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Jake Nava


Jake Nava is a director of music videos and TV commercials, having created award-winning works over the past decade for some of the best-known artists and brands worldwide.

Whilst completing his film degree, Nava began his professional career directing music videos and films for MTV Sports. He went on create videos for various artists, including Britney Spears and the Rolling Stones. This led to advertising campaigns for the likes of Armani, Puma, Diet Coke, Bacardi and HSBC. Nava's Anti-Gun campaign to reduce inner city gun crime received three D&AD nominations and reached over 90% of its target audience.

Nava's Lucozade spot was honoured with a place in Campaign magazine’s Top 10 TV & Cinema Ads and his videos for Adele “Someone Like You” and Kanye West “Monster” landed him in Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Music Video Directors listing. Nava collaborated with Beyoncé on “Crazy In Love” and the video for “Single Ladies”, recently listed by the Times at position number 3 in The 25 Most Influential Music Videos of all time. It charts as the 3rd most downloaded video in the world and won “Video of the Year” at MTV America, MTV Europe and BET Awards.

Jake has worked with many celebrities from the music, fashion, film & sporting worlds including Georgia May Jagger, Jay-Z, Shakira, David Beckham, Maria Sharapova, Jessica Alba, Janet Jackson, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Halle Berry and the cast of Glee in a TVC for US Vogue magazine’s charity FNO. More recently, he directed three music videos emerging from Beyoncé’s groundbreaking visual album (“Partition,” “Grown Woman,” and “***Flawless”), as well as a new Coke spot with James Franco, Lana Del Rey’s “Shades of Cool” and Arctic Monkeys' “Arabella”.

Music Video

US ARTISTS

UK ARTISTS

  • Arctic Monkeys "Arabella"
  • Adele “Someone Like You
  • Emeli Sande “Heaven”
  • Leona Lewis “Run", "I See You"
  • Kylie Minogue “Red Blooded Woman”
  • The Rolling Stones “Streets Of Love”
  • Delilah "Inside My Love"
  • Audio Bullys “Way Too Long”
  • Lo Fidelity All-Stars feat. FTR Pigeonhed “Battleflag"
  • Lisa Maffia "All Over"
  • Natalie Imbruglia “Shiver”
  • Robbie Williams “Lovelight”
  • Spice Girls “Holler”
  • George Michael “An Easier Affair”
  • Roni Size “Dirty Beats”
  • Mark Morrison “Return Of The Mack”, "Crazy"
  • Blue "Too Close"
  • Ms. Dynamite “Dy-na-mi-tee”, "It Takes More"
  • Mis-Teeq "B With Me", "Scandalous", "Can't Get It Back", "One Night Stand (U.S. Version)"
  • Truesteppers & Dane Bowers feat. Victoria Beckham "Out Of Your Mind"
  • Victoria Beckham "Not Such An Innocent Girl"
  • Roll Deep "Bad Man"
  • Beverley Knight "Made It Back (The Good Times Mix)", "Greatest Day"
  • Shola Ama "You Might Need Somebody", "You're The One I Love"
  • Urban Species feat. Imogen Heap "Blanket"
  • Dane Bowers "Shut Up And Forget About It"
  • Jamelia "Call Me"
  • Glamma Kid "Bills 2 Pay"
  • Atomic Kitten "It's OK!", "The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)", "The Last Goodbye", "Be With You"
  • The Cranberries "Stars"
  • Dido "Don't Leave Home"
  • Little Boots "New In Town"
  • Natasha Bedingfield "Single"

Commercials

  • James Franco - Coke Light
  • Guinness
  • Ministry of Defense Army - More Than Meets The Eye
  • Powerade - New Mix
  • Lucozade - Tinie Tempah & Travis Barker
  • Trident — Anti Gun Crime" Metropolitan Police
  • Georgia May Jagger - Rimmel
  • Kate Moss — Rimmel "16 Hours", Rimmel "Circle Line", Rimmel "Backseat"
  • Naomi Campbell — Cat Deluxe
  • Armani — Diamonds
  • Rochas — Music of the Body
  • Halle Berry — Revlon Cinderella, Revlon Magic Mirror, Revlon So Good, So Long
  • Jessica Alba — Revlon Custom My Way
  • Jessica Biel — Revlon In Full Bloom
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