Garth Davis is a renowned film, television and commercials director whose feature directorial debut Lion was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture. For the first time in the history of the Directors Guild of America, Davis was nominated twice in the same year for Lion – for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, and also for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director. The latter he won. Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and David Wenham, Lion was nominated for 4 Golden Globes, 6 Critics Choice Awards and 5 BAFTAs.
Davis was previously nominated for an Emmy for co-directing the critically acclaimed television series Top of the Lake alongside Academy Award-winner Jane Campion. He also earned a DGA Award nomination for his work in commercials, which have garnered numerous international accolades for their memorable, human, iconic, and cinematic feel.
Davis has just completed Mary Magdalene starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix with See-Saw Films producing, set to be released internationally by Focus Features and Universal in March 2018.
Other work has included the festival hit documentary PINS, the Dendy Award winning short film Alice, and the highly acclaimed television series Love My Way.
Garth is represented by UTA in all areas other than commercials, where he is represented by Reset Content in the USA, Exit Films in Australia, and Academy Films in the UK.