About

John O’Hagan is an award-winning documentary and commercial director.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, O'Hagan received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

His first documentary film, Wonderland, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win numerous film festival awards, as well as a Best Documentary Director nomination from the Director's Guild of America. The film was distributed by HBO.

O'Hagan has directed commercial campaigns for a broad range of international clients, including Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz, Adidas, Volvo, Pepsi, Verizon, Samsung, McDonald’s, M&M's, Visa, Range Rover. He has been awarded many of the top honors in the advertising industry, including a Grand Clio, Cannes Gold Lions, and an Emmy nomination. His Super Bowl commercial “Cat Herders” for EDS is consistently ranked in Top 10 lists for the best Super Bowl commercials ever made.

O'Hagan lives in Washington DC and is currently completing the documentary film, Everyday People, in collaboration with the Chicago Film Archives.


COMMERCIAL DIRECTING AWARDS

5 CANNES GOLD LIONS
1 CANNES SILVER LION
1 CANNES BRONZE LION

1 CANNES GRAND PRIX NOMINATION
5 GOLD CLIOS
1 SILVER CLIO
1 GRAND CLIO
3 D&AD PENCILS
3 ONE SHOW GOLD PENCILS
1 ONE SHOW SILVER PENCIL
1 ONE SHOW BRONZE PENCIL
5 AICP AWARDS
2 GOLD ADDYS

1 EMMY NOMINATION