Writer, Director, Artist

About Nadaav

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

In my 20 year career I have made famous TV programmes like Panorama (BBC1), Time Team (C4), Married At First Sight (C4) and Blue Peter (BBC1). My short films have screened at 40 festivals globally, and I have made commercials and brand films for Citibank, BUPA, Jaguar, Land Rover and Aldi.  I have won a Focal Award for innovative film making, and was finalist for a British Council Creative Entrepreneur Award.

I am a narrative and performance director, with particular expertise directing children and inexperienced performers.  I use humour and natural drama to create moments of intense emotion or total playfulness. I’ve worked with the same talented crew many times over, often picking out rising stars who have gone on to win BAFTAs, Oscars and Emmys.

I enjoy taking dense or challenging content and developing lighter ways to present it. I’ve done that with history, science, business and social topics, while my political programmes have made front page news. 

Filmmaking has taken me to 17 countries on 4 continents, to meet some of the most amazing people on the planet. I’m currently completing Sound Asleep, a comedy short film starring Red Dwarf’s Danny John-Jules, shot in Madrid. 

I bring a lot of fun, energy and adventure to my shoots, on and off screen. So to launch the Kickstarter for my film, Sound Asleep, I organised a guerilla flash mob in Trafalgar Square: a massive, 2000 person pillow fight. And I got in the middle of it, in my pyjamas, camera in one hand, pillow in the other!

I’m a member of the global Burning Man community. I focus on the art, playfulness and creativity of Burning Man, both as a creator and in supporting other artists. This has led me to create and curate art in many spectacular and challenging locations. It’s a major passion in my life. 

I have gone on to create installations, performance art and comedy at festivals worldwide, including Nozstock (UK), Borderland (Denmark), and Nowhere (Spain). And I have hosted talks and workshops on creativity, story telling and mindfulness. My art uses a  humour and playfulness, to approach challenging topics.

My hobbies are all about story telling too, and include performing standup comedy, improv comedy and storytelling itself. I’m as happy on stage with a microphone in my hand as I am behind a camera.