Mark Romanek – Director
Mark Romanek moves adeptly between commercials, music videos and feature films. His daring, beautifully-crafted work has gained critical and commercial acclaim around the globe.
“Never Let Me Go”, starring Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield was Romanek’s second feature film. He previously wrote and directed “One Hour
Photo” starring Robin Williams.
Romanek’s commercial work includes campaigns for many of the most innovative and recognized global brands. Romanek has directed over two dozen commercials for Apple, including their iconic iPod silhouette spots (with artists such as Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Mary J. Blige, and many others.) He has also directed spots for Amex, Nike, Brand Jordan, ESPN, Heineken, Nikon, Target, Kia, Chrysler, Honda, and Acura, among others.
In addition to his feature film and commercial credits, Romanek has directed dozens of video clips that stretch across many musical genres, and include iconic clips for Johnny Cash, Coldplay, Michael & Janet Jackson, Mick Jagger, Jay-Z, Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and R.E.M.
As one of the industry’s most celebrated directors of music videos, Romanek’s work has garnered more than twenty MTV VMAs, three Grammys, a CMA, and three Billboard Music Awards. MTV also awarded Romanek a Video Vanguard Award in 1997 for his overall contribution to the medium. Two of his videos have been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.