Motke Dapp makes films and commercials
CUNA/Your Money Further - Open Your Eyes - Director
Schnucks Rewards 2018 Campaign - Director - Winner of Silver Addy in St. Louis
CUNA/Your Money Further - Goat - Director
ArcBest - More Than Logistics - Director
Serra Nashville - Truckville - Winner of Silver Addy in Nashville - Director
Dodge Pacifica - Labor - Director
Dodge Ram - Gravel Pit - Director
Jeep Wrangler - Rescue - Director
Honda Pilot - Floaties - Director
Jeep Cherokee - Heist - Director
Honda Odyssey - Labor - Director
The Monumental Return of Lewis & Clark Campaign - Director
The Extra Hour | Downy & Febreze Sleep Collections - Director - Winner of 2 Addy's in Cincinnati (Best in Show and Best Digital Video)
NovaTech - Time Machine - Director - Winner of Gold Addy Nashville
GoGo Air “Let’s Go Farther” - Director
Another Version of You (feature) - Writer/Director/Producer - 2018
The Ghosting of Elise Montgomery (short) - Writer/Director - 2019
Human by Daniella Mason (short) - Director - 2018
The Secrets Society (short) - Writer/Director - 2018
The New Mister Princess (short) - Writer/Director/Producer - 2017
Lessons in Accidental Magic (short) - Writer/Director/Actor - 2016
Everyday Yeti (short) - Writer/Director/Producer - 2015
Fossils - Writer/Director - 2015
Contrary to Likeness (short) - Writer/Director/Producer - 2014
Sorry About Tomorrow (short) - Writer/Director/Producer/Music - 2013
The Upside of Down (short) - Director/Screenplay - 2014
Lime and Davenport (short) - Writer/Director/Producer/Actor - 2012
the Many Monsters of Sadness (feature) - Writer/Director/Producer/Music/Actor - 2012
The Department of Thoughts and Intentions (short) - Writer/Director/Producer - 2010
Yellow (short short) - Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Actor - 2010
Awards and Nominations
Another Version of You (feature)
Winner of the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival. It was also the 3rd most screened film in the 49 year history of the festival.
Winner of Best Feature Film at Cindependent Film Festival, and Motke Dapp won Best Director.
Winner of The Daniel Chapp Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Lake County Film Festival.The Secrets Society (short)
The Secrets Society is a film created out of the Nashville Film Festival's Actor's Challenge. Fifteen actors were cast and randomly given to 3 directors. The Secrets Society (written and directed by Motke Dapp) won best film, and Carla Christina Contreras won best actress.The New Mister Princess (short)
The New Mister Princess is an award-winning short film made in 48 hours that won BEST FILM at the 2017 Nashville 48 Hour Film Project. The film received 16 nominations. It won for Best Writing, Best Cinematography, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Wardrobe, Best Art Direction, Audience Award Group B, and Best Film. The New Mister Princess screened at Filmapalooza 2018 in Paris, France against the winners of over 140 cities. It was also an official selection of the 2018 Nashville Film Festival.Lessons in Accidental Magic (short)
Lessons in Accidental Magic won 12 awards at the Cincinnati 48 Hour Film Project, including BEST FILM and BEST DIRECTOR. The film was nominated for every category but one. It won for Best Special EFX, Best Location Sound, Best Sound Design, Best Music/Song, Audience Choice B Runner up, Best Use of Genre, Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Directing, and Best Film. Lessons in Accidental Magic won the award for Best Wardrobe at Filmapalooza 2017.Everyday Yeti (short)
Everyday Yeti is an award-winning short film made in 48 hours that won BEST FILM at the 2015 Nashville 48 Hour Film Project. The film received 16 nominations. It won for Best Graphics, and Motke won Best Director. The film made it in the top 10 at Filmapalooza 2016 and tied for 3rd as crowd favorite Tennessee Short Film at the Nashville Film Festival in 2016. The film was chosen to screen at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner May 2016.Contrary to Likeness (short)
Here's a nice review of Everyday Yeti from Monologue Blogger.
Screened at Festival De Cannes (Shorts Corner) in 2015Sorry About Tomorrow (short)
Best Director, Best Editing, Best Production Design, and Best Graphics and nominated for Best Ensemble Cast and Best Actor for Kris Wente - Filmapalooza (This is a competition of the winner of every 48 hour film in every city across the globe - roughly 3000 films compete in this competition)
Best Film (overall winner), Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Graphics, Best in Genre - Nashville 48 Hour Film Project
Official Selection of: PBS Online Film Festival 2014, Cinequest, Seattle International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, The Silicon Valley Science Fiction Short Film Festival, EMP Museum Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival, Asheville Cinema Festival, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival, Grand Rapids Film Festival, Brevard Short Film Festival, East Nashville Film FestivalLime and Davenport (short) - Audience Award, Best in Genre, Best Supporting Actress, Best Wardrobe, Best Makeup, Best Art Direction - Nashville 48 Hour Film Project
- Best Directing, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best in Genre, Best Actress - Nashville 48 Hour Film Project
- Runner up Best Tennessee Short - Nashville Film Festival
- Best Director - East Nashville Film Festival
- The Golden Marlin Award for Best Film and the Audience Award - The Silicon Valley Science Fiction Short Film Festival
Amazing Stories Mag gave a glowing review of Sorry About Tomorrow.
The Many Monsters of Sadness (feature) - Nominated for Best Director, Nominated for Best Narrative Feature - Cincinnati Film Festival
The Department of Thoughts and Intentions (short) - Runner Up Best Film, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Graphics - Nashville 48 Hour Film Project
Now You're Being Ridiculous (short) - Best Film, Best Supporting Actress - Nashville 48 Hour Film Project
The Greater and Lesser Accomplishments of Motke Dapp
Motke Dapp is an American writer and director who always tries to eat a balanced breakfast at least once a day. He’s handcrafted, along with other amazing filmmakers, a plethora of whimsical, award-winning short films and a couple of feature films including his most recent, Other Versions of You. Motke’s home is in Nashville, but he has a car and the ability to find airports because he never wants the adventures to end.
Motke’s most recent feature film, Other Versions of You, premiered at the Nashville Film Festival in 2018, winning the Audience Award. The film was the third most screened film in the festival’s 49 year history. It also won Best Feature Film and Motke won Best Director at the Cindependent Film Festival.
Motke got his start in filmmaking through the 48 Hour Film Project, winning Best Film 5 of the 10 times he’s competed.
“Sorry About Tomorrow,” a short film created in the summer of 2013, was selected by some of the largest film festivals in the country including Seattle International Film Festival, Cinequest, the PBS Film Festival, and the Nashville Film Festival (where it was runner up best Tennessee short). His films, “Contrary to Likeness” and “Everyday Yeti” won numerous awards and were both in the top 10 internationally at Filmapalooza - where all of the city winners of the 48 Hour Film Project go to compete against one another. Both films were invited to screen at the Cannes Short Film Corner in France by the 48 Hour Film Project.
Motke makes a living directing commercials and is busy working on plans for the next feature film. Motke’s home is in Nashville, but he has a car and the ability to find airports because he never wants the adventures to end.