BIOGRAPHY

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NILS KELLER

Nils Keller studied film directing in the city where he was born. Munich, Germany. He is working as a film, commercial and TV director. His short films have been screened at several renowned film festivals around the world, such as LA Shorts and Sapporo Short Fest. His SciFi short ALMOST HOME has won a Student Academy Award. As an advertising director, he works for clients such as Pringles, BMW and Sodastream. His commercials have been honored at the New York International Advertising Awards and The Golden Award of Montreux among other festivals. As a TV director, he just finished his first German TV project.

As a film director he aims to create narratively and visually exciting stories for a broad audience. His focus is on intense, dramatic storytelling featuring diverse and deep characters inside a cinematic world.

PROJECTS (SELECTION)

ALMOST HOME

Production: LeHof Media

Short Film, 2022, 29'59''//36’40''

• Winner 49th Student Academy Awards - Narrative / USA

• Winner Sapporo Short Fest - Best Student Director / Japan

• Official Selection LA Shorts International Film Festival / USA

• Short List Global University Film Awards 2022 / Hong Kong (Winner selection pending)

SOKO KÖLN (Postproduction)

Client: ZDF

Production: Network Movie

TV Series, 2022, 3 Episodes à 43'00''

ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (in Development)

Production: TBD

Feature Film, 2022, 100'

SODASTREAM - MODERN LIFE

Client: Sodastream

Production: Saltwater Films

Agency: TBWA

TVC, 2022, 00'15''

DKB - IN THE MIX

Client: DKB

Agency: Freunde des Hauses

Production: Soup Film

TVC, 2022, 00’30''

REWE - BRING DICH INS SPIEL

Client: REWE

Agency: FUSE

Production: Mädchenfilm

Online Film Series, 2021, 3 Episodes

DKB - GELDVERBESSERER CAMPAIGN

Client: DKB

Agency: Freunde des Hauses

Production: Soup Film

TVC Series, 2021, 4 Episodes à 00’20''

AUDI x FC BAYERN

Client: AUDI

Production: Rabbitz Film

Online Commercial, 2nd Unit Director, 2021, 0'30''

OVOMALTINE - ORANGUTAN

Client: Ovomaltine

Agency: David+Martin

Production: Friends&Fellows

Online Commercial Series, 2020, 3 Episodes à 0'20''

BMW x ANDROID AUTO - TWINKLE, TWINKLE

Client: BMW

Agency: Territory Webguerillas

Production: Ivory Productions

Online Commercial, 2020, 0'25'' 

ARIEL - DISCO CLEAN

Client: Procter & Gamble

Agency: [m]studios

Production: Neuland

Online Commercial, 2020, 0'30'' 

SIEMENS - FOHC

Client: Siemens

Production: Rabbitz Film

Online Film - Branded Content, 2020, 3'40'' 

MIDNIGHT REGULATIONS

Production: University of Television and Film Munich

Short Film, 2019, 37’45''

• Official Selection: Hof International Film Festival / GER

• International Competition: Shnit International Shortfilm Festival

• Mid-Length Competition: Biberacher Filmfestspiele / GER

• Nominee Best Student Film: LIIFE / USA

• Official Selection: Riverside International Film Festival / USA

• Official Selection: Golden Door International Film Festival / USA

• Nominee Grand Jury Award: GIFF / USA
• Mid-Length Competition: FILMZ - Festival des dt. Kinos / GER

E.ON - CAT MANSION

Client: E.ON

Idea: Nils Keller

Production: Videoboost

Online Film - Branded Content, 2019, 1'40'' 

• Winner Bronze Nail ADC Germany

• Bronze Award & Finalist Award New York Festivals Advertising Awards

• Nomination Deutscher Werbefilmpreis

E.ON - DOG CHRISTMAS

Client: E.ON

Idea: Nils Keller

Production: Videoboost

Online Film - Branded Content, 2019, 2'09'' 

 

PRINGLES - HEY I'M PRINGLES

Client: Pringles

Agency: Jung von Matt / Sports

Production: Simon & Paul

Online Commercial Series, 2019, 3 Episodes à 0'30''

SIEMENS - ADLAND

Client: Siemens Junelight

Agency: R/GA

Production: Simon & Paul

Online Commercial, 2019, 0'40''

SIEMENS - EFFECT

Client: Siemens Junelight

Agency: R/GA

Production: Simon & Paul

Online Commercial, 2019, 0'20''  

HUAWEI - MATEBOOK X PRO PRÄSENTIERT: JUSTUS & VATER

Client: Huawei

Agency: Jung von Matt

Production: Simon & Paul

Online Commercial Series, 2018, 3 Episodes à 0'25''

    

LOVOO - HHIER KÖNNT IHR ES MACHEN CAMPAIGN

Client: Lovoo

Agency: Jung von Matt

Production: Simon & Paul

TVC Series, 2018, 3 Episodes à 0'20''

   

STEPSTONE - MAN ON MARS

Client: StepStone

Production: Cellardor Film / Hellmann & Traub GbR

Student Spec-Spot, 2018, 1’00''

   

MOOSEHEAD LAGER - THE MOOSE TALE

Client: Moosehead Lager

Production: Cellardor Film / Hellmann & Traub GbR

Student Spec-Spot, 2017, 2’00''

• Golden Award of Montreux / Talent Award: Finalist

 

SIMPLY MUNICH - THE HARDEST JOB

Client: Simply Munich

Production: Cellardor Film / Hellmann & Traub GbR

Commercial, 2017, 1’47''

• Gold World Medal: New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films

• Silver Dolphin: Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

• Prix Victoria (Silver): 28. Internationale Wirtschaftsfilmtage Wien

• Second Star: The Golden City Gate Berlin

• Special Mention: 50. Tourfilm Festival

• 2nd prize: ART&TUR

• 2nd prize: Amorgos Tourism Film Festival

  

IF FEAR (WENN AUS ANGST)

Production: University of Television and Film Munich

Short Film, 2016, 25’32''

Official Selection: Festival Internacional de Cine de León / Mexico

 

HAMLET (DAS THEATER)

Production: University of Television and Film Munich

Short Film, 2015, 14’00''

 

ORPHEUS

Production: University of Television and Film Munich

Short Film, 2015, 14’00''