Lance Kelleher


Lance is one of Australasia’s most accomplished visual storytellers.

NZ born, Lance works across the globe, but still calls Australia home these days. Starting his career in news and documentary filmmaking, Lance quickly moved to directing music videos in Sydney and London before embarking on commercials in a career that has seen him direct on every continent around the world.

His work has a strong emphasis on aesthetics, embracing thematics of scale and drama without losing the intimacy of emotion and connection. Always visual masterpieces, Lance blends clever art department and design with in camera effects and the magic of post production. Often blurring the lines between music videos, short films and commercials, his love of travel also blends rich palettes with exotic locations and diverse cultures. His work can be described with one word – unique!

Everyone always seems to remember a Lance Kelleher commercial from the early noughties – his epic Heineken work or his haunting Rexona film featuring the All Blacks. Or his controversially graphic TAC commercial which challenged viewers to not look away.

With numerous awards to his name, and work for brands like IKEA, Jim Beam (Global), VW, Hyundai, Mazda, and Westfield to name a few, it’s not surprising that any encounter with Lance still reveals his never ending passion for the filmmaking process.