TARSEM (Director) makes his feature film directorial debut with The
native of India, and educated at a boarding school in the Himalayas, Tarsem
first came to the United States to study business at Harvard. He soon realized
he wanted to study film, and left Harvard to attend the Art Center, in Pasadena,
from the Art Center he directed Suzanne Vega's "Tired of Sleeping"
music video. In 1991 he directed REM's "Losing My Religion" music
video, winner of MTV's Best Video Award. In that same year he caught the
attention of advertising's finest by garnering two Cannes trophies; one for
Wieden & Kennedy's Anne Klein campaign, and one for Bartle Bogle Hegart's
Levi's. His most recent Cannes award was for Fallon McElligott's Miller Lite.
Known for his attention to detail, stunning art direction, and highly developed
story-telling abilities, Tarsem has become one of the most highly acclaimed and
sought after directors within the advertising community worldwide.
He has directed commercials for companies such as Isuzu, Levi's, Coca-Cola, Lee
Jeans, Polaroid, Smirnoff, Vauxhall, Perrier, Audi, Volkswagen, Lexus, Infiniti,
Nike and Microsoft.
He makes his home in Los Angeles, London and Tuscany.
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