DAVE MEINERT

About

Dave tells stories that remind him why he tells stories.

His work ranges from big budget commercials and interviews with charismatic, inspiring adventurers like Jimmy Chin and Wim Hof, to intimate portraits of child soldiers, shamans and a blind boy regaining his eyesight.

Focusing on simple, human stories, Dave explores the profound in the mundane – the laughter, tears, and awe-inspiring moments that fill our everyday lives.

His unique, once-off designed camera rigs and heavily-viral work featuring dogs have featured prominently in Time, Mashable, Fast Company, BestAdsOnTV, Huffington Post and Buzzfeed and earned several Vimeo Staff Picks and awards including a Grand Prix for Integrated at the Loeries.

Dave lives between Los Angeles and Cape Town and also shot extensively in Europe and across Africa.

Western Digital ‘Jimmy Chin’

A commercial featuring photographer, adventurer and climber, Jimmy Chin, shot on location in Wyoming, Utah.

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Run Jose

Abducted as a child, forced to kill, Jose has a dream one night and decides to risk everything to act on it. These are the true casualties of war.

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Ketut: The Spirit of my Grandfather

This is the curious story of how Ketut “learnt to die."

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Open Eyes

A young movie lover in the townships of South Africa who has been blind for ten years is getting his eyesight restored thanks to a community.

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Breathe Wim Hof

Filmed in -20C. "I know the keys of nature. And the keys of nature are able to bring us back... We invent stress."

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Woolworths - 'Do Different - Lance'

A great story about the integrity behind one of Woolworths' suppliers.

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Woolworths - 'Do Different - Jimmy'

Few people have a soul that sings this loudly.

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