Hammer & Tongs

Hammer & Tongs is the pseudonym of British director and producer duo, promo and film director Garth Jennings and producer Nick Goldsmith, as well as the name of their production company. Best known for their work on music videos for Blur ("Coffee & TV") and Supergrass ("Pumping on Your Stereo"), Hammer & Tongs have moved on to directing movies, their debut being the 2005 film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Due to the success of his debut feature Jennings raised £3.5 million to produce Son of Rambow.[1]

Hammer & Tongs
Garth Jennings
(1972-03-04) 4 March 1972 (age 48)
Nick Goldsmith
(1971-12-07) 7 December 1971 (age 49)
OccupationDirectors, Producers
Years active1990-2012
Notable work
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Nick Goldsmith
Garth Jennings
Hammer & Tongs are Nick Goldsmith (left) and Garth Jennings (right)

After making two feature films and many music videos and adverts, the duo announced in July 2012 that they would be taking an extended break from working together in order to pursue different ventures on their own.[2] In 2016, Jennings wrote and directed the computer-animated musical comedy film Sing.

Music videographyEdit


  1. ^ "Sly's seen it … lovely to get his blessing!". FutureMovies. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  2. ^ "HAMMER & TONGS". Tongsville. Archived from the original on 23 May 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2013.

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