Fackrell Brothers
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About

The directing team MEN is comprised of twin brothers Matthew and Nathan Fackrell. They were born and raised in a small mountainous town among the grand Rocky Mountains. Due to the lack of a working television set in the home, the brothers spent most of their free time outdoors exploring the nearby forest laden hills, using their imagination to create epic narrative scenario’s involving monsters, aliens, heroes and villains. It was also their love of movies and the imaginative bedtime stories told by their father that helped mold their creative minds. They soon discovered the awesomeness of a Fisher Price tape recorder and spent years recording their own radio plays, commercials and narrative stories, all of which helped lay a simple but solid foundation in becoming visual storytellers.

Over the years their admiration of filmmaking grew and eventually they both attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where they graduated in 2007 with an MFA in broadcast cinema. Soon after they worked as a writing/directing team for Nickelodeon’s international hit kids show Yo Gabba Gabba!  They were nominated for a 2016 Daytime “Best Directing” EMMY for Yo Gabba Gabba’s Restaurant episode. Their episode Farm was nominated for a 2015 EMMY for Best Pre-School Series. During their time working in television Matt also directed commercials and was picked for SHOOT’s 2011 New Director Showcase.

The brothers eventually joined as MEN and have directed campaigns for Oreo, Kinder Chocolate, Maglite, Panda Express, etc. They look back at their childhood with a great fondness and incorporate that nostalgia, imagination and their fascination with the unknown into their commercial directing work, creating visual narratives that allow the child within to always influence the viewer and stories the brothers create. 

 

The Fackrell Brothers team consists of real-life twin brothers Matt and Nate Fackrell.


THE FACKRELL BROTHERS - MATT AND NATE FACKRELL

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Matt and Nate are an Emmy-nominated directing and writing team, with credits in both the television and commercial worlds. They began their film career as music video directors. Their work was featured on MTV, MTV2, Fuse and VH1, way back when. They then moved into the world of kids television, writing and directing episodes for the award-winning, beloved Nickelodeon show YO GABBA GABBA!

As a team, they have directed campaigns for Amazon, Oreo, The U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs, Kinder Chocolate, Stride Gum, Nintendo, and Panda Express, among many others. They are also prolific writers and editors.

The brothers grew up in a small mountain town near Park City Utah, where the imaginative stories of their father shaped their creative identities as filmmakers. Unable to afford a video camera, the brothers used a cassette recorder to create audio narrative universes.