Director Matt Dilmore has a hunger for all things creative, evidenced by the wit and versatility of his ever-expanding portfolio. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Matt holds a BFA from Ohio University.
Matt has helmed memorably offbeat campaigns for clients including Got Milk?, Guinness, Red Stripe, Pepsi, Foot Locker, Dish Network, Stella Artois, Dr. Marten’s, Major League Soccer, and more. His independent holiday-themed shorts co-created with Tom Kuntz – Santasm, Warmandfuzzyfeeling, and Itstoastyinhere – quickly went viral. Matt has also directed music videos for bands like The Black Lips, CSS, and Black Moth Super Rainbow, and published a limited edition book of rare and out-of-print film stills for New York-based creative studio Partners & Spade. His online radio show, Pussyfoot, has a cult following that regularly tunes in to hear interviews with innovative artists and musicians, and profiles of off-the-beaten-path destinations.
Matt most recently directed the documentary short The Great Imposter as part of ESPN’s award-winning “30-for-30” series, telling the story of Detroit salesman Barry Breman, who gained notoriety in the 1980s for successfully posing as an athlete at over twenty major professional sporting events.
Michael Downing started directing as a small child, when he used to tell his friends what game they were going to play and how it would end. He later studied acting and started his own small theatre company. He graduated from the American Film Institute and won a student Academy Award for his graduating short film, entitled Fine. His first American commercial was a Bud Light Super Bowl spot entitled Skydiver, which is still one of the most popular Super Bowl spots ever.
Student Academy Award
Bessie - Canadian advertising award
Porsche racing - first place in Southern California event
My hot wife
A second place soccer trophy for some league in Los Angeles when I was a kid and no-one else really played soccer in North America
Junior basketball champs when in high school
Toronto native Jeff Low found his way into directing through a rather non-traditional route. A talented bass guitarist and keyboard player, he worked for nearly a decade as a full-time musician on projects ranging from jazz to punk rock. During this time, he started working on-set as a PA, and a curiosity for filmmaking was born. Driven by a passion for the process and aided by his affable personality, Jeff quickly moved up the ranks of commercial production, working closely as an EP with many award-winning directors.
Now an award-winning director in his own right, Jeff’s brilliant “Cat” spot for Skittles’ Touch the Rainbow campaign garnered 1.5 million YouTube views within 24 hours of its debut (and over 7 million views to date), and the overall campaign won two Gold Lions at Cannes. His work for other leading brands has been recognized by Communication Arts, The One Show, Cannes Lions, the London International Awards and The Bessies. His smart, memorable campaigns “Control” for Tena Men and “Please Not Them” for the UK Lotto recently earned him spots on the shortlist for Shots Magazine’s 2015 Director of the Year, and on Campaign’s list of the year’s top ten directors. Jeff also directed Heinz’s Super Bowl 50 commercial “Wiener Stampede,” one of the most well-received spots of the Big Game. More than anything, Jeff enjoys bringing good scripts to life and is constantly evolving as a filmmaker. Seemingly counter to his comedic style, Jeff approaches each project tactically, judiciously deconstructing the conceptual underpinnings of each project in preproduction. When called for, he is also known to collaborate as a writer with agency creative teams to
deliver his signature offbeat style – always with impeccable comedic timing
Noam Murro is a multi-award winning commercials director. He has been nominated for DGA Director of the Year five times, winning the honor in 2005. His unique style was established in 1994 with a memorable campaign that captured elderly customers in Katz's famous deli on New York City's Lower East Side. This led to documentary-style exposes of tobacco monsters for the California Department of Health as well as lighter work for Fox Sports. The poignant Flatline spot for Toshiba, in which a dying man's life flashes before him, was singled out and applauded by the New York Times.
In 2002, he directed Saturn's Sheet Metal, a conceptually driven spot that was highly critically acclaimed. In 2003, Adcritic.com labeled his Got Milk? commercial as the best spot of the year. It went on to become the winner of a Gold Lion at the 2003 Cannes Lions awards. Murro's campaign for Olympus garnered him a second Gold Lion at the 2005 awards along with a number of Silver and Bronze statues for other commercials. Recently, Creativity Magazine named him as one of the industry's 50 most influential people in the last 20 years. He was also recently named the UK's #1 director by Campaign magazine.
As well as directing, he is also the founder of Biscuit Filmworks. Smart People is his first feature film.
Andreas is a director noted for his dark, surreal and playful style, producing a consistently inspiring body of work. Having grown up in deep in the Swedish countryside, Andreas moved to Gothenburg to study the noble arts of painting and sculpture and that together with his immense music interest led later to that he directed a music video for a friend´s band and he hasn´t stopped since.
Andreas has created dazzling videos for major artists ranging from Royksöpp and Peter, Björn and John , Jose Gonzales to Kanye West, David Guetta and Robbie Williams.
His latest spot for Volvo Truck ft Jean-Claude Van Damme "The Epic Split" is one of the world´s most successful viral campaigns ever.
Isaiah is a Kabul-born filmmaker who got his start as an assistant director on feature films made by Tibetan monks. His father, a collector of South Asian textiles and antiquities, and mother, a trained Jungian psychologist, raised Isaiah and his two younger brothers in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he spent his summers selling dismantled Indian palaces to tourists.
Bringing his colorful background to his directing work, Isaiah’s ambition was defined through his spectacular take on the music video—often elevating his genre-specific videos to transcendent levels. In his short career, his works have been featured on MTV, VH1 and in The New York Times, and have screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Yerba Buena Museum, The Hammer Museum and Art Basel Miami. Isaiah was awarded the 2012 MVPA Award for Best Direction of a New Artist for his Cults “Go Outside” video and the 2012 Best Narrative Video Award at the LAMVF for his Raphael Saadiq “Good Man” video. Most recently, his video for MGMT “Cool Song No. 2” earned him a spot as finalist for Best Music Video at the Ciclope Festival. In addition to such honors, Isaiah has been nominated for a number of other awards, including the UK Music Video Award, British Arrow, MVPA’s and the Vimeo Award.
More recently, Isaiah has been transitioning into the world of commercials, where he’s worked on campaigns for such high-profile clients as Adidas (for the 2012 Olympics), Adobe, Jack Daniels (for the launch of their Tennessee Honey Whiskey), Microsoft (to introduce Windows Phone 8) and Bacardi’s re-launch campaign for Dewar’s Scotch.
Clay Weiner’s performance-driven comedic style and indie spirit permeate both his spot workand online viral shorts. A graduate of Columbia University where he studied philosophy, Claybegan his advertising career as a writer at Cliff Freeman & Partners, then later spent time at Publicis New York, BBH New York and Wieden+Kennedy Portland. Clay has also served as a writer for Conan O’Brien’s late night show and for The Onion satire publication. Clay is well known for having written and directed the award-winning Bud Light "Dude" campaign for DDB Chicago, which has garnered over 38 million online views and counting. The spot earned Clay a2008 Young Director Award at Cannes and was named as one of the ten best beer commercials from the past 15 years by The One Show in 2011.
His edgy spots for clients such as Liquid-Plumr, Sonic, PETA, Burger King, Ray-Ban, Bud Light, MTV, ESPN, Axe, Macy’s, Kraft and Time Warner make Clay a standout talent for commercials that have a lasting impact. Recognized for his skills in the advertising realm and his acute visual style, Paramount Studios and MGM enlisted Clay to direct the upcoming musical remake of the iconic ‘80s film, Valley Girl.
In addition to his spot work, Clay is known for his online series of shorts featuring the larger-than-life “Mom” character that he developed. Savvy at creating spots that go viral, his Emmy-nominated “The Christmas Tree” and HBO Comedy Festival shorts have garnered over 6 million views on YouTube. Always embarking on new endeavors, his award-winning photography book, TRY-ONs, features images of Clay transformed into over 140 eccentric characters with the help of a designer and stylist.