Anson Fogel is an Emmy-nominated director with a carefully imagined style defined by rich sound and picture. He has crafted cinematic work for such top brands as Apple, Volkswagen, Burger King, GE, Microsoft, The North Face, Red Bull, National Geographic, Jeep and Marriott. With a diverse skillset as a director, writer, producer and DP, he brings a holistic approach to his enigmatic work spanning commercials, experimental shorts, feature films and photography. He is nominated for a 2019 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Commercial” for his work on the iPhone “Don’t Mess With Mother” spot.
He began his career in film working on set as an AC, then spent seven years as a DP before diving into directing for brands, documentary and television work. He has won over 20 major film festival awards, including the Grand Prize and three other awards at Banff 2011, Grand Prize at New Zealand, The Fowler Award at Telluride, The Camera prizes at Trento and Gratz, and had two narrative short film premieres at major film festivals.
Fogel is currently based in Boulder, Utah. In 2016 he directed the short film “When We Were Knights” (Mountainfilm 2016), telling the story of friendship that develops through high consequence adventuring. Most recently he co-directed a short film about the community running provides for athletes from a variety of backgrounds, “The Movement” (Mountainfilm 2019).