Michael Humphrey is a prolific visual storyteller with a perpetual eye on the latest cinematic techniques. Known for his fashionable taste, his pictures are always ahead of the trend. Elegant cinematography and unconventional art direction are hallmarks of his visual style.
Humphrey is at home directing talent as he is experimenting with visual techniques. He has a keen eye for casting and a dedicated understanding of the actors’ craft, resulting in authentic, memorable performances.
A Master of Arts in Film at Auckland University grounded Michael in the language of filmmaking. Humphrey’s portfolio of work spans commercials, short films, music videos, fashion films and experiential activations.
A Cannes Young Director nomination in 2014 was a strong start to Humphrey’s commercials career. This year’s success has been with his “Jaguar Actual Reality” activation film, which picked up a gold, two silvers and a bronze lion at Cannes and a Pencil at D&AD.
Humphrey is represented by Independent in the UK and Europe.