ABOUT


David Wilson directs films that are inherently connected to music. His work encompasses multiple disciplines from dance to animation, and music is nearly always at its core.

Since breaking into the music video scene in 2009, David has created work for artists such as Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Lady Gaga, Glass Animals, Christine and the Queens, David Guetta and Sia. Achieving accolades that include ‘Best New Director’ and ‘Best Director’ at the UKMVAs as well as a Grammy Nomination in 2015 for his music video for Arcade Fire - We Exist.

His achievements aren’t just confined to music videos, having won a Cannes Gold and a Eurobeat Gold for one of two commercials he has done for Nike Russia. He’s created live-action musical commercials for brands including IKEA, SONY, Nike, O2 and Cadbury, and animated musical commercials for clients such as LEGO and Spotify.

David sees his style as ‘camp-meets-Kubrick’; a fabulously enjoyable sense of style and an inherent tone of happiness combined with a visual discipline acquired from his admiration for the classic cinematic masters.

This aesthetic was most recently personified in his 2021 commercial, ‘Good Ideas Deserve to be Found’, for Facebook through Droga5 New York. Where he combined animation, techniques and graphically composed live-action frames to tell the story of how personalised ads can connect ideas to people.


CONTACT

UK Commercials and Music Video
Please contact Matthew Fone or Natalie Arnett or Tom Berendsen at Riff Raff

US Commercials and Music Video
Please contact Matthew Fone or Natalie Arnett or Tom Berendsen at Riff Raff

French Commercials and Music Video
Please contact Jerome Denis at La Pac

German Commercials
Please contact Benedicta von Brandenstein  at TempoMedia

Virtual Reality Work
Please contact Patrick Milling Smith at Here Be Dragons

Anything else
thisisdavidwilson@gmail.com

AWARDS


SILVER - Cresta 2021 - Outstanding Animation in Film Craft - Spotify - Thank You Listeners

BRONZE - Creative Circle 2021 - Best Animation in Film Craft - Spotify - Thank You Listeners

BRONZE - Kinsale Shark 2021 - Best Direction for Animation - Spotify - Thank You Listeners

BRONZE Creative Circle 2021 - Best Animation - Spotify - Thank You Listeners

MTV Video Music Awards 2021 NOMINATION - Best Visual Effects - Glass Animals - Tangerine

GOLD - Cannes Lions 2019 - Digital Craft - Motion Graphics Design & Animation - Nike - Never Ask

BRONZE - EUROBEST 2018 - Outdoor - Nike - Never Ask

SILVER - EUROBEST 2018 - Design - Nike - Never Ask

SILVER - British Arrows - International Film Advertising - Nike - Made Of

GOLD - EUROBEST 2017 - Nike - Made Of

SILVER - LIA 2017 - Nike - Made Of

D&AD IMPACT 2017 Wood Pencil - Diversity & Equality - Nike - Made Of 

GOLD in Film Advertising - Cannes Lions 2017 -  Nike - Made Of

D&AD 2017 Wood Pencil - Film Advertising - B.E.N. the Robot

D&AD 2017 Wood Pencil - Music for Film Advertising - Nike - Made Of

Best Director - UK Music Video Awards 2015

Best Rock/Indie International - UK Music Video Awards 2015 - Tame Impala - Let It Happen

Best Rock/Indie UK - UK Music Video Awards 2015 - Royal Blood - Out of the Black

Best Animation in a Video - UK Music Video Awards 2015 - Royal Blood - Out of the Black

Best Editing - UK Music Video Awards 2015 - Royal Blood - Out of the Black

Music Video of the Year - IMVDb - Royal Blood - Out of the Black

Best Music Video - New Chitose Airport Festival 2015 - Royal Blood - Out of the Black

Best Music Video - Kinsale Sharks 2015 - Royal Blood - Out of the Black

Best Rock Video - MUCH Music Video Awards 2015 - Arcade Fire - We Exist

D&AD 2015 Yellow Pencil - Direction in Music Video - Arcade Fire - We Exist

D&AD 2015 Wooden Pencil - Animation in Music Video - Royal Blood - Out of the Black

Grammy Awards 2015 NOMINATION - Best Music Video - Arcade Fire - We Exist

VEVO Hot This Year - Best Indie - Arcade Fire - We Exist

International Music Video Festival 2014 - Prix de l’Intermede - Arcade Fire - We Exist

YCN Professional Awards 2014 - Animation

MTV Video Music Awards 2014 NOMINATION - Best Rock - Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?

YCN Professional Awards 2013 - Animation

Fubiz Award 2013 - Best Advertising Guinness - Monument

Silver Award: Best UK TV Series - British Arrows Awards 2013 IKEA - Bright Shiny Colours

Silver Award: Best New Director - Creative Circle Awards 2013

Best Music Video - Bornshorts Film Festival 2012 Metronomy - The Bay

Inclusion in Creative Review Annual 2012 Metronomy - The Bay

'In-Book' D&AD Book 2012 Metronomy - The Bay

Best Editing in a Video - Antville Awards 2011 Metronomy - The Bay

Inclusion in Creative Review Annual 2011 The Japanese Popstars - Let Go

'In-Book' D&AD Book 2011 The Japanese Popstars - Let Go

Best Animated Video - Antville Awards 2010 The Japanese Popstars - Let Go

Saatchi Saatchi Cannes Film Festival New Directors Showcase 2010 Moray McLaren - We Got Time

Inclusion in Creative Review Annual 2010 Moray McLaren - We Got Time

'In-Book' D&AD Book 2010 Moray McLaren - We Got Time

Best Budget Video Rock, Indie, Alternative - UK Music Video Awards 2009 Moray McLaren - We Got Time

Best New Director - UK Music Video Awards 2009