About

Leo-bioLeo Zanis is a director who specializes in comedy-dialogue commercials. He's had the opportunity to work with many high profile clients and agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA Chiat Day and Viacom, to name a few.

Starting his early career as a musician at Juilliard School of Music before attending Pratt for advertising and film; Leo’s combined studies developed his appreciation for both audio and visual aesthetics.

After a brief stint working in independent features as a first AD, Zanis embarked on a career as an art director and an in-house director at various ad agencies winning nearly every major industry awards. Including CLIOs, One Show, Telly, New York Film Festival among others.

Leo has directed through reputable production houses like Backyard, The Joneses, Streetlight Films UK and Big Nest Productions and is currently working on developing a few feature stories to be produced in early 2017.

Latest projects

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  • Spireon
    Meet the world's greatest Car Tracker. The first spot of the series I directed started his awesomeness. The Kahu by Spireon mobile app promises to...
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  • Spireon
    The Tracker gets tracked while he talks about his tracking ancestry. No doubt he knows that technology is coming, but he'll Keep on Trackin' anyways....
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  • Spireon
    In the first 2016 Super Bowl commercial from GPS tracking company, the World's Greatest Car Tracker schools his son in the advanced art of car...
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  • Kahu
    Brought a Voodoo doctor out for this one. No animals were hurt during the making of this commercial....
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