Paul Hunter (director)

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Paul Hunter
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Born Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Film director, music video director,
Years active 1995–present
Website Official

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, D'Angelo, Will Smith, TLC, Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, 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]

Year Artist Song Notes
1995 Vybe "Take It To The Front"
1995 Mad Lion "Own Destiny"
1996 Joe "All the Things (Your Man Won't Do)"[3]
1996 Keith Sweat ft. Kut Klose "Twisted"
1996 Keith Sweat "Just a Touch"
1996 Keith Sweat ft. Athena Cage "Nobody"
1996 CeCe Peniston "Movin' On"
1997 Snoop Dogg "Vapors"
1997 Aaliyah "One in a Million" Video features singer Ginuwine
1997 Tichina Arnold "Put Your Hands on Me"
1997 Puff Daddy "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down"
1997 Erykah Badu "On & On"
1997 Notorious B.I.G "Hypnotize" Co-directed with Puff Daddy
1997 Puff Daddy "It's All About the Benjamins"
1997 Mariah Carey "Honey" Video features actors Eddie Griffin, Frank Sivero, Johnny Brennan and David Fumero
1997 Blackstreet "Fix"
1997 Boyz II Men "Four Seasons of Loneliness"
1997 LL Cool J "Hot, Hot, Hot"
1997 LL Cool J "Phenomenon"
1997 Mack 10 "Only in California"
1997 Puff Daddy "Been Around the World" Video features actress Vivica A. Fox and singers Quincy Jones, Wyclef Jean and Jennifer Lopez
1997 Jermaine Dupri ft. Da Brat "Tha Party Continues"
1997 Refugee Camp All-Stars "The Sweetest Thing"
1997 Salt-n-Pepa "Gitty Up"
1997 Tamia "Imagination"
1997 LSG "Curious"
1997 Laurnea "Can't Let Go"
1997 Warren G "I Shot the Sheriff"
1997 Warren G ft. Ronald Isley "Smokin' Me Out"
1998 Janet Jackson "I Get Lonely"
1998 Ice Cube "We Be Clubbin'"
1998 Busta Rhymes "Fire it Up Remix"
1998 Boyz II Men "I Can't Let Her Go"
1998 Usher "My Way"
1998 Missy Elliott "Hit Em wit da Hee" Video features singers Magoo, Nicole Wray, Ginuwine, Playa, and Timbaland
1998 Everclear "Father of Mine" Video features actor Steven Anthony Lawrence
1998 Queen Latifah "Papers"
1998 Brandy ft. Mase "Top of the World"
1998 A Tribe Called Quest "Find a Way"
1998 Babyface "You Were There"
1998 Marilyn Manson "The Dope Show" Video features a cameo by actor Billy Zane
1998 Flip Mode Squad "Everybody on the Line Outside"
1998 Matchbox 20 "Back 2 Good"
1998 Lenny Kravitz "Fly Away"
1998 Hole "Malibu"
1998 Marilyn Manson "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)"
1998 Keith Sweat "I'm Not Ready"
1998 Simbi Khali "Our Love is Stronger" Video features actor Shemar Moore
1998 Faith Evans "All Night Long"
1999 Will Smith "Wild Wild West" Video features cameos of Kool Moe Dee, Dru Hill, Stevie Wonder, Enrique Iglesias, Alfonso Ribeiro, Larenz Tate, Shari Headley, Babyface, MC Lyte and Sisqó
1999 Lenny Kravitz "American Woman" Video features actress Heather Graham
1999 Enrique Iglesias "Bailamos"
1999 TLC "Unpretty" Video features actress Jade Valerie
1999 Jennifer Lopez "If You Had My Love" Video features actor Adam Rodriguez
1999 Warren G "I Want It All"
1999 Puff Daddy "Best Friend"
1999 Jennifer Lopez "Feelin' So Good" Video features Lopez's real mother
1999 Celine Dion "I Want You to Need Me"
1999 Brian McKnight "Stay or Let it Go"
2000 Will Smith "Freakin' It"
2000 Kelis "Get Along with You"
2000 D'Angelo "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"
2000 Kina "Girl from the Gutter"
2000 Christina Aguilera "Come on Over (All I Want Is You)"
2000 Eminem "The Way I Am" Video features singer Marilyn Manson
2000 Deftones "Back to School"
2000 A Perfect Circle "3 Libras"
2000 Lenny Kravitz "Again" Video features actress Gina Gershon
2000 Tamia "Stranger in My House"
2000 Faith Hill "Where Are You, Christmas?" Video features a cameo by Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who
2000 Jennifer Lopez "Love Don't Cost a Thing"
2001 Jay-Z ft. R. Kelly "Guilty Until Proven Innocent"
2001 Nikka Costa "Like a Feather"
2001 Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink "Lady Marmalade" Video features rapper Missy Elliott
2001 Aaliyah "We Need a Resolution"
2001 Sunshine Anderson "Lunch or Dinner"
2001 Michael Jackson "You Rock My World" Video features actors Marlon Brando, Chris Tucker, Michael Madsen, Billy Drago and introducing Kishaya Dudley
2002 Simbi Khali "I Know You Want It"
2002 Eminem "Superman"
2003 Tamia "Officially Missing You"
2003 Tyrese "Signs of Love Making"
2003 Ashanti "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)"
2003 Mýa "My Love Is Like...Wo"
2003 Pharrell ft. Jay-Z "Frontin'" Video features models Lanisha Cole and Lauren London
2003 Justin Timberlake "Señorita" Video features a cameo by Owen Wilson
2003 Justin Timberlake "I'm Lovin' It"
2003 Britney Spears ft. Madonna "Me Against the Music"
2004 N.E.R.D "Maybe"
2004 Mos Def "Sex, Love, & Money"
2004 Van Hunt "Down Here in Hell (With You)"
2004 Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell "Drop It Like It's Hot" Video features skateboarder Terry Kennedy, model Lauren London and singer Chad Hugo
2004 Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell "Let's Get Blown"
2004 Gwen Stefani "Hollaback Girl"
2005 Will Smith "Switch"
2005 Snoop Dogg ft. Justin Timberlake and Uncle Charlie Wilson "Signs"
2005 The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes "Don't Cha"
2005 Stevie Wonder "So What the Fuss"
2005 Tichina Arnold "Ready for Love"
2005 Will Smith "Party Starter"
2005 Pharrell "Fever"
2005 Pharrell ft. Gwen Stefani "Can I Have It Like That"
2005 Mariah Carey "Don't Forget About Us" Video features model Christian Monzon
2006 Jamie Foxx "DJ Play a Love Song" Video features model Eva Pigford
2006 Mary J. Blige ft. U2 "One"
2006 Mariah Carey ft. Snoop Dogg "Say Somethin'" Video features Pharrell Williams and André Leon Talley
2006 Jamie Foxx "Extravaganza"
2006 Outkast "Idlewild Blue (Don'tchu Worry 'Bout Me)"
2006 Justin Timberlake "My Love"
2007 Nicole Scherzinger "Whatever U Like"
2009 Chester French "She Loves Everybody"
2009 Big Pak "Droppin' 35"
2009 Jeremih "Birthday Sex"
2009 All American Rejects "I Wanna" Video features actress Julianna Guill
2009 Snoop Dogg ft. The-Dream "Gangsta Luv" Video features a cameo by DJ Felli Fel
2010 Kesha "Take It Off" Co-directed with Dori Oskowitz
2010 Maroon 5 "Give A Little More"
2011 Nicole Scherzinger ft. 50 Cent "Right There"
2011 Lenny Kravitz "Stand"
2011 Jennifer Lopez "Papi"
2012 Jennifer Lopez "Dance Again"
2015 Tyrese "Shame"
2015 Pharrell "Freedom"



  • 2010 - London International Advertising Awards - Bronze Television/Cinema/ Digital/Web/Mobile - Axe: “Destiny” (Director)[4]
  • 2010 - Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity - Bronze Award: Product & Service/Cosmetics & Beauty - Axe: “Destiny” (Director)[5]
  • 2013 - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 TV Commercial / Digital Short Film (Director)[6][7]

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)[8]
  • 1999 - MTV Video Music Awards - Best Cinematography in a Video - Marilyn Manson: “The Dope Show” (Director)[9]


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