MATT MCDERMOTT | DIRECTOR

 

Bio

Matt is a multi award winning director of commercials for global brands including Vodafone, McLaren, American Express, Nokia, Heineken, BBC, Virgin and Google.

He is a master at combining graphically composed live action with stylised art direction and CGI where his assured, almost mystical touch often evokes a heightened reality aesthetic.

Matt is inspired by great writing and universal truths – his short film ‘Gravity’s Law’ is featured at numerous festivals and on prominent industry blogs.

Matt has a sharp cinematic eye and delivers authentic performances from his actors.

He has an exacting attention to detail but is collaborative, personable and a joy to work with.

Agencies and Brands

Commercials for major brands including Vodafone / Google / McLaren / American Express / Nokia / Heineken / Evian / Olay / Wickes / Western Union / Snog / Laterooms / Mattel / Sharps / Dunelm / Harveys / Ministry of Sound / Virgin Media.

TV campaigns including BBC Proms / Glastonbury / BBC World News / BBC Four Hidden Japan and Electric Revolution seasons.

Matt has worked extensively with Ogilvy UK / Hogarth Worldwide / Engine / Trailer Park London / Karmarama / Kream / Mill+ / Mainframe / Iris Worldwide / McCann / AMV BBDO / Digitas LBi / Mcgarrybowen / The Story Lab / AKQA London / BBC / Red Bee Media / Sky Creative / ITV / Channel 4 / UKTV.


Awards and Recognition

His short film Gravity’s Law, inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem has been screened at the East End Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and The Barbican cinemas to name a few. 

It's a featured short on The Barbican BlogThe Creators Project, Film Shortage, David Reviews and is a VOTD winner

He is spotlighted in the Young Director Awards and has won; VOTD / Most Viewed Videos 2016 / Promax UK / Europe / BDA / Eyes & Ears / RTS Craft & Design Awards / Marketing Design Awards / Eurobest Awards / FITC Design and Technology Awards.

His work is also featured at Fubiz, LBB online, Shots, Design Collector and Creative Review.

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