Arlidge’s passion for filmmaking is evident in his work through his sophisticated and stunning visual style, and his talent for eliciting in-depth performance from real people and actors.
Arlidge began his career working with Stanley Kubrick on Full Metal Jacket and George Miller on Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, both for which he filmed the aerial sequences. He worked on Babe, the heartwarming (and logistically complex) animal film and Hard Rain, with five months of filming in heavy rain courtesy of 60,000 gallon dump tanks for a fully submerged town.
Arlidge’s commercial work spans many genres, winning a 2012 AICP Award, Mobius Award, ITVA Award, ACS Gold, and Gold and Silver Caddy Awards. His counterterrorism work with the LAPD has also won several awards, including a certificate of appreciation from the City of Los Angeles.
In 2012 Arlidge created a reality TV series for A&E called Cajun Justice, for which he created a unique visual style, and served as executive producer and DP.
Arlidge’s love of flying, as a highly experienced helicopter pilot with thousands of hours, provides him unusual perspectives for scouting and filming. But Ken is equally down to earth, and ultimately looking for great creative. He most enjoys the essential collaboration between director and agency in support of the client and brand.
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