Dave Meyers (director)

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Dave Meyers
Born
David Charles Meyers

(1972-10-19) October 19, 1972 (age 49)
Alma materLoyola Marymount University
OccupationFilm director, music video director, television commercial director
Years active1993–present

David Charles Meyers (born October 19, 1972)[1] is an American music video, commercial and film director.

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.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

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, Meyers steered his focus away from feature film-making to directing music videos.[2] He has directed more than 200 videos for some of the music industry’s most popular recording artists. His work brought dozens of nominations and 12 MTV Video Music Awards including the 2003, 2011, 2017 and 2018 MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year.[3] In 2006, he won the Grammy Award for Best Music Video for co-directing Missy Elliott's "Lose Control".

In 1999, Meyers directed the Eddie Griffin comedy Foolish and in 2007, he directed the remake of The Hitcher, which was produced by director Michael Bay.[4]

Meyers is a frequent collaborator to Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Missy Elliott & Pink.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Studio(s) Notes
1999 Foolish Artisan Entertainment
No Limit Films
2007 The Hitcher Rogue
Intrepid Pictures
Platinum Dunes
2015 Volatile Love Short film; also writer
2017 Sremm Break Interscope Records
EarDrummers

Music videos[edit]

Commercials[edit]

Awards[edit]

Music Videos Award Project Year
MVPA Awards Rap Video of the Year OutKast - "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)" 2001
MTV Video Music Awards Best Group Video No Doubt - "Hey Baby" 2002
Best Pop Video No Doubt - "Hey Baby" 2002
Best Hip-Hop Video Jennifer Lopez - "I'm Real (Remix)" 2002
Best Dance Video Pink - "Get the Party Started" 2002
Best Female Video Pink - "Get the Party Started" 2002
Video of the Year Missy Elliott - "Work It" 2003
Best Hip-Hop Video Missy Elliott - "Work It" 2003
MTV Awards Japan Best Video of the Year Missy Elliott - "Pass That Dutch" 2004
MVPA Awards Best Direction of a Female Artist Missy Elliott - "Pass That Dutch" 2004
MVP Awards Direction of a Female Artist Missy Elliott - "Pass That Dutch" 2004
Grammy Awards Best Music Video Missy Elliott - "Lose Control" 2005
MTV Video Music Awards Best Hip-Hop Video Missy Elliott - "Lose Control" 2005
Best Dance Video Missy Elliott - "Lose Control" 2005
Best Pop Video Pink - "Stupid Girls" 2006
MTV Awards Australia Video of the Year The Veronicas - "4ever" 2006
MTV Video Music Awards Best Video of the Year Pink - "So What" 2009
Video of the Year Katy Perry - "Firework" 2011
Video of the Year Kendrick Lamar - "Humble" 2017
Best Hip-Hop Video Kendrick Lamar - "Humble" 2017
Best Direction Kendrick Lamar - "Humble" 2017
Grammy Awards Best Music Video Kendrick Lamar - "Humble" 2017
MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year Camila Cabello - "Havana" 2018
Best Pop Video Ariana Grande - "No Tears Left to Cry" 2018
Best Collaboration Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello - "Señorita" 2019
MTV Europe Music Award Best Video Taylor Swift - "ME!" 2019
Commercials Award Project Year
Cannes Lions Bronze Lion: Dance "Apple iPod" 2004
Clio Awards Gold Campaign: Rock, Hip-Hop, Dance "Apple iPod" 2004
Special Merit: Hip-Hop "Apple iPod" 2004
NY ADDYS "Lowes: Don't Stop" 2011
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

Books[edit]

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