Nick Ball

Nick Ball’s path from film school dropout to top-flight director is as unconventional as his approach. As someone obsessed with the human condition/eavesdropping on other people, Nick, when he isn’t transcribing conversations he overhears at his daughter’s dance class, is directing Super Bowl commercials and award-winning worldwide campaigns and commercials for brands including Xbox, EA Sports, IKEA, QANTAS, GEICO, and Wrigley’s Extra Gum.
Nick’s passion for character development and storytelling, combined with his knack for blending empathy and irreverence have made him one of the most in-demand directors in the industry. Nick was awarded shots Director of the Year in 2022, and his work has achieved recognition across the industry and received awards from all major award shows, including at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, D&AD Awards, AICP, The OneShow, British Arrows, CLIO Awards, and CICLOPE. He has worked with talent across the spectrum including Chris Hemsworth, Glenn Close, Cate Blanchett, Mariah Carey, Tina Fey, and Christopher Walken, who once said to Nick, “Yes, I’ll read your film script, stop asking me.” Nick Ball is not to be confused with the British featherweight boxer of the same name.