Hailing from Leicester, Ornette was named after the legendary American jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman. With big boots to fill Ornette upped sticks to London in the early 90’s. first working for designer Paul Smith before studying film at NFTS.
Ornette with many accolades and awards has established himself across the industry for his authentic and carefully observed spots extracting natural and heartfelt performances from his cast no matter what age or experience in front of the camera.
This directing prowess and cinematic eye has led to the huge success of big brand campaigns including Kelllogg’s, Persil, Asda, Kinder, KFC, NFL, Danone, Vicks. Sainsburys and Tesco.
His award winning spot made by Indy8 for Ibis, ‘Snuggling Bunnies’ featuring music by Richard Hawley achieved over 10m hits in the first month, and was voted cutest advert of the year and led to Ornette being nicknamed the bunny guy across the industry, but as he says “I’ve been called worse!”.