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

PRETTYBIRD co-founder 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 graduated from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Radio, TV & Film.

Hunter has worked with musical artists including Aaliyah, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Tyrese Gibson, Beyoncé, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake, Lenny Kravitz, and Michael Jackson, to name a few.

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]

Selected music video credits[edit]

Year Artist Song Notes
1996 Aaliyah One in a Million
1996 Aaliyah Got to Give It Up
1997 Aaliyah One in a Million (Remix) Video features singers Ginuwine, Missy Elliott, and producer Timbaland
1997 Erykah Badu "On & On"
1997 Mariah Carey "Honey"
1997 Mariah Carey Feat. Puff Daddy, The Lox, and Mase Honey (Bad Boy Remix)
1999 Jennifer Lopez "If You Had My Love"
2000 Jennifer Lopez Feat. Big Pun & Fat Joe "Feelin' So Good"
2001 Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Lil' Kim, and P!nk "Lady Marmalade"
2001 Michael Jackson "You Rock My World" Video features actors Marlon Brando, Chris Tucker, Michael Madsen, Billy Drago and introducing Kishaya Dudley
2003 Britney Spears Feat. Madonna "Me Against The Music"
2003 Mýa "My Love Is Like...Wo"
2003 Tyrese "Signs of Love Making"
2003 Pharrell Feat. Jay-Z "Frontin'" Video features models Lanisha Cole and Lauren London
2005 Mariah Carey "Don't Forget About Us"
2006 Mariah Carey Feat. Snoop Dogg "Say Somethin'"
2011 Jennifer Lopez "Papi"
2012 Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull "Dance Again"
2015 Tyrese "Shame"
2015 Pharrell "Freedom"



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

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)[7]
  • 1999 - MTV Video Music Awards - Best Cinematography in a Video - Marilyn Manson: “The Dope Show” (Director)[8]


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