Karen Cunningham trained as an actress before moving into the world of production, setting up her own production company, Pink Films where she launched and produced for some of London’s top Directors.
In 2007 Karen made the decision to follow her passion and put her experience into her own directing career. She both wrote and directed her first commercial for The Half Moon Theatre Co “Wonderful World” which received high critical acclaim and launched her as a director, winning her best New Director at both Kinsale and Cannes.
Since then she has gone on to direct commercials for agencies and clients all over the world including Sainsbury’s, FIAT, McDonalds, Thomsons, Save the Children and UNICEF (the latter two being featured in the APA collection.)
Karen’s commercial for Barbie “Imagine the Possibilities” picked up a raft of awards including a Silver cyber Lion at Cannes, an AICP award for Direction and Performance, You tube ad of the year, peoples choice award and a Best director nomination at the BTAA craft Awards in 2016.
Karen’s work was selected for the inaugural WOWS awards in Cannes this year and was featured in Pitch magazine.