Fame building for an Academy Award winner

Susanne Bier: The Night Manager & Bird Box

Following the critical acclaim of The Night Manager, its Oscar-nominated director Susanne Bier felt she had been overlooked in media coverage and tasked Borkowski to build a profile that would redress the balance. Following a successful campaign she, alongside Netflix, tasked us with ensuring that her work on Birdbox was recognised and that her media profile befitted a director of major blockbusters.


Borkowski positioned Susanne as an industry leader – the only female director to win an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a European Film Awards. We highlighted diversity issues in Hollywood and underlined her status as one of the world’s most acclaimed film and television directors in a series of profiles, comment pieces and news stories.

On Bird Box, we used the success of The Night Manager to build on this message, and positioned Susanne and Sandra Bullock as a powerful creative combination as a result of which Susanne was viewed by the industry and media as belonging to the top echelon of Hollywood talent and a vital component of the film’s astonishing viral success.

Impact Highlights

Night Manager director Susanne Bier 'shortlisted for next Bond film'


Stephen Sackur talks to one of Europe's top film directors, Susanne Bier.

Director Susanne Bier Says Movies ‘Will Die Out’ If They Don’t Reflect Diversity


"I've never been a careerist"

TV is opening the door to female directors – film needs to catch up

"I have been very impressed with what you have done, with such empathy and relevance." Susanne Bier
speech at Screen
and BFI
prime time
TV and radio
Ensured the
media recognised
her work on
The Night
op-ed feature
became major
talking point
Twitter trended
over James Bond

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