- Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017
- NEW YORK
Director Morgan Neville--whose Twenty Feet From Stardom won the Best Feature Documentary Oscar in 2014 and then the Best Music Film Grammy the following year, among other assorted honors--has formally joined global production studio RadicalMedia for commercial representation in North America.
Neville is well versed in the spotmaking realm, having to his directorial credit work spanning brands that include Google, Microsoft and Samsung. Also in the branded content arena, he helmed a 20-minute documentary for audio headphone and speakers company Bose.
Neville naturally gravitated to RadicalMedia for commercials in that he’s already enjoyed a recent string of successful collaborations with the production company, including an ad campaign for Audible that aired during last month’s Academy Awards. Neville additionally executive produced and directed two episodes of RadicalMedia’s eight-part documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design, which debuted last month on Netflix after its Sundance Film Festival world premiere, and he directed RadicalMedia’s Keith Richards: Under the Influence, also for Netflix.
Last week, Neville’s documentary The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Mama and the Silk Road Ensemble premiered on HBO.
Neville has also made a major mark on the film festival circuit, perhaps most notably at Sundance with three of his features nominated for the Documentary Grand Jury Prize--Troubadors in 2011, Twenty Feet From Stardom in 2013 (that year’s opening night film at Sundance), and Best of Enemies in 2015. He co-directed the latter with Robert Gordon, delving behind the scenes into the volatile 1968 televised debates between the conservative William F. Buckley and the liberal Gore Vidal.
Best of Enemies earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination in 2016 for Best Documentary, Neville’s second such nod in that competition--the first coming two years earlier for Twenty Feet From Stardom.
Prior to joining RadicalMedia, Neville was repped for spots by Saville Productions.