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Garth Davis

Garth Davis, Director, Academy Films
Garth Davis
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Academy Films


Garth Davis’s work has been recognised in every major award show around the world. In 2008, he won a Gold Lion at Cannes and a D&AD Pencil for Schweppes ‘Burst’ and in 2010 he received a finalist nomination in DGA (Directors Guild of America) for best commercials director.

His obsessive commitment, cinematic sensibilities and his deep appreciation of the actor-director relationship are his trademark.

Additional commercial credits include Tooheys ‘Nocturnal Migration’ and ‘Tongue’, Xbox ‘Cops & Robbers’, Coke ‘Burn’ and a portrait of the tiny handed Henri, for Herringbone.

2013 saw the release of the miniseries 'Top of the Lake', which Garth directed alongside Jane Campion. The show is an unsettling investigation into the disappearance of a pregnant 12 year old girl in small New Zealand community and stars Elizabeth Moss, Holly Hunter and Peter Mullan. 'Top of the Lake' picked up 9 nominations at the Emmys earlier this year.

Garth's latest is a stunning visual film for Smirnoff, set to the dulcet tones of Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games'.