Ornette is an award winning Short Film and Commercials Filmmaker. A graduate of the National Film and Television School, He previously honed his aesthetic sensibilities working for British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith. Ornette’s short graduation films won many coveted awards on the international festival circuit and his post gradute multi award winning film “LARD” bought him to the attention of advertising industry. Launched as a Shots new director at the prestigious Cannes Advertising Festival, He went on to make over 200 commercials for clients and brands all over the world.
His award winning online ‘Ibis, Hotel’s Snuggling Bunnies’ commercial featuring music by Richard Hawley achieved over 10m hits in the first year, and went on to win many awards before being voted “cutest advert of the year” across all media outlets. Fortunately for the industry, his compassion for the natural world doesn’t stop at bunnies. His Waste Awareness campaigns have garnered much positive attention in the environmental realm, with his ’Need Your Help’ spot earning a Bronze at Kinsale Shark Awards. Ornette’s other notable industry awards include a Silver at Kinsale Shark Awards for Ibis ‘Snuggling Bunnies’, and Adfest Awards, Bronze for his Gold Toddler spot ‘Perfectly Imperfect.”