Accomplished filmmaker Simon Ratigan joins Chelsea Pictures for US representation. 

Ratigan, a world leading director of television commercials, has been a filmmaker for over 20 years. He’s shot award-winning short films, music videos, branded content and, most recently, a debut feature documentary. Working with a host of clients from global brands to local charities, Ratigan has built a reputation as a top-tier director, as well as an accomplished cinematographer and editor of short and long form films. 

On bringing his expertise to the US market alongside Chelsea, Ratigan remarks: “Chelsea is an amazing company with an impressive roster of filmmakers and an enviable track record of work. So, for me, it’s an honour and a thrill to be joining their ranks. Over the years, I’ve been involved in some fascinating projects that have proved not only collaborative and creatively rewarding but also a joy to create. Now, with the experience, support and expertise of Chelsea, I’m excited to be doing the same in the US: directing films that are as unique and joyful to watch as they are to make.”

As a cinematic storyteller with a unique documentary style, Ratigan’s gift for capturing human emotion and the beauty of the everyday has won him plaudits throughout the film and advertising industries and a plethora of creative awards. Known for his creative energy, collaborative spirit and acute understanding of brand needs, his distinctive, hands-on approach continues to produce work that is conceptually driven, client focused and world class.

“I’ve been a major fan of Simon’s for years. His films have such a beautiful aesthetic and he has a gift for making scripted campaigns feel so real, so authentic, and so relatable. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity for Chelsea to establish Simon in the US market,” says Chelsea Owner and President, Lisa Mehling.

Ratigan recently debuted his first campaign with Chelsea, Albertsons for Anomaly.