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John O’Hagan

Director based in New York and Prague.

John O’Hagan was born in Dublin, Ireland. Attended Brown University and New York University. Studied and worked under Todd Haynes, Spike Lee, David Byrne.

His first short film, Five Spot Jewel, won several Best Short film festival awards. His first feature-length documentary, Wonderland, premiered at Sundance, received five Best Documentary film festival awards, a Cable Ace award for Best Documentary, nominations for DGA Best Documentary and the Gotham Open Palm award, and was purchased by HBO.

John’s first television commercial, Dial-A-Mattress, won Gold at the Cannes Lions festival. John has since won numerous industry awards including more Gold Lions, D&AD Pencils, One Show Pencils, a Grand Clio, an Emmy nomination, and has directed international campaigns for Microsoft, Mercedes, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Anheuser-Busch, Heineken, Smirnoff, Visa, Adidas, Samsung, Coca-Cola. His work is well known for both humor and strong visual storytelling.

John is currently in post-production on the documentary film, Waveland, and developing his first feature.

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