Dave Meyers (director)

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David Meyers
Born (1972-10-19) October 19, 1972 (age 45)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Occupation Director
Years active 1997–present

David Meyers (born October 19, 1972) 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]


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, 2011 and 2017 MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year.

In 1999, Dave directed the Eddie Griffin comedy Foolish and in 2007 he directed the remake of The Hitcher, which was produced by director Michael Bay.[1]

Meyers is a frequent collaborator to Katy Perry and Missy Elliott.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Recent work[edit]


Music Videos Award Project Year
Rap Video of the Year Outkast - "Bombs Over Baghdad" 2001
No Doubt - "Hey Baby" 2002
Best Group Video No Doubt - "Hey Baby" 2002
Jennifer Lopez f/Ja Rule - "I’m Real Remix" 2002
Pink - "Get the Party Started" 2002
Best Female Video Pink - "Get the Party Started" 2002
MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year Missy Elliot - "Work It" 2003
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
Grammy Awards Best Music Video Missy Elliot - "Lose Control" 2005
Best Hip-Hop Video Missy Elliot - "Lose Control" 2005
Best Dance Video Missy Elliot - "Lose Control" 2005
Best Pop Video Pink - "Stupid Girls" 2006
Best Special Effects Video Missy Elliot - "We Run This" 2006
The Veronicas - "4 Ever" 2006
MTV Awards Australia Best Video of the Year Pink - "So What" 2009
MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year Katy Perry - "Firework" 2011
MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year Kendrick Lamar - "Humble" 2017
Commercials Award Project Year
Cannes Film Festival 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



Music videos[edit]


  • Kev - "Slaves to Society"


  • The WhoRidas - "Shot callin' & Big Ballin'"
  • Off Da Hook - "Off Da Hook"



















Year Title Artist(s) Awards and nominations Ref.
2017 "I'm Better" Missy Elliott featuring Lamb
"Beauty and the Beast" Ariana Grande and John Legend
"HUMBLE." Kendrick Lamar [12]
"Really Really" Winner
"Drew Barrymore" SZA
"I Got You" Bebe Rexha
"LOYALTY." Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna
"Swish Swish" Katy Perry featuring Nicki Minaj
"Love So Soft" Kelly Clarkson
"Havana" Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug
"LOVE." Kendrick Lamar featuring Zacari [13]
2018 "Supplies" Justin Timberlake
"The Middle" Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey
"All the Stars" (with The Little Homies) Kendrick Lamar and SZA
"Wait" Maroon 5
"King's Dead" (with The Little Homies) Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake
"Everyday" Winner
"No Tears Left to Cry" Ariana Grande


Year Title Studio(s)
1999 Foolish Artisan Entertainment
No Limit Films
2007 The Hitcher Rogue
Intrepid Pictures
Platinum Dunes
2017 #SremmBreak Interscope Records



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