We’re very pleased to announce that Black Dog have signed director Christopher Sims to our slate of filmmakers for US representation for music videos! His directorial work is highly recognized for its visual aesthetic and technical innovation.
Sims grew up amidst LA’s punk scene of the mid-to late ’90s. He discovered photography in high school and clocked many hours in the darkroom before dropping out of college to write and direct a semi-autobiographical no-budget feature about suburban youth living in defiance of the status quo. Sims later toured with bands in the LA hardcore scene, shooting constantly, and creating music videos and documentaries from the cascade of raw footage – an edge and energy he carried forward into his prolific music video and commercial work. Known as a hands-on filmmaker, he’s often seen operating camera, and frequently edits his own projects.
To date, he has directed over 50 videos and a dozen long-form documentaries for everyone from platinum artists including Usher, Ludacris, Avril Lavigne, Stone Temple Pilots, Keane, and NeYo. In 2012, he received the MVPA award for best R&B video of the year for Cassie’s King of Hearts video.
We’re looking forward to sharing new work form this very talented director soon!