Matthew McDermott

‘To fall, patiently to trust our heaviness’

Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem ‘Gravity’s Law’, McDermott taps into themes of meditation and nature in a deliberate response to the overload of information in modern society.

MATT MCDERMOTT — Freelance Director and Design Director based in London. Matt is an award-winning Director based in London specializing in live action, VFX, motion design and animation.

He’s directed high profile TV commercials, broadcast campaigns, channel branding and idents, music videos and short films for clients including; Evian, Olay, Virgin Media, Nokia, BT, Heineken, Western Union, Ministry of Sound, McLaren, Snog Frozen Yogurt, Laterooms.com, Sharps, Harveys and Dunelm.

Matt has worked with leading agencies and broadcasters including; BBC, Red Bee Media, Sky Creative, ITV, Channel 4, The Mill+, Mainframe, Karmarama, Kream, Krowd, AMV BBDO, McCann, Mcgarrybowen and AKQA London and directed multiple TV campaigns for the BBC including; BBC Proms, Glastonbury, BBC World News and BBC Four.

Matt has recently directed a short film inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem ‘Gravity’s Law’, commissioned by Channel 4 Random Acts and shot on location at the Barbican Centre in London.

‘Gravity’s Law’ has been screened at The Barbican cinemas and featured on The Creators Project, Fubiz, David Reviews and is a VOTD winner.

Matt is spotlighted in the Young Director Awards and his work can be found on David Reviews, The Creators Project, Fubiz, VOTD, LBB online, The Barbican and Creative Review.

www.mattmcdermott.co.uk

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