Ken Williams

Copywriter & Filmmaker

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationHertford, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Screenwriter - Film Director

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About me

Hello. I’m Ken. A Senior Copywriter, Screenwriter and Filmmaker with over 15 years experience across copy, film, advertising and journalism. Working for clients like Ocado, Debenhams, Suicide Aware, Morena Morena and RED FM. I also invented Factoclock. I have written, directed and produced six short films working with talent including Fiona Shaw, Jack Reynor, Barry Keoghan, James Mather and Emmet Kirwan. I have been lucky enough to win awards in film, radio, advertising and digital. I strongly believe that the future of the industry lies in brilliant, engaging content and am excited to be a part of it. If I didn’t have a mortgage I’d write headlines for free. I’m a big football fan and volunteer at my local club. I once led a parade around Guilin, China, won bachelor of the year in my home town when I was 19 and tried to travel around the world overland in 2005. And failed but not miserably. Most importantly, I spent a year working as a labourer for a scaffolding company. A year full of mud, stairs, and very heavy steel that was mostly on my shoulder. So when a tricky brief comes my way, or a client doesn’t get my genius idea, I take a moment and think of the cattle mart in Fermoy I worked on, in the rain, with a crazy hammer-throwing scaffolder who smelled of fried eggs; and it’s not so bad.

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Skills

  • Film
  • Radio
  • Commercials
  • Short Films
  • Directing Screenwriting
  • Social Campaign
  • Ad Copywriting
  • Copy
  • Retail Advertising
  • Creative Leadership

People I’ve worked with

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  • Charlotte Gibling

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    • Creative
    • Phoenix Advertising Group, Brown Communications Group, Ocado, The Big Kick
  • Sophie Gordon

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    • Photographer / videographer / studio manager
    • Graff

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Debenhams

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      Stanley's Deathpark Productions

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        Ocado

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        Work history

        Currently

        Oct 2014
        • Freelance
        • A writer and director of films with strong narrative. Worked with talent Fiona Shaw, Barry Keoghan, Emmet Kirwan, Jack Reynor and Jon Kenny. Writer/Director, creative consultant and social media manager for brands including Suicide Aware, Morena Morena, RED FM, DW Windsor, Ice Skating Ireland, Factoclock.

        2012

        Content Editor

        Debenhams

        Nov 2008 - Jul 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Key achievements: launched Debenhams blog, managed TOV guidelines, mentored junior writers.

        Awards

        2018

        Best Director shortlist

        Young Directors Awards

        2017

        Best in Cork shortlist

        Cork International Film Festival

        2016

        Best One Minute Film

        Cardiff Film Festival

        2016

        Best Director shortlist

        Kinsale Shark Awards

        2015

        Kinsale Shark shortlist

        Kinsale Shark Awards

        • Our film 'The Daisy Chain' was shortlisted in the 'Best Irish Short Film' category at the Kinsale Sharks Awards in 2015.

        2015

        Best Film shortlist

        Kinsale Shark Awards

        2009

        PPI Radio Gold Winner

        PPI

        2003

        PPI radio documentary shortlist

        PPI