Cole Webley was one of six boys born into a family of farmers in rural Washington. He grew up running his own paper route and raising pigs for the county fair, a decidedly unlikely locale for a bourgeoning director. Cole attributes his directing success to growing up in a family of cinephiles. Family movie nights created the opportunity for Cole to explore and express the desire to make films.
A master visual storyteller, Webley catapulted straight from film school to award-winning director. His work for leading brands and agencies includes American Express, Cost Plus World Market, Purina, California Lottery, and New Balance. His work for 84 Lumber “The Journey” was named AdWeek’s #1 Super Bowl commercial and he has won every major industry award including the Cannes Lion, Clio, AICP, One Show, and D&AD. He is also the recipient of Shoot Magazine’s New Director Award.