Martin Swift
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Martin Swift

DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Martin Swift

DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Born, raised and educated in Wigan, Lancashire, home of Northern Soul and pies. Studied Fine Art at Leeds, began my career working at Granada TV Manchester, before emigrating to the big smoke and grafting my way up to becoming a director. With over 15 years’ experience working in commercials, documentaries, music videos and film/TV titles sequences I consistently show passion in my work, striving for aesthetic beauty and a strong cinematic style in everything I throw myself at. My aim is to get it right and do justice to the imagery that has influenced me over the years, whether that's waiting for the perfect light on location or coaxing the best out of a performance. I've been fortunate enough to work with some of the most prestigious ad agencies, innovative creatives and iconic brands including Armani, Puma, Triumph and Volvo. Also, I'm very proud of the thought-provoking films I have made for respected charities covering issues including drug addiction, AIDS and homelessness. Martin Swift.
Projects
  • SUZUKI Vitara - Global Campaign-Directors Cut 90s
    SUZUKI Vitara - Global Campaign-Directors Cut 90sBriefed to created a series of films that celebrate the iconic Suzuki Vitara on a grande scale. With vitality in every frame, the films displays the new Hybrid SUV effortlessly cutting through city streets, crossing over panoramic vistas with verve, grace and breath-taking cinematography. It was a pleasure working the London Agency 'Noah' and the European crew in the epic cityscapes and landscape of Romania, chasing the Vitara, the weather and being chased by Bears. CLIENT | Suzuki, Global AGEN
  • Augustinus Bader
    Augustinus BaderThe Eye Cream & The Serum
  • Skoda Enyaq iV - New All Electric SUV
    Skoda Enyaq iV - New All Electric SUVSKODA - ENYAQ IV | B2C CONTENT FILMS My approach was to create a series of films focusing on people, families and moments of everyday life. Utilising a natural and intimate filming style, each film displays an effortless beauty, narrating everyday human moments , whilst “Simply Clever’ Skoda technology is able to make life easier and more enjoyable. Shot in Lisbon in Dec 2020, as the country and the rest of the World was heading into Lockdown. Working with my magnificent team under full CO
  • Skoda - Citigo e iV
    Skoda - Citigo e iVThis is my Directors cut for the Skoda Citigo e iV , Skoda's first fully electric car. Blessed to be collaborating again with the same great production team and agency and shooting in Lisbon , Cascais and Sintra . Always a real pleasure working with this Skoda team . CLIENT | Skoda Auto, Europe TITLE | Citigo e iV ( Dir Cut) AGENCY | Optimist Inc, Prague PRODUCTION COMPANY | Boogie Films , Prague SERVICE COMPANY | Smile_Lisbon DIRECTOR | Martin Swift DOP | Carl Rasmussen LOCATION | Lisbo
  • Volvo XC90 - Drive The Future
    Volvo XC90 - Drive The FutureWorking for Volvo China with Grey Agency in Shanghai and the Global team in the US , together we created several films for the Chinese market, shot in just 4 days, 2 different cars , a celebrity , 5 kids, myself and a crew of 80 at times, travelling from Shanghai to Beijing to Inner Mongolia and then to the final day in the city of Tianjin. All smoothly executed by Gwantsi Production House. A fantastic trip, I love my job. CLIENT | Volvo Cars, China TITLE | Volvo XC90 - Drive The Future TVC Ca
  • Volvo V90 Cross Country
    Volvo V90 Cross CountryThe New V90 Cross Country Campaign, several films shot for Volvo Cars on the magnificent Isle of Skye.
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Work history
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    Freelance DirectorThe Invisible Rabbit
    London, United KingdomFreelance
Skills
  • Film
  • TV
  • Digital Content
  • Multi-platform Content
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Commercials
  • Directing
  • Documentaries
  • Featured Films
  • Short Films
  • Automotive Advertising
  • Treatment
  • Drone Footage
  • Title Sequence
  • Cinematography
  • Aerial Cinematography
  • Lighting
  • Performance
  • Sport
  • Automotive
  • Advertising Content
  • Landscape
Education
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    BA(Hons) Fine ArtLeeds Metropolitan University
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Creativepool Annual 2017 -Production GoldCreativepool Awards