When it comes to making banging content, the Director’s vision carries the project from beginning to end. That’s why we wanted to peel back the curtain and find out what makes our Black Dog Directors tick.
Andy Hines is the kind of creative whose work simply inspires. His creative and cinematic storytelling is ideally showcased in his most recent work: a series of videos for the young rapper, Buddy (three videos and counting!) and Logic’s album promotion and video for “Black Spiderman.”
Andy exploded onto the music video scene with his video for Big Sean’s “One Man Can Change The World,” featuring Kanye West and John Legend, which won Best Video With a Social Message at the 2015 MTV Awards. Soon after, his work for J.W.T. New York and the TriBeCa Film Festival won him three Cannes Lions. And it doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon.
Andy took time out of his increasingly busy schedule to chat with us about his favorites, what inspires his work and what we don’t know about him.
Favorite music video?
UNKLE – “Rabbit In Your Headlight” directed by Jonathan Glazer.
Tell us one thing we don’t know about you.
I’m from Canada and that’s why people confuse my kindness for weakness.
What is your favorite word in the English language?
Beatles or Stones?
What would the title of your autobiography be?
“I Wrote This Myself: A life story in tweets”
What’s your hangover cure?
Not behaving like a teen drinking for the first time.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Playing make believe on behalf of those who cannot.
When someone says, “let me tell you guys a joke” and the punchline is me walking away before they get to it.
You’re stranded on a desert island, and you’ve got one book. What is it?
Blank pages and a pencil.
How do you stay sane at the airport?
Can you? Every stage of it is designed to break you down these days.
What was your first/most embarrassing email address?
If you weren’t a Director what would you be?
I would be a production designer, otherwise I would be living on a farm with no telephone. Still might.
Now you know a little more about our Director Andy Hines! Keep up with his killer work here.