|The origins of Hammersmith & Elephant date back to about the same time as a famous carpenters son was said to be born. After a slow start the company took a natural progression from its first forays in iron mongery, through a brief flirtation with pornography and then, under the leadership of Brett Wild and executive producer Byron Grant, they rode headlong into a world where exposing light onto photo sensitive substrates captured images which in turn could be used to fuck with peoples heads.|
Brett Wild is the directing equivalent of the tong master at a braai. A true artist. He's very performance driven and seamlessly combines reality with the ever changing world of special effects. He is stronger than most in comedy yet will also quite easily jerk a tear from even the steeliest agency producer with his powerful and dramatic visuals. Whether its a snorting cackle or an unsuspected shiver, Brett's work engages and moves audiences.
With enough people baffled and confused by these efforts (Cell companies were launched, Cars sales rocketed, people cried and laughed, and some even turned off their mobiles before movies), Brett decided to recruit some young blood in order to pay for his new found obsession with yachting. Hammersmith and Elephant engaged the services of two young talents who had all the makings of psychological bullies. Morgan Dingle and Tristan Holmes joined the company in 2009, their show reels dripping with work that would make so called “big name directors” hide away in their organic vineyards.
If you promise Byron that you'll play nicely, Brett, Morgan and Tristan's talents are just a phone call away.