A little about Nadaav

I Make Films For…

BBC1  BBC4  BBC World News  Channel 4  ITV1  ITV2  Discovery Channel  ITN   CNBC  Channel Five  The History Channel (USA)  SciFi Channel  Citibank  Sainsbury's  Oxfam  Tullow Oil  publicis logo  Jaguar Land Rover  Fortis Banking And Insurance  AldiTfL Transport for London  NHS Direct  BUPA  Lebara Mobile Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer





Documentary | Drama | Children | Commercials


A Bit About Me

Nadaav on location in Berlin shooting a Citibank commercial

shooting a citibank commercial in berlin

I’m a versatile film-maker working across several genres, bringing the techniques from each to the others. It’s a creative method that results in exceptional films. I’ve been doing it for 15 years, all over the world.

I make striking innovative documentaries, I love directing children, and I get powerful, personal performances in both drama and documentary. 

My broadcast TV work has appeared on BBC, ITV, C4, Five, SciFi and CNBC and includes PanoramaTime Team and Blue Peter. I’ve had films in festivals worldwide, and a TV show that made front page news. I’ve made commercials and brand films for Citibank, Lebara Mobile and Fortis, and content for Land Rover, Sainsbury’s and NHS.

Occasionally I find opportunities to get really creative; blending genres, crossing platforms and getting interactive. This has included devising, writing and directing an interactive drama, an immersive game for Penguin Books, an immersive experience for BUPA and an innovative animation and live action blend for Citi. Most recently I’ve been playing with motion capture. Keep up to date with my latest work on my news page.

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My Style

directing the cast, jwa dramas

cast and director discuss script, jwa dramas

I look for exciting, new ways to tell stories such as my Citibank commercials which make innovative use of archive or my drama, Tell/Don’t Tell, which experimented with non-linear interactive narrative. But at the heart of all my film making is the simple and often neglected skill of creating powerful performances, be it documentary or drama.

I love directing children. Since working on Blue Peter I have made commercials, documentaries and dramas with kids. It takes personality, patience and playfulness, but it results in powerful stuff!

nadaav and crew for singapore citibank commercial

nadaav and crew for singapore citibank commercial

My documentaries feature strong  screen presences that come from empathy, putting the contributor at ease and helping them shine. Easier said than done; it’s something I have perfected over 15 years!

My dramas are realistic, challenging stories with powerful performances. My films on bullying are now used in schools, and my ex-prisoner drama is now used in prisoner rehabilitation. I focus on story and performance above all else.


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I am a member of The Royal Television SocietyThe Directors’ Guild of Great Britain and the The British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneurs. I have filmed in 17 countries on 4 continents. I shoot and edit.

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