How Directing Ads, Including One With Nancy Kerrigan, Prepared Craig Gillespie to Make I, Tonya

The director still shoots commercials in between his films

Long before he directed I, Tonya—one of this year’s most critically-acclaimed films, which opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday—Craig Gillespie spent more than a decade making commercials, including a 1992 Campbell’s Soup ad for BBDO featuring Nancy Kerrigan.