- LOS ANGELES
Director Brandon Nicholas has landed his first official commercial representation, coming aboard the roster of L.A.-based multimedia production company More Media for spots and branded content in the U.S. market. He brings to his new roost experience as a feature filmmaker as well as an in-house director on the agency side.
On the longform front, his narrative career encompasses two features that have gained exposure on the festival circuit and received worldwide distribution. Desert Son is a gritty and fast-moving drama about teens roaming an unforgiving landscape in their struggle to survive. Nicholas’ second film Limbus came to him like a fever dream. Shot in Vermont, it’s a thought-provoking, cerebral exploration of life in a cult and the darkest memories that define a person.
Nicholas became increasingly attracted to the specific challenges of short-form media, which require a director to distill the essence of the message concisely and in an impactful way. As a result, he effortlessly transitioned into commercials and branded content, formerly serving as in-house director at The Woo, a creative agency based in Culver City. There Nicholas worked hand in hand with creatives at the agency from ideation to completion, bringing his artful touch to collaborations with brands such as Samsung, De’Longhi, Motorola, Bosch, Israeli Tourism, Intel, and more.
Nicholas’ spots for Lenovo, “The Groomer” and “The Idea,” showcase his intentionally designed worlds. Inventive and bold, he is known for taking the viewer through a story using fresh perspectives. Nicholas is always involved in the first pass of the design for set builds, working closely to enact his creative vision with the production designer. This meticulous eye for world-building has led him to win a Golden Telly and a Webby nomination for “The Groomer.”
Blaize Saunders, executive producer at More Media, said, “Brandon is a truly passionate creator of films and we’re looking forward to working with him in the next leg of his career. It’s important when passion and experience marry up in a director; the fact that Brandon has been in the agency world for the last seven years has given Brandon a great understanding of both sides of the commercial production coin.”
Nicholas shared, “I’ve always admired the More Media team and the caliber of content they produce, and when Blaize and I met up we instantly connected. I want to make things that are significant and have weight to them. I know with their support I’ll be able to achieve that goal.”