Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2012 by Peter Sciretta
Each year some of the commercials from the biggest brands during the Super Bowl are directed by big name filmmakers (remember Ridley Scott‘s classic Apple “1984″ Super Bowl ad). The 2012 Super Bowl commercials feature spots directed by Todd Phillips, Bobby Farrelly, David Gordon Green, Miguel Arteta, Noam Murro, Craig Gillespie, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., Joe Pytka, Jake Scott, Fredick Bond, Peter Berg and others. After the jump I’ve collected 18 of the tv spots directed by big screen talent, breaking down who directed what.
Bobby Farrelly, co-director of Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Marry, Kingpin, and Me, Myself & Irene, directed the Samsung “The Thing Called Love” spot:
Todd Phillips, director of Old School and The Hangover films, directed Honda CR-V’s “Matthew’s Day Off” spot which featured Matthew Broderick in a call back to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:
Peter Berg, director of Friday Night Lights, The Rundown, Very Bad Things, The Kingdom, Hancock and Battleship, directed NBC’s The Voice “Vocal Kombat” spot:
Noam Murro, director of Smart People and the upcoming 300: Battle of Artemisia, directed Pepsi’s “King’s Court” spot which featured X Factor 2011 winner Melanie Amaro and Elton John:
Murro also directed the Chevy Sonic “Stunt Anthem” spot:
Murro also directed the Kia “A Dream Car. For Real Life” spot:
Murro also directed the Chevy Silverado “End of the World” spot:
Due to the amount of videos embed in this article, we have to split this post over a few pages. Click the link above to continue the second page of 2012 Super Bowl Ads Directed By Filmmakers.