By thelaegotist / / Production company Saville Productions has signed Academy Award®-nominated documentary film director Hubert Davis for U.S. branded content representation. Davis has built an accolade-studded roster of work including his Academy Award® (Best Documentary) and Emmy nominations for his directorial debut “Hardwood,” a short documentary peering into the life of his father and former NBA player Mel Davis, leading Davis to become the first Afro-Canadian to be nominated for an Oscar. The acclaimed filmmaker brings a passion for compelling narratives that authentically tell personal stories and a talent for fusing powerful visuals with emotion to the branded entertainment world. Outside of his documentary work, he has helmed spots for such top brands as Coca Cola, Nike, Volkswagen, Ford and Heineken. Davis’ powerful documentary project Invisible City, which sheds light on social and racial issues surrounding teenagers in Toronto’s Regent Park district, went on to win the Best Canadian Feature Documentary at the 2009 Hot Docs Film Festival. His project “Once More” for Volkswagen Canada was a recipient of two Cannes Lions in 2014. With a passion for telling meaningful, articulated stories that transcend through conventional topics, Davis has built a strong reputation as a director for both long-form and short-form content in the Canadian filmmaking scene. His recent work includes Giants of Africa, a feature length documentary following the story of Toronto Raptors’ President & GM Masai Ujiri’s youth basketball camps throughout Africa. The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. He is currently working on a scripted drama series and a top branded project that is slated to release in 2018.