As an advertising creative Rodrigo Saavedra travelled the world working for agencies like Mother London, WK Amsterdam and Santo Buenos Aires – before deciding to focus on directing in 2013.

A natural storyteller, Rodrigo has directed films for global brands such as Budweiser, Chivas RegalNissan, Mizuno and Volkswagen, which picked up a Silver at this year’s Cannes Lions. His latest spot for Scrabble scored a bronze this year too, after it quickly went viral, with Time magazine describing it as “the perfect love story for word nerds”

Saavedra is represented by Landia in South America and Spain, Wanda in France and Germany and by Think Cattleya in Italy.