10 Directors Who Are Advancing Ads, Film and Interactive Experiences

They’ve got visual storytelling on lock

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When one thinks of directors in this industry, the first default is to look for the big, expansive brand work that captures the imagination of consumers and drives culture. The next thought is: Super Bowl. Yes, there are Super Bowl ads in this year’s Creative 100. But there are also films addressing race and content for wildly popular TV series, social campaigns and activations.

Melina Matsoukas
Represented by: De la Revolución Films and Prettybird
Based in: Los Angeles

Recent work: Her first feature film, Queen & Slim, tells the story of a young Black couple who kill a police officer in self-defense and then must go on the run.



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