Kids often rebel against their parents, but growing up to be brilliant ad directors isn’t a common way to do this.
Be careful when denying your kids something – they’ll only want it even more. Mad Cow’s freshest director, Denis Parchow, is a prime example of this. Growing up as the son of two schoolteachers, he was forbidden from watching commercials on TV. Now he directs them.
After a short, perplexing stint working as a lumberjack, Denis headed to Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg to study commercial directing and turned lots of heads with the speculative commercials he made there, being shortlisted for a Young Director Award and nominated for Best New Director at the Shots Awards.
He’s clearly got a talent for comedy and, paired with the striking visuals he creates, he’s set up for a solid career directing ads that will entertain and delight.
Watch some of his work here: