An excellent director of people, Ron Scalpello, pursues human experiences with genuine passion and insight using substance plus visual flair with a restless and kinetic shooting style.
He began his career in music journalism, and after joining the BBC as an in-house director, Scalpello has directed numerous promos, commercials and music videos, including The Prodigy’s “Voodoo People.”
A consistent theme appearing in his work is capturing people’s loves, losses, triumphs and joy at the heart of every frame.
Scalpello has won awards for his highly original and stylistic work, including a BTAA, Creative Circle, Sony award, and Best Director at the UK Promax for his acclaimed commercial ‘Radio Five Live 8 Mile’. The commercial was also featured in Campaign’s ‘Top Ten Ads of the Year’.
He has worked on multiple sports commercials with Pep Guardiola, Neymar, Pele, Tevez, Sam Allardyce, Gary Lineker and Raheem Sterling. His commercials have included work for major brands and charities, including The FA, Children In Need, Barclays, BM, Sony and Hope For Depression, with artists and talent including Michael Fassbender.
Scalpello has made five feature films in the last six years with international stars, including his debut film, ‘Offender.’
He has also directed ‘Pressure’ with Danny Huston and Matthew Goode, a sports feature documentary about the legendary Bobby Moore, titled “Bobby”, and also led ‘My Name Is Lenny’ with the late great Sir John Hurt, Michael Bisping, Chanel Cresswell, Nick Moran and Josh Helman.