DEAN BLUMBERG

Archive
NANDO’S

NANDO’S

Sacrifice

FIRST FOR WOMEN

FIRST FOR WOMEN

Taking the Piss

SANTAM

SANTAM

The Real McCoy

SATOUR

SATOUR

Reconsider

DSTV

DSTV

Cat

FORD

FORD

Meteors

IMC

IMC

Every Day Hero

STUDENT FLIGHTS

STUDENT FLIGHTS

Grandma

PLAY

PLAY

Beware of the Kick

KFC

KFC

Generations

SANTAM

SANTAM

Such a Granny

KFC

KFC

Crunch

MILLER

MILLER

Fresh Take

LUCOZADE

LUCOZADE

Bubblegum

Consol

Consol

Glass

Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero Rocher

Embassy

SANTAM

SANTAM

Sir Sneaky

NANDO’S

NANDO’S

Xenophobia

NANDO’S

NANDO’S

The Last Dictator Standing

CONSOL

CONSOL

Pure Happiness (Director's Cut)

LUCOZADE

LUCOZADE

Performance Art

KFC

KFC

Cricketers Feast

SANTAM

SANTAM

Baby on Board

KFC

KFC

Swear Jar

STANLIB

STANLIB

Success Follows Passion

KFC

KFC

Family

STUDENT FLIGHTS

STUDENT FLIGHTS

Grandpa

BREAST CANCER

BREAST CANCER

Men

DIAL DIRECT

DIAL DIRECT

Tennis

PROPERTY 24

PROPERTY 24

Cell Phone

DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY

Hands

DRIVE ALIVE

DRIVE ALIVE

Martin

FIRST FOR WOMEN

FIRST FOR WOMEN

So Backwards

KFC Say it with Chicken

KFC Say it with Chicken

Pie

NETSTAR

NETSTAR

Yeti

IEC

IEC

Hands

DIAL DIRECT

DIAL DIRECT

Urinal

KFC

KFC

Feet

DRIVE ALIVE

DRIVE ALIVE

Tracey

LUNCH BAR

LUNCH BAR

Mo

KFC Say it with Chicken

KFC Say it with Chicken

Office Twister

SPAR

SPAR

Load Shedding

KFC Say it with Chicken

KFC Say it with Chicken

Opportunities

PROPERTY 24

PROPERTY 24

Answer Machine

KFC Say it with Chicken

KFC Say it with Chicken

Say it big Time

OHRA

OHRA

Chase

Toyota

Toyota

Chi Chi

SABC

SABC

Crime Story

DIAL DIRECT

DIAL DIRECT

Lift

LUCOZADE

LUCOZADE

Water Feature

Toyota

Toyota

Break Down

STERKINEKOR

STERKINEKOR

Intersection

KFC Say it with Chicken

KFC Say it with Chicken

Bacon & Cheese

bio

Before leaving film school, Dean Blumberg had already established himself as one of the new voices of South African Film. He wrote and directed a number of award winning short films and, after multiple festival wins, became one of South Africa’s most awarded filmmakers.

His commercials career had an equally auspicious start when he won the Shots Young Director’s award, a spot on Shots Magazine’s new director’s showcase, and Ad of the Year at Creative Circle.

Dean’s breakthrough commercial, Nando’s ‘Last Dictator Standing’ was a worldwide viral sensation. Also to his credit are campaigns for Santam, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; First for Women Insurance; and his SA Tourism commercial, ‘Reconsider’, which has become one of the world’s most viewed ads.

Dean has a slew of international awards under his belt, including Cannes, One Show, London International, New York Advertising, Clios, Midas and Epica. He is the most awarded Director in the Creative Circle’s history, having won Creative Circle’s Ad of the Year three times, as well as additional 2nd and 3rd places in alternative years.

Dean is known for his sensitivity and delicate handling of subject matter. He is a born storyteller, with a chameleon-like ability to adapt and evolve. While he is at home directing in many genres, it is his work with actors that sets him apart and has made him a highly sought after director for international brands such as Coca Cola, Toyota, KFC, Miller, Ford, Dominos and Konica Minolta.