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tom fairfoot

johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

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tom fairfoot

tom fairfoot

  johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Highlights

Tom Fairfoot is an award winning British Voice Artist and Actor living and woking in Johnannesburg for over 16 years and has been working professionally in the industry in the UK and then SA for over 30 years. Voicing many global top brand campaigns, documentaries, TV channels such as Mnet locally and National Geographic globally. He has voiced two gold, and one silver winning campaigns for the Cannes Lions International advertising awards and voiced dozens of advertising campaigns and television promos winning at local awards such as the Loeries and Promax.

\"Over 30 years in an industry on two continents. I have a great perspective of the Advertising World. When a client uses my voice for a few years or even a few months and then switches to another voice. Some people ask if it worries me. It really doesn't. It's about trends and simply people wanting to hear a different voice, no matter how good you think you are. It isn't an industry for people with rejection issues. LOL. Advertising constantly moves through various trends, what is cool, what works, and what do people want. And of course advertising agencies telling you what you want. I have done enough varied car commercials to see how that works.

What is also true is that if a product or even style of delivery or even acting style looses it's appeal, then it means it has lost it's truth and it's genuine message or appeal to connect with that current audience. If it keeps it's genuine intention, truthful need and want to engage, then it's something people will want to stay with. A classic movie we can re-visit but it will become dated at some point. But a Brand that continues to work and in this case a Voice Artsist that is still in demad over a relatively long period of time is, in my opinion, right or wrong, simply the way in which you engage and talk to people with a truthful intent. The Point is to be adaptable to different advertsing campaigns or even corporate reads but to keep a sense of authenticity and truthful intention behind what you are saying.\"

Perhaps more notably recently in the ever increasing internet and social media advertising mediums, he has done literally hundreds of corporate communication and presentation voice overs for an incredibly diverse local and international clientele. Businesses requiring a voice for the audio visual medium whether on the internet or in-house presentations, to pitch or create in-house staff educational videos to sales teams or executives would do well to engage the services of Tom Fairfoot. His voice has an engaging, confident and international feel and is much sought after in this field. A voice that engages, communicates in a friendly yet commanding manner is a valuable commodity in the communication field for any business or advertiser.

As some of the following Advertising Agencies and Clients that have used Tom fairfoot over these last 16 years would agree.

KING JAMES GROUP, OGILVY AND MATHER JHB,Y AND R SA,FCB SOUTH AFRICA, TBWA HUNT LASCARIS JHB,IRELAND DAVENPORT, NETWORK BBDO,OGILVY AND MATHER,BBDO AFRICA,M AND C SAATCHI ABEL,PUBLICIS MACHINE,JUPITER DRAWING ROOM,HAVAS WORLDWIDE,

BMW, MERCEDES, VW, FIAT, JAGUAR,HONDA,TOYOTA,MINI,FORD,LANDROVER,FNB BANK, OLD MUTUAL BANK, STANDARD BANK, BARCLAY CARD VISA,ABSA,NEDBANK,OLD MUTUAL, SASFIN,LIBERTY LIFE .INSTANT LIFE,LAUREUS SPORTS AWARDS VOICE 3 YEARS, FORMULA ONE,WIMBLEDON,WORLD CUP, SA AND INTERNATIONAL RUGBY AND CRICKET,WINTER OLYMPICS,OLYMPICS. PARA (Website hidden)ERY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC( GLOBAL VOICE 3 YEARS), BBC WILD LIFE DOCUMENTARIES,TWO INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION SERIES,MNET,DSTV CHANNEL LAUNCHES AND MOVIE TRAILERS,BBC PRIME TIME,TOP GEAR STREPSILS,PICK N PAY,EVERREADY ,UD TRUCKS,VIRGIN ATLANTIC, BRITISH AIRWAYS,SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS,SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM,EMIRATES,ONE TIME (Website hidden) AIRLINES,CLEARVUE FENCES AND MILITARY DEFENCE SYSTEMS ( GLOBAL), SAMSUNG,TELCOM BUSINES,SHELL OIL ,JOBURG ZOO,NIKE ADDIDAS,COCA COLA ( GLOBAL CAMPAIGN) ,UNILEVER ,RECKITT BENCKISER,

Languages

English (British), French

Accent

Australian, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - Yorkshire & Humber, French, Irish, Scottish, South African, Spanish (Catalan), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

He has done hundreds of major voice campaigns involving top commercial brands and international sports, including the World Cup (2010 and 2014), Olympics and Formula 1. In addition, Tom has narrated numerous documentaries and TV channels as the main announcer and was the voice of the National Geographic Channel for three years.
He has also voiced two international comedy children’s animations playing various characters. He has voiced several South African and International campaigns which have won various awards including two Golds and one Silver at Cannes, as well as local South African advertising awards. He has been consistently one of the most in demand voices in South Africa for over 15 years in the corporate and commercial world.

Credentials

Education

London university
Sorbone Paris
Webber douglas academy of dramatic art( voice)

Studio

  • Microphone

    Se electronics Magneto

  • Computer & Software

    mac book pro

  • Delivery Methods

    we transfer

  • Turnaround Time

    1 day

Service Description

I will proof read the script for any grammatical errors, and then check with client. The finished Voice can be sent in any format, MP3 etc via wetransfer. I don't edit breaths and mix, unless requested in the quote. I can also match timing to animation or video. Just up load it to youtube and I can get the timing from that.

Testimonials


I am Head of Television at Ogilvy Johannesburg, before joining Ogilvy I was a television producer at the internationally respected agency, TBWA Hunt Lascaris.

As a producer with more than 14 years experience in the commercial business I have had the opportunity to work on many award winning campaigns for brands such as Cadbury, Avis, Audi, Coke, Sprite, SAB (South African Breweries), to name a few.

While at Ogilvy, I have been fortunate to work with Tom Fairfoot who is a very accomplished and well respected voice artiste in our industry. He is one of the top voices in South Africa since his delivery styles are very versatile, be it for use in a radio ad, a television commercial or even for corporate and entertainment functions. He is always extremely professional and really great to work with.

He is passionate and committed and I know he will never let me down, he also often provides valuble input when my creative team require it but he never oversteps the mark.

I would not hesitate for a moment in recommending Tom as a voice artiste of extraordinary ability.

Debbie Dannheisser Head of TV Production Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg

My name is Deborah Harrison and I am the owner of a media and production company called Deep Blue Media cc.
We specialise in Television production specifically around sporting events based both in South African, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. With our main focus being on marathon running documentaries on both SABC and SuperSport.
I have worked with Tom Fairfoot as a voice artist, where he assisted us at extremely short notice to do 2 x 23 minute documentaries on the World’s Greatest Ultra Marathon – the Comrades Marathon.
I found him to be extremely professional, prompt, great to work with, and incredibly versatile. His passion to each project at hand comes through in his work. He gives 101% at all times and often gives constructive input or suggestions on alternative ways of doing things.
He is undoubtedly one of the top voice overs used in the corporate as well as the sporting and advertising world in South Africa.
Tom is experienced beyond his role and provides valuable input and creative flair into these sessions.
He is an absolute pleasure to work with

Deborah Harrison Deep Blue Media cc

My name is Nakita Bolus
I work at currently Havas World Wide.
My experience in the industry is a junior TV producer for 3 years. I producer TV and Radio adverts.
I have worked with Tom Fairfoot as a voice artist.
He is professional, great to work with, and incredibly versatile. I use him continuously for campaigns in South Africa.
Tom is not someone who simply wants to get the job done. He is passionate and committed, often staying on past the call of duty to ensure that he has given his absolute best in every possible way.

Nakita Bolus Junior TV Producer Havas World Wide.

My name is Lesley Wyldbore and I am a commercial television producer who has worked in the advertising industry for almost 35 years.
 
I am writing this letter to convey to you just how extraordinary a voice artist and actor Tom Fairfoot is, and to urge you to approve his immigrant visa petition.
 
Tom worked for 7 years on tour using Shakespeare to help kids in inner London schools, then rose to a lead role in the West End. For some that might be enough. As an unknown actor he then opened in the award-winning “Stones in his pockets” to packed houses in South Africa, and for several years ran an actors’ agency that changed the rules of the game for the better. During this time he was to become an internationally acclaimed actor with 12 feature films under his belt, one of which has 30 international awards. He is truly a game changer, as anything to which he applies his energy changes on a major scale. 
 
Over and above his acting skills and voice work, Tom is a skilled mimic with a variety of accents. He is also reliable, accommodating and thus very easy to work with. In my opinion he is an exceptional individual in his field, and is bound to succeed in whatever field he chooses. 

lesley Wyldbore | Head Electronic Production | Y&R Advertising  

My name is Michelle J McKenna
I am employed by Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg.
I am a Senior Copy Writer with 10 years experience in the advertising industry, working on above-the-line advertising campaigns as well as fully integrated 360o campaigns. I have completed a multitude of radio and television campaigns, which I have seen through from idea & script stage through to final voice recording and audio mix.
I have had the pleasure of working with Tom on numerous occasions for both local and international voice work, and have many times had Tom recommended to me by others. I have always found him extremely professional, versatile and adaptable, and always willing to stretch himself beyond his boundaries. His wealth of experience and impressive range of performance accents, character work and his excellent ear for the nuances in performance required for each script make him invaluable as a voice over artist.
All the above, coupled with the fact that Tom is incredibly easy to work with and takes direction brilliantly, have resulted in him becoming one of the county’s leading voice artists.
Tom is clearly passionate about what he does, and is always willing to go beyond what is expected in order to deliver an exceptional product, fulfilling roles across the entertainment, corporate and advertising arenas with characteristic flair.
His most recent work for me was for a probono client, for which he did a very challenging voice over. We had auditioned countless international voices for the part via Hobsons International, but Tom was matchless in his interpretation of what was needed. Not only did he try a number of different reads to find exactly the right fit, he did so completely free of charge, which attests to his passion for his work and generosity of spirit.
I wish him absolute success in all his future endeavours and have no doubt he will be an incredible asset to anyone who has the pleasure of working with him.

Michelle J McKenna Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg.

My name is Henre Pretorius I am a Creative Director of Admit One Productions in South Africa I have been working in the industry as a creative, directing commercials and voice over artists for the last 15 years

I am writing this letter to convey to you just how extraordinary a voice artist and actor Tom Fairfoot is, and to urge you to approve his immigrant visa petition.

Tom did 7 years of Shakespeare on tour helping kids in inner London schools, then rose to a lead in the west end. For some that might be enough. As an unknown quantity he then opened in the award winning Stones in his pockets to packed houses in South Africa, He ran an actors agency that changed the rules of the game for the better. And became an internationally acclaimed actor who has 12 feature films under his belt, one of which has 30 international awards. This man is truly a game changer, when he applies himself things change on a major scale.

As a voice artist he has voiced dozens of local and international awards, including, Promax, Loeries, and two Gold and one silver at Cannes.

I truly believe he is an exceptional individual in his field, and whatever field he chooses to be in.

My experience with him has been one I will always use as reference to the level of professionalism any actor or voice artist should have. He always comes with his suggestions but never forces the subject. Instead giving the client and director the options and subtle nuances they require from an actor of his ability. Tom makes it easy for us

Henre Pretorius Creative Director of Admit One Productions in South Africa

My name is Lesley-Anne Roe, and I am a Senior Television Producer at Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, and I have been working in the Advertising and Post Production industry for the past 17 years.

I became acquainted with Tom Fairfoot when we cast him as the lead father in a very successful TV commercial for Colgate Sta-soft, whilst I was employed at Young & Rubicam Gitam. It was at that time, in 2003 , that I became aware of Tom’s exceptional talent, and over the years he has been chosen as the preferred voice-over artist on many, many of the commercials I have produced.

Tom Fairfoot bears extraordinary talent and passion for the arts: as a writer, voice-artist and actor, an asset to our industry and truly deserving of having his immigrant visa petition approved.

Tom has an impressive portfolio of work he has done, from screen to stage acting, writing, voice-over work in massive volumes, as well as representing his fellow actors through his agency. His talent and passion for expression and performing is truly astounding, with creativity that runs from the core of his being and is impossible to suppress.

I truly believe he is an exceptional individual in his field, and whatever field he chooses to be in.

Lesley-Anne Roe, Senior Television Producer at Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg,

My name is Andy Croly, Creative Director at Brand inc, a medium-sized advertising agency in South Africa. We have a number of blue chip clients in various industries that require services in many fields.

I have worked with Tom Fairfoot for the past 8 years in roles ranging from voice over to lead actor in some of our commercials. I have witnessed his stage acting as well, and as far as I am concerned, Tom has been the best all-round talent I have worked with in my career in this industry.

He is professional, great to work with, and incredibly versatile. I use him continuously for campaigns in South Africa and Africa. Tom is not someone who simply wants to get the job done. He is passionate and committed, often staying on past the call of duty to ensure that he has given his absolute best in every possible way. Tom is experienced beyond his role and provides valuable input and creative flair into these sessions.

As an artist, businessman and talent, he is driven. He excels in everything he sets his mind to.

Andy Croly, Creative Director at Brand inc,


My name is Chris Carstens, I currently work at Pulp Films.
Pulp Films is a Johannesburg-based production company with vast experience in corporate, commercial, broadcast and documentary film production.
I am a Director and Editor and have been working here for the last 6 years.

I have worked with Tom Fairfoot on numerous jobs, he has worked with and for me in various capacities; a voice artist, actor and writer.

Below are a few examples of the work we have done together.

Actor:
• FNB “CBI” video
• First Rand “Rube Goldberg”video

Voice over artist:
• Liberty “Wellness” video
• Sasol
• Rolux adverts
• PPC corporate video
• Volvo ‘shot of the day’ advert
• Liberty Medical Scheme adverts


Writer:
• FNB Leader conference various videos
• First Rand “Rube Goldberg”video
• Liberty ECM “Funeral and Life” videos
• Liberty “Wellness” brochure
• HealthiChoices “Manager orientation” script.


Tom is professional, great to work with and incredibly versatile.
He is passionate and committed, often staying on past the call of duty to ensure that the best work is achieved.

It is always great working with Tom and I value his input and creative flair into every job we do together.

Chris Carstens, Pulp Films

My name is Gareth Whittaker. I am the owner and director of Thackwell & Whittaker, a production company specialising in sports broadcasting on-air promotions. Our primary client is Africa's largest and most established sports broadcaster, SuperSport, and over the last decade we have won numerous international awards, including Promax BDA awards.
 
I am writing this letter to convey to you just how extraordinary a voice artist and actor Tom Fairfoot is, and to urge you to approve his immigrant visa petition.
 
Having done a dozen or so international movies, and literally hundreds of award winning voice campaigns, Tom is definitely one of South Africa’s top actors and voice artists.
 
Tom has voiced many award-winning campaigns. We have used him continuously over the past decade in promos for SuperSport. He is without comparison one of the best voices in the country.

Gareth Whittaker. owner and director of Thackwell & Whittaker,

My name is Kerry Friend, I am the Executive Creative Director of hellocomputer in Johannesburg, South Africa.

I have been working in the advertising industry for just over 15 years at a number of South Africa’s top advertising agencies. These include TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Ogilvy, Grey, DDB and now hellocomputer, which is part of the global Draftfcb network.

I am writing this letter to convey to you just how extraordinary a voice artist and actor Tom Fairfoot is, and to urge you to approve his immigrant visa petition.

Tom is an exceptional voice artist, with a long history and amazing award-winning career in voice and acting spanning two decades in the UK and South Africa.

My experience with him has been on a number of global advertising projects, which have won very prestigious creative advertising awards, both locally and internationally.

The Draftfcb global executive team and myself have chosen to work with Tom as his voice has a quality, which travels internationally, and this exceptional ability makes him a much sort after talent in this field.

Kerry Friend, Executive Creative Director of hellocomputer

Voice Over Clients

KING JAMES GROUP
OGILVY AND MATHER JHB
Y AND R SA
FCB SOUTH AFRICA ( PTY )
TBWA HUNT LASCARIS JHB
IRELAND DAVENPORT
NETWORK BBDO
OGILVY ANF MATHER CAPE TOWN
BBDO AFRICA
M AND C SAATCHI ABEL
PUBLICIS MACHINE
JUPITER DRAWING ROOM
HAVAS WORLDWIDE

BMW
MERCEDES
VW
FIAT
JAGUAR
HONDA
TOYOTA
MINI
FORD
LANDROVER
FNB BANK
OLD MUTUAL BANK
STANDARD BANK
BARCLAYS BANK
ABSA
NEDBANK
SASFIN
LIBERTY LIFE
INSTANT LIFE
LAUREUS SPORTS AWARDS VOICE 3 YEARS
FORMULA ONE
WIMBLEDON
WORLD CUP
SA AND INTERNATIONAL RUGBY AND CRICKET
WINTER OLYMPICS
OLYMPICS
PARA OLYMPICS
DISCOVERY
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC( GLOBAL VOICE 3 YEARS)
BBC WILD LIFE DOCUMENTARIES
INTERNATIONAL CARTOON SERIES VARIOUS
MNET
( DSTV CHANNEL LAUNCHES AND MOVIE TRAILERS)
SABC
BBC PRIME TIME
TOP GEAR
STREPSILS
PICK N PAY
EVERREADY
UD TRUCKS

VIRGIN ATLANTIC
BRITISH AIRWAYS
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS
EMIRATES
ONE TIME AIRLINES

AND HUNDREDS OF VARIOUS TOP BRAND CAMPAIGNS AND COPORATE PRESENTATIONS.

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