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TJ O'Grady Peyton

Film Director

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NEW YORK, USA // TJ O’Grady Peyton is an Irish director and alumni from the London Film School’s prestigious graduate program.

Fresh into the professional ad space, he was shortlisted for the Young Director Award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2013 and 2015, later earning a People’s Voice Award at The Webby Awards in 2016.

He has created narrative-driven spots for such top clients as Red Bull, Gatorade, Adidas, BMW, Volkswagen and Conde Nast, among others.

TJ unites a passion for action and an intuitive eye for cinematic storytelling to craft kinetic films and beyond. A cinephile from a young age, TJ infuses a cinematic edge and emotional through line in all of his work, no matter what length.

Most recently, TJ’s short film “WAVE,” which he starred in in addition to co-directing with Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary, made its debut at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.