Tarsem received his schooling in a boarding school in the Himalayas in India. He came to the United States when he was twenty-four years old and graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.His first major breakthrough work was the music video for REM’s “Losing My Religion” which won eight MTV awards, including Best Music Video, and a Grammy. The same year, Tarsem caught the attention of advertising’s finest by garnering two Cannes trophies; one for Wieden & Kennedy’s Anne Klein campaign, and one for Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s Levi’s.Known for his attention to detail, stunning art direction, and highly developed story-telling abilities, Tarsem is one of the most highly acclaimed and sought after directors within the advertising community worldwide.Over the years Tarsem has garnered numerous awards, including the Grande Prix Award in Cannes, the D&AD, the DGA, and the BAFTA Britannia Award, to name but a few. His commercial work is part of a permanent collection on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His first feature film, The Cell, was a psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lopez. He co-wrote, produced and directed his latest feature film entitled The Fall, which had its international release in 2008.Tarsem makes his home in London & Los Angeles.
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