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Director Profiles

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Thursday, Mar. 23, 2006
Director Profile: Craig Gillespie
With his third nomination, Craig Gillespie scored the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award this year for best commercial director of 2005. "I honestly did not expect it," says Gillespie, who was up against three of his fellow directors from bicoastal/international Morton Jankel Zander (MJZ)--...
Thursday, Mar. 23, 2006
Director Profile: Michael Cuesta
Michael Cuesta's body of work spans commercials, television and feature projects. The director is represented by bicoastal The Artists Company, and his reel includes fare for the Ad Council, Dove, Ford, and Smirnoff. He has directed numerous episodes of the HBO series Six Feet Under. And his...
Thursday, Mar. 23, 2006
Director Profile: Harry Cocciolo
What a difference a year makes. At this time in 2005, Harry Cocciolo, an accomplished agency creative, made the leap into full-time directing, joining bicoastal Tool of North America. Remarkably, just a scant 12 months later, Cocciolo has fashioned a reel that's generated considerable industry buzz...
Thursday, Mar. 23, 2006
Director Profile: Bryan Buckley
Most directors would be thrilled to have just one spot running during the Super Bowl. Bryan Buckley had half-a-dozen commercials for clients including Burger King, CareerBuilder.com and Sprint-Nextel, in Super Bowl XL. Is that a record for the director? "I think it tied a high for me," Buckley, a...
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005
Martin Granger
Martin Granger is on a roll. Since joining bicoastal/international Moxie Pictures for American representation in 2003 the Canadian native has directed several high profile, humorous spots for the U.S. market. The director, who maintains representation in Canada through Avion Films, Toronto, and in...
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005
Malcolm Venville
Traditionally, directors who work on both sides of the Atlantic tend to say the same things about directing spots in the U.K.: creative there really pushes the envelope; directors are heavily involved in the cutting process; directors have more freedom than in the U.S. But Malcolm Venville--who is...
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005
John O'Hagan
John O'Hagan is speaking to SHOOT via cell phone from a Taco Bell parking lot in Waveland, Mississippi, a town left in ruins in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. After seeing the devastation on television, O'Hagan was moved to collect donations from friends, load them into a cargo van and make the...
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005
Happy
"We're always looking for things that are a little different," Richard Farmer, half of the directing duo Happy responds when asked what attracts him and partner Guy Shelmerdine to a spot job. That's certainly evident by their work. While the naughty Brawny paper towels spot "Happy Birthday" out of...
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005
The Dempsey Brothers
"Because we're brothers, we're not trying to prove ourselves over each other," says Ben Dempsey, who along with his brother, Joe Dempsey, directs spots out of bicoastal Rock Fight in the U.S. and by Knucklehead in the U.K. "We don't have a competitive relationship that you may see in other...
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005
Bennett Miller
Publications ranging from The New Yorker to the New York Post have given director Bennett Miller's feature film debut Capote glowing reviews. The film follows the late writer Truman Capote throughout the six years that he spent researching and writing his career-making nonfiction novel In Cold...

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