Hall of Fame
Brandon Kraines is a young rising Los Angeles-based director with a far-reaching body of work. Having graduated from Tulane University, Brandon Kraines loves surfing almost as much as he loves making people laugh. In a thriving career, Brandon has directed commercials, music videos, short documentaries and web viral campaigns for well-respected clients, and global brands, including Time Warner, Amway, Activision and Mitsubishi. Consequently, Brandon has rapidly become recognized as an up-and-coming helmer in the world of advertising. In 2007, he solidified that recognition by winning the Gold ADDY and Best of Show award at the American Advertising Federation’s annual competition for his hilarious Suave Shampoo spot “Catch.” He also took home a Silver ADDY for his Bud Light spot “Ladies Room.” After partnering up with ibeatyou.com, Brandon has since directed and wrote some of their most watched viral content, including “The Stare Down” with Adam Sandler, “Lip Dub” featuring Jessica Alba and Romany Malco, and “Step Brothers” starring NBA superstars Steve Nash and Baron Davis. All became overnight web sensations. In 2008, Brandon Kraines’ hilarious “Hands Free” viral was viewed millions of times on the homepages of MySpace, FunnyorDie, Break.com and CNN.com—and was broadcast on CNN domestically and internationally. His most recent online viral PSA stars Jessica Alba and Hayden Panettiere for Norman Lear’s Declare Yourself. Kraines also directed a series of high profile celebrity-driven online PSA’s in 2008 for U.S. Campaign for Burma starring Jason Biggs, Kim Kardashian, Steven Seagal and Damian Marley.