Kode Red: the creative studio

Kinsale's Best New Director, Locky, joins Kode

Locky, A.K.A Lochlainn McKenna, is the recent recipient of the Kinsale Best New Director award for his music promo ‘In My Darkest Moment’ which also won best low budget music video and best cinematography.

In 2017 his music video 'Better' won Best Editing at Kinsale and also earned a special mention at the ICAD Young Director Awards.

Locky, hailing from Cork, Ireland, has conceived and created music videos for Daithí, 1000 Beasts, Tim Chadwick & Eve Belle amongst others. Commercially he has directed for Sky, Toyota, Now TV, Heineken and Aer Lingus.

Dan Mallerman, Head of New Business at Kode commented “I met Locky during the Kinsale Shark Awards and we built an instant raport over our love for Irish sport. I was aware that he was highly sought after so we're absolutely thrilled to welcome him into the Kode fold.”

Locky continued "On the back of clinking many a pint at Kinsale with the gents at Kode, Dan and I thought it’d be good to have a sober chat in London. Kode are a lovely, genuine bunch and they come from a place of diligence and hard work which I really empathise with. I asked Dan - during one of our final meetings - if Kode were a Premier League team who would they be… he replied "Bournemouth, steadily rising and challenging the big boys"... and from there I was sold! I’m genuinely excited for 2019 with them. We’re going to do some fantastic work together, I’ve no doubt. It’s going to be great.”

Click here to view Locky's portfolio