Through his trademark combination of visual storytelling and animation, director and visual artist Andrew Thomas Huang transports viewers on metaphorical, immersive journeys.
He has worked extensively with Icelandic artist Bjork, among others including Thom Yorke, Perfume Genius, and British director Joe Wright, and has helmed commercials for global brands such as Lexus and Samsung. His most recent music video, the emotionally evocative music video for “Cellophane” by FKA twigs, taps into his overarching theme of body-identity and its transient nature. It immerses the viewer in the duality of reality versus perception through a unique visual narrative. “Cellophane” was nominated for Best Director, Best VFX and Best Choreography at this year’s MTV VMAs.
Huang has consistently made a name for himself through his experimental mix of live-action and animation techniques. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California, Huang kickstarted his career with a series of short films including Solipsist, which was selected for the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase and was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short at Slamdance 2012. His short, Kiss of the Rabbit God, recently made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
His film and video work have been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; MoMA PS1; The Barbican Centre, London; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Huang carries on his visual aesthetic as he continues his foray into narrative feature films.
He is a Cinereach Fellow, a recent fellow in Film Independent’s Directors Lab, and a recipient of the K Period Media Fellowship grant.