We represent and manage the best
freelance directors

Established in 2011, Johnny Foreigner is London’s first Freelance Directors’ Agent with a solid reputation of trustworthy advice and leading directorial talent. We represent independent Directors for TV commercials and branded content in the UK and US.

Our clients are Production Companies and integrated Ad Agencies who hire our Directors on a freelance basis. All our Directors are personally vetted and interviewed by our MD so our clients know they will work with Directors we trust. We have Directors of every genre; both established and emerging. Only 10% of applicants to Johnny Foreigner make the roster which allows us to enjoy the premium reputation that we have earned over the years.

Meet the team

Olivia Hirschberg UK

Managing Director

With over 25 years experience in the Advertising industry, Olivia has lived in London, Santiago de Chile, Los Angeles, Cape Town and Munich, Producing for many of our industry’s award winning Production Companies and Directors. London Production Companies included Great Guns, Pink, Blink, Stink, Rattling Stick, RSA, Smuggler, Another Film Company and 2AM. Having shot in over 15 countries and speaking nearly four languages (English, German, French and a bit of Spanish), Olivia is a widely respected and trusted Agent with exceptional contacts to our industry’s key players across the world.

Anna Allgrove UK

Director's Agent

Anna brings a wealth of knowledge, connections and a trustworthy reputation, having worked for over 20 years with some of the biggest names in the business. Anna is a passionate advocate for talent of all levels and has worked both agency side and in production. Her experience spans across advertising, TV and long form content. Anna has been on juries for Creative Circle, UKMVAs and Shiny for many years; as well as helping develop craft celebrating platforms, UKMusicVidFest, CraftWorks and LBB/Lab

Darrin Lee US

Managing Director

Darrin has over 25 years of production experience in the advertising industry, having had the pleasure of producing for  award winning Directors at MJZ, Anonymous Content, O-Positive, Hungry Man, B-Reel, Tool, Furlined, Missing Pieces, Accomplice Media and Wondros. His connections to Directors and Agency- and Production Company Producers in this market are second to none.