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Derin Seale’s breathtaking spot Mistakes for the New Zealand Transport Authority has been lauded worldwide, going viral with over 14 million unpaid views on YouTube. Seale’s direction of the spot continues to be celebrated at advertising award shows globally, including Grand Prix at the NY Festivals, Gold at the ONE show and Gold and Silver at Cannes Lions.
Directing action sequences for the Hollywood features Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley taught Seale to run big, international units, with a nothing-is-impossible approach and careful, technical execution. In 2010 he was asked to helm the short film for Qatar’s 2022 Football World Cup bid. They won.
Derin has created award-winning work for BMW, TIGER Beer, Volkswagen, Nissan, SONY PlayStation, LG, Accor, Singapore Airlines, and Grey Goose, among others.
Derin’s ability to make clear choices on location, combined with his skill for careful pre-visualization and his interest in classically dramatic but visually imaginative stories makes him one of the most talented directors in his field. Derin lives in Australia and continues to push the boundaries both at home and overseas.