MATT MCDERMOTT | DIRECTOR

 

Bio

I'm a multi award winning freelance director of commercials for global brands including; BBC, Channel 4, Vodafone, McLaren, American Express, Heineken, Tommee Tippee, BT, Virgin and Google.

I specialise in combining graphically composed live action with stylised art direction and visual effects. 

My work often evokes a mystical or heightened reality aesthetic with emotion and humanity.

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

I have an exacting attention to detail and a sharp cinematic eye. 

I'm personable, collaborative and deliver authentic performances from my actors. 

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.

I've 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

My 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

I'm 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.

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

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