A little about Nadaav

TV, Commercials and Corporate 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  White & Case

 

 

 

 

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 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. I make commercials, TV documentaries, brand films and corporate videos.

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.

I love developing new techniques and styles, and working with new technology. I’ve made an interactive drama, an immersive game for Penguin Books, an immersive theatrical experience for BUPA, an innovative animation and live action blend for Citi and a motion capture drama.

 

 

How I Work Best

directing the cast, jwa dramas

discussing the script, jwa dramas

I look for new ways to tell stories, such as my Citibank commercials which make innovative use of archive and animation or Tell/Don’t Tell, which featured a non-linear interactive narrative based on the old choose your own adventure books. But at the heart of all my films are powerful performances, be it commercial, corporate or TV, documentary or drama.

I love working with children. Since my time 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 in singapore, citibank commercial

My documentary credentials are significant. My work has been seen globally. Be it for commercials, cinema or TV, my films 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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