David McNamara: Director/Photographer/Owner

Multifaceted talent David McNamara has collaborated on major campaigns from concept to completion for brands such as Clairol, Seagrams, Bermuda Tourism, NEC, Michelin Tires and Mobil to name a few. His multi-award winning spot and long-format direction includes clients like Wal-Mart, General Motors, Citibank, AT&T, Firestone, Rolex, and CBS, PSA work for the Maryland anti-smoking campaign, American Red Cross, and the Robin Hood Foundation; Also, directing Andy Warhol, Demi Moore, Jake LaMotta, Mario Andretti, Cindy Crawford, Grant Hill, Jeff Gordon, and the Duchess of York, among others.

Aside from his successful, commercial career, McNamara has directed two short films: Limbo, which he also wrote, and The Collector. Limbo, which is currently in development to be made into a full-length feature, won the Malibu Film Festival and the Garden State Film Festival for Best Cinematography, Best Direction and Best Picture. An ability to get great dialogue performances from real-people as well as actors defines McNamara's film work, while an honesty and humanity permeate his still photography.

Prior to launching COLLECTIVE, McNamara spent nine years as head of the Shorts Division at Maysles Films. Before that, he was a multi-hyphenate at DDB NY.


The open process is the method. Award-winning work is the goal. This is COLLECTIVE.

COLLECTIVE is a group of artists bound by a common philosophy: uniting the client's goals and the vision of creative teams through an open, collaborative atmosphere. An innovative production resource, COLLECTIVE seamlessly budgets, produces and delivers the best commercial art in all-encompassing, cohesive campaigns, from TV to print to long-form web projects. Through a series of global strategic alliances with top production service companies; quality, technically adept, experienced nationwide crews with more than a decade working with the company; and intimacy and enthusiasm with their clients, COLLECTIVE consistently produces the highest quality work.