Street Talk for September 9, 2022
Dean Blumberg

Alkemy X has added commercial and film director Dean Blumberg to its roster for U.S. commercial representation. Living in Johannesburg, South Africa, but shooting globally, Blumberg has a body of work which showcases his affinity for eliciting strong performances from actors on spots for such top brands as KFC, Virgin and Toyota, as well as campaigns with celebrity talent including Sir Ben Kingsley and William Shatner. Blumberg started his career directing short films which garnered him honors at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. He then entered the competitive commercial directing world. Before long he won his first Ad of the Year for Creative Circle with his Ford “Together” spot and that his 1st for Women “So Backwards” piece made the Gunn Report’s 100 Most Awarded Commercials List—something he repeated in 2015 with his Student Flights’ “Grandpa.” He’s gone on to win various Cannes Lions, Clios, Midas, London International, and One Show awards. Blumberg has won Creative Circle’s Ad of the Year twice, as well as 2nd and 3rd places in alternating years. Outside of advertising, Blumberg has continued to work on his feature film and television endeavors throughout the entirety of his career. He has penned three feature film scripts, two of which he sold early on, and is regularly invited to lecture and give workshops on narrative direction. He is currently in development on his first feature film for Netflix, Splitsville, which is slated to begin production in 2023....


MySHOOT Company Profiles