Michael J Ferns is a Scottish director who has been making films since he was about 12 years old... winning a Scottish BAFTA at age 16!
After school, Michael went on to study filmmaking at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before moving to London where he has worked extensively in commercials and branded content for some of the world's leading brands such as; Boots, Bud Light, Cow & Gate, Grants, Johnnie Walker, RBS, Schwartz, The Body Shop and Virgin to name just a few.
Since moving to London in 2014, he has also done his fair share of TV broadcast work too, co-creating and directing the Official Chart Show and directing a drama mini-series called “The Dumping Ground - Sasha’s story” for the BBC both of which were BAFTA nominated.
2018 saw a prolific year for Michael as he Directed "Shape of Three” for Grants, “She” for Nespresso”, “Around the World” for Dalmore, "Your Way” for Macmillan and “Happy Job” for Pertemps.
March 2019 saw the airing of “Conducting Excellence” for Scotch Beef. Shot in and around Glasgow, the spot shows Michael’s versatility and expertise when dealing with choreography, real people, actors and the art of perfect timing.
More commercials will be airing late March and early April in what looks like being another record breaking year for Michael.