Writer, Director

About Nadaav

I make film, TV, commercials and award winning branded content.

I’m Nadaav. I make comedy, branded content, commercials and documentaries

TV: Panorama (BBC1), Time Team (C4), Blue Peter (BBC1) and After Dark (BBC4). These are some of the longest running and most significant British TV shows of all time.

Films:
Sound Asleep, starring Red Dwarf’s Danny John-Jules, an offbeat comedy about an insomniac.
Tell/Don’t Tell, a tender, interactive drama about life after prison. 
Games, a sensitive short drama about childhood and bullying.

Currently freelancing at BBC Studios.

Career History

2000: Trained under BIFA winning editor Justine Wright (Last King of Scotland, One Day In September, Touching The Void).

2000-2007: Broadcast TV: The British Comedy Awards (ITV1), Panorama (BBC1), Time Team (C4), Blue Peter (BBC1/CBBC), Talk To The Prime Minister (C5). Worked with Melvin Bragg, Jonathan Ross, Jon Snow, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown.

2007: My first director credits: ITV1’s Match Made In Heaven, and 3 commercials for BNP Paribas.

2009-2012: Trained at The Directors Guild, Raindance, and London Film School.

2010: The Opera Singer, short comedy, (DoP: Emmy winner Frank Dow, editor: BAFTA nominee Adam Gough). Screened at BAFTA qualifiers Raindance, London Short Film Festival.

2012-2020 Comedy and drama commissions. Branded content for Citibank, BUPA, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Lebara. TV: Working Lives (BBC World News), Married At First Sight (C4).

Finalist in the British Council’s Creative Entrepreneur Awards;

Winner of Focal Award for this documentary commercial;

Selected for Directors UK Inspire 2020.

My Other Stuff

I’m a member of the global Burning Man community where I participate as an artist and work in supporting other artists. I create installations and performance at festivals worldwide. And I perform as a character comedian and live story-teller.

Andy Lewis MBE with Nadaav Soudry Director and video crew, City oF London

Career History

Career History & Name Dropping

2000: Trained under BIFA winning editor Justine Wright (Last King of Scotland, One Day In September, Touching The Void).

2000-2007: Broadcast TV including: Panorama (BBC1), Time Team (C4), Blue Peter (BBC1), After Dark (BBC4), Talk To The Prime Minister (C5), British Comedy Awards (ITV1). Worked with Melvin Bragg, Jonathan Ross, Jon Snow, Tony Wilson, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown.

2007-8: Director of ITV1’s Match Made In Heaven, and 3 documentary commercials for BNP Paribas/Fortis Bank.

2009-2012: Trained at The Directors Guild UK, Raindance, and London Film School. Directed branded content for BUPA, Jaguar, Land Rover, NHS.

2010: The Opera Singer, short comedy. Screened at BAFTA qualifiers: Raindance Film Festival 2011, London Short Film Festival 2011, Virgin Media Shorts 2011.

2012-2020: Branded content and commercials for Citibank, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Lebara. Educational drama for Ministry of Justice and Jewish Women’s Aid. TV documentary including: Working Lives (BBC World News), Married At First Sight (Channel 4).

Comedy, Theatre and Art

I am a character comedian and improviser. I have taken my one-man shows to festivals and theatres in the UK, USA, Spain, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. In the pandemic my  interactive zoom show was particularly popular. 

I am a member of the global Burning Man community where I create interactive installations and performance art.

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