Hey Presto! is a full service non-union production company and we create high-end commercial content for brands we’re obsessed with. We believe collaboration is everything. Crowd-stopping work comes from the perfect blend of teamwork, innovation and guts. Our award-winning team uses all three of those to turn good ideas into captivating campaigns grounded in epic story and characters you’ll talk about at Friday night drinks.
We’re also pretty fun humans to hang out with. Our company has Australian roots, and we’re proud to host a diverse range of established international and homegrown directors that all have excellent flight mileage now.
We loved to feel challenged. In the ever-evolving landscape of tricky budgets and compressed guidelines, our highly focused producers are famous for snappy thinking and creative problem solving.
Let us tell your story.
We are collaborators.
Founder / Creative Director
Tim is the founder and principal creative of Hey Presto! and earned his ad industry stripes at Saatchi & Saatchi in London and DDB in Melbourne, which also happens to be his hometown. Then he got his filmmaking hands dirty and went on to scoop up the Young Director Award at Cannes -- twice! His directorial flair has garnered a stack of other less French awards for short film and TV projects too, including the Rob Schneider and Deidrich Bader lead pilot, THE MANNY.
Tim’s work is a bit like him: a rather delightful blend of real and eccentric. He’s known for casting irreverent, unexpected characters and slipping them into real world situations with a twist, leaving the viewer engaged, entertained and often squealing a bit. Commercially, Tim has worked on brands all across the board. From Budweiser to Old Spice, Ford to Disney and all the way to Levis because who doesn’t love a nice pair of Slim Fits. His favorite film is The Notebook, but he’ll tell you it’s Raging Bull.
Emily has over 10 years of producing commercials across five continents, which technically makes her a producing superhero. Famous for her “get it done” attitude, Em stops at nothing to pull off the trickiest of organizational miracles, all the while elevating creativity at every turn. No brief, budget or timeline is too challenging and her resume speaks for itself on that front. It doesn’t actually speak, but imagine if it could because Em specializes in working with high profile talent: Viola Davis, Snoop Dogg, Karlie Kloss, Kayne, James Cameron and Alejanrdo Inarritu name a few. That’d be one epic choir.
Emily consistently exceeds clients’ expectations with her resourcefulness and high energy. Very high; once she flew in a giant snowball atop the Matterhorn in Switzerland to get the shot. Her clients have included Ciroc, Farmers, Old Navy, Rolex and Old Spice. Her commercial for GAP premiered as part of the 2017 Grammy Awards telecast, and featured Grammy nominee SZA, Awkwafina, Metro Boomin and Miles Heizer. She also wants you to know she’s worked with the lauded supermodels of the canine talent industry -- Afghan Hounds.
Hey Presto! is committed to closing the gender gap and advocating for racial equality. We value and celebrate different backgrounds, perspectives, and self-expression as qualities that make our company stronger.
• Our executive team maintains a 50/50 gender split, a goal we were proud to meet.
• Production crews are staffed with a conscious effort to maintain diversity across gender and minorities.
• We are supporters of the 'Free The Work' process and represent 'Free The Work' directors.
• Every job will include at least one PA hire rom the 'Streetlights Production Assistant Program' - www.streetlights.org
We also believe that the learning never stops and equality is an ongoing process. If you know of any organizations that deserve our support, please reach out. We'd love to hear from you!