Film Director + Creative Director






my name is Thiago Zanato and I am a Creative Director and Film Director splitting my time between the USA and Brazil. I have 16+ years of experience in advertising and I worked for several of the biggest agencies and production companies in the US (TBWA, AKQA, CP+B, B-Reel and others) and Brazil (Isobar/Dentsu and Black Magic/IPG).

I also directed both commercials and personal projects. Clients include brands such as Smirnoff, Samsung, Fiat, GE, and Sony. I am currently working on a few documentary and fiction film projects both in the US and Brazil, a couple of which have been selected in international film festivals around the world.

Awards include:

  • 9 Cannes Lions ;

  • Cannes Young Lions Winner ;

  • 6 Pencils in One Show ;

  • 4 Clio Awards ;

  • 1 Grand Prix and 3 Golds in the London International Advertising Awards.

  • FIFF ( Festival Internacional de Films de Fribourg ) - Main Selection

  • Sundance Film Festival - Opening Night