Director

TREVOR
McMahan

        After starting out at Smuggler as the “third arm” of directing collective HAPPY (Guy Shelmerdine and Richard Farmer), Trevor has collaborated creatively with a handful of the world’s top commercial directors – Ivan Zacharias, Ringan Ledwidge, and Noam Murro, to name a few – on his way to developing a wide-ranging body of solo work that defies genre but always delivers on a creative vision that pushes each project to its own iconic voice. And sometimes really shiny awards.

        With a mix of authentic performances and cinematic storytelling, both humanity and humor, he’s done work for clients including Coca Cola, Nike, Google, Visa, T-Mobile, McDonald’s, Jeep, and Cadbury. Shiny awards collecting dust in the garage include multiple Cannes Gold Lions, the cfp-e Young Director’s Award, and a certificate of induction into MOMA’s permanent collection as an AICP honoree. But the focus has always been on telling the next story better than the last. And there’s still a some room on that shelf between the paint thinner and power tools.



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