Tomas Mankovsky

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IKEA - The Lift

Tomas Mankovsky studied Advertising and Design at Beckmans College in Stockholm and his 2004 exam project, the short film Little Big Love, went on to win numerous awards including one at Stockholm Film Festival and earning him the Young Swedish Design Scholarship and the new talent Chicken Scholarship at the Swedish Golden Eggs.

Upon graduating Tomas was offered a job at Fallon in London and moved to work professionally in advertising. During his time as a creative Tomas worked on some of the most creatively acclaimed ad campaigns for Sony, Orange, Cadbury and BBC earning him over 25 coveted advertising awards from Cannes, D&AD, Clios, Epica, BTAA and the Creative Circle. In 2008 he was named a Creative Futures by Creative Review as well as a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club in New York.

While working at Fallon Tomas shot the short film Sorry I'm Late, which became a viral success and ultimately led him back to directing. Mankovsky's desire to work closely with ideas and the whole creative process made him jump ship and join production company Blink in 2009.

Over the course of his 6-year directing career, Mankovsky has created an impressive and eclectic body of work including commercials, music videos and short films. He has helmed spots for clients such as IKEA, Diesel, H&M, Cadbury, Nissan, O2, Infiniti, Telia and E-on.

Recently, Tomas directed a beautiful one shot film for TAC with Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne. He also helmed projects for the British lifeboat organization RNLI with Leo Burnett London and UEFA Champions League idents for Playstation with 180 Amsterdam.

Mankovsky's most recent short film Grace has just been released and will be screened at film festivals in 2015/2016.

Tomas lives in east London with his wife and daughter.