Nick Ball knows there are some situations you simply shouldn’t laugh at – and he has built a career exploiting that. Following in the footsteps of many directors before him, Nick is a film school dropout who, driven by his passion for character development and crafting of cinematic worlds, has consistently proven himself to be a performance director who loves to push ideas and concepts as far as possible. He keeps big brands interesting with a distinctive cinematic style that keeps viewers guessing and on their toes.
Nick strives to find precisely the right tone and unique (if often irreverent) worldview that best serves every idea in front of him. A keen observer and serial eavesdropper, Nick uses his insight into the human condition to represent characters with empathy, awareness and humor which he skillfully combines with the carefully considered worlds he builds around them. Whether it is drama, comedy, or something in between, Nick’s stunning level of cinematic craft produces work that resonates with audiences around the globe. His often surprising work is grounded in sharp storytelling, whether it’s an epic, cinematic ode to a guy binge-watching Game of Thrones, a smaller, self-effacing character piece about a woman who has let herself go, or an all-singing, all-dancing choreographed number.
Nick’s work has achieved recognition from all major award shows, including Cannes, D&AD, One Show, CLIOS, LIA, AWARD and AXIS. In 2016, he took home an armful of Cannes Lions for his GEICO campaign, including the coveted Gold Lion in Film.