About

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Intro

Over the past two decades, I've travelled the world directing comedy advertising and long form television and film projects. My work spans 120 episodes of broadcast television and more than 100 spots for clients such as Pepsi, Disney, Expedia, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Target, McDonald’s and Honda.

My work has been recognized at over 100 award festivals, including at Cannes, the AFI Awards and the Australian Directors Guild Awards and showcased in AdAge, Shots, Campaign Brief, LBB, Apple TV, Amazon, BBC, Netflix, NBC and Hulu.

Brands

Alliance française

Air New Zealand

Carnival CruiseLines

The Commonwealth Bank

Cogency Global

Expedia

Heinz

HondA

Hotels COmbined

KRAFT

McDonald's

MIssion Foods

Meat and Livestock AUSTRALIA

Pepsi

P&O Cruises

Qantas

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIRFORCE

SEEK

Simply Spiked

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

SINGAPORE TOURISM

Sprite

TARGET

Creative Agencies I've work with...

ClemEnger BBDO

Y&R Singapore

Vayner Media

TBWA SINGAPORE

Saatchi & Saatchi

Mischief

M&C Saatchi

Leo Burnett Melbourne

Maverick MEDIA LONDON

AJF Partnership

ADHESIVE

WHYBIN TBWA Group

CREATIVE VENTURES

DDB Sydney

ICHI Worldwide

BMF ADVERTISING

THE ROYALS

BADGAR Ogilvy

CLEMENGER HARVIE EDGE

Ogilvy Melbourne

PedEstrian

T Garage

Eleven COmmunications

The White Agency

Host Sydney

George Patterson Y&R

Big Red

My work has been shown here ...

APPLE TV

AMAZON PRIME

NETFLIX

NBC

HULU

BBC

G4 USA

Chanel 7 AUSTRALIA

ABC Australia

SBS Australia

Production Houses

Naked City | NEW YORK

AIrBaG  | MELBOURNE

VAYNER PRODUCTIONS  | NEW YORK

The Joinery  | LA

Hey Presto!  | LA

Juice Film  | SOUTH AFRICA

Moving Parts  | LA

TMS PictUres  | New YORK

Jungle Entertainment  | SYDNEY

Prosper Digital TV  | New YORK

Chaser BroAdcasting  | SYDNEY

Ghost Pictures  | MELBOURNE

Princess Pictures  | MELBOURNE

TV Filmography

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

UNEXPECTED JOURNEYS

HUSTLE & SERVE

MAXIMUM CHOPPAGE

THE ELECTION CHASER

THE HAMSTER WHEEL

THE CHASER’S WAR ON EVERYTHING

HUNGRY BEAST

JOHN SAFRAN'S Race Relations

LAWRENCE LEUNG’S UNBELIEVABLE

LAWRENCE LEUNG’S CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

John Safran VS God

JOHN SAFRAN’S MUSIC JAMBOREE

JOHN SAFRAN SPEAKING IN TONGUES

THE LATE REPORT

DISINFORMATION

JOHN SAFRAN: MEDIA TYCOON

JOHN SAFRAN: MASTER CHEF

Awards

Advertising Awards

SEEK  |  Napoleon Dynamite
DIRECTOR
WEBBY AWARDS  |  BRANDED CONTENT  |  Honoree
LBB ONline 
|  Top TEN IP Campaigns OF THE YEAR
AIR NEW ZEALAND  |  CAROL EQUALITY (SUMMER WONDERLAND)
DIRECTOR
Australian Directors Guild Awards  |  Gold  |  Commercial Content
Cannes LionS  
|  Entertainment Music CATEGORY  |  WINNER
Cannes Lions  
|  Brand & Product Int  |  Nomination
Cannes Lions  
|  Viral Film  |  Nomination
CANNES LIONS  
|  Artist COntent  |  Nomination
Mumbrella Awards  
|  Grand Prix
Mumbrella Awards  
|  Best Use of Music
Mumbrella Awards  
|  Best overall Campaign
Spikes Asia  
|  Grand Prix Music Category
YouTube
 |  New Zealand's Most watched TV commercIal  |  WINNER
YOUTUBE  
|  AUSTRALIA'S MOST WATCHED CHRISTMAS COMMERCIAL  |  WINNER
FRENCH FILMS IN FORT WORTH TEXAS  |  Alliance Française
DIRECTOR
CANNES LIONS  |  Shortlist  |  Film Lions - Screens & Events
CANNES LIONS  
|  Shortlist  |  Direct Lions - Use of Broadcast
SINGAPORE AIRLINES  |  Unexpected Journeys
DIRECTOR
Travel Film Fest - International Film Festival  |  Best Travel Web Series
Australian Directors Guild Awards  
|  Commercial COntent  |  Nomination
Global  Film Awards 
|  Best Web series
Ad Age  
|  Editor's Pick
New York Movie Awards 
|  Best Web/TV series
LA Film Awards  
|  BEST PICTURE
LA Film Awards  
|  BEST TV SERIES
COGENCY GLOBAL  |  UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
CO-DIRECTOR
Communicator Awards  |  Award of Excellence
Communicator Awards  
|  AwARD of Distinction IN Branded Entertainment
Communicator Awards  
|  Award of Distinction in Commercials
TELLY AWARDS  
|  USE OF long form  |  SILVER
telly awards  
|  USE OF STOCK FOOTAGE  |  SILVER
EXPEDIA  |  NEW YORK ON $50
DIRECTOR
ADMA AWARDS  |  Travel & Tourism  |  Silver
ADMA AWARDS 
|  Broadcast  |  Bronze
JAY JAYS | IN HIDING
DIRECTOR
CANNES LIONS  |  Retail Adverting  |  Nomination
ASIA PACIFIC ADVERTING AWARDS
| Retail – Winner

Music Videos Awards

NORTHCOTE (SO HUNGOVER)  |  The Bedroom Philosopher
DIRECTOR  |  DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS  |  Best Music Video  |  Winner
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best Director  |  Winner
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best Music Video  |  Winner
AUSTRALIAN CINEMATOGRAPHERS SOCIETY AWARDS  
|  Music Video  |  WINNER
ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best Independent Music Video  |  Winner
CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best Music Video  |  Winner
LOS ANGELES CINEMA FESTIVAL OF HOLLYWOOD
|  Music Video Award  |  Winner  
THE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best Music Video  |  Winner
SACRAMENTO MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best Music Video  |  Winner
CANADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
| Award of Excellence
LOS ANGELES MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL  
|  Best Music Video  |  Winner
COLORADO FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best Music Video  |  Winner
MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best Music Video  |  Winner
CANADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 
|  Best Music Video  |  Winner
THE METROPOLITAN FILM FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK  
|  Honorable Mention
HOUSTON COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best Cinematography
15 MINUTE OF FAME FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best Music Video
ROYAL FLUSH FESTIVAL 
|  Best Music Video  |  Gold
URBAN MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best Music Video  |  WINNER

Television Awards

THE CHASER’S WAR ON EVERYTHING
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
AFI AWARDS  |  Best Television Comedy Series  |  Winner
ROSE D’OR  
|  International Awards for Comedy  |  Nomination
TV TONIGHT AWARD  
|  Best Comedy  |  Winner
AFI AWARDS  
|  Best Television Comedy Series  |  Nomination
LOGIE AWARDS  
|  Most Outstanding Comedy Program  |  Nomination
LOGIE AWARDS  
|  Most Popular Light Entertainment Program  |  Nomination
JOHN SAFRAN’S RACE RELATIONS
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS  |  Best Comedy  |  Nomination
AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS  
|  Best Light Entertainment/Reality  |  Nomination
ROSE D’OR  Best Comedy 
|  Nomination
ROSE D’OR  Social Award  
|  Nomination
LOGIE AWARDS  Best Light Entertainment  
|  Nomination
TV TONIGHT AWARDS  
|  Best Comedy  |  Nomination
JOHN SAFRAN VS GOD
DIRECTOR
AFI AWARDS  |  Best Television Comedy  Series  |  Winner
LOGIE AWARDS  
|  Most Outstanding Comedy  Program  |  Nomination
LOGIE AWARDS  
|  Best Comedy Series  |  Nomination
JOHN SAFRAN’S MUSIC JAMBOREE
DIRECTOR
AFI AWARDS  |  Best Comedy Series  |  Sitcom or Sketch Winner
AUSTRALIAN COMEDY AWARDS  
|  Outstanding TV Comedy |  Winner
CUFF
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY | CO-PRODUCER
New York TELEVISION FESTIVAL  |  OFFICIAL SELECTION
ITV FEST 
|  OFFICIAL SELECTION
Lighthouse  Festival  
|  OFFICIAL SELECTION
Soho International Film Festival  
|  OFFICIAL SELECTION

Film

SMITHSTON
DIRECTOR
Austin Comedy Film Festival | BEST COMEDY FILM | NOMINATION
L.A. COMEDY SHORTS
| NOMINATION
San Francisco Independent Film Festival
| NOMINATION
HOUSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL  
|  Official Selection
Byron Bay Film Festival 
|  Official Selection
Geneva Film Festival  
|  OFFICIAL SELECTION
Houston Comedy Festival  
|  RUNNER UP AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
San Francisco Independent Film Festival 
|  OFFICIAL SELECTION
Tenerife International Film Festival
| OFFICIAL SELECTION
Indie Fest LA
| OFFICAL SELECTION
SUBFERATU | Feature film
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY | ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
New York Movie Awards  |  BEST FEATURE FILM  |  WINNER
AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best CINEMATOGRAPHY
AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Best IN SHOW
Black Cat Picture Show  
| Cine AwaRD  |  WINNER
LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL  
|  BEST FEATURE FILM  |  WINNER
IT CAME FROM THE SKY FEST  
|  BEST FEATURE FILM  |  WINNER
New Filmmakers New York  
|  AUDIENCE CHOICE  |  NOMINEE
DENTALLY DISTURBED
DIRECTOR
FLICKERFEST  |  SBS Television Award  |  Winner
HULU AWARDS  
|  Best Comedic Short  |  Winner
TROPFEST  
|  BEST OF THE REST  |  Audience Choice Award  |  Winner
PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  
|  Audience Choice Award  |  Winner
DOWN UNDER FILM FESTIVAL
 |  Best Australian Short Comedy  |  Winner
RUSHES SOHO FILM FESTIVAL LONDON  
|  Best Newcomer  |  Silver
MY DEMON
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Independent Horror Movie Awards  |  BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY  |  WINNER
New York Cinematography Awards 
|  Semi-Finalist
LOVE HURTS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
AUSTRALIAN CINEMATOGRAPHERS SOCIETY AWARDS  |  Short Film  |  Silver
THE POLYGAMIST
DIRECTOR
IRON MULE COMEDY FESTIVAL  |  Judges Favorite Award
BRIEF FICTION
DIRECTOR | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Australian Cinematographers Society Awards  |  SHort FILM  |  Gold

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