DIRECTOR

Photo of Craig Melville - Director

BIO

Over the past few decades I've travelled the world directing comedy ads, television and film projects. I've directed over 120 episodes of broadcast television and more than 200 commercial spots for clients such as Pepsi, Disney, Expedia, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Target, McDonald’s and Honda.

My work has been recognized at award festivals including wins at Cannes, Grand Prix at Spikes Asia, Grand Prix at Mumbrella BeFest, Australian Film Institute Awards, and multiple Australian Directors Guild Awards - with work showcased on AdAge, Shots, Campaign Brief, LBB, Apple TV, Amazon, BBC, Netflix, NBC and Hulu.

Douche Canoe Music Video
Douche Canoe Music Video
Douche Canoe | Brother Mouth Muisc Video
2024
Barbie Girl Music Video
Barbie Girl Music Video
To jump on the Barbie bandwagon, here's a Barbie Girl music video I directed a while back
2023
Respect the Process Podcast: International Comedy Director Craig Melville Escapes Dead Island 2
Respect the Process Podcast: International Comedy Director Craig Melville Escapes Dead Island 2
Noam Kroll's "Show Don't Tell" Podcast Ep 203
Noam Kroll's "Show Don't Tell" Podcast Ep 203
We chat with indy filmmaking guru Noam Kroll.
I directed a zombie film for the game 'Dead Island 2'
I directed a zombie film for the game 'Dead Island 2'
Another Day in HELL.A.
2023
Napoleon Dynamite SEEK campaign featured on LBB Top Ten Spots for the year
Napoleon Dynamite SEEK campaign featured on LBB Top Ten Spots for the year
2022
Napoleon Dynamite spot for SEEK Launched
Napoleon Dynamite spot for SEEK Launched
Jon Heder Reprises his role as Napoleon Dynamite
2021
I've joined Naked City in New York
I've joined Naked City in New York
2021
Pepsi - This is Bills Country, Eric!
Pepsi - This is Bills Country, Eric!
Pepsi helps a Bill's fan troll his next door neighbor.
2022
Unexpected Journey Series goes live
Unexpected Journey Series goes live
3 episode travel series for Singapore Airlines and Singpore Tourism
Northcote (So Hungover) Animatic vs Clip
Northcote (So Hungover) Animatic vs Clip
Here's how my rough animatic for a music video compares to the final clip.
2020