2014 AICP Directors Lecture Series
AICP Directors Lecture Series
Ringan Ledwidge has become widely acknowledged as one of the industry’s top commercials directors. He’s recently received the coveted Chairman’s Award at the British Arrows as well as being rated as the UK’s No1 Director by Campaign Magazine for the third time and as the second Most Awarded Director in the world by the Gunn Report.
In 1999 he moved into directing and the same year, was selected part of The Dream Team by Creative Review, picked as a Face to Watch by Campaign and won Best Young Director at Cannes. Ringan then went on to direct hugely popular commercials for Lynx, Adidas, Nike, the COI and Coke, picking up awards at D&AD, British Arrows and Cannes. In 2005, production began on his first feature Gone, through Working Title and Universal.
On returning to the world of commercials, Ringan joined forces with director Daniel Kleinman and Rattling Stick was born in May 2006. Here Ringan has directed campaigns for Orange, Britvic, Hovis, Nike, John Lewis, Puma, Axe Barnardo’s and The Guardian to name a few, and has received further awards at British Arrows, D&AD and Cannes including the coveted Grand Prix. In 2012 Rattling Stick was named Best Production Company of the Year at the British Arrows for the fourth time in five years and Ringan picked up (amongst others) 7 British Arrows, 11 Cannes Lions and a Yellow Pencil at D&AD. So far this year he has won 9 British Arrows and 5 Creative Circle awards.
To view some of Ringan's finest work, please click here.
Over the last decade, Noam Murro has directed award-winning spots for clients like Got Milk?, Saturn, Volkswagen, Orange, Nike, Starbucks, Adidas, HBO, Jameson, and XBOX, earning him the Gold Lions from Cannes, AICP Awards, and One Show Pencils. He has been nominated in the DGA commercials category seven times winning the honor in 2004, (Adidas Carry, Starbucks Glen and eBay Toy Boat) and 2011 (Heineken Handle Bar Moustache, DirecTV Hot House, Volkswagen Pinata and EA Battlefield Is it Real?). He made his first feature debut in 2008 with Miramax’s critically acclaimed Smart People. His second feature film, 300: Rise of an Empire for Warner Bros., was released in March 2014. Noam co-founded Biscuit Filmworks with Managing Director Shawn Lacy in 2000; the company is highly regarded for its smart, sophisticated work.
Please click here to view some of Noam's award-winning work.
Keith Schofield is a director based out of Los Angeles. He has directed music videos for various musicans and commercials for several well known products. He's won a Cannes Gold Lion (Diesel "SFW XXX") and was nominated for an Emmy (Volkswagen "The Bark Side"). Last year he directed O2's "Be More Dog" which won Campaign Magazine's 'Campaign of the Year' award. He also posed for this photo.
For more information and for Keith's clips, please click here.