Director Elliot Dillman Joins charlieuniformtango
August 23, 2017 by Screenmag
Director Elliot Dillman has joined charlieuniformtango for national commercial and VR representation, Lola Lott, charlieuniformtango principal/CEO announced today.
Elliot Dillman’s directorial experience spans broadcast commercials, branded VR content, music videos, and multi-camera live events. He has been at the helm of national ad campaigns for a number of top agencies including GSD&M, CP+B, Leo Burnett, Y&R and BBDO, directing spots for brands such as Kraft, Nerf, GMC, and Subway.
Recently, Elliot’s work with Verizon and Momentum Worldwide received two 2017 CLIO Awards for the “Virtual Gridiron” VR experience at Super Bowl 51. Also, his short film, “In Harmony,” part of the Oculus VR for Good program, premiered at the Oculus house during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was an official selection of SXSW 2017. The film examines the Harmony Project’s work to help Los Angeles kids stay in school through educational music programs. “In Harmony” is a great example of how a virtual reality film can be a visually stunning adventure, and still create an emotional response to build empathy with audiences.
“I’m excited to join the charlieuniformtango team because of the strong, yet down to earth leadership of both Lola and Jack, and the turnkey, concept-to-finish resources that this shop has to offer its clients,” said Dillman. “Tango has a long history of exceptional work and I’m honored and humbled by the opportunity to join their roster, and to be supported by such great folks.”
Elliot grew up on film sets. As the oldest son of Emmy-winning director Ray Dillman, he started working regularly as a PA at age 12, for production companies like GARTNER and MJZ. While studying at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television, Dillman simultaneously began his directing career with multi-camera live concert shoots for the ESPN Summer and Winter X Games. Shortly after graduating, he directed feature film tie-in spots for Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and Paramount Studios, along with advertising campaigns for the Walt Disney Company and Royal Purple Motor Oil, amongst others.
Over the past decade, Elliot has directed many notable commercial and branded VR campaigns, including the 2016 D Show award winner for Best of Digital Media, GMC’s #enlistme skydiving VR experience starring Josh Duhammel. The project took catastrophically injured veterans on a thrilling skydive, in order to raise funds to build life-changing smart homes for other disabled American service members.
“Elliot brings a keen eye for branded storytelling and a mastery of VR to our team,” said Jeff Elmore, executive producer. “Whether he’s shooting traditional action, adventure, or lifestyle spots, his work brings subtle beauty and a true-to-life documentary feel to the story that’s quite spectacular.”