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DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2018
adobo magazine, January 11, 2019 | 2:28pm

Los Angeles –  The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2018.

The winners will be announced at the 71st Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Hollywood and Highland Center's Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.

STEVE AYSON

(MJZ)
Getting Ready, Dollar Shave Club – (client direct)
https://youtu.be/QEU-MAZRhJs
First Assistant Director: Robert Phillips
Second Assistant Director: Braden Anderson
The Dance, Speight’s - DDB
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss_WKXpJ5l8
This is Mr. Ayson’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2012 for Beer Chase (Carlton Draught) and Let Me Go (The Cosmopolitan of Los Vegas).
 
FREDRIK BOND
(MJZ)
Harmony, Virgin TV – BBH

https://vimeo.com/248971294

Take Them All On, BT Sport – AMV BBDO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YICeanN9iqw
First Assistant Director: Matthew Clyde

The Big Win, Confused.com – Karmarama

First Assistant Director: Aldric Porter

Second Assistant Director: Erv Gentry

This is Mr. Bond’s eighth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2016 for Dive (Apple) and World of Play (LG); in 2013 for Voyage (Heineken) and From the Future (Johnny Walker); in 2012 for Surfer (Puma) and Eternal Optimism (Budweiser); in 2011 for Date and The Entrance (Heineken); in 2008 for First Time (Levis) Fridge Magnet (Guinness) and Space (Carling); in 2007 for Aviator (JC Penney) and Straw (Milk); and in 2004 for Cherry and Jelly Fish (Three) and The Other Game (Nike-Euro).

 
MARTIN de THURAH
(Epoch Films)
Final Breath, Audi RS 5 Coupe – Venables, Bell & Partners
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed7WvJaKKU4
First Assistant Director: Howell Caldwell
Mama Said Knock You Out, Chase – Droga5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34HIMVdNWvE

First Assistant Director: Shawn Thomas
Second Assistant Director: Oren Tuvia

Space Station, Macy’s - BBDO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHF0YP1LKsI
First Assistant Director: John Lowe

This is Mr. de Thurah’s third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials in 2013 for The Man Who Couldn’t Slow Down (Hennessy VS) and Human Race(Acura MDX 2014); and again in 2017 for Festival and Machines (StubHub) and Mad World (WealthSimple).

 
SPIKE JONZE
(MJZ)
Welcome Home, Apple Homepod – TBWA \ Media Arts Lab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=305ryPvU6A8

Unit Production Managers: Vincent Landay, Natalie Hill
First Assistant Director: Thomas Smith
Second Assistant Directors: Robert Kay, Nadeem Ashayer, Dave Marnell
Second Second Assistant Director: Jeff Tavani

This is Mr. Jonze’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2006 for Hello Tomorrow (Adidas), Penguin (Miller Beer) and Pardon Our Dust (Gap). He was also previously nominated for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award for Being John Malkovich in 1999.

 
DAVID SHANE
(O Positive)
An Alien Abroad, Babbel – Wieden + Kennedy London

 

Daughter and Mother, Alzheimer’s PSA – BBDO NY

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d26bz0ByrPg

Unit Production Managers: Marc Grill, Ralph Laucella
First Assistant Director: Daryl Patterson
Second Assistant Director: Samantha Melville
This is Mr. Shane’s first DGA Award nomination.

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Los Angeles –  The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2018.

The winners will be announced at the 71st Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Hollywood and Highland Center's Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.

STEVE AYSON

(MJZ)
Getting Ready, Dollar Shave Club – (client direct)
https://youtu.be/QEU-MAZRhJs
First Assistant Director: Robert Phillips
Second Assistant Director: Braden Anderson
The Dance, Speight’s - DDB
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss_WKXpJ5l8
This is Mr. Ayson’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2012 for Beer Chase (Carlton Draught) and Let Me Go (The Cosmopolitan of Los Vegas).
 
FREDRIK BOND
(MJZ)
Harmony, Virgin TV – BBH

https://vimeo.com/248971294

Take Them All On, BT Sport – AMV BBDO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YICeanN9iqw
First Assistant Director: Matthew Clyde

The Big Win, Confused.com – Karmarama

First Assistant Director: Aldric Porter

Second Assistant Director: Erv Gentry

This is Mr. Bond’s eighth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2016 for Dive (Apple) and World of Play (LG); in 2013 for Voyage (Heineken) and From the Future (Johnny Walker); in 2012 for Surfer (Puma) and Eternal Optimism (Budweiser); in 2011 for Date and The Entrance (Heineken); in 2008 for First Time (Levis) Fridge Magnet (Guinness) and Space (Carling); in 2007 for Aviator (JC Penney) and Straw (Milk); and in 2004 for Cherry and Jelly Fish (Three) and The Other Game (Nike-Euro).

 
MARTIN de THURAH
(Epoch Films)
Final Breath, Audi RS 5 Coupe – Venables, Bell & Partners
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed7WvJaKKU4
First Assistant Director: Howell Caldwell
Mama Said Knock You Out, Chase – Droga5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34HIMVdNWvE

First Assistant Director: Shawn Thomas
Second Assistant Director: Oren Tuvia

Space Station, Macy’s - BBDO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHF0YP1LKsI
First Assistant Director: John Lowe

This is Mr. de Thurah’s third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials in 2013 for The Man Who Couldn’t Slow Down (Hennessy VS) and Human Race(Acura MDX 2014); and again in 2017 for Festival and Machines (StubHub) and Mad World (WealthSimple).

 
SPIKE JONZE
(MJZ)
Welcome Home, Apple Homepod – TBWA \ Media Arts Lab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=305ryPvU6A8

Unit Production Managers: Vincent Landay, Natalie Hill
First Assistant Director: Thomas Smith
Second Assistant Directors: Robert Kay, Nadeem Ashayer, Dave Marnell
Second Second Assistant Director: Jeff Tavani

This is Mr. Jonze’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2006 for Hello Tomorrow (Adidas), Penguin (Miller Beer) and Pardon Our Dust (Gap). He was also previously nominated for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award for Being John Malkovich in 1999.

 
DAVID SHANE
(O Positive)
An Alien Abroad, Babbel – Wieden + Kennedy London

 

Daughter and Mother, Alzheimer’s PSA – BBDO NY

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d26bz0ByrPg

Unit Production Managers: Marc Grill, Ralph Laucella
First Assistant Director: Daryl Patterson
Second Assistant Director: Samantha Melville
This is Mr. Shane’s first DGA Award nomination.