Corydon Wagner doesn't need a job to create great work. In fact, the young winner of The One Club's Emerging Director's Showcase in the spec commercial section finds inspiration everywhere. We sat down with the director to talk about creating spec ads, paying for them and deciding what's next.
Also based in New York City, Corydon Wagner is best known for bringing brands to life through impactful visuals and memorable performances. He has worked closely with agencies such as Chiel, TBWAChiat Day, McCann, MRM, Deep Focus and others, to develop and deliver captivating brand messages for clients such as Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, and more. In his breakout year as a commercial director, he received a 2012 Young Director Award at Cannes. This same year, he also won Ciclopes, AICP, Summit International, Hermes Creative Awards, and was a Webby Branded Content Honoree. Driven to create, Corydon also directs short films that reveal poignantly funny human truths.
Trying to recreate the energy of a live performance isnt always easy, but its exactly what director Corydon Wagner does for Rags & Ribbons in their video for "Rubikon." With the help of choreographer André Zachery, Corydon combines paint, dancers, water, and a great performance from the band to create a fun and visually exciting video. We talked to Corydon, Andre, and the guys in the band about the video to find out a bit more about what their goals were and what it was like on set.