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Jamie Thraves joins Kode Media
Jamie Thraves, one of the UK's top video directors, who has directed has some of the most memorable and feted music videos of the past two decades, has now joined Kode's directors roster for music video and commercial representation in the UK.
Jamie Thraves's music videos include the classic video for Radiohead's Just - which is almost exactly twenty years old – Coldplay's The Scientist, and Damien Rice's 9 Crimes. In recent times, he has worked with breakthrough artists Tom Odell, Twin Atlantic and Jake Bugg, and directed two videos for Sam Smith. His video for Money On My Mind was nominated for World’s Best Video at the World Music Awards 2014. Stay With Me (above) was nominated for Best Male Video at the MTV VMAs 2014 and Best Brit Video at the Brits 2014.
Thraves was presented with the Icon Award at the 2012 UK MVAs, acknowledging his significant contribution to the genre.
He has also made a number of award winning short films and features. I Just Want To Kiss You (1997), starring Martin Freeman, won the Fox Searchlight Award for Best Short Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. His first feature, The Low Down (2000), starring Aidan Gillen (The Wire, Game Of Thrones), was named among the “neglected masterpieces” of film history by The Observer in its rundown of 50 Lost Movie Classics. His third feature, Treacle Jr. (2010), also with Gillen, won the Hitchcock D’Or Grand Jury Prize at the 21st Dinard British Film Festival.
“Jamie’s work over the last 20 years has inspired us and many others in the industry, his MVA Icon award recognises this. He’s an exceptional addition to our roster here at Kode,” says Kode's head of music, Nathan Killham.
“Alongside commercial and music representation, we will be working with Jamie to develop a TV & Film department at Kode, which already has an exciting array of talent and collaborators involved. We’re really excited by this, and look forward to sharing more details” says managing director, Alex Harman.
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