1.4 Jury Profile – Davud Karbassioun

DAVUD KARBASSIOUN

Global President – Commercials & Branded Entertainment

Pulse Films

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This year industry heavyweight “Dav” joined Pulse Films from BBH where he was the Worldwide Chief Production Officer.

His creative leadership adds another dimension to the existing senior management team at Pulse Films, where he works alongside co-founders Thomas Benski and Marisa Clifford.

Dav has a reputation for his collaborative approach with Talent and uncompromising focus on creativity. As a producer he has won a Grand Prix at Cannes, the Clios and One Show for three different clients (The Guardian, AXE & Johnnie Walker).

This year he became a BAFTA winning producer for the shortfilm ‘Home”, which was commission by the United Nations.

I was born in…
Vienna, Austria

I now live in…
between London, UK and Los Angeles, California. (moving the family to LA next month)

I’m listening to…
Sampha

Watching…
everything on planes these days

Reading…
Thirtytwo’s screenplay for their new feature- and it’s killer!!

Dreaming of…
being with my family full time

I wish I’d known when I was 18 that…
life is precious

Sometimes I wish I were…
a fisherman

My most valuable social media app is…
Vice news

What’s not to love about…
LOVE

What epitomises right now?
A big phat shit sandwich

Where’s the next creative centre…
A.I. – god help us all, maybe the last…

Best advice you’ve ever been given…
“If it doesn’t scare the shit out of you,…..it’s not worth it” Spike Jonze

In the end what really matters…
is Honesty & Happiness