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BERTIE MILLER
Managing Director

Bertie was co-founder of Spectre, London’s most successful commercials production company. Prior to that he worked as a producer at The Directors Studio and Rose Hackney.

He honed his skills by tackling every studio job going and, under world-class photographer Lester Bookbinder, learned how to light, compose and photograph (as well as how to paint a 20-metre white backdrop). 

At Spectre, Bertie and business partner Danny Kleinman made some of the best commercials to come out of the late ’90s and early ’00s, alongside several Bond film title sequences. They won awards from all of the major awarding bodies – BTAA, D&AD, Creative Circle, Clio’s, Cannes Lions – including the BTAA Production company of the year in 2001.

BERTIE MILLER
Managing Director

Bertie was co-founder of Spectre, London’s most successful commercials production company. Prior to that he worked as a producer at The Directors Studio and Rose Hackney.

He honed his skills by tackling every studio job going and, under world-class photographer Lester Bookbinder, learned how to light, compose and photograph (as well as how to paint a 20-metre white backdrop). 

At Spectre, Bertie and business partner Danny Kleinman made some of the best commercials to come out of the late ’90s and early ’00s, alongside several Bond film title sequences. They won awards from all of the major awarding bodies – BTAA, D&AD, Creative Circle, Clio’s, Cannes Lions – including the BTAA Production company of the year in 2001.

DAVE WATERS
Creative Director

Dave ran top-20 London ad agency DFGW for 18 years. Before that he worked as an art director at ’80s hotshop GGT. 

He is responsible for hundreds of effective ad campaigns for brands such as Lurpak, Ariston, Daewoo, HEA, BBC, Pizza Hut, Morrisons… (frankly, too many to list) as well as designing the famous Body Zone at the Millenium Dome.

Dave has received dozens of creative awards from Cannes Lions, BTAA, D&AD, Creative Circle, a number of IPA effectiveness awards, including the only Grand Prix the HEA has ever won and a gold for Daewoo – the UK’s most successful car company launch ever. 

Dave and Bertie felt the old-model ad agency wasn’t really fit for purpose any more. With Watermill they have been able to offer a more flexible and less cumbersome alternative, and get back to their first love – making exciting, effective advertising. 

DAVE WATERS
Creative Director

Dave ran top-20 London ad agency DFGW for 18 years. Before that he worked as an art director at ’80s hotshop GGT. 

He is responsible for hundreds of effective ad campaigns for brands such as Lurpak, Ariston, Daewoo, HEA, BBC, Pizza Hut, Morrisons… (frankly, too many to list) as well as designing the famous Body Zone at the Millenium Dome.

Dave has received dozens of creative awards from Cannes Lions, BTAA, D&AD, Creative Circle, a number of IPA effectiveness awards, including the only Grand Prix the HEA has ever won and a gold for Daewoo – the UK’s most successful car company launch ever. 

Dave and Bertie felt the old-model ad agency wasn’t really fit for purpose any more. With Watermill they have been able to offer a more flexible and less cumbersome alternative, and get back to their first love – making exciting, effective advertising. 

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© Watermill London 2018

© Watermill London 2018