Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Big-screen filmmakers are regularly hired to film 30 and 60 second television commercials, and many of the bigger spots premiere during the NFL’s annual mega event, the Super Bowl. So which of the commercials shown during the big game were directed by movie directors? Which commercials were helmed by the directors of such films as The Bourne Identity, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Thing, Little Miss Sunshine, Maleficent, and Nightmare on Elm Street? Which TV spots were directed by the cinematographers behind The Dark Knight trilogy and Lost in Translation, and the two-time Academy Award winning production designer responsible for creating the worlds of James Cameron’s Avatar and Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland? As with previous years, we’ve compiled a list for you to enjoy. Find out the 2015 Super Bowl Commercials directors after the jump.
2015 Super Bowl Commercials Directors
Carnival’s “Come Back To The Sea” was directed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister, who has worked on many of Christopher Nolan’s films such as Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy, and recently made his feature directing debut with Transcendence.
Bud Light’s Real Life PacMan #UpForWhatever was directed by Fredrik Bond (Charlie Countryman, Hovercar).
Kim Kardashian’s Help Save The Data T-Mobile Commercial was directed by Paul Hunter, noted music video director who also helmed 2003’s Bulletproof Monk.
Always’ “Like A Girl” spot was directed by documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, best known for the great documentary The Queen of Versailles and the 2006 film Thin.
Kia Sorento’s “The Perfect Getaway” featuring Pierce Brosnan was directed by Matthijs Van Heijningen, helmer of 2011’s The Thing remake.
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the husband and wife directing team that received critical acclaim for their feature film directorial debut Little Miss Sunshine and the 2012 romantic dramedy Ruby Sparks, made the BMW i3 spot ‘Newfangled Idea.’
Nationwide’s “Invisible Mindy Kaling” was directed by Doug Liman, best known for films such as The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Swingers and Go.