Perry Westwood has an art based background with diplomas in fine art and graphic design. In the 80’s he co-founded design company Maximum R & B where he designed and directed audio-visual content for installations and events, TV title sequences and music videos. In the early 90‘s he joined London’s leading corporate communications agency Imagination. Here he became creative director of the film department where he wrote, directed and oversaw some of the UK’s biggest corporate film productions of the time including work for Ford, British Telecom, Guinness and Ericsson. He has been based in Sydney for the last 16 years, working as a TV commercials director. His work often has a softer style with a knack of capturing natural human moments of levity. His portfolio of work is diverse and includes some of Australia’s best-known emotive brand campaigns, stunning visuals, high quality food commercials, moving comedy work and subtle performance pieces.
Perry Westwood has a skill set that blends a wealth of experience, affable can-do attitude, creative flair and a reassuring client savvy communicative approach. He prides himself on his collaborative ability with advertising agencies and their clients at all stages of the process. Perry regularly works with some of the world’s biggest agencies including Clemengers, Ogilvy and Mather, JWT, Y & R, George Patterson, DDB Needham, Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson, Whybin TBWA, and local agencies like BMF, 303 and Marketforce. Perry Westwood has directed top end commercials for clients as diverse as Telstra, Qantas, American Express, Westpac, MLC, HBF, MBF, St George Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Red Rooster, KFC, Arnotts, Mission Foods, Ford, Hyundai, Suzuki, Holden, Volkswagen, Red Rock Deli, Smiths Chips, Kettle Chips, Mrs Macs Pies, Pfizer, Centrum, Viva, Huggies, Revolution, The Australian Government, Work Cover and NSW Tourism. Perry understands the complexities of every production and the challenges of a budget conscious market place. He doesn’t like waste and keeps things simple because that’s how he works best. He’s an obsessive problem solver and has a passion for bringing good stories to life.