos and other documentaries he directs.
“Commercially, he humanises brands by bringing a sense of drama and passion,” Sweetshop noted, “working with clients including, Barclays, Mailchimp, Intel, Google, Nike. YouTube, Facebook, Stella Artois, The National Lottery, Dr Martens and FedEx.”
Sweetshop has just signed Davies for global representation.
Davies’ work has been nominated at the Grammy Awards and MTV MVAs. He has won a host of awards across advertising, film and TV, including a prestigious Grierson award for Channel 4 documentary, Payday.
The feature documentary has been screened at more than 30 film festivals, including a world premiere at at BFI London Film Festival, US premiere at DOC NYC, IDFA, CPH:DOX, Doc N Roll and In:Edit, and winning multiple awards.
Edward Pontifex, managing director of Sweetshop Australia, commented, “Nick’s work is intrinsically human, cinematic, and he has mastered the art of personal storytelling. He works effortlessly across genres. I can’t wait to see how agencies and brands respond to him here in Australia.”
Davies added, “I’m thrilled to sign with Sweetshop because I feel that they not only understand my creative vision but align with my deeper desire to make the process of my craft meaningful. I’m so excited for the body of wok we’ll be able to build together.”