What are your major film making influences?
I mention the Coen Bro’s on calls so much I probably owe them royalties. Comedy needs drama and they’re the masters of both.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A diplomat. I have no idea of how you go about becoming one - but I do know that it makes smuggling things a lot easier.
What's the best thing about being a director?
When I first started out — walking onto set was exhilarating but nerve-racking. You have that time on set and that time only to get it done. Then you remember how many talented people work in this industry — across every department. So the best thing about being a director is having that amazing force around you.
Cameron is a director with several pounds of awards to his credit. He combines dramatic visual storytelling and humor in a way that makes you truly laugh. And not just a greeting card smirk, but a genuine, open-mouthed, gets you stared at on airplanes laugh. Originally from New Zealand, Cam worked at advertising agencies across the globe before moving into directing. He was a Creative Director at Leo Burnett Sydney and Crispin Porter & Bogusky/LA where he ran accounts including Samsung, Subaru, vitaminwater, Old Navy and NBA2K. His work for Grey Poupon was nominated for an Emmy and won several other heavy awards (see above) including the One Show, Cannes and Clio. His Tiger Beer commercial was named by the One Show as one of the Top 10 beer commercials of all time. While at Gravy Films, Cam has directed spots for brands including American Express, Amazon, Cheerios, Chrysler, NBC Universal, Xbox, Nestle and Comedy Central. Cam has enjoyed great success working with celebrity talent having directed David Beckham, Ryan Reynolds, Margot Robbie, James Harden, Spike Lee, Chrissy Teigen, Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer, Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Shaq, Steph Curry, Seth Meyers and Seth’s dog Frisbee.
Cam lives in LA and has a rather charming accent. Some would say it’s Australian.
You shouldn’t say that to him.