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.

 

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.

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

RAISE YOUR GLASSES

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.