Dave Meyers (director)

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Dave Meyers
Born (1980-05-01) May 1, 1980 (age 35)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Occupation Director, Photographer
Years active 1997–present
Website http://www.davemeyers.com

David "Dave" Meyers (born 1 May 1980) 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.


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.

Recent Work[edit]


Music Videos Award Project Year
Grammy Awards Best Music Video Missy Elliot - "Lose Control" 2005
VMA Awards Best Video of the Year Katy Perry - "Fireworks" 2011
Missy Elliot - "Work It" 2003
Best Pop Video Pink - "Stupid Girls" 2006
No Doubt - "Hey Baby" 2002
Best Group Video No Doubt - "Hey Baby" 2002
Best Special Effects Video Missy Elliot - "We Run This" 2006
Best Hip-Hop Video Missy Elliot - "Loose Control" 2005
Missy Elliot - "Work It" 2003
Jennifer Lopez f/Ja Rule - "I’m Real Remix" 2002
Best Dance Video Missy Elliot - "Loose Control" 2005
Pink - "Get the Party Started" 2002
Best Female Video Pink - "Get the Party Started" 2002
MTV Awards Australia Best Video of the Year Pink - "So What" 2009
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
Cannes Film Festival Bronze Lion: Dance "Apple iPod" 2004
Clio Awards Gold Campaign: Rock, Hip-Hop, Dance "Apple iPod" 2004
D&AD Awards Wood Pencil: Cinematography for Film Advertising "Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames" 2012
Andy Awards Silver Distinction: Web Film / Viral "Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames" 2012
The One Show Interactive Merit Award "Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames" 2012
Special Merit: Hip-Hop "Apple iPod" 2004
NY ADDYS "Lowes: Don't Stop" 2011



Music Videos[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).



  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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