Eddy Bell first gained attention as a junior yee-haw on the NSW North Coast Rodeo Bull Riding circuit. When the bulls eventually outgrew him, he re-skilled and at the age of seventeen attained his Certificate IV in Circus (Foundation). This paved the way for successful stints as a Jumping Castle attendant, Karaoke host and Sumo Wrestling referee. Eddy finally found his way onto a film set in 2003.
Since then, he has worked in almost every film department, graduated (Valedictorian) from the Victorian College of the Arts, hosted Belgian TV and in his commercial directing career to date, has worked for major brands including Toyota, Volkswagen, KFC, eHarmony, OPSM, The Australian Government and The Australian Air Force.
Eddy’s short films have also been awarded top prizes at Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival and Flickerfest. He’s won an Australian Directors Guild award, was nominated for the 2014 AACTAs and was also recognised at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with a Gold at the Young Director Awards.
Eddy has a passion for storytelling and a knack for getting authentic performances out of anyone or anything he puts in front of the camera, from children to actors to animals or people he finds in the street.
Toyota – Baby Barrage
KFC – Dippin Bucket
E-Harmony – Fitness Freak
Toyota – The Many Faces of Landcruiser
I’m Raymond – Trailer