Salomon Ligthelm

Salomon, a son to missionary parents who opened his eyes to the world at a young age, is a self-taught filmmaker whose international background – a childhood spent in Johannesburg, Dubai, and Sydney–––figures strongly in his distinctive, visual style. His textural and experimental work finds new ways of exploring visual storytelling, always with a human story at its core.

His work has garnered recognition across the world, with inclusion in both the Saatchi & Saatchi and 1.4 New Directors Showcases, two Golds and three Silvers at the YDAs, shortlist for online commercial of the year over 2 minutes for Audi at Shots, shortlists for Music Video of the Year at Shots, Best Alternative Video and Best New Director at the UKMVA’s, and a music video shortlist at Ciclope.

These honors are all the more extraordinary for a young director, who is just four years into his commercial film career. His body of work includes short films like “Rocket Wars,” which documents the stunning aerial fireworks battle of a Greek village, as well as commercials for Puma, Adidas, Top Boy, S7, and Valvoline, and music videos for artists like Prince, The Weeknd, Daughter, Bearcubs and Young Fathers. Salomon currently lives in New York City with his young family.