ACADEMY FILMS (UK/US)
SPY FILMS (Canada)
TONY PETERSON FILMS (Germany)
“Storyteller” often gets bandied about as a synonym for director. So much so that it’s lapsed into the highly malleable bounds of other revered, yet zealously overused words, like genius. Still, there are some who’ve actually poured the sweat and creativity into their respective crafts to really deserve the designation, like Jeff Labbe.
Jeff began his career later than most. Not shy or timid first it was the rodeo world, illustrator, then graphic designer, next creating ad ideas at Wieden+Kennedy and Chiat SF, which all shaped his Directorial eye in one way or another. And in 2008 he made his directorial debut in the UK.
Throughout his work, Jeff has crafted indelible characters that live in mystical, relatable and even repellent environments, no matter if it’s for air or multiple platform ideas like his break through Barnardo’s Campaign. In his work you will discover a heavy sense of diversity from the intimate to the explosive cinematic and epic storytelling genres. His success in transmitting these stories to the audience lies heavily in his insistence on immersing himself in each completely.
Jeff's passions have lead to the podium many times, with him taking home advertisings top awards with multiple D&AD pencils, a slew of Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, British Arrows, Clio's, Creative Circle Awards, Andy's, etc and making the Gunn Report while wearing many different hats. The press has also tracked him down listing him in the Top 20 A List Directors of our craft on multiple occasions.
“Because of his infectious enthusiasm, when you work with Labbé, you always feel like you are making something special. I’ve had the privilege of working with a lot of the best directors in the industry and Jeff in my opinion is way up there”. Davud Karbassioun BBH London, Head of Film TV.
Cannes BEST New Director - Clio International New Director Showcase - First Boards Competition WINNER - Campaign Magazine WINNER - TOP Directors Worldwide Report Boards Magazine - TOP A LIST Directors Worldwide Creativity Magazine - TOP Directors Worldwide SHOTS Magazine - SHOTS Top 50 spots Top 50 Directors of the year - Gunn Report Top 50 and Top 100
DIRECTOR AWARDS. Cannes, D+AD, BTAA’s, Clio’s, One Show, Art Directors Club, AICP, Creative Circle, NY Andy’s, NY Film Festival, National ADDY Festival, MidSummers Awards, Ireland Shark Awards, RES FEST, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Vancouver film Festival and Soho Shorts. His work is part of the permanent collection at MOMA. Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institute of Design.