Los Angeles-based Community Films is please to announce that director Nigel Simpkiss has joined their roster for US representation.
Nigel Simpkiss is an established commercial film director who also lends his substantial expertise to music videos and television. Simpkiss has worked with some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Nokia, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Lexus, Land Rover, Subaru, Maserati and John Deere.
His most recent campaign, “Life’s Grand Tour” for the new Maserati Quattroporte via international advertising agency The House World Wide, was shot over seven days on location in Italy and premiered at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show. The campaign showcases Maserati’s motoring heritage, Italian glamour and racing performance.
"Nigel's reel is special to us because he has incredibly stunning car imagery, and also has the real life, action-packed, story-driven car films from Top Gear.” Said Carl Swan, Partner, Community Films. “We knew instantly that he was a perfect fit for Community and a compliment to our other directors."
For the past ten years, his name has become synonymous with the Emmy-award winning Top Gear. In 2002 Simpkiss was hired to revamp the long-running show which now attracts 500 million viewers in 80 countries worldwide. Simpkiss has directed some incredible feats over sixteen series, including a race to the Magnetic North Pole at temperatures of -40oC; the launching of a rocket powered mini off Lillehammer’s Winter Olympic Park ski jump; and racing a Jaguar XK against a speed skater. He also directed the feature length “ South America Special” and the forth coming Top Gear “Africa Special” due on air in April 2013. In addition to the EMMY win, his work on Top Gear has been honored with numerous Royal Television Society Awards, a BANFF and has received a number of BAFTA nominations.
Simpkiss is also known for shooting stunning landscapes, from the Arctic to the Andes; the jungles of Borneo to the volcanoes of Iceland. An expert in shooting film, he also specializes in digital capture, using digital stills and HD in his work.