About

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

He graduated from Brown University and received a Master of Fine Arts in film directing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, during which time he interned with directors Spike Lee, Milos Forman, and Todd Haynes.

His first documentary film, Wonderland, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win numerous awards and was purchased by HBO. For this film, O'Hagan was nominated Best Director of a Documentary by the Director’s Guild of America.

His commercial directing career has spanned 20 years and has included campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz, Adidas, Verizon, McDonald’s, Visa, Range Rover. He has been awarded the top honors in the industry, including a Grand Clio, multiple Gold Lions at the the Cannes Advertising Festival, and an Emmy nomination. His Super Bowl commercial for EDS called “Cat Herders” is consistently ranked in Top 10 lists of the best Super Bowl commercials ever made.

O'Hagan is currently completing his third documentary film, The Wall.

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