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.
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Last year Wayne McClammy, the director behind the video ‘I’m Fucking Matt Damon‘ and star-studded rejoinder ‘I’m Fucking Ben Affleck‘ that aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2008, was set to direct Isla Fisher in Desperados, which is typically referred to as ‘a female-oriented Hangover.’ But something didn’t work out, and he’s now walking away from the film. ‘Creative differences’ is what the trades say. (Isla Fisher remains attached.) Likely stepping into the vacant director’s position will be Betty Thomas, who last made…um…well, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. Read More »
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There’s a chance you read that headline and said, “um, who?” Wayne McClammy is the director behind the videos ‘I’m Fucking Matt Damon‘ and the star-studded rejoinder ‘I’m Fucking Ben Affleck‘ that aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2008. (McClammy has also done directing chores on The Sarah Silverman Program and directed Silverman’s The Great Schlep.)
Now he’s working out a deal to direct the film Desperadoes, the Ellen Rapoport Black List script called “a female-oriented The Hangover.” Read More »