From knights to captains of starships


No doubt you are familiar with Bouffant director, Dean Blumberg’s offerings for Nando’s: the Cannes award winning Last Dictator Standing and the more recent Diversity. Then there is his Loerie Award-winning work for Santam with Sir Ben Kingsley, The Real McCoy.

In a few short years Blumberg’s eclecticism, deep passion for his craft and chameleon-like ability to adapt and evolve with different scripts has made him a highly sought after director.

Blumberg got off to a good start graduating from film school with honours and three award winning short films. His films have been selected for a multitude of international film festivals, officially showcased at the Cannes International Film Festival, and picked up many awards including the Fiction Award for Best Film at the World Schools Festival.

In his first year of directing Blumberg won the CFP-E Shots Young Director’s award at Cannes Lions and was chosen for the New Directors Showcase in Shots magazine. Shortly afterwards, his Ford Ubuntu spot won the Creative Circle Ad of The Year.

He has since gone on to win awards at most major shows, including Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show and the London International Awards and was selected to showcase his work at the Boards Summit in New York.

Blumberg is also racking up the talent when it comes to casting. Not only has he directed a knight of the British realm (Sir Ben Kingsley) but his latest commercial for Dial Direct features William Shatner who, as James T Kirk, kicked ass as the captain of the USS Enterprise.

Not a bad start at all.


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