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Tim Nackashi is an American filmmaker, documentarian, and music video director. He is perhaps best known for his one-take music video for OK Go's "WTF?" and the documentary film Dirty Work, co-directed by David Sampliner and executive produced by Edward Norton, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.



Nackashi has created music videos for Maroon 5, Neon Indian and Death Cab for Cutie. He created a 360-degree video interactive film for the song "Are We" by musician Craig Wedren. In addition to music videos and commercial work, he continues to create socially aware documentaries such as the short film Through the Wall and the PSA Is History Repeating Itself? which was co-directed with Aya Tanimura and executive produced by Katy Perry. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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