Ira Rosensweig is an award-winning director known for arresting visuals and a unique comic sensibility.  He won two Clios for Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising, a mashup of the Neighbors and Walking Dead franchises, which starred Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.  Recent campaigns for Mike’s Harder Lemonade and Kia were honored by AdWeek as Ad Of The Day and Creativity as Editor's Picks.  And his spot for One Night Only, featuring Alec Baldwin playing George Washington as Donald Trump, also won a Clio after becoming a viral sensation.

Rosensweig started his career at MTV Networks as a true multihyphenate, writing, producing, directing, and editing full campaigns himself.  The Spike Action Study, which he produced, directed, and edited for Spike TV, won Promax and Broadcast Design Awards for best short film or music video. Rosensweig was also honored with the Promax Rocket Award, which recognizes the best new producer in promotions worldwide.  

He has since directed commercials for brands such as Toyota, Geico, Absolut Vodka, Kia, Gillette, Disney, Honda, NBA, Nerf, Ford, Herbal Essences, eHarmony, Zales, Taco Bell, Nissan, Dish Network, Spinmaster, Red Lobster, and Star Wars, and promos for networks including NBC, FOX, AMC, ESPN, Bravo, History Channel, A&E, Nickelodeon, IFC, Food Network, TV Land, Cartoon Network, TLC, Sprout, and Epix. 

Rosensweig is also very active in the film and TV space and recently directed four episodes of the second season of Go90's Mr. Student Body President, winner of multiple Streamy Awards.  He produced, directed, and edited Mystery Now, starring John Lithgow, which serves as a prequel series to NBC's Trial & Error.  Think Tank, a show Rosensweig co-created and directed, as well as executive produced with Chris Moore (Manchester By The Sea, Project Greenlight), became A&E’s first digital series.  He has also been commissioned to write screenplays for the Farrelly Brothers and MGM.

Rosensweig is currently developing a number of film projects including Head Case, about a man with extreme OCD and a sex addict who end up on the run from the authorities and the mob after accidentally coming into possession of a high profile severed head, and Guidance, about a down-on-his-luck high school guidance counselor who uses any means necessary to give a slacker student the life he missed out on himself.

Ira Rosensweig is represented for film and television by International Creative Management and Underground Management.

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AWARDS

2017 CLIO ENTERTAINMENT
Silver: Television/Streaming
One Night Only: Alec Baldwin
 

2017 CREATIVITY EDITOR'S PICK
Kia Scent Lab

 

2016 CLIO KEY ART BRONZE
Television/Streaming: Partnerships
Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising


2016 ADWEEK AD OF THE DAY
Mike's Harder Lemonade: Choose Harder
 

2014 PROMAX GOLD
Holiday or Special Event Spot
Star Wars Holiday Card
 

2009 PROMAX
Hot Spot
Manswers / 1000 Ways To Die
 

2007 PROMAX GOLD
External Marketing Presentation
Spike Action Study

2017 PROMAX
Hot Spot
One Night Only: Alec Baldwin
 

2016 CLIO KEY ART BRONZE
Theatrical: Partnerships
Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising


2016 PROMAX
Hot Spot
Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising


2016 CREATIVITY EDITOR'S PICK
Mike's Harder Lemonade: Choose Harder
 

2012 PROMAX
Hot Spot
2012 CES
 

2007 PROMAX ROCKET AWARD
Best New Producer/Director Worldwide
 

           2007 BDA BRONZE           Music Video or Short Subject
Spike Action Study