A Conversation With:
GRAMMY-nominated Music Video Director
Founder of TecYes and LA Chapter Board Member
Anthony Mandler is a USC Film School Graduate whom then studied with the late great Michelangelo Antonioni. Starting off as a highly regarded commercial and celebrity photographer; Anthony’s photos that have graced the front covers of major magazines such as Entertainment, Esquire and ESPN. His celebrity photos (Matt Damon, Eva Mendez, Sharon Stone, Eminem and many others)and commercial posters (24, Entourage, Battlestar Galactica) are world famous and made their way into every popular media form today quickly establishing Anthony as one of today’s top photographers. As a video director, Anthony has shown his ability to make full realized and powerful moving short films underscoring music videos of today’s top artists. Anthony has written and directed, among others, the videos: Nelly Furtado “Man-eater”; The Killers “A Dustland Fairytale”; Ne-Yo “Sexy Love”; Beyonce “Irreplaceable”; Eminem “When I’m Gone”; 50 Cent “Hustlers Ambition”; Rihanna “Only Girl in the World”; Enrique Iglesias “Somebody’s Me”; Fergie “Big Girl’s Don’t Cry”; Usher “OMG”; Drake “Find Your Love”; Jay-Z “Run This Town”. Mandler received a GRAMMY nomination in 2006 for The Killer’s “When You Were Young” music video. He is today’s hottest video director in strong demand and receiving high critical praise for his unique style of storytelling, demonstrating his extensive and highly talented famous photography background. He has received numerous film project offers from studios waiting on the right project to direct. For more information on Anthony Mandler, please visit http://www.letfilms.com/.
Robin Nixon started his career with number one music videos for bands such as, Oasis, Boy’s II Men, and The Fugees. With a history of successful music productions he also designed and managed the music strategy for Urban Outfitters. An influential pioneer in the electronic music genre, Robin owned record stores in London, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. Production credits include, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, System Of A Down. Babyface, Common, Malcolm McLaren, and The Killers. Robin now owns a music production company TecYes which recently managed creative sevices for Coachella and Stagecoach festivals as well as music video productions for GLEE and Disney’s Mitchel Musso. Acknowledged for his contribution to music, Robin holds committee positions within the ‘National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ and received US residence as an Artist of Extraordinary Merit. Robin has won 3 ADDY awards, 2 International Summit awards