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German-born Marcus Nispel came to America on a Fulbright Scholarship at the age of 20, where he attended Brooklyn College and the NY Institute of Technology. On his return to Germany, Nispel began his career in advertising as an art director for Young & Rubicam in Frankfurt, but he soon found his way back to America, and made his directing debut with a series of music videos for C&C Music Factory.
To date, Nispel has directed six feature films, numerous music videos and commercials with advertising clients like AT&T, Audi, Canon, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Kodak, Levi’s, L’Oreal, Mercedes, Motorola, Nike, Panasonic, Pepsi, Showtime, Sprint, Sprite and VISA, as well as the TV networks MTV, ABC, CBS and NBC.
Nispel has garnered numerous international advertising accolades for his commercial work, including Clio Awards, the ADC Awards, the Grand Prix at the BDA Awards, AICP awards, and honors from the New York, Houston, and Chicago Film Festivals.