- Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
- BROOKLYN, NY
Director Nick Spooner has come aboard the roster of PRISM, a Brooklyn-based production company and content studio founded by executive producer Tom Rossano and director Elliot Kealoha Blanchard.
Spooner’s directing credits span such brands as AT&T, Ford, Ikea, Tide, Budweiser, Volkswagen, Bounty, Nissan, Apple, Mazda, Dodge, Yoplait, Burger King, McDonald’s and HBO. Prior to joining PRISM, he had been handled by The Sweet Shop.
Spooner cut his teeth in the industry right after high school, working on the crew side making commercials and rock videos, gaining first-hand experience in virtually every department on set. The Boston native took this practical knowledge and enrolled at Harvard to major in film and animation, where he joined the storied organization, The Harvard Lampoon.
Starting as a staff cartoonist (he draws his own storyboards to this day), he eventually become The Lampoon’s President. After graduating with honors, he took a creative position at Ogilvy & Mather where he was trained in the art and craft of effective television advertising and brand-building. Spooner transitioned to a job at Comedy Central in NYC where his combined expertise in comedy and branded content allowed him to take on leadership roles as writer, producer, and director on many of the network’s formative campaigns.
Spooner then went on to direct spots for assorted brands. He balances advertising work with his own creative passions; his cartoons frequently show up in magazines, and his short film, a Lovecraftian, SFX-driven dark comedy titled The Call of Charlie, has played in 82 festivals around the world, winning over 40 awards and distinctions.
While comedy is his first love, Nick has had the good fortune to work across all genres, saying, “Comedy--especially in commercials--can be hard to get right, but it’s the perfect foundation to take on almost any type of content. There’s nothing I love more than telling these short stories, whatever form they take.”
EP Rossano said, “Not only does Nick have a strong foundation in writing, but he creates his own opportunities. You want directors to be self-starters, and Nick is someone who actively seeks out new collaborations. On top of that, his work stands out--it’s quirky, it’s funny, it’s subtle. And that’s a rare combination.”