Jonathan Glazer (born March 1966 in London) is an English director of commercials and music videos, sometimes of films.
After studying theatre design at Nottingham Trent University, Glazer started out directing theatre and making film and television trailers, including award-winning work for the BBC. In 1993 he wrote and directed three short films of his own (“Mad”, “Pool” and “Commission”), and joined Academy Commercials. He has directed popular campaigns for Guinness (Swimblack and Surfer) and Stella Artois (Devils Island). Since the mid-1990s he has directed a number of music videos, and was named MTV Director of the Year 1997. His work in these areas is often noted for its originality.
In 2000, he directed the gangster film Sexy Beast, starring Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley.
In 2001 Glazer directed the “Odyssey” spot for Levi Strauss Jeans.
In 2006 Glazer directed the second Sony BRAVIA TV advertisement, which took 10 days and 250 people to film. It was… read more