Adrian Moat is a multi award-winning director in the international arena of advertising and television. He was born in the North East of England where in his early teens he learned the art of photography from his father. After graduating with an Honours Degree in Graphic Design at Lancashire Polytechnic he came to London in 1989 in search of creative destiny. Adrian wrote, produced, and directed his first film ‘Pase Adelante’ a visual essay celebrating the strengths of indigenous culture in Guatemala. The film was picked up by the BBC and screened in 1990 as part of the short film series 10×10.
Highly visual in content the film got him noticed by Ridley Scott and Adrian joined RSA Films in 1992, embarking on an extensive career in advertising, music video, film and television. His first commercial, ‘Mafia’ for Polaroid, won him a Sliver Lion at Cannes and in the subsequent year he was awarded ‘Most Promising Young Talent’ at the same festival.
Adrian has directed commercials for a plethora of international clients; Rolex, BMW, Guinness, Mazda, Pirelli, Jeep, San Miguel, UBS, Speedo, Nissan, Buick, Renault, Unicef, Emporio Armani, and Hugo Boss along with music videos for Bob Marley, Jamiroquai, Beverly Knight, and The Sundays. Adrian has been nominated three times at D&AD, twice at the British Television Awards and won Silver at the San Sebastian Awards festival of Spain and a Silver Lion at Cannes. His spectacular spot for ‘Pirelli’ won Gold for ‘Best Stunts’ in 2013 at the BTA awards.
After writing and directing another short film in 2010, ‘Two Broad Arrows’, the story of a boy who finds his destiny through a bicycle, Adrian directed two TV Movies that have received critical acclaim… ‘Gettysburg’ for History Channel depicts the foot soldiers’ experience of the brutality of the American Civil War and won four Primetime Emmys in 2011. ‘Killing Lincoln’ for National Geographic Channel tells the true story of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln; it achieved record viewership on its television debut and won best Cinematography at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards in 2014.