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Production studio m ss ng p eces has brought Zach Braff aboard its directorial roster. A multi-talented director, actor, writer, and producer, Braff is well known for his work both in front of and behind the camera on the long-running series Scrubs and his feature film directing debut Garden State, among many other projects. His role as Dr. John “J.D.” Dorian on Scrubs earned him a Primetime Emmy and three consecutive Golden Globe nominations (2005-2007) for acting, while Garden State earned an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack. Additionally Garden State garnered Braff a Writers Guild Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Braff was also nominated for both a DGA Award and an Emmy Award in 2021 for directing the “Biscuits” episode of the Apple TV+ hit series Ted Lasso. His third feature film as writer/director, A Good Person starring Morgan Freeman and Florence Pugh, was released in early 2023 via MGM.
“Between acting in the T-Mobile campaign and directing the short film for Adobe, I’m having so much fun in the advertising space. I’m really looking forward to collaborating with brands to create innovative and artful stories,” shared Braff.
In advertising, Braff has directed notable campaigns including “In the Time it Takes to Get There” for Adobe Creative Cloud, starring Pugh and Alicia Silverstone as 19th-century influencers. The film earned awards from the Webbys, The One Show, and D&AD. He also starred in back-to-back Super Bowl ads for T-Mobile in 2022 and 2023, alongside Scrubs co-star Donald Faison.
“Zach’s work is a unique blend of heartfelt, cinematic, and character-driven while being very very funny. He’s got great artistic intuition and a remarkable ability to collaborate with some of the most accomplished actors out there. I felt a kinship when Jane Rosenthal introduced us, as our visions for creative storytelling are aligned,” shared Ari Kuschnir, founder and managing partner, m ss ng p eces.
(Rosenthal is an Oscar-nominated producer for The Irishman and co-founder of Tribeca Enterprises; m ss ng p eces is part of the Tribeca Enterprises family.)
Braff was previously represented by RSA Films in the commercialmaking/branded content space.