Cautionary Tales


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About Us

Us is a directing duo consisting of Christopher Barrett and Luke Taylor. They met while studying at Kingston on the BA Graphic Design course. The duo's first successful collaboration came whilst at university when directing a music video for Thom Yorke as part of the D&AD Student Awards, it subsequently won first place.

In late 2007 they formed Us, a multi-disciplinary design studio. The focus since then has moved towards directing. 2011 saw them receive the award for Best New Directors at the UK MVA's and Best Urban video for 'Numbers In Action' which also received a MOBO nomination.

Commercially, Us have directed work for Airbnb, Nike, IKEA, Honda, Cadburys, Johnnie Walker, Net-A-Porter and The Sunday Times. The latter was awarded 10 Golds, 3 Silvers & 4 Bronzes at a variety of awards around the world including D&AD, Cannes, The British Arrows and Creative Circle. They also won Best New Directors at The British Arrows Craft Awards.

In 2016 they wrote and directed 'Cautionary Tales' their first short film, it has gone on to screen at 40+ festivals around the world. It was awarded 'Best Film' at Liechtenstein Film Festival, 'Best Script' at Maniatic Film Festival and was given a special mention for 'Outstanding UK Short' at Manchester Film Festival. 

Us are represented by Academy in the UK and Reset in the US.