Garth Davis


Garth Davis

Garth Davis’s work has been recognised in every major award show around the world.  In 2008, he won a Gold Lion at Cannes and a D&AD Yellow Pencil for Schweppes ‘Burst’ and in 2010 he received a finalist nomination in DGA (Directors Guild of America) for best commercials director.

His obsessive commitment, cinematic sensibilities and his deep appreciation of the actor-director relationship are his trademark.

Additional commercial credits include Tooheys ‘Nocturnal Migration’ and ‘Tongue’, Xbox ‘Cops & Robbers’, Coke ‘Burn’, Smirnoff and a portrait of the tiny handed Henri, for Herringbone. 

2013 saw the release of the miniseries 'Top of the Lake', which Garth directed alongside Jane Campion.  The show is an unsettling investigation into the disappearance of a pregnant 12 year old girl in small New Zealand community and stars Elizabeth Moss, Holly Hunter and Peter Mullan.  'Top of the Lake' picked up 4 Emmy's including a trophy for Direction for Garth.

Garth's debut feature, 'Lion' garnered Oscar nominations and won him a DGA Award.for direction.  Based on a true story, the film stars Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Dev Patel, the latter playing an adopted boy searching for his real family using Google Earth.  Garth's second feature, 'Mary Magadalene' was released in 2018 and starred Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix and Chiwetel Ejiofor