Welcome to NERD! We love the sound of your very human and real creative concept. There is no better way to communicate and emotionally engage and relate with audiences of today then through capturing those 'real' human moments and interactions. It ticks all our NERDy boxes! As it happens we do have a fiercely talented and experienced director that feels exactly the same.
Never wanting to be pigeonholed into a just one specific style, Hylton has built up a diverse range of directing abilities but favours shooting mouth watering foods, performance, and impactful storytelling. Creating realistic, natural, optimistic and warm films that capture genuine human moments, those family moments we can all relate to and emotions is something Hylton enjoy most.
Having had such wide shoot folio means that he can comfortably shoot anything from high end foods to real people and even action packed car spots. He is also very experienced in collaborating with a huge range of clients including those that may not be familiar much with out format and protocol.
He has picked up several awards over the years. Most recently, his CANSA ‘Testimonals’ work won at Cannes (two Silver Lions), Promax (Silver) and The Loeries (three Golds, two Silvers and a Bronze).
Overall, Hylton is not just a delight to be around on the shoot, always keeping spirits high and his crew positive he is also a safe pair of hands and flexible in his approach.
He often teams up with other NERD to add VFX and animation to his films too so he is truly a collaborative soul.
NERD Productions is a creative-led studio producing all things animation, live action & mixed media moving image and illustrations. Our team of award winning Directors and talented producers come together under one roof to collaborate closely with our clients to craft films we can all together be proud of.
Not only do we bring to life TV commercials, digital content, print advertising and OOH/DOOH, but we strongly believe that nurturing talent and championing diversity are the key ingredients to producing powerful visuals that stand out and communicate with real people across the world. That's why we are active diversity & inclusion advocates, constantly seeking, nurturing and empowering young talent, female talent and talent from under-represented backgrounds.