Jake Nava

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Jake Nava is a British director, best known for his work in music videos and TV commercials.


Nava graduated with a degree in film from the University of Westminster.[1] After college, he began his career directing music videos and films for MTV Sports.[2] He's created videos for various artists, including Britney Spears, Beyoncé, and Adele.[3] Nava has also directed advertising campaigns for Armani, Puma, Bacardi, and more. In 2013, he directed three music videos for Beyoncé’s visual album (“Partition,” “Grown Woman,” and “***Flawless”).

Honors and awards[edit]

Jake Nava's music video for Beyonce's "Single Ladies".

In 2011, Nava's advertisement for Lucozade placed #10 on Campaign Magazine’s Top 10 TV & Cinema Ads.[4] Entertainment Weekly named Nava the fifth best music video director of 2011 for his videos "Someone Like You" and "Monster". The Times placed Nava's video for Beyoncé, "Single Ladies", at #3 in The 25 Most Influential Music Videos of All Time.[5] It won "Video of the Year" at the MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards and the BET Awards. In 2006, Nava directed an anti-gun campaign to reduce inner city gun crime in London.[6] The video was highly successful, reaching over 90% of its target audience, and received three D&AD nominations.

Music video[edit]

US artists[edit]

UK artists[edit]


  • Guinness - John Hammond Intolerant Champion
  • James Franco - Coke Light
  • Ministry of Defense Army - More Than Meets The Eye
  • Powerade - New Mix
  • Lucozade - Tinie Tempah & Travis Barker
  • Trident — Anti Gun Crime" Metropolitan Police
  • Georgia May Jagger - Rimmel
  • Kate Moss — Rimmel "16 Hours", Rimmel "Circle Line", Rimmel "Backseat"
  • Naomi Campbell — Cat Deluxe
  • Armani — Diamonds
  • Rochas — Music of the Body
  • Halle Berry — Revlon Cinderella, Revlon Magic Mirror, Revlon So Good, So Long
  • Jessica Alba — Revlon Custom My Way
  • Jessica Biel — Revlon In Full Bloom
  • Beyoncé — Rise, Heat, Pepsi
  • David & Victoria Beckham — Intimacy
  • Vogue Magazine FNO — Glee
  • Cindy Crawford — 5th Ave
  • Heidi Klum — Schwarzkopf
  • Laetitia Casta and Doutzen Kroes – L’Oreal "Honeygloss"
  • Doutzen Kroes —L'Oreal Solare
  • Maria Sharapova — Clear
  • Balentine Whiskey
  • Vinny Jones — Puma
  • Samuel Eto’o – Puma
  • Perez – Puma
  • HSBC — Haute Couture, Guide
  • Janet Jackson — The system


  1. ^ "Photography and Film - Westminster School of Media Arts and Design - University of Westminster, London". www.westminster.ac.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Jake Nava | Cherry". www.cherrystudio.net. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  3. ^ "Jake Nava | IMVDb". IMVDb. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  4. ^ "The Annual 2011: Top 10 TV and cinema ads". www.campaignlive.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  5. ^ "The 25 most influential music videos | The Times". The Times. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  6. ^ "Top director behind new anti-gun video". Metro. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 

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