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.

 

VOLVO

HUMAN MADE

COMMERCIALS 

In a world filled with design that is often far from user friendly, a human touch can bridge the gap between man and machine. Joe illustrates this exquisitely in his latest cinematic commercial for Volvo.

THE SINGLETON

DROP TO DROP

CONTENT

This film by Joe Connor, working alongside creative agency adam&eveDDB, is as delicious and delightful as the whisky which is so lovingly presents. A visual feast Joe and his crew have put a unique, and bold twist on The Singleton.

COLDPLAY

Everglow

MUSIC VIDEOS

Joe Connor's surreally captivating visuals perfectly accompany Coldplay's latest single, Everglow. Featuring an incredible performance from German Ice dancers Tanja Kolbe and Stefano Caruso, Joe paints a truly out of this world picture.

PUMA

SERGIO AGÜERO

COMMERCIALS

This blistering, incendiary, explosive and visually bold commercial for Puma stars one of the biggest footballing superstars on the planet in Sergio Agüero. A neon landscape, filled with football ninjas and luminous Puma Evo Speed boots Joe Connor's imagination and vision certainly brought this to life in exemplary fashion.

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".

Vimeo Staff Pick | UKMVA Nominee

BOMBARDIER

MARCH TO YOUR OWN BEAT

COMMERCIALS

Bombardier want to create an engaging story as the re-invigorated their brand identity. Working with our colleagues at TBWA\Manchester to bring this story to life, our director, Joe Connor used his vidid and unusual cinematic sensibilities to deliver yet another commercial with stirring impact.

KELVIN JONES

CALL YOU HOME

MUSIC VIDEOS

Well this one really does the talking for itself, Joe Connor and his incredible team sent a television into space for Kelvin Jones' debut video. WE SENT IT IN TO SPACE!

Vimeo Staff Pick

ELBOW

MAGNIFICENT (SHE SAYS)

MUSIC VIDEOS

Joe's beautiful presentation of the incredible Myanmar is the perfect visual companion to Elbow's atmospheric single. Ethereal sounds and luscious countryside views transport you to one of the planet's last remaining untouched gems, magnificent.