Two-time DGA Director of the Year Noam Murro directs commercials that are often humor-based and organically ironic, never feeling forced or manufactured. In 2000 he formed biscuit filmworks, a commercial production company highly regarded for its smart, sophisticated work. As a nod to his range and depth, Noam was named one of the 50 most influential people of the last 20 years by Creativity, and was named the UK’s #1 director by Campaign.
In 2002, Noam directed Saturn’s “Sheet Metal,” a conceptually driven spot that Advertising Age’s Bob Garfield called “a rare, irresistible masterpiece.” AdCritic hailed it as the big idea of the year, while the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper called it a “rare pearl.” In 2003, AdCritic also labeled Noam’s Got Milk? “Birthday” as the best spot of the year, and the work was awarded with a Gold Lion in Cannes. His campaign for Olympus garnered him another Gold Lion at the 2005 awards along with a number of Silver and Bronze statues for other spots. That same year, he also won his first DGA Award. Noam won both Gold and Silver Cannes Lions in 2008 in the automotive category for Volkswagen “Night Drive” and Volkswagen “Dog”. He also made his feature film debut with Miramax’s critically acclaimed Smart People that year. Creativity magazine named his Comcast “Rabbit” spot the most-awarded spot of the 2009 awards season for winning a Yellow Pencil at the D&AD, a Bronze at the One Show, a Silver at the Clios, a Bronze at Cannes and three honors at AICP.
In 2010, Noam was honored with five awards at the AICP Show, putting him in a tie for the most awards given to a director. That year he also directed the groundbreaking HBO “Imagine” campaign via BBDO New York. The campaign was awarded twelve One Show Pencils and eleven Cannes Lions. Noam was once again named Director of the Year by the DGA for 2011, based on award-winning spots “Handlebar Mustache” for Heineken and “Hot House” for DirecTV. Notable work from 2013 includes Super Bowl favorite “Viva Young” for Taco Bell, Land Rover “Roam Free,” Volkswagen “Mask,” a multi-spot Sprint campaign starring Malcolm McDowell and James Earl Jones, and tear-jerking viral hit “Basketball” for Guinness, which has received 8 million YouTube views and counting.
Noam’s second feature film, Warner Bros.’ 300: Rise of an Empire, is set to debut in March 2014. The script, penned by 300 director Zach Snyder and his 300 partner, Kurt Johnstad, is based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel and tells the story of Persian leader Xerxes in his quest for godhood and battles against Themistocles, including the Battle of Artemisium in 480 BC.