Bob Brooks (26 December 1927 – September 2012) was an American film director, photographer and advertising creative. He directed several thousand TV commercials in the UK, US and Europe and created many notable advertising campaigns, as well as directing several feature films . Brooks was a founding partner of BFCS, the extremely influential late 20th century British commercial film production company and he was also one of the original founders of Design and Art Direction (D&AD). Brooks directed two feature films, The Knowledge (1979) and Tattoo (1981) and several episodes of Space 1999 (1976). He is the recipient of many international awards including the Cannes/Venice Advertising Festival Lion d'Or; NY One Show Gold Award; NY Art Directors Club; Directors Guild of America, BAFTA Best Single TV Play nomination and the D&AD President's Award. He was also famous for his "fiery outbursts".