Director/Cameraman George Jecel has secured his place as a highly stylized worldwide commercial director combining his trademark breathtaking beautiful imagery with honest realism and inspiring art direction. Of his many strengths George is sought after for his uncanny ability to capture raw emotion and relay this emotion into seamless visual elegance. The unbridled power of the professional athlete
(Canon “Agassi” & “Fire in the Belly”/Nike “Spirit of Play”) transferred in epic proportions to slick, poetic imagery. Hi-tech know how coupled with an eye for the simplistic beauty mother earth offers continues to drive his career to greater heights (Belize “Splash”/Chrysler “Apollo 11”/Boeing “Great idea”).
Austrian born Jecel grew up in a professional household in Vienna. His parents encouraged him to continue in the long family line of doctors, however George had other aspirations. For years George worked in the theatre where he cultivated his skills in drama, composition, art and talent direction.
In 1982 George relocated to Hollywood after catching the eye of executives at Universal Studios with a play written, directed and produced by the ambitious Austrian. After a successful run the play was bought and later developed by HBO as a cable series. Now relocated in ‘Hollywood’ Mr. Jecel with a stream of offers signed with British based BFCS in Los Angeles and thus made the transition into the advertising industry.
George Jecel later joined international production company Believe Media in 2001 With a keen eye for high production value George has assembled a highly creative ‘crew-team’ that has helped earn him a reputation as one of most sought after directors industry wide.
In 2011 George Jecel co-wrote (with his writing-partner Brook Fuller), produced and directed his first full length feature film entitled “LITTLE DANCER”. The film is currently circulating on the international festival circuit and is due to be released in late 2012 or 2013.
Meanwhile he continues his career as a commercial director/cameraman shooting TV commercials around the world.
George Jecel’s commercial credits include work for the following clients:
ABC, Adidas, AMG-Mercedes Benz, Ann Cole of California, Aktion Mensch, Arcor, Avionics, Asiana Airlines, Bally’s, Bitburger, Blue Cross, BK Dynacel, BVR Bank, Cable & Wireless, Cadillac, Canon, California Tourism,, Chrysler, Cleveland Clinic, Clinique, Coca Cola, Dannon, EA-Generali, Everlast, Evian, Footaction, Ford Motor Company, Gatorade, GNC, Hartford Hospital, Ikea, Konami, Langnese, LG, Mazda, Miller Beer, Met-RX, Mobil, Nautica, Neat Sheet, Nescafe, Nike, Oral-B, PGA Tour, Pontiac, Powerade, Preferred Stock, Raiffeisen-Banken, Reebok, Renault, Replay Jeans, Salomon, Showtime, Sony, Sprint, Sprite, Sunrise, Suzuki, Theragran, Travelocity, Turbo Duo, UBS Bank, Volksbanken, VW-Audi, etc.
Awards: Gold at the Clios, Gold at the New York Advertisement Film Festival and Bronze at the London Film Festival. A Saphire Award at the Mena Cristal 7th edition.