Rascal Post has today announced that acclaimed colourist James Bamford has joined the team as creative director.
James joins from an 18-year tenure at The Mill London, having been appointed head of colour in 2020. Widely regarded as one of the best in his field, James blends this wealth of industry experience with exceptional technical skills and a drive to push the boundaries of the craft - using his cinematic style to provoke awe-inspiring imagery. A progressive leader and a true collaborative force, he’s worked with some of the biggest and best directors in the industry including Matthew Vaughn, Oscar Hudson, Taika Waititi, and Nicolai Fuglsig.
His portfolio includes Volvo’s ‘Epic Split’, John Lewis’ ‘The Man on the Moon’ and Coca Cola’s 2020 Christmas ad ‘The Letter.’ Alongside this, he’s collaborated with brands such as Playstation, Amazon, Guinness, and Sipsmith, and on music videos for the likes of Little Mix, Metronomy, Khruangbin, and Hozier. His work has been recognised at multiple award shows including the Creative Circle, Kinsale Sharks, and British Arrows.
James joins the team following an exciting year for Rascal who will be opening a third studio in Old Street - alongside offices in Kings Cross and Stockholm - to service their growing list of clients.
James Bamford comments: “I’m truly excited to be joining such a young, dynamic company that puts its artists first. Rascal has the flexibility and talent pool to make some huge waves in the industry, and I can’t wait to be a part of that. Their real strength lies in their ability to quickly adapt to any given situation for any client, and achieve things that most post houses can only dream of. There’s a tangible air of excitement in the place - and it’s very contagious.”
Gareth Brannan, co-founder and managing director at Rascal Post, adds: “We are thrilled to welcome James to Rascal. Having worked closely with him for over 20 years, I know he’s going to slot right in and be a true asset to the team. Our focus has always been on fostering close, progressive relationships with our clients, and James exemplifies the personal service we want to offer. He’s got a fantastic work ethic and attention to detail, and his ambitious approach to the craft means he’ll no doubt fulfil the needs of the high-calibre names we’ve been working with since Rascal launched. I’m excited to see what the future has in store.”