Shooting album campaigns for record labels took me into directing promos and commercials. A distinct visual sensibility with a love of honest performance led me into the world of sports and celebrities. From Lionel Messi at 10,000fps and Lewis Hamilton dodging clay pigeons to Richard Branson’s opening-a-chamgagne-bottle-with-a-sword trick and Jessie J’s teen riot on the top of a bus, I’ve worked some magic from some narrow windows. One spot turned into an observational documentary project, following Man United footballer Rio Ferdinand for a year in ‘What Rio Did…’. Recently live events have drawn on my commercial experience and I’ve filmed everything from an epic Puma campaign projected onto a wall of water infront of the London Eye at night to staging an hour of live tv on the streets of central London for McDonalds, traffic included. Writing is key to what I do, ‘Northwestern’ is a feature length screenplay of mine that can be read here and we’ve just finished a new short film ‘Stay Woke’ (the last one ‘Internal’ was selected by The British Council for international representation). Somehow I’ve also just completed an MA in Fine Art this year. Being a director for me is about the chance to tell stories that are diverse and personal, to capture characters that feel authentic and engaged, and to invent new visual experiences that excite the eyes and speak to many. Its an exciting role, one I’m proud of.

 
 
Michael Williams, London based Commercials Director for Nike, Playstation, British Airways, Guinness, Nokia, Rio Ferdinand Manchester United documentary and Shapeshifters music video. Site Map. Director (about): Biog/Cuttings. Contact. Showreel: Commercials/Play all commercials/Long format. Art: Art direction gallery/Photography/Graphics/Scripts.
HOME: Michael Williams Commercials Director showreel UK advertising, Nike Football, Playstation2, Guinness RFID, Rio Ferdinand Manchester United documentary "What Rio Did...", Shapeshifters. DIRECTOR/BIOG: Nick Lofting, Art Jones Editor Twilight, 30 Days of Night, Hard Candy, BA Asticus, Working The Thames, Chessington Dragon’s Fury June Sarpong, Moneyway, Polycell LA Cobra, STC Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Anderson, Rafael, Gillette Rafa Marques, Phil Mcluney, CUTTINGS: Campaign, Best Ads On Tv, Creative Match, Contagious, The Observer, Ben Smithard DOP, Draw Pictures, The Mob Film Company, John Chads, Shay Reading, StuArt Harkness, Dan Norris, Darren Wright, Rob Steiner, Angelo Ferrugia 72 + Sunny, MPC, Wieden + Kennedy, Jose Mourinho, Joe Cole, SHOWREEL/COMMERCIALS: Michael Williams Showreel, Lewis Hamilton F1 McClaren, Boris Schepker, Big Buoy, DOP Darran Tiernan, P.I.G. Mercurial Vapor, Theo Walcott Arsenal, Soccer AM Karelle Dixon, Thierry Henry Arsenal Handball, Alive Inside, Rugby Sponsorship, Coast, Nicholas Crane, Julian House Ghost Box, Roberto Carlos, Freddie Ljungberg, Totti, Cisse, Steven Gerard, Greg Fay, Ben Smithard DOP, Rawden De Fresnes, Tim Lovejoy, Andy Ansah, Nikefive, Burial, Chris Clark, Rio Ferdinand Drugs Ban, Jeff Weston, LONG FORMAT: Denzel Armour Brown, Norman Jay, Zoe Buckman, Observational authored, Pini Zahavi, drugs ban test, Frank Lampard, Carrington, Henry Winter, David Beckham, Wes Brown, Alderley Edge, Shaun Custis, Sex Tape, Bolton Wanderers, John O'Shea, Jodrell Bank, Michael Owen, Philadephia Eagles, Leeds United, Radioactive Man, FIFA, Fox Sports, Dsquared, Ground Zero New York, Les Anton Ferdinand, Gary Neville, Jay Z, Rooney, Sven Goran Erikkson, Form Music, Luke Slater, Al Green, Kieran Smyth, SEM, Producer James Guy, Natasha Elster Art: Intro, Attik, Tim Bret Day, Krust, Dynamite MC, DJ Die, Reprazent, M J Cole, Horace Andy, Penguin cover, Killa Kela Sony BMG, Talkin Loud, Recoil Mute Records, Art DIRECTION: Merton Gauster, Lee Funnell photographer, Lennox lewis titles, P*Nut Presents Sweet As, Pooka Broxi, Scott Adams, Paul Arden, Yabby You, Blood + Fire, Grand Central, PHOTO: Birds Nest Stadium, Anti-war protest, Greenscreen, Forbidden City, Mozambique Benguera, Palmersport, Siegfried + Roy GRAPHIC: Roni Size New Forms 2, Mercury Music Prize, Strange Hours, Depeche Mode, Alan Wilder, Full Cycle, Dope Dragon, V Recordings, Franz Job, Douglas Englebert, Pablo Picasso quote, Henry Moore quote, Addiction Jeremy Rainbird, SCRIPT: Northwestern, Unlicenced minicab driver CONTACT: Dab Hand Media, Sonda, BUS Productions, La Cosa,