Laurie Castelli BIOGRAPHY
Born in Barcelona to an anglo/Italian father and french/Spanish mother, and brought up in London, Laurie Castelli has been an independent director and photographer for 12 years, following many years experience working in London advertising agencies.
He has directed spots for major brands all over the world including AOL, Sony Playstation, Vodafone, Gordons gin, Telefonica, as well as a recent worldwide campaign for Becks Beer. His work has won awards at the british tv awards, los ojos de ideroamerica, and been short-listed at cannes. In addition, projects include a number of non-commercial, issue based messages, such as a film on behalf of the victims of terrorism in Spain.
Laurie brings a great deal of experience and passion to his work, which is characterized by a cinematic sensibility, attention to detail, strong performances from actors and non actors alike, as well as a thorough understanding of story telling and the importance of the advertising idea.
Being married to a Colombian was the catalyst to embark on a latin American adventure, and Laurie now divides his time between Bogota and London, directing spots throughout Europe, latin America and more recently in the USA.
In addition to commercial work, a long love affair with photography has resulted in regular exhibitions and commissions, including frequent requests to combine his directing work with the development of the stills campaign for the same brand.