Director

Nick Piper

As an accomplished storyteller and master problem solver, Nick Piper’s work often surprises the viewer by adding a surreal visual twist to an ordinary situation.

Director

Nick Piper

As an accomplished storyteller and master problem solver, Nick Piper’s work often surprises the viewer by adding a surreal visual twist to an ordinary situation.

After years of working as a sought-after Flame Artist for top VFX shops in London and then Los Angeles, Nick Piper discovered that his true calling as an artist was to direct live action. Piper spent many years developing a skill for capturing authentic human performances and combining them with mind-bending visuals.

Piper’s genre-spanning body of work includes campaigns for high profile brands like Google, Goodyear, McDonalds, Coors, Rust-Oleum, Home Depot, Carnation, AAMCO and Budweiser, and a fleet of automobiles, including Chevy, GMC, Nissan, Cadillac and Toyota. What ties all of his diverse work together? Simply put, Piper brings a uniquely fresh point of view and sharp problem solving to everything he directs.

Says Piper, “I find something exciting in every set of boards. It can be a great casting opportunity, an epic visual, a storytelling twist, or an intimate human moment. My favorite spots actually have some combination of all of these filmmaking food groups.”

Both scholarly and able-bodied, U.K.-born Piper studied applied mathematics at Oxford University while also boxing on the school’s varsity team. He first broke into filmmaking by making ski movies in the French Alps. Piper now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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Nick's Map

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Current Location

Past Location

Current Location

Chicago, Illinois

Hyundai Round 2!

Previous Location

Los Angeles, California

Home Depot!

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Los Angeles, California

Filming Hyundai this week.

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Filming Meineke in NC.

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Vancouver, British Columbia

Back in the workshop for Rustoleum.

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Los Angeles, California

Another round of Home Depot!

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Los Angeles, California

Filming for Home Depot today in sunny LA.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Filming for our old friend Rustoleum in SA!

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Los Angeles, California

Another spot is in the bag for Hefty.

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Atlanta, Georgia

Working on the newest Georgia Power campaign.

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Los Angeles, California

Shooting with a big national retailer.

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New York, New York

Filming the latest spot for Google WiFi.

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Austin, Texas

Creating a purple walled National Gypsum campaign.

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Prague, Czech Republic

Working on Dawn for the 16th time.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Toro shoot with slanted sets.

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Los Angeles, California

Bringing a little bit of that power from Georgia to LA.

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Shanghai, China

Shooting a campaign for Sony.

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Madrid, Spain

Filming a campaign with P&G.

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Santiago, Chile

Filming his next spot. ¡Ole!

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Cape Town, South Africa

Filming on another farm, but this time in the midst of a global historical event.

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Los Angeles, California

Nick heads out to the farm to do a spot for Voskos.

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Vancouver, British Columbia

What's a Canuck? Nick will be trying to figure this out between two shoots next week.

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Santa Monica, California

Running Chemical Effects between pitching jobs.

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Topanga, California

Goes on his first mountain bike ride with Mathur and Z. Barely sweats.

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Big Sur, California

Family vacation driving up and down the coast of California.

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Hollywood, California

Shoots Carnation. Holly Robinson Peete!

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Santa Monica, California

Shoots the first ad campaign for Rust-Oleum.

Previous Location

Santa Monica, California

Spends days testing new Rust-Oleum product, NeverWet. Within a week, everything he has touched is waterproof. He then goes on to shoot the first ad campaign.

Previous Location

Malibu, California

Shoots Rust-Oleum with McGarry Bowen. Somehow makes Malibu look exactly like Fernandina Beach, Florida.

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Akron, Ohio

Shooting at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company factory with GSD&M.

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Lytham St. Annes, England

Nick was born and raised here. It's the reason why he has the killer British accent.

Where
When
Why
Chicago, Illinois
When 8 months ago
Why Hyundai Round 2!
Los Angeles, California
When 10 months ago
Why Home Depot!
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Filming Hyundai this week.
Charlotte, North Carolina
When 1 year ago
Why Filming Meineke in NC.
Vancouver, British Columbia
When 1 year ago
Why Back in the workshop for Rustoleum.
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Another round of Home Depot!
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Filming for Home Depot today in sunny LA.
Cape Town, South Africa
When 1 year ago
Why Filming for our old friend Rustoleum in SA!
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Another spot is in the bag for Hefty.
Atlanta, Georgia
When 1 year ago
Why Working on the newest Georgia Power campaign.
Los Angeles, California
When 2 years ago
Why Shooting with a big national retailer.
New York, New York
When 2 years ago
Why Filming the latest spot for Google WiFi.
Austin, Texas
When 2 years ago
Why Creating a purple walled National Gypsum campaign.
Prague, Czech Republic
When 2 years ago
Why Working on Dawn for the 16th time.
Cape Town, South Africa
When 2 years ago
Why Toro shoot with slanted sets.
Los Angeles, California
When 2 years ago
Why Bringing a little bit of that power from Georgia to LA.
Shanghai, China
When 2 years ago
Why Shooting a campaign for Sony.
Madrid, Spain
When 3 years ago
Why Filming a campaign with P&G.
Santiago, Chile
When 3 years ago
Why Filming his next spot. ¡Ole!
Cape Town, South Africa
When 3 years ago
Why Filming on another farm, but this time in the midst of a global historical event.
Los Angeles, California
When 3 years ago
Why Nick heads out to the farm to do a spot for Voskos.
Vancouver, British Columbia
When 3 years ago
Why What's a Canuck? Nick will be trying to figure this out between two shoots next week.
Santa Monica, California
When 3 years ago
Why Running Chemical Effects between pitching jobs.
Topanga, California
When 4 years ago
Why Goes on his first mountain bike ride with Mathur and Z. Barely sweats.
Big Sur, California
When 4 years ago
Why Family vacation driving up and down the coast of California.
Hollywood, California
When 4 years ago
Why Shoots Carnation. Holly Robinson Peete!
Santa Monica, California
When 4 years ago
Why Shoots the first ad campaign for Rust-Oleum.
Santa Monica, California
When 4 years ago
Why Spends days testing new Rust-Oleum product, NeverWet. Within a week, everything he has touched is waterproof. He then goes on to shoot the first ad campaign.
Malibu, California
When 4 years ago
Why Shoots Rust-Oleum with McGarry Bowen. Somehow makes Malibu look exactly like Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Akron, Ohio
When 4 years ago
Why Shooting at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company factory with GSD&M.
Lytham St. Annes, England
When 4 years ago
Why Nick was born and raised here. It's the reason why he has the killer British accent.