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David Ward is a double Emmy Award winning director of commercials, digital content and drama, with a particular emphasis on character/performance-driven work.
David firmly believes in listening to and working closely with both writers and actors in order to hone stories and draw out meaningful and powerful performances. This approach has led to a string of commercials for high profile clients across the globe, alongside award-winning drama for the BBC, Scottish Screen and numerous independent production companies in the UK, the Middle East and the USA.
David has worked extensively overseas, firmly believing that with an outsider’s eye one can view things afresh and turn the everyday into something remarkable on-screen. His work has taken him from Africa to The Arctic directing character-focused films and commercials that require subtle but strong performances and an uncompromising eye for creative and technical detail. Recent clients include: Sega, The FA, Nivea, Emirates, Continental Tyres, Burj Al Arab (Jumeirah) and Umbro.