Writer, Director, Artist

About Nadaav

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

In my 20 year career I have made factual and documentary TV programmes like Panorama (BBC1), Time Team (C4), Married At First Sight (C4) and Blue Peter (BBC1). My comedy and drama 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’ve covered history, science, business and social topics, while my political programmes have made front page newsI won a Focal International Award for an innovative mix of archive footage and visual effects in a Citibank commercial, and was finalist for a British Council Creative Entrepreneur Award.

I focus on humour and naturalistic drama, in comedy, drama and documentary. I love directing children and inexperienced performers. With an eye for talent, my crews have gone on to win BAFTAs, Oscars and Emmys.

Filmmaking has taken me to 17 countries on 4 continents. I enjoy building international teams and have a global network of crew. 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. To launch the Kickstarter for Sound Asleep, I organised a guerrilla flash mob in Trafalgar Square: a 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 where I participate as an artist and in supporting other artists. It’s a major passion in my life that has led me to create installations, performance art and comedy at festivals worldwide. My art uses humour and playfulness to approach challenging contemporary topics.

My hobbies feature story telling too, and include performing standup and improv comedy, and live storytelling. I facilitate creativity, laughing yoga and storytelling workshops. I’m as happy on a stage as I am behind a camera.