Joe trained as a theatre director at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where he went on to direct visual oddities across Europe with his theatre company Parrot {in the} Tank. A job as a 35mm projectionist led him to turn his distinctly surreal and creative hand to directing films, music videos and commercials, earning him a place on the shortlist at Cannes Lions and Soho Rushes in 2011 and 2012.

 

GABRIELLE APLIN

SWEET NOTHING

MUSIC VIDEOS

A stunning one-shot video from Joe Connor. Taking the very core musical foundations of a beautiful track and coming up with some stunning visuals to match which can't help but put a big ol' smile on your face! I think Joe put it best when he describe the shoot as " the most fun day of my life".

THE MACCABEES

MARKS TO PROVE IT

MUSIC VIDEOS

The first part in a trilogy of videos for The Maccabees. Capturing Elephant & Castle as a frenetic, anarchic commuter hub with Joe's usual eye for the absurd and wonderfully odd. There are some incredibly unique camera tricks included in this video which Joe has added to his ever increasing arsenal as a filmmaker.

MARINER'S CHILDREN

SYCAMORE

MUSIC VIDEOS

Joe directed this powerful and lyrical video for Mariner's Children. Shot on location on an island off the coast of Scotland, the beauty of the location and the music is only matched by what Joe managed to capture for the video.

BAND OF SKULLS

BRUISES

MUSIC VIDEOS

Joe Connor has created a suitably heavy-hitting promo for Band of Skulls' single 'Bruises'. Two bowling teams go toe-to-toe in an epic ten-pin battle complete with beards, Mexican wrestling masks and elaborate victory salutes, whilst the Southampton rock trio calmly watch on eating the odd chip and drinking slushies. Rock and roll.

PAUL SMITH

A SUIT TO TRAVEL IN

CONTENT

Working with The Woolmark Company & Paul Smith to showcase their A/W 15 collection, they needed a film which showcased everything that it offered and was also cool, vibrant and packed a punch. Three out of three boxes ticked, we're sure you'll agree.

FLAUNT

WAIT FEAT. DANIEL RADCLIFFE

CONTENT

This haunting and ethereal snapshot of Daniel Radcliffe was directed by Joe Connor for Flaunt magazine. Beautifully realised in stark black and white, Joe had only 8 minutes with the film superstar, and managed to capture something very special.

JACAMO

EXTRA

COMMERCIALS

Joe Connor is a man with a great eye for many things; making people and their garments look good is certainly one of them. Shot in and around some of the finest establishments in Manchester's own Northern Quarter, this commercial effortlessly exudes cool.

TEDDYBEARs

IN JAMAICA

CONTENT

Teddybears, Sweden's finest exponents of genre-blending dance beats, took a trip to Kingston, Jamaica with director Joe Connor. The lads - big fans of the dancehall music scene - met some of their musical idols in the studio and made a few new friends on the dance floor. Joe was there to document the ensuing mayhem.

PAUL WELLER

BRAND NEW TOY

MUSIC VIDEOS

Joe Connor channelled his childhood when bringing to life Paul Weller's new track "Brand New Toy". Joe's usual sense of creativity and just a dash of madness are at play. He and the team at Chief decided to build a giant kaleidoscope, 30 feet long and tall enough to house Paul and his band.