Jake Nava

Jake Nava is an English music video and film director.

Nava was born on 17 August and grew up in North London, but currently lives in East London. He graduated from the University of Westminster.

Jake Nava was honoured with a place in Campaign magazine's Top 10 TV & Cinema Ads of 2011 for his impressive Lucozade spot. Nava's videos for Adele "Someone Like You" and Kanye West "Monster" landed him 5th place in Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Music Video Directors listing, also for 2011. Responsible for many iconic pop clips, Jake is perhaps most widely known for his acclaimed collaborations with Beyoncé including "Crazy in Love" and the brilliantly effective video for "Single Ladies," recently listed by The Times at position number 3 in The 25 Most Influential Music Videos of all time. It charts as the 3rd most downloaded video in the world and won "Video of the Year" at MTV America, MTV Europe and BET Awards.

Whilst completing his film degree, Jake got his big break into the industry directing music videos and films for MTV Sports, travelling the world thinking up brave new ways to capture the main players of the extreme sports phenomenon that swept the ‘90s. He went on to become a world renowned director creating videos for the cream of the music industry ranging from Britney Spears to The Rolling Stones. This led to advertising campaigns for the likes of Armani, Puma, Bacardi and HSBC and Jake has accumulated various accolades along the way for his compelling work. Perhaps most notably, Jake’s hard-hitting Trident Anti-Gun campaign to reduce inner city gun crime received three D&AD nominations and was voted Radio 1’s "Music Video of the Year" - a project so well received that it reached over 90% of its target audience.

Jake has worked with many celebrities from the music, fashion, film, & sporting worlds including Georgia May Jagger, Jay-Z, Shakira, David Beckham, Maria Sharapova, Jessica Alba, Janet Jackson, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Halle Berry and the cast of Glee in a TVC for US Vogue magazine’s charity FNO.

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