Jonathan David
Venice, CA
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Jonathan David

Jonathan D.

Venice, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a director who has made more than 700 television commercials, including three spots for the Superbowl I have won numerous award at Cannes, Clios, and AICP Awards. My skills are in acting for TV commercials, and preparing for auditions. A commercial script is not very obvious. I can help an actor to reveal wha is in the script and how to prepare the role for an audition. After twenty-five years makin ads, I can also offer advice about how to handle an audition, and the protocols for the director and ad agency once in the room. Defining what is essential for a audition for tv commercials--creating a character, varying interpretations, and the understanding of what is expected from the actor are all things I can help you with.

About Jonathan D.

My pride is directing performance-based drama worked out in hundreds of commercials I’ve directed for leading agencies in North America and abroad. Starting with the BBC for eight years as a documentary filmmaker, I favor careful observational, casting, and performance to mine the subtleties of human interactions.

I specialize in casting, and performance, revealing the inner workings of character. Whether directing commercials for leading agencies in North America and abroad, or as a documentary filmmaker, writer and director I focus on the emotional realities underpinning any story. Honored at Cannes, AICP, ANDY, Clio, the One Show, the Emmy’s and the D&AD, my awards include four Cannes Lions, four AICP awards, and five Clios. I worked as a writer-director for two years at Comedy Central, the John Stewart Show, and on over 200 documentaries for the BBC as a researcher or associate producer, and director. It is at the BBC where I gained experience casting people for documentaries ranging from a series on the New South, to Child Preachers, to Death Row.

I have directed 700 or so tve ads for Nike, Adidas, Mercedes, Visa, Budweiser and Pepsi, to name a few. My specialty is character and dialogue, with lots of comedy experience.

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Experience

Director
Jan 1984 - Present

Tulip Films, Inc.

www.jonathandaviddirector.com

Education

Film
Sep 1972 - Jun 1976

CCNY

Languages

French

Professional Proficiency

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