Tony van den Ende
Tony van den Ende is a visionary director, filmmaker and photographer. Recognition taking him on a decades-long musical journey that crossed many different genres and formats through the ’90s and into the new millennium.
Directing era-defining Music Clips that were critically acclaimed and nominated for MTV awards. His high-concept video for The Godfathers, “Birth School Work Death” earned him a nomination for Best Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.
The Plaudits do not stop there. One particular personal highlight was directing Catherine Deneuve in Paris for the video for “N’Oubliez Jamais” by Joe Cocker.
Thom Yorke &
The Dark is Rising
That’ll be the day
Windows of the world
Holding back the years
Kiri te Kanawa
Guns n’ Roses
the photographic history
The Impossible Dream
Story of my life
iconic music videos
& acclaimed collaborations
His work includes some of the most iconic music videos of the 80s, 90s and beyond, including “Space Age Love Song” by A Flock of Seagulls, Simply Red’s “Holding Back The Years”, “On The Beach” by Chris Rea, The Art Of Noise “Moments in Love’ and “The Dark is Rising” by Mercury Rev.
Tony van den Ende went onto acclaimed collaborations globally with a ‘Who’s Who’ of the Rock & Pop World:
Guns & Roses, Joe Cocker, Lenny Kravitz, The Cult, Chaka Khan, Melissa Etheridge, Killing Joke, Manic Street Preachers, Social Distortion, Meat Loaf, Deacon Blue, The Pretenders, Baby Animals, Mercury Rev, Al Jarreau, Steve Earle, Rush, Thom Yorke & Drugstore, Transvision Vamp, Brand New heavies, Texas, David Gray, The Proclaimers, Jean Jaques Goldman, Eric Serra, Yusuf Cat Stevens and many many more.
RAWK & CLASSICAL
Tony is also an accomplished director of long form performance videos, working with artists as diverse as Lenny Kravitz, Guns & Roses, Joe Cocker, Cappercaille, Belle & Sebastian, Wet Wet Wet, The Mission, Eddie Reader & TaT Tatiana “Another Wasted Summer” commissioned by the Extreme Sports Channel.
Also in the classical world directing videos and concerts for Vangelis, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Bryn Terfel & Shirley Bassey, Russel Watson, Wild and Maksim.
FILM & DRAMA PROJECTS
UP & COMING
Tony is currently developing a slate of new drama projects, including:
‘ONE STEP AHEAD’, A FEATURE FILM ABOUT A YOUNG MUSICIAN SET IN JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA; A LIFE CHANGING EVENT LEADS HIM TO PUT ALL OF HIS LIFE MEMORIES INTO AN ALBUM INSPIRED BY THE SCENICALLY MAGICAL MOJAVE DESERT.
‘FROSTBITE’, A FAST & FURIOUS VAMPIRE SNOWBOARDING COMEDY ADVENTURE.
LECTURING & INTERVIEWS
Tony has directed interviews with famed Superman writer Grant Morrison for DC Comics at Comic-Con San Diego.
An expert on the genesis of music video culture, he has given lectures on video production and the creative process at the Munich University of Television and Film (HFF) and AFDA Cape Town Film School.
Music Video & Concert Credits
a full & updated list
Alex Pires – Nessacidad
Al Jarreau – Tell Me What I Gotta Do – Real tight
Andy Taylor – LoLa – Stone Cold Sober
Art Of Noise – Moments In Love.
Baby Animals – Early Warning – Rush You – Painless – Don’t Tell me what to do
Bad Company – How About That
Brand New Heavies – Dream Come True
Brilliant – It’s a Mans World – LoVe Is War
Bryn Terfel & Shirley Bassey – Duet, World In Union
Cat Stevens, Yusuf – Heaven Where True Love Goes – Midday, Avoid City After Dark
Carter – The Impossible Dream
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Chris Rea – On the Beach – It’s all Gone
Circus Of Power – Call of The Wild
Cult – She Sells Sanctuary – Rain – Revolution
Dan Fogelberg – Lonely In Love
David Gray – Shine
Deacon Blue – Chocolate Girl – Real Gone Kid – wages Day – Fergus Sings The Blues
Eric Serra – Experience of Love – from the James Bond Movie, Goldeneye
Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song – I Ran
Godfathers – Birth, School, Work, Death
Gregory Darling – That Will Be The Day
Jason Donavan – All Around The World
Jean Jaques Goldman – Je Commence Demain, Rouge – Des Vies
Joe Cocker – N’oublias Jamais feat’ Catherine Deneuve
Joe Cocker – Different Roads – Tonight – Feels Like forever
Justin Hayward – Silverbird
Killing Joke – Eighties – Fire Dances
Kiri de Kanawa – Antema Africana
Let Loose – Crazy For You – Seventeen
Little America – Walk On Fire
Love & Rockets – No New Tale To Tell – Yin & Yang -All In My Mind
Maksim – Kolibre – Nostradamus
Manic St Preachers – Faster – You Love Us – Slash & Burn
Meatloaf – Is Nothing Sacred Anymore
Melissa Etheridge – Bring Me Some Water – Like I do
Menudo – Que de Var
Mercury Rev – Dark Is Rising
Mission – Wasteland – Stay With Me – Beyond the Pale – Severina
Pedro Ambrohosa – Noite Na Noite
Pretenders – Window Of The World
Proclaimers – King Of The Road – Life With You
Rush – Lock & Key
Russell Watson ft’ Shaun Ryder – Barcelona
Shriekback – Nemesis
Simply Red – Moneys Too Tight To Mention – Holding Back The Years – Come To My Aid
Social Distortion – Ball & Chain – Story Of My Life
Steve Earle – Copperhead Road
Symposium – The Answer To Why I Hate You
Texas – I Don’t Want A Lover – Prayer For You – Thrill Has Gone
Thomas Dolby – Hot sauce
Thom Yorke feat’ Drugstore – El Presidente
Transvision Vamp – I want Your love – Tell That Girl – If Looks could Kill
Vangelis – Voices
Vic Reeves & Wonderstuff – Dizzy
Wild – Eve Of War
Zodiac Mindwarp – Planet Girl
Belle & Sebastian – The Bowlie Weekender
Cappercaille – Two Nights Of Delirium
Eddie Reader – Concert, Candy Floss & Medicine
Guns & Roses – TV Documentary – Use Your illusion Tour
Joe Cocker – Tonight – The Ahoy Rotterdam
Lenny Kravitz – Live Concert filmed, Madrid – Glastonbury – London
Tat – TV Documentary – Another Wasted Summer
Wet Wet Wet – TV Documentary – Getting Having Holding
Wild – World Premier
Get in touch
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