Dave Meyers (director)

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Dave Meyers
David Charles Meyers

(1972-10-19) October 19, 1972 (age 46)
Alma mater Loyola Marymount University
Occupation Director
Years active1993–present

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


Early life

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 ]

Berkeley, California City in California, United States

Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. It is named after the 18th-century Irish bishop and philosopher George Berkeley. It borders the cities of Oakland and Emeryville to the south and the city of Albany and the unincorporated community of Kensington to the north. Its eastern border with Contra Costa County generally follows the ridge of the Berkeley Hills. The 2010 census recorded a population of 112,580.

Berkeley High School (California)

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Loyola Marymount University Jesuit university in Los Angeles

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a private Jesuit and Marymount research university in Los Angeles, California. The university is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of five Marymount institutions of higher education.


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 12 MTV Video Music Awards including the 2003, 2011, 2017 and 2018 MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year.

Gus Van Sant American film director, producer, photographer and musician

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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. [2]

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<i>Foolish</i> (film) 1999 film by Dave Meyers

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<i>The Hitcher</i> (2007 film) 2007 film by Dave Meyers

The Hitcher is a 2007 American horror-thriller film starring Sean Bean, Sophia Bush and Zachary Knighton. It is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name starring Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and C. Thomas Howell. The Hitcher was directed by Dave Meyers and produced by Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes. This is the second feature film collaboration between Sean Bean and Michael Bay after the 2005 film The Island.

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

Katy Perry American singer, songwriter and actress

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Missy Elliott American rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer

Melissa Arnette Elliott, sometimes credited as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer. She embarked on her music career with all-female R&B group Sista in the early-mid 1990s and later became a member of the Swing Mob collective along with childhood friend and longtime collaborator Timbaland, with whom she worked on projects for Aaliyah, 702, Total, and SWV. Following several collaborations and guest appearances, she launched her solo career in 1997 with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly, which spawned the top 20 single "Sock It 2 Me". The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, the highest-charting debut for a female rapper at the time.

Meyers, a vegan, has also directed videos for PETA starring P!nk and Alicia Silverstone. [3]

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 ]


Feature films

1999 Foolish Artisan Entertainment
No Limit Films
2007 The Hitcher Rogue
Intrepid Pictures
Platinum Dunes
2017#SremmBreak Interscope Records

Music videos

1995"Slaves to Society"Kev
1996"Shot Callin' & Big Ballin'" The WhoRidas
"Off Da Hook"Off Da Hook
1997"Yay Deep" E-40 featuring B-Legit and Richie Rich
"You Could Be the One" Made Men
"Forest Ranger" Plexi
"Get It Wet" Twista
"Pushin' Inside You" Sons of Funk
"Ghetto D" Master P
"6 In The Mornin'"
"It's A Set Up" Kurupt
"Keep It Goin'" The WhoRidas
"Times So Hard" Young Bleed, Master P and Fiend
"Raise The Roof" Luke
"Throw Your Hands Up"I.F.A.
"What You Gotta Say" Rodney O
"How We Comin'" RBL Posse
"Playa Man" Spice One
1998"Hope I Don't Go Back" E-40
"Same Ol' G" Ginuwine featuring Timbaland
"No Hope" Magic featuring C-Murder
"Ruthless for Life" MC Ren
"Just Be Straight with Me" Silkk the Shocker featuring Destiny's Child
"Second Chance" C-Murder featuring Master P and Silkk the Shocker
"Tutti Frutti"Outta Order
"From What I Was Told" Soulja Slim
"Minnie the Moocher"Fa Sho
"Stranger"Lil Haydn
"Woof Woof" 69 Boyz
"Funk in My Flow"NX
"Goodbye to My Homies" Master P feat. Silkk the Shocker
"Is It You" Made Men feat Master P
"It's Alright"Jaze
"The Setup"Reel Big Shift
"Talk Show Shhh" Shae Jones
"Party All Night" Mytown
1999"For the Movies" Buckcherry
"Goodbye" Def Leppard
"Love Is Blind" Eve featuring Faith Evans
"Look Out Tonight"K. Star featuring Wyclef Jean
"Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)" Jay-Z featuring Beanie Sigel
"Bawitdaba" Kid Rock
"Shut 'em Down" LL Cool J
"Falls Apart" Sugar Ray
"When Worlds Collide" Powerman 5000
"Nobody's Real" (co-directed with Spider One)
"Tha Block Is Hot" Lil Wayne
"Back That Thang Up" Juvenile
"Best Friend" Jack Knight
"Bad Boy" Shae Jones featuring Ja Rule
"We on Fire" Hot Boys
"Check Your Head" Buckcherry
"Do Right" Jimmie's Chicken Shack
"What If" Creed
"Da Rockwilder" Methodman & Redman
"There You Go" P!nk
"Take a Picture" Filter
"You Understand" Juvenile
"If You Sleep" Tal Bachman
"What I'm Looking For" Da Brat
2000"Lucky" Britney Spears
"Whatchu Like" Da Brat
"With Arms Wide Open" Creed
"Party Up (Up in Here)" DMX
"Got It All" Eve featuring Jadakiss
"Be With You" Enrique Iglesias
"What It Is" Goodie Mob featuring TLC
"If Only" Hanson
"This Time Around"
"Between Me and You" Ja Rule featuring Christina Milian
"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" Jay-Z
"American Bad Ass" Kid Rock
"Weir" Killing Heidi
"Bounce with Me" Lil' Bow Wow
"Bow Wow (That's My Name)" Lil' Bow Wow featuring Snoop Dogg
"Ta Da" Lil' Mo
"Tight to Def" Mack 10 featuring T-Boz
"Free" Mýa
"You Owe Me" Nas featuring Ginuwine
"This I Promise You" NSYNC
"Original Prankster" The Offspring
"B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)" Outkast
"Most Girls" P!nk
"You Make Me Sick"
"I'm with Stupid" Static-X
"X" Xzibit
"Niggas Die For Me" Drag-On feat. DMX
"The Truth" Beanie Sigel
"I Got To Have It" JD feat. Monica & Nas
"Peace Not Greed" Kottonmouth Kings
"From Tha Streets" Mack 10
"Free" VAST
"Candles" Pru
"None Tonight" Lil Zane
"Liquid Dreams" O-Town
"Look Into My Eyes" Scarface
"Do My..." Memphis Bleek ft. Jay-Z
"Change the Game" Jay-Z
"Your Disease Saliva
"Thank You" Dido
"King of Rock" Run DMC
2001"More Than a Woman" Aaliyah
"Family Affair" Mary J. Blige
"My Sacrifice" Creed
"I Did It" Dave Matthews Band
"The Space Between"
"Get Ur Freak On" Missy Elliott
"One Minute Man" Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris & Trina
"Take Away" Missy Elliott featuring Ginuwine & Tweet
"Where the Party At" Jagged Edge featuring Nelly
"Sweet Baby" Macy Gray
"All For You" Janet Jackson
"Always on Time" Ja Rule featuring Ashanti
"Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" Jay-Z
"Boiler" Limp Bizkit
"I'm Real" Jennifer Lopez
"I'm Real" (Murder Remix) Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule
"AM to PM" Christina Milian
"Just Another Girl" Monica
"I'm Lookin'" Nicole
"Hey Baby" No Doubt featuring Bounty Killer
"Defy You" The Offspring
"So Fresh, So Clean" Outkast
"Get the Party Started" P!nk
"Can I Live?" Sisqó featuring LovHer
"Dance For Me" Sisqó
"Left Behind" Slipknot
"Just a Baby Boy" Snoop Dogg featuring Tyrese
"U Remind Me" Usher
"Puppy Love" Lil' Bow Wow featuring Jagged Edge
"I Like Them Girls Tyrese
"Cluck Cluck""The Product G&B"
"Smash Sumthin'" Redman
"Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get in da Club)"
"Love of My Life Brian McKnight
"Livin' It Up" Ja Rule
"Ballin' Out of Control" Jermaine Dupri featuring Nate Dogg
"Everybody Got Their Something" Nikka Costa
"What About Us?" Brandy
"Escape" Enrique Iglesias
2002"Girls of Summer" Aerosmith
"Talkin' to Me" Amerie
"One Day In Your Life" Anastacia
"Gots ta Be" B2K
"Feel It Boy" Beenie Man featuring Janet Jackson
"Do That" Baby featuring Puffy
"Through the Rain" Mariah Carey
"One Last Breath" Creed
"A New Day Has Come" Celine Dion
"I'm Alive"
"Gossip Folks" Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris
"Work It" Missy Elliott
"Visions of Paradise" Mick Jagger
"Take Ya Home" Lil' Bow Wow
"I'm Gonna Be Alright" (Track Masters Remix) Jennifer Lopez featuring Nas
"She Loves Me Not" Papa Roach
"Don't Let Me Get Me" P!nk
"Objection / Te Aviso, Te Anuncio" Shakira
"Boys" (Co-Ed Remix) Britney Spears ft. Pharrell Williams
"Girl Talk" TLC
"Spin" Lifehouse
"Don't Stop Dancing" Creed
"All I Have" Jennifer Lopez featuring LL Cool J
2003"Pass That Dutch" Missy Elliott
"Did My Time" Korn
"Stand Up" Ludacris
"Feel Good Time" P!nk
"(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" Stacie Orrico
"I Want You / Me Pones Sexy" Thalía featuring Fat Joe
"Ice Cream" JS
"Gangsta Nation" Westside Connection featuring Nate Dogg
"Iz U" Nelly
"Come Clean" Hilary Duff
"Splash Waterfalls" Ludacris
2004"Talk About Our Love" Brandy featuring Kanye West
"Breakaway" Kelly Clarkson
"This Way" Dilated Peoples featuring Kanye West & John Legend
"Just a Little While" Janet Jackson
"I Want You"
"Dirt off Your Shoulder" Jay-Z
"She Wants to Move" N.E.R.D
"Ghetto Musick" Outkast featuring Big Boi
"Real Nigga Roll Call" Lil Jon
2005"American Baby" Dave Matthews Band
"Lose Control/On & On" Missy Elliott featuring Ciara
"4ever" (Australian Version) The Veronicas
"Brand New" Rhymefest featuring Kanye West
"Twisted Transistor" Korn
"Just Feel Better" Santana featuring Steven Tyler
2006"We Run This" Missy Elliott
"Stupid Girls" P!nk
"U + Ur Hand"
2007"Glamorous" Fergie featuring Ludacris
"I Wanna Have Your Babies" Natasha Bedingfield
"Little Wonders" Rob Thomas
"Evolution" Korn
"Push It Baby" Pretty Ricky featuring Sean Paul
2008"Ching-a-Ling/Shake Your Pom Pom" Missy Elliott
"So What" P!nk
"Whatever You Like" T.I.
2009"Please Don't Leave Me" P!nk
"Prom Queen" Lil Wayne [4]
"Her Diamonds" Rob Thomas
"Funhouse" P!nk
"Radar" Britney Spears
2010"How Low" Ludacris
"Alice" Avril Lavigne
"I Got You" Leona Lewis
"Somebody to Love" Justin Bieber
"Firework" Katy Perry [5]
"Raise Your Glass" P!nk
2011"Fuckin' Perfect"
"Where Them Girls At" David Guetta featuring Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj
"Little Bad Girl" David Guetta featuring Taio Cruz and Ludacris
"Wish You Were Here" Avril Lavigne
2012"Where Have You Been" Rihanna [6]
"Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" P!nk
2015"Ratchet Commandments" Tink
"Yoga" Janelle Monáe featuring Jidenna
"Dance Like We're Making Love" Ciara [7]
"No Sleeep" Janet Jackson [8]
"Touch" Pia Mia
"WTF (Where They From)" Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell Williams
2016"No Broken Hearts" Bebe Rexha featuring Nicki Minaj
"Dammn Baby" Janet Jackson
"Just like Fire" Pink
2017"I Got You" Bebe Rexha
"I'm Better" Missy Elliott featuring Lamb
"Beauty and the Beast" Ariana Grande and John Legend
"HUMBLE." Kendrick Lamar [9]
"Really Really" Winner
"Drew Barrymore" SZA
"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 [10]
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
"Everyday" Winner
"No Tears Left to Cry" Ariana Grande
"WIN" Jay Rock
"The Light Is Coming" Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
"God Is a Woman" Ariana Grande
"STOP TRYING TO BE GOD" Travis Scott featuring Kid Cudi, Stevie Wonder, James Blake, Philip Bailey [11]
"Made for Now" Janet Jackson featuring Daddy Yankee
"Overdose" Agnez Mo featuring Chris Brown
"Consequences" Camila Cabello
"Sicko Mode" Travis Scott featuring Drake
"Zero" Imagine Dragons
2019"Bad Guy" Billie Eilish



Music VideosAwardProjectYear
Rap Video of the YearOutkast - "Bombs Over Baghdad"2001
No Doubt - "Hey Baby"2002
Best Group VideoNo Doubt - "Hey Baby"2002
Jennifer Lopez f/Ja Rule - "I’m Real Remix"2002
Pink - "Get the Party Started"2002
Best Female VideoPink - "Get the Party Started"2002
MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year Missy Elliot - "Work It" 2003
MTV Awards JapanBest Video of the YearMissy Elliot - "Pass That Dutch" 2004
MVP Awards Direction of a Female ArtistMissy Elliot - "Pass That Dutch"2004
Grammy Awards Best Music Video Missy Elliot - "Lose Control" 2005
Best Hip-Hop VideoMissy Elliot - "Lose Control"2005
Best Dance VideoMissy Elliot - "Lose Control"2005
Best Pop VideoPink - "Stupid Girls"2006
Best Special Effects VideoMissy Elliot - "We Run This"2006
The Veronicas - "4 Ever"2006
MTV Awards Australia Best Video of the YearPink - "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
MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year Camila Cabello - "Havana" 2018
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 AwardsSilver Distinction: Web Film / Viral"Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames"2012
The One Show Interactive Merit Award"Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames"2012


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