Gillette / The Story of Samson: First Shave / Grey
Special K / Nourish / Leo Burnett
Verzenio / Karen / Townhouse
Special K / Nutrient / Leo Burnett
PLAN International / Defy Normal / PLAN International
Tim Hortons / Philippines

Let the Good Times Roll at Club Quarantine

When the world shut down earlier this year, one group of Toronto LGBTQ opened the first — and largest — virtual queer rave on Zoom. Club Quarantine was co-founded by Brad, Mingus, Ceréna and Casey, and quickly became a nightly escape for the LGBTQ community while alone in lockdown. Director Angie Bird, a regular attendee, made this documentary by the same name to celebrate "the ingenuity and relentless optimism of the LGBTQ+ community."


"I felt really overwhelmed because I didn't know when I'd work again and I also didn't know when I'd be able to get home to my family in Australia. Club Q was an amazing distraction and it showed me just how important community is. It helped me and many others feel safe and connected during these unprecedented times."

- Angie Bird, Director

Angie Wins Silver and Bronze Lions for
"First Shave" at Cannes Lions

Angie Bird received a Silver and a Bronze Lion for her work ‘First Shave’, via Skin & Bones / Grey Toronto for Gillette.

Samson says: “Angie is so very talented. The way she helped to capture my first shaving experience with my dad with such sensitivity, I just can’t thank her enough. Not just for myself, but for the hundreds of messages in my Instagram inbox from queer folk young and old, who have let me know how this ad has affected them. It’s given them the positivity and hope I wished I’d had as a young trans man – at a time when there was limited visibility and information.”

We Are Proof.


Angie directed a thought-provoking, 3-spot campaign for the Proof Alliance, a national leader in promoting awareness about the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

The campaign, a collaboration with Colle McVoy, aims to provide a voice for those living with FASD, while working to educate regarding the dangers associated with drinking while pregnant.

You Won't Regret That Tattoo.

"Our future's not ours to see, but we have to live it."

Angie Bird's debut documentary short explores the meanings and memories behind the tattoos of an older generation. As well as being a beautiful study of human nature, the film uncovers the meaning and importance behind the social ritual of tattoos. 

Featured in The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Short of the Week, LinkedIn, and as a Vimeo Staff Pick.


Angie Bird graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia with a Bachelor of Communications/Advertising. In her final year, Angie won The Young Guns Student of the Year which granted her a 3 month internship at any Leo Burnett in the world. She chose the Toronto office, which lead to 4 years as a full time Art Director where she conceptualized and created ads for clients including Proctor and Gamble, Kellogg's, Nintendo and Bell among others. From 2011-2014 she worked at Toronto ad agency Bensimon Byrne, where she took on the role of Art Director/Director. This dual role allowed her to write and direct ads for multinational brands including President's Choice, 
ScotiaBank, and Ruffino Wines among others. In 2014 she completed her first short documentary, "You Won't Regret That Tattoo". The film went on to have great success being featured in The Atlantic, Vimeo Staff Picks, Short of the Week, HuffPost, UpWorthy, and international film festivals. She's won the coveted Cannes Young Director Award for "Mean Tweets", a commercial depicting the genuine struggles of homelessness, and was shortlisted for the D&AD Next Director award in London for her work on the Myer Give Registry campaign. Recently, her debut narrative short "The Day Grunge Died" had its' world premiere at the Beverly Hills International Film Festival.