Paul Hunter (director)

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Paul Hunter
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Born Los Angeles, CA
Occupation Film director, music video director,
Years active 1995–present
Website
http://prettybirdus.com/paul-hunter

Paul Hunter is a music video director known for popular music singles. He has directed over 100 music videos, television advertisements and was nominated for an Emmy for Nike's Freestyle commercial.[1]

Hunter majored in Cinema & TV Arts (commonly called CTVA program) at Cal State Northridge. His career began working on sets and shooting spec commercials.

Hunter has worked with musical artists including Snoop Dogg, Aaliyah, Jennifer Lopez, Lenny Kravitz, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Ashanti, Marilyn Manson, Mariah Carey, Will Smith, TLC, Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.

Hunter made his feature length directorial debut with Bulletproof Monk for MGM, starring Chow Yun Fat and Seann William Scott.[2]

Hunter's directed the music video of Michael Jackson's come-back single, 'You Rock My World' and the award-winning "Lady Marmalade" video for the soundtrack to the film Moulin Rouge! (2001).[2]

Hunter is currently affiliated with PRETTYBIRD, a production company in Culver City, California.

Selected music video credits[edit]

1995[edit]

  • Vybe - Take It To The Front
  • Mad Lion - Own Destiny

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

Awards[edit]

Commercials[edit]

  • 2010 - London International Advertising Awards - Bronze Television/Cinema/ Digital/Web/Mobile - Axe: “Destiny” (Director)[9]
  • 2010 - Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity - Bronze Award: Product & Service/Cosmetics & Beauty - Axe: “Destiny” (Director)[10]
  • 2013 - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 TV Commercial / Digital Short Film (Director)[11][12]

Music videos[edit]

  • 2000 - MTV Video Music Awards - Best Video of the Year and Best Video From a Film - Mya, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim: “Lady Marmalade” (Director)[13]
  • 1999 - MTV Video Music Awards - Best Cinematography in a Video - Marilyn Manson: “The Dope Show” (Director)[14]

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