Patrick Cahill

Head of Film

Havas

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After stints in production, a&r and artist management, Patrick started his agency career with Hamburg-based independent agency Grabarz & Partner where he was promoted to Head of Production in 2011. During his time there, he produced campaigns for Volkswagen, Vodafone, Ikea, Sennheiser, and many others. In 2014 he joined adam&eveDDB as Global EP on the network’s international Volkswagen campaigns, he also worked on campaigns for, Lloyd’s Banking Group, Budweiser, McCain, Lipton, Haig Club, FIFA18 & H&M.

In 2018 he joined Havas London as Head of Film where he leads a team of 20 film producers and is responsible for the audio-visual output of agencies Havas London, Havas helia and Field Day. His work has won awards at all the big shows and he has been a speaker, and/or judge, on panels at award shows around the globe.

Patrick Cahill
I was born in….
Hamburg

I now live in…
London

But if I could live anywhere, it would be…
Neverland (the fictional island, not the ranch)

Right now, I’m binge-watching…
Award Entries

The last track I listened to was…
Fontaine’s DV – Televised Mind

I dream about…
Cannes 2021

The app I couldn’t survive without is…
Sonos

Social media is…
antisocial

When we can travel again, I’ll be heading to…
somewhere sunny

The most important lesson I’ve learned in 2020…
patience

The best/worst thing about lockdown was…
the weather / not seeing my family overseas

What the film industry needs is…
a reset and unified approach going forward

What I wish I’d known when I was starting my career…
that there’s always a way

The best advice I’ve ever been given…
to focus on my own career, not on those around me

The film I wish I’d made…
Honda “The Impossible Dream”

My biggest inspiration is…
music

The person I would canonise is…
Martin Luther King

If I wasn’t a producer ... I’d be…
a physiotherapist

My last meal would be…
Indian

My life philosophy in three words…
onwards and upwards