who we are

Directed by GmbH is a production house for TV commercials and visual content. And it is the homebase for the directing work of Matthias Berndt.
Matthias Berndt is an internationally working director for commercials. Being one of today’s top automotive shooters his work expands to a broad variety, be it lifestyle, storytelling or real people work.

Working in many regions worldwide we have built up a whole network of productions, freelance producers, DOPs, editors, composers and CGI artists. We founded The Directed by GmbH to offer clients and productions a complete service package besides directing - to have directing, production and service united under one roof. Working in many regions worldwide directed by has developed its own network in the US, in Spain including Canarian Islands, Germany, South Africa and Asia. To find slim and cost effective solutions in a fast moving market. Besides that - and if preferred - Matt is still continuing his freelance directing work.

Our numerous awards include Silver in Cannes, Gold on the New York Festivals (2008 & 2003), the International Film and TV Festival Los Angeles (GOLD in 2007 & 2003) and a Silver Animago Award  for his CGI work.

Matthias and his team speak fluently German, English, partly French and Spanish.

Selected clients:

BMW. Porsche. Mercedes-Benz. VW. Nissan. Infiniti. Toyota. Skoda. Hyundai. Lamborghini. Audi. Lexus. Jeep. Dodge. Chrysler.
Panasonic. Microsoft. British Petrol. Armani. Hewlett-Packard. Karstadt Departement Stores. Gazi Food. Deutsche Telekom.  


Selected Awards for our work:

GOLD EFFI for Nissan Patrol
Automotive Brand Contest 2013,
Winner in the category Campaign
WorldMediaFestival 2013:
Gold Award for ´MyToyota´ TV commercial
Autovision OttoCar Festival 2013, GOLD Category Mobile Marketing
Automotive Brand Contest 2012
, 3 awards for "BMWi" "A-Class" and "Mercedes Driving experience 360°"
Wirtschaftsfilmtage Wien 2012,
GOLD, Category Marketing
Cannes 2011
SILVER Dolphin, Category marketing communication.
ITVA 2011,
SILVER for best interactive solution.
Autovision OttoCAR 2011,
World media Festival 2011,
Autovision OttoCAR 2009,
World Media Festival 2009,
New York Festivals 2008,
Gold World Medal, Category Transportation/Cargo 
US Intern. Film & Video Festival 2007, Chicago
, Gold, Nominee for “Best of festival”