Dave Meyers (director)

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Dave Meyers
Born Berkeley, California, U.S.
Occupation Music video director, film director, photographer
Years active 1997–present
Website
http://www.davemeyers.com

David "Dave" Meyers is an American music video, commercial, and film director. Having photographed and directed hundreds of music videos and commercials, Meyers has established himself as one of the industry’s most prolific and sought-after talents.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Dave Meyers developed his love for film while working for a local Landmark cinema at age 17. After graduating from Berkeley High School he attended Loyola Marymount University where he studied Film Production and Philosophy.

Career[edit]

After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Meyers worked his way through the studio systems at Paramount and Fox before filming his first music video with rap crew The Whoridas.

Inspired by a chance meeting with director Gus Van Sant, Dave spent the next few years directing over 200 videos for the music industry’s most popular recording artists. His work brought dozens of nominations and 11 MTV Video Music Awards including the 2003 MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year.

In 1999, Dave directed Eddie Griffin comedy Foolish, and in 2007 he directed the remake of The Hitcher which was produced by director Michael Bay.[1]

Dave entered into the advertising scene with the famous Apple iPod Silhouettes Campaign, and went on to direct award-winning work for the world’s top brands.

Meyers is a frequent collaborator to P!nk, and Missy Elliott.

Meyers, a vegan, has also directed videos for PETA starring P!nk and Alicia Silverstone. [2]

In 2014 Meyers expanded his photography, creating a fashion editorial and a short film about fashionistas titled Volatile Love.

Meyers wrote the screenplay for a semi-autobiographical film titled “Free Wooly” which he is working to independently produce.

Filmography[edit]

Commercials[edit]

Music Videos[edit]

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

Film[edit]

Foolish (film):

In 1999, Meyers directed a comedy drama starring Eddie Griffin and Master P, in collaboration with No Limit Records.

The Hitcher (2007 film):

In 2007, Dave Meyers directed the Michael Bay produced horror film, distributed by Rogue (company).

Books[edit]

Awards[edit]

MTV AWARDS

  • Best Pop Video: Pink - "Stupid Girls" (2006)
  • Best Special Effects Video: Missy Elliot - "We Run This" (2006)
  • Best Hip-Hop Video: Missy Elliot - "Loose Control" (2005)
  • Best Dance Video: Missy Elliot - "Loose Control" (2005)
  • Best Video of the Year: Missy Elliot - "Work It" (2003)
  • Best Hip-Hop Video: Missy Elliot - "Work It" (2003)
  • Best Hip-Hop Video: Jennifer Lopez f/Ja Rule - "I’m Real Remix" (2002)
  • Best Female Video: Pink - "Get the Party Started" (2002)
  • Best Dance Video: Pink - "Get the Party Started" (2002)
  • Best Group Video: No Doubt - "Hey Baby" (2002)
  • Best Pop Video: No Doubt - "Hey Baby" (2002)

MTV AWARDS AUSTRALIA

  • Best Video of the Year: Pink - "So What" (2009)
  • Best Video of the Year: The Veronicas - "4 Ever" (2006)

MTV AWARDS JAPAN

  • Best Video of the Year: Missy Elliot - "Pass That Dutch" (2004)

MVP AWARDS

  • Direction of a Female Artist: Missy Elliot - "Pass That Dutch" (2004)
  • Rap Video of the Year: Outkast - "Bombs Over Baghdad" (2001)

GRAMMY AWARDS

  • Best Music Video: Missy Elliot - "Loose Control" (2005)

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

  • Bronze Lion: Dance - "Apple iPod" (2004)

CLIO AWARDS

  • Gold Campaign: Rock, Hip-Hop, Dance - "Apple iPod" (2004)

THE ONE SHOW

  • Special Merit: Hip-Hop - "Apple iPod" (2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lemire, Christy (2007) "'Hitcher' remake does the original proud", Associated Press/Eugene Register-Guard, January 22, 2007, p. B5, retrieved 2011-07-11
  2. ^ "Raise Your Glass to Pink and Director Dave Meyers", PETA, November 3, 2010, retrieved 2011-07-11
  3. ^ Lil Wayne Rocks Out with Fall Out Boy. Rap-Up. Accessed February 20, 2009.

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