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Julien Lutz, better known by his pseudonym DIRECTOR X (Director), is an award-winning filmmaker and video artist whose distinctive, heightened visuals and unique concept-driven pieces have helped truly define the look of a generation hip-hop and youth culture reflecting dance, fashion and lifestyle from street to superstar.

Additionally, Director X's first television series, "Mister Tachyon," will be premiering on July 11, 2018 on Viceland. The show, in which Director X serves as creator and director, is an untraditional science program which follows a scientist who accidentally renders himself invisible and must seek out various methods of fringe science to try to reverse his situation.

Over his two-decade career, Director X has crafted some of the most iconic, boundary-pushing, high-budget music videos for artists such as Usher, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, David Guetta, Drake, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. His work includes the videos for Drake's "Hotline Bling," Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend," Usher's "Caught Up," Nelly's "Hot in Herre," Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous," Sean Paul's "Get Busy," Ludacris' "Pimpin' All Over the World," and Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta," among others.

On the feature side, he directed the Canadian drama Across the Line, which won the Best Feature Film as the 2015 Atlantic Film Festival for its portrayal of racial tensions in Canada, and the TV movie "Center Stage: On Pointe." He has also directed various commercials for such brands like GAP, Virginia Black, McDonald's, Ikea, Alexander Wang, Nintendo, Bacardi, Guinness, and eBay. A creative polymath who is able to traverse several mediums, Director X also recently served as the principal artist at the Toronto 2016 Nuit Blanch where he debuted his city stopping installation, "Death of the Sun," which went on to become a massive hit on Drake's 2017 European tour.

Lutz was born on in Toronto, Canada to Swiss and Trinidadian parents. As a teenager, he moved to New York City to become a filmmaker and became the protege of pioneering hip-hop music video director Hype Williams. Overall, Director X's body of work has been nominated and awarded by the MTV Music Video Awards, D&AD Global Awards, Much Music Video Awards, and many more.


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