Tim is our front-of-house face of Merv and your main contact point. Tim has worked in the production industry for over 20 years, in both advertising agencies and production companies, here in Australia and in London. Tim co-founded one of the first and most successful truly integrated film and stills production companies in Australia. Tim’s experience in both agencies and production, creating TVCs, Branded Content and Stills has given him a depth of knowledge and understanding of all sides of production and the advertising industry.
Damien’s work as a director has been awarded at every major global festival. His work from ideation through to completion has enjoyed major success for his clients. Damien’s experience working for global brands and agencies across multiple regions has given him a unique insight into clients’ communication and creative needs.
Pete Henderson has built his reputation in Canada through work that pushes comedic boundaries and often breaks them.
A Toronto native, Pete got his start directing music videos, winning awards for clips for the Tragically Hip, Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo and other bands.
Transitioning to advertising, he developed a knack for comedy through notable campaigns for Coke, GM, Phillips, Roger’s Communications, KFC and others.
Pete’s brand of irreverent comedy is perfectly suited to the Australian market.
As a commercial director, Sean Dunne has brought his devotion to the craft and unmatched intimacy to clients that include ROYAL CARIBBEAN, TRUTH (premiered during 2017 Grammy’s), NEST, ETSY, DELTA, AT&T, SHELL, CHASE, NIKE, BANK OF AMERICA (aired during Oscars), MICROSOFT, HTC, GOOGLE, BACARDI, SPECIAL OLYMPICS, NUROFEN, SUNDANCE and ANCESTRY. In 2016, Dunne directed a documentary film about Romanian hackers for NORTON which won at One Screen for best documentary as well as received a Golden Lion at Cannes.
He made his feature-film-directing debut with OXYANA, a portrait of a small coal-mining town caught in the grips of the Oxycontin epidemic. OXYANA premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2013 where Dunne won the award for Best New Documentary Director as well as Best Documentary Feature.
Sean has also directed several short documentaries including: THE ARCHIVE, which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for an Emmy.
Writer / Director Jason Farrand has directed award winning, memorable campaigns for such brands as Coca-Cola, Domino’s, Nintendo, Toshiba, Chevy and many more.
He has worked with a vast array of celebrity talent including Jerry Seinfeld, Chelsea Handler, Jeff Goldblum, Janeane Garofalo, Tom Sizemore, Alanis Morrissette, Fred Willard, Rosanne Arquette amongst many others. His numerous sketch-work can be seen on Funny or Die.
Jason served as the showrunner, co-writer and director of all 28 episodes of the original TV series Head Case (Starz) – starring Alexandra Wentworth. Jason produced and directed all 10 episodes of the NBC comedy “In Gayle we Trust”