July 10, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Malibu, CA – July 12, 2007— Holmes Defender of the Faith, the production company founded by executive producers Jeff Armstrong (Satellite Films and A Band Apart) and Ben Dossett (Windmill Lane Productions and A Band Apart) has signed multi award-winning director Bo Krabbe for representation in the North American commercial and music video marketplace. One of the leading commercial directors in Southeast Asia, the Danish born, United States-educated filmmaker has shot campaigns for nearly every international advertising agency and their Fortune Five Hundred clients over the course of the last decade. He joins a roster that includes directors Andy Dick, Brandon Donovan, Marcel Langenegger, Robert Luketic, Spike Lee, Keenen Wayans and Forest Whitaker.

“Not only everyone in our agency, but everyone who is anyone in the industry, wants to work with him because he adds that special something others simply cannot,” said Gary Caulfield, executive creative director, Ogilvy & Mather, Indonesia.

“Bo is at the top of the game in Southeast Asia and in Indonesia, the third largest advertising market in the world,” said Armstrong, executive producer, Holmes, “He has an unusual way of seeing things and a powerful, graphic style that will translate well to U.S. and Canadian work.”

Over the past decade, the multi-lingual Krabbe has brought his storytelling, in-camera and post production effects skills to commercials airing in multiple languages across numerous markets. He has shot worldwide for a long list of clients including Volkswagen and LHM, Singapore; Coca-Cola and McCann Erickson, Jakarta; and Lipton Ice Tea and J. Walter Thomson, Jakarta. Krabbe’s 2006 ”Play Your Energy” campaign for Nestles Milo and Ogilvy, Jakarta was credited with setting a new direction for the beverage’s international advertising efforts.

Krabbe has won nearly two-dozen Adoi and Citra Pariwara Advertising Awards, the top advertising trophies of Southeast Asia and Indonesia, respectively. At Citra Pariwara 2006, he earned six honors, including a Gold Award for Animation and Visuals for a spot for dairy company Greenfield and M&C Saatchi and at the 2005 show, he earned three honors including the Silver Award for Best Directing for energy drink Extra Joss and Lowe, Indonesia.

“I am looking forward to bringing my style to the Mecca of the filmmaking industry,” said Krabbe, “and to discovering the small moments, on set, in a whole new advertising landscape.”


Based in Malibu, CA, Holmes Defender of the Faith is a multi-platform production company whose core business is commercials. Launched in August 2006 by executive producers Jeff Armstrong and Ben Dossett, Holmes represents Andy Dick, Brandon Donovan, Marcel Langenegger, Robert Luketic, Spike Lee, Keenen Wayans and Forest Whitaker in the broadcast advertising market. Holmes is represented by Connie Mellors and Company on the West Coast, Mary Ida Bonadio in the Midwest and Richard Fink’s and Robin Fried’s R2 on the East Coast. For more information, see http://www.holmesdof.com.