MUSIC VIDEOS AND SHORT FILMS
South African born Daniel Levi is a writer, director and visual artist living in Cape Town. After graduating with Honours in Fine Arts in 1995 he worked in design, visual arts and post-production and transitioned into directing in 2002. Daniel was featured in the Saatchi and Saatchi’s young directors showcase and won best new director at Kinsale. Daniel has directed campaigns for clients such as VW, HSBC, X-Box, Mercedes, Nike and Playstation.
Daniel’s music videos Massive Attack
‘Butterfly Caught’ (6.7 Million views on YouTube), Interpol ‘Slow Hands’ (7.2 Million views on YouTube), LFO ‘Freak’, The Concretes ‘On The Radio’ and Plan B ‘No Good’ often come up on many all time best lists. LFO ‘Freak’ won the prestigious Music Video Production Association Award (MVPA) in LA for Directorial Debut. His controversial video for The Prodigy, which was inspired by Kubrick’s ‘A Clockwork Orange’ was banned and is a subject and life lesson he is always open to chatting about with other creatives.
His short films and music videos have featured at various film festivals worldwide and several have been awarded Staff Picks at Vimeo.
He lived and worked in London from 2003-2010 before returning to Cape Town, where he continues to make films, write, paint and sharpen his favourite hobby; playing the drums.
Summer or winter he can be found on most afternoons taking a dip in the icy Atlantic waters of Cosy Bay.
International representation: Independent Films
AdForum - Best Ads of the Week, April - MTN "Mic Drop" (International)
Vimeo Staff Picks - Music Video - PH Fat & Al Bairre "Caviar Dreams" (International)
Winner of a VOTD Award - Music Video - PH Fat & Al Bairre "Caviar Dreams" (International)
LBBonline - Featured - MTN "Coffee" (International)
Vimeo Staff Picks - Short Film - “Nothing About Nothing” (International)
Short of the Week - Short Film - “Nothing About Nothing" (International)
Silver Loerie - Direction - Short Film - “Henry" (RSA)
D&AD Yellow Pencil - BBC “Meat” (UK)
Promo of the Month, Promo Magazine March - The Concretes "On the Radio" (UK)
CADS - Best Urban Video - Plan B "No Good" (UK)
Sony Music Video Award - Interpol "Slow Hands" (USA)
Promo of the Month, Promo Magazine December - Plan B "No Good" (UK)
The Music Video Award (MVPA) - Best New Director (USA)
Clio Award - Music Video - LFO "Freak" (UK)
Promo of the Month, Promo Magazine August - Massive Attack "Butterfly Caught" (UK)
Promo of the Month, Promo Magazine, October - LFO "Freak" (UK)
Dogstar Awards - Best Director (RSA)
Dogstar Awards - Best New International Director - X Box "Senses" (RSA)
Dogstar Awards - Best Overall Commercial - Metro FM "Beat" (RSA)
VDW Producer Awards - Gold - Mercedes "Cat" (GER)
Featured on the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director's Showcase at Cannes (FRA)
Kinsale - Best New Director Award (UK)