Karen Cunningham

In Karen’s first 18 months behind the camera she collected several industry awards including a BTAA Silver, Best New Director at Kinsale and Best New Director at YDA/shots in Cannes as well as being featured on the front cover of Shots magazine.

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.

Karen’s work was selected for the inaugural WOWS awards in Cannes and was featured in Pitch magazine.
Most recently Karen’s Barbie spot ‘Dream Gap’ picked up two Webby’s including ‘Webby for Good’. 


Barbie – Imagine The Possibilities 1'50


UNICEF – World Upside Down 1'50

Don't Panic

Save The Children – Grand Designs For Small People 1'40

Save The Children

YDA – Bedroom 50


Barbie – Dream Gap 1'40


Mattel (Thomas & Friends) – The Wonder of Why 60


Barbie – Dad's 1'25


Gerber – Sipper 30


Ad Council – Dad Jokes 60

Campbell Ewald