Al Kalyk is a film director, photographer, and writer. Al grew up in Sydney, Australia, and Assisi, Italy. He has completed studies at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), the Australian Film, and Television School (AFTRS), The University of Sydney (BA, Fine Arts and Philosophy), and the American Film Institute Conservatory (MFA).
Al has exhibited at Carriageworks, film festivals around the world, as well as having work published in Dazed, Fader, HypeBeast, Art and Australia magazine, Financial Times London, and Vice Magazine. His video for “Cholo Love” went to number #1 video on iTunes. After graduating he was described as “a true stylist who is quickly announcing himself as an auteur” and listed among the six “New Directors to Watch” from his AFI graduating class by MiniFlix TV.
Clients: MTV, Redbull, Australian F1 Grand Prix, Capitol Records, Republic Records, Despotz Records, Future Classic, Bad Robot, Art And Australia Magazine, mamag studios
NEM PEREZ seamlessly ties his roots in advertising and animation to his immersion in subculture, making for a very alluring and finely-crafted style. His music videos for the likes of Chance The Rapper, Flosstradamus, Audio Push, Vic Mensa and Rockie Fresh have premiered on BET, MTV and REVOLT. Nem has worked with brands like Converse and Disney. The work he has directed has been essential in building the Chicago Hip-Hop scene and has helped launch several artist careers into the mainstream.
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