Recognized as one of the industry’s best young directors by earning Saatchi & Saatchi’s Young Director Award at Cannes and Best Music Video at the Los Angeles Film Festival, Adam’s idiosyncratic characters stylized with a retro-licious palette deliver artfully comedic performances and a truly original directing voice.
Launching his career in London, Adam has directed music videos for artists Grum, TEED, Fruit Bats and commercials for Sony, BBC, Yeti, Tazo, O2 and Jeremiah Weed. His work has appeared on NBC, BBC, Comedy Central, Fox, Bravo, AdAge, TBS, Campaign and Pitchfork. He has never owned a camera and never wants to.
Andrew Ryan Shepherd
Andrew has built a career as a visual storyteller, trusted by agencies and brands, creating vividly real scenes full of honesty and beauty. Working extensively with both real people and actors, he seeks to carefully capture the nuance of the deeper narrative, with an integrity for the story that’s true and relatable.
Rooted in an experienced documentary approach as both a cinematographer and an editor, Andrew maintains a deep understanding of the filmmaking process that allows him to let instinct guide, so that he can step out of the way of the Story and genuinely respond to the human at its core. His directing work carries an engaging point of view for an emotional insight that never leaves the viewer feeling manipulated.
His films offer an unfiltered glimpse into personal stories, leading with performances of striking emotional clarity and quiet understanding. In everything he does, he’s after telling stories of unique beauty and courage of the human being.