Rattling Stick was founded in 2006 by Daniel Kleinman, Ringan Ledwidge and Johnnie Frankel. A nimble production company with an unmitigated belief in quality creative output, we are no longer home to solely commercial production. We produce high quality creative work in many forms, be that branded content, music videos, documentaries, title sequences, feature films or television.
At the heart of Rattling Stick is the conviction that all great communication starts with great story, irrespective of what it’s called, how long it is, how much it costs or where it lives. What excites us is brave, high quality, captivating content that makes its audience feel something.
Rattling Stick’s highly creative team ethic has been consistently recognised and awarded within the advertising industry and beyond. We have picked up many shiny accolades including Cannes golds, Grand Prix and Titanium, golds at the British Arrows, Creative Circle, Clios and Ciclope. Plus several D&AD pencils of all colours, including the prestigious black pencil this year. The British Arrows Production Company of the Year has been awarded to us four times and we’ve topped the Televisual Peer Poll for the last six years. This year we won Production Company of the Year at New York Film Festivals & made AdAge’s Production Company A-List.
2018 marks the year we welcomed a new emerging director roster, DirtyWork, as we believe that investing energy into the next generation is the best way to future-proof the creative industries.
Now home to fifteen directors, plus DirtyWork’s six, and with an office in the US, Rattling Stick remains a spirited production company, whose directors challenge, complement and encourage each other with the work they produce.
Welcome, Fern Berresford!
We’re incredibly happy to welcome the award-winning filmmaker and photographer Fern Berresford, who is best known for her vibrant style and dynamic visual flair.
Equally at home in the world of commercials, music videos and photography, Fern is a diverse talent whose commercial work includes an eclectic mix of projects for clients such as Fentimans, Aldi, Renault, VO5, Gala Bingo and Swisse Me.
She has also had success writing and directing short films – most notably FELL, which was selected by Oscar-winning producer Iain Canning (The King’s Speech, Shame) to receive initial funding through the arts charity ‘Ideas Tap’ and her first film, Man Made which won the award for best film at the Women In Film Festival.
Photography is another weapon in Fern’s creative arsenal, one which she wields as an additional outlet for her inventive eye and distinctive voice. Having exhibited her work in various solo shows and exhibitions worldwide, Fern often shoots campaigns alongside her film work.
Fern’s work across multiple mediums has earned her numerous honours – including two British Arrows, a nominations for Cannes Young Director Award and multiple accolades at Creative Circle, D&AD, The International Photography Awards and The British Journal of Photography.