Ian & Cooper

About This Project

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Ian and Cooper are handsome and charming first cousins who write their own bios. They are also an award-winning directing duo. Before teaming up, Cooper grew up in Georgia and made feature-film, TV, and commercial documentaries about rock climbing for clients such as Nike and National Geographic. Ian is from L.A. and worked as a staff writer at PRETTYBIRD, helping develop a diverse array of acclaimed commercials and music videos.

As a directing team, they’ve brought their unique eye for cinematic visuals, surreal storytelling and dark humor to music videos for Joel Compass, Fryars, Mr. Little Jeans, Boom Bip, Axwell /\ Ingrosso and The Dead Weather. Their foray into the commercial world has very quickly awarded them work both domestically with Intel and overseas in the UK with The Senet Group.

Their video for Joel Compass “Back to Me” won two 2013 MVPA’s for Best International Video and Directorial Debut, as well as a UKMVA, Berlin Ciclope, a Gold and Silver at the London International Awards and Best Music Video at SXSW in 2014. It also showed at the Camerimage Festival in Poland, and earned Ian and Cooper a nomination for SHOTS Best New Director, as well as the 2014 Young Directors Award (YDA) for Best Music Video North America at the Cannes Advertising Festival. Boom Bip “All Hands” and Fryars “Cool Like Me” were also nominated for an MVPA and UKMVA, respectively. Their video for The Dead Weather’s “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” received a GRAMMY nomination in 2016.

Currently, Ian owns a shirt with 10 puppies on it and Cooper often likes to say “Huge!” They both live in Los Angeles and enjoy eating meals together.

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