While working in the cutting room, he continued to write and direct his own films. After collecting a silver at the Creative Circle Awards for a Mercedes commercial in 1990 he was invited to join Xenium Films as a director.
His Absolute Vodka film, which he wrote and directed, was awarded a silver in 1991 and Jones began directing commercials full time in London and Europe, working for agencies which included Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Young & Rubican, Leo Burnetts, BSB Dorlands and many more.
In 1991, Jones and his producer, Glynis Murray, left Xenium to set up Tomboy Films. Awards at 1994 and a silver at the Creative Circle for Windowlene -- Silence of the Lambs followed and since then Jones has continued to direct commercials for clients which include National Westminster Bank, Quaker Sugar Puffs, Colgate, Hotpoint, BHS and Kellogs.
His campaign for Heinz won a Silver Lion at Cannes in May 1996 for Best Campaign.
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