Wed, 12 May 2021 11:40:11 GMT
RadicalMedia has announced the signing of Matt Smukler to its UK rosters.
With a driving interest in reaching past the obvious to highlight deeper connections and small details, filmmaker Matt Smukler has made a name for himself by delivering heartfelt films with a universal resonance. His penchant for building real, emotional stories brings audiences together, all the while captivating viewers with his charming, effortless sense of humour. A natural talent behind the camera, Matt has helmed a number of award-winning spots for brands such as Toyota, Coke, NFL, Microsoft, Budweiser, Reebok, MTV, AT&T and Absolut, to name a few. Whether following a gay soccer player and his boyfriend for DB Railway ('Fan') or a mixed race couple and their daughter for Cheerios ('Gracie'), he loves taking chances in the support of progressive advertising. His films are often championed for being authentically touching, due largely to subtle direction and naturalistic performances.
His 'Duck' spot for Iams, which tells the tale of a boy’s lifelong bond with his dog, earned him a 2016 AICP nomination for Best Direction. In 2018 he won two silver Cannes Lions for his Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign. In 2012, Matt took a step in the direction of long form narratives. His short film The Hiccup – a comedic telling of the morning after a party gone terribly wrong – earned him Best Comedy Short Film at the San Diego International Film Festival; Best Foreign Film at the Noccicinema Film Festival; and finalist recognitions from the Woodstock International Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival, and Holly Shorts to name a few.
More recently, Matt’s first feature documentary went into post-production. I Don’t Cry follows an 18-year-old track and field star as she juggles her endeavours in school with the challenge of supporting her mentally disabled parents.
RadicalMedia looks forward to working with Matt across commercials and documentaries and can’t wait to see what he does next!