SKUNK has signed Mike Maguire to its US roster.
Maguire is an LA based, Long Island native, who became a director following the success of his work as a highly regarded copywriter and associate creative director. To date, Mike has directed critically acclaimed music videos, short films, a feature film and commercials for many premium brands including Nike, Budweiser, Fox Sports, IKEA and Volkswagen. His work, almost all comedy, has received international recognition and numerous awards at Cannes, The One Show and D&AD along the way.
Mike’s commercial reel is defined by his wild sense of humor, outstanding casting and performances and eccentric narratives. When asked to describe his style Mike said that “Jamie Barrett once described my style as ‘comedy masquerading as drama’. Then again, Jamie Barrett used to walk around Goodby Silverstein in his tube socks with no shoes on. I know because he stood next to me at the urinals at least half a dozen times.”
So there’s that.
Matt Factor, president of SKUNK, and Mike’s sales rep (back in the day when Propaganda was still around), calls their collaboration a “no brainer…I’m jazzed to be working with Mike again. Mike is one of the funniest people I know and this sense of humor is always reflected in his work. I like his sensibility and we get on great. His work makes people laugh and we need more of that these days for sure.”
Though comedy is his forte and his career has been long and fruitful, still one of his proudest achievements is serving on the Board of Directors of UCLA’s Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program / Autism Treatment Centre at The Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Oh, and he loves hockey.