- Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
- NEW YORK
Moxie Pictures has added Academy Award-nominated director Kief Davidson to its roster for commercials and branded content worldwide. Davidson has credits spanning such brands as GE, Toyota, Absolut and Facebook.
Davidson earned his Oscar nomination in 2013 for Best Short Subject Documentary on the strength of Open Heart, which centered on eight Rwandan children who embark on a life-or-death journey to Sudan in order to have high-risk heart surgery performed at The Salam Centre, Africa’s only hospital offering free cardiac procedures for families in need.
Davidson’s latest film--the feature documentary The Ivory Game, on which he teamed with co-director Richard Ladkani--follows undercover intelligence operatives in Africa, Asia and Europe who are taking down the elephant ivory cartels. The film was executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and premiered at the 2016 Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals and launched internationally as a Netflix original. It was also shortlisted for a 2017 Academy Award.
Davidson is also known for his award-winning films The Devil’s Miner and Kassim the Dream. The latter won the Documentary Award and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2008 AFI Fest while The Devil’s Miner earned directors Davidson and Ladkani a DGA Award nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary.
Prior to joining Moxie, Davidson was handled in the ad arena by Park Pictures.