Osbert Parker

  • Three time BAFTA nominated director Osbert Parker, is perhaps best known for his signature style of using cut-out animation mixed with live action to create one-of-a-kind imaginary landscapes within commercials and short films. He directed 8 unique short films for the hit Channel 4 series, MISFITS (2012) and recently directed a short film, entitled ‘Sir John Lubbock’s Pet Wasp’ (2018) with Laurie Hill for Instagram, that’s based on Untold Stories commissioned by animate projects and Anim18.
  • Parker is a freelance director who consistently works on a wide range of industry projects. He has worked at Quentin Tarantino’s production company A Band Apart as their first commercial director in 1995 and as Steve Barron’s second unit director on Hallmark’s TV feature length ARABIAN NIGHTS. Parker's short films continue to receive great acclaim on the international film festival circuit. “FILM NOIR” was nominated for best short animated film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in 2006 and also was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. "YOURS TRULY" best short animated film winner at the British Animation Awards was also nominated for a BAFTA in 2008 and selected for Sundance. Both films have been screened at the Telluride Film Festival.
  • His award winning commercial credits include such clients as Coca-Cola, Nike, Budweiser, Orange, The World Wildlife Fund and Gatorade. TV clients inc. BBC, Channel 4, ITV and MTV. Parker was a 2008 UK Film Council Breakthrough Brit and is developing a mixed media feature. He is represented for TV & feature films by Independent in the UK and United Talent Agency in the US.