Robert Hales (director)

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Robert Hales
Occupationgraphic designer and music video director

Robert Hales is a graphic designer and music video director from the United Kingdom. Hales has directed music videos by artists such as Westlife, Bridgit Mendler, Avril Lavigne, Tame Impala, Jet, The Veronicas, Fuel, Stereophonics, The Donnas, Justin Timberlake, Nine Inch Nails, Death Cab For Cutie, Miley Cyrus, Gnarls Barkley, Imagine Dragons and Crowded House. Robert Hales has co-directed the video for Nine Inch Nails' "Starfuckers, Inc.", but he designed the artwork for the CD single of Nine Inch Nails' "The Day the World Went Away."

On 31 August 2006 Hales received an MTV Video Music Award for directing the Gnarls Barkley single "Crazy".

Robert Hales directed the video to "Kiss You Off" by the Scissor Sisters. Also, Hales directed the groundbreaking music video for Justin Timberlake's "LoveStoned" and Britney Spears' animated video for "Break The Ice". Also, in 2012, has directed the video to "Look Around" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Year Artist Music Video
1999 Stone Temple Pilots "Down" (co-directed with Mark Racco)
2000 Nine Inch Nails "Starfuckers, Inc." (co-directed with Marilyn Manson)
Richard Ashcroft "Money to Burn"
2002 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Love Burns"
Vex Red "Can't Smile"
Kid Rock You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me
The Datsuns "In Love"
The Donnas "Take It Off"
2003 Stereophonics "Madame Helga"
Jet "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
2004 Switchfoot "Dare You to Move"
Jet "Look What You've Done"
Elefant "Misfit"
2005 Rooster "Deep and Meaningless"
Kano featuring Mike Skinner "Nite Nite"
Craig David "Don't Love You No More (I'm Sorry)"
Fort Minor "Petrified"
The Veronicas "Everything I'm Not"
2006 Craig David "Unbelievable"
Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"
"Smiley Faces"
The Panic Channel "Why Cry"
Jet "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"
Snow Patrol "Open Your Eyes"[1]
Oasis "Acquiesce"
Pete Yorn "For Us"
2007 Gnarls Barkley "Go-Go Gadget Gospel"
Justin Timberlake "LoveStoned"
Kings of Leon "Charmer"
OneRepublic (Timbaland Remix) "Apologize"
2008 Jonas Brothers "When You Look Me in the Eyes"
Britney Spears "Break the Ice"
N.E.R.D "Spaz"
Shwayze "Buzzin'"
Delta Goodrem "In This Life" (US version)[2]
Robin Thicke "Magic"
2009 Demi Lovato "Don't Forget"
Jeffree Star "Get Away with Murder"
Janet Jackson "Make Me"
2010 Miley Cyrus "Can't Be Tamed"
"Who Owns My Heart"
Tame Impala "Lucidity"
2012 Red Hot Chili Peppers "Look Around"
Soundgarden "Live to Rise"
2013 Avril Lavigne "Here's to Never Growing Up"
Bridgit Mendler "Hurricane"
2014 Lea Michele "Cannonball"
Jack White "Would You Fight for My Love?"
Chris Lane "Broken Windshield View"
Meg Myers "Go"
2015 Death Cab for Cutie "Black Sun"
Imagine Dragons "Shots"
Muse "Dead Inside"
Death Cab for Cutie "The Ghosts of Beverly Drive"
2017 Morrissey "Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up on the Stage"
Walk the Moon "One Foot"
2019 Westlife "My Blood"


  1. ^ "Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes". HSI Productions. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved March 29, 2008

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