David Ward


David is 2 x Emmy winner and a highly experienced director of commercials and brand films. Since graduating with First Class Honours in Film & Photographic Arts in 1995, he has travelled all over the world making award-winning films for blue-chip clients and leading agencies.

David strives for creative and technical excellence whatever the project or budget whether directing commercial films for the likes of Nivea, Umbro, Sega, Barclays and Emirates Airlines or drama for the BBC, Scottish Screen and the UK Film Council.

David is an accomplished writer and editor and always works hard to ensure that each project is not only produces brilliantly effective work but also to make the process a pleasure for all involved.


'Leave the Ordinary Behind'

Burj Al Arab - TVC

'The Agony and the Ecstasy'

Sega - Football Manager - TVC

'National Day'

Barwa Bank - TVC

Award Winning Shorts

“A clever, well-made film that takes an offbeat idea and really makes it work. Filmmaker David Ward delivers the goods.”  


  • BBC New Filmmakers Award
  • HYPTV/X-Box Shorts Competition

Best Short Film:

  • Santa Monica Film Festival
  • Deep Ellum Film Festival, Texas
 “It’s brilliantly played and the 70’s setting flawless.”  
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— HOTDOG Magazine

Official Selection:

  • Sydney Film Festival
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • Milano Film Festival
  • Nashville Film Festival
  • Palm Springs Film Festival
  • Flare - London LGBT Film Festival
“There are shorts and there are shorts. David Ward understands his actors, understands his concept. Oh if all shorts were made this way.”

— 727, UK


Best Comedy

  • Santa Monica Film Festival