Jonathan Glazer (born March 1965) is an English filmmaker, whose directing work includes feature films, music videos and commercials.
After studying theatre design at Nottingham Trent University, Glazer started out directing theatre and making film and television trailers, including award-winning work for the BBC. In 1993 he wrote and directed three short films of his own ("Mad", "Pool" and "Commission"), and joined Academy Commercials. He has directed popular campaigns for Guinness (Swimblack and Surfer) and Stella Artois (Devils Island). Since the mid-1990s he has directed a number of music videos, and was named MTV Director of the Year 1997. His work in these areas is often noted for its originality.
In 2000, he directed the gangster film Sexy Beast, starring Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley.
In 2001, Glazer directed the "Odyssey" spot for Levi Strauss Jeans.
In 2006, Glazer directed the second Sony BRAVIA TV advertisement, which took 10 days and 250 people to film. It was filmed at an estate in Glasgow, and featured paint exploding all over the tower blocks. Later the same year he was commissioned to make a television advert for the new Motorola Red phone. The advertisement, showing two naked black bodies emerging from a lump of flesh rotating on a potter's wheel, was due to air in September 2006 but was shelved by Motorola. The advertisement was to benefit several charities in Africa.
He is currently working on a film adaptation of Michel Faber's darkly comic science fiction novel Under the Skin, slated for release in 2012.
Music videos 
- Kodak: "Husband To Be"
- Pretty Polly: "Linda 2"
- Mazda: "Shock ff the New"
- AT&T: "Chief Executive's Wife"
- Club Med: "City"
- AT&T: "Sales Director"
- Nike: "Frozen Moment" (1996)
- Nike: "Guerrilla Tennis"
- Caffery's: "New York"
- Nike: "Parklife" (1997)
- Guinness: "Surfer" (March 1999)
- Guinness: "Swimblack" (May 1999)
- Levi Strauss: "Kung Fu" (January 2000)
- Stella Artois (January 2000):
- "Last Orders"
- "Devil's Island"
- Volkswagen Polo: "Protection" (January 2000)
- Wrangler: "Whatever You Ride" (May 2000)
- Guinness: "Dreamer" (April 2001)
- Levi Strauss: "Odyssey" (January 2002)
- Barclays (January 2003):
- Ad-Aid (for Live Aid, 2004):
- "Double Don"
- Stella Artois: "Ice Skating Priests" (April 2006)
- Sony BRAVIA: "Paint" (October 2006)
- Motorola Red (unreleased) (December 2006)
- Sony 3D TV (June 2010)
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