Josh Frizzell

Director
Comedy performance, drama performance, visual narrative, visual effects, post-production
Air New Zealand
St George - Paperless
Countdown Lockdown
Smith's Chips
Toyota
Toyota Kluger

Josh Frizzell is one of Australasia’s most well-known, well-respected and well-loved commercial film directors. During his illustrious career, Josh has established himself as an industry heavy weight and is highly sought after in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia.

With a reputation as one of the most capable and hardest working directors in the business, Josh’s vast portfolio of work incorporates every conceivable style and discipline, from comedy to drama, from low fi in-camera effects to large-scale visual effects, from big name Hollywood actors to unearthed local unknowns.

Born into a creative family of artists and bohemians, Josh’s first foray into the film industry was as an art director on feature films in the late 80’s.

After directing a string of highly awarded music videos, Josh turned his talents to commercials. He won his first Cannes Lion in 1996.

Josh has also directed TV drama for the BBC and SPP. His drama credits include “‘Go Girls” (2012), “Nothing Trivial” (2013), “Tatau” (2014), “The Brokenwood Mysteries” (2015) and “The Brokenwood Mysteries” (2017), for which he received a nomination for Best Director at the 2017 NZ TV Awards.