Ian Schwartz tells visually compelling human stories that speak to the emotion, dark humor, and surreal nature of our shared experience.
As an LA native, Ian's directing career began as one half of the award-winning duo Ian and Cooper, who brought a groundbreaking eye to music videos for The Dead Weather, Joel Compass, Fryars, Mr. Little Jeans, Boom Bip, and the off shoot of Swedish House Mafia, Axwell /\ Ingrosso.
As a solo filmmaker, Ian continues to lend his creativity to a variety of projects, including spots for Nike and KFC, and music videos for Odesza, Leon Bridges, and Rudimental. He also teamed with fourclops and Wieden + Kennedy to helm Portugal. The Man’s interactive music video for “Feel It Still,” a viral resistance movement with clickable Easter Eggs designed to inspire the fight against political injustice. The project took home a Bronze Entertainment for Music Lion at the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, as well as a Graphite and a Wood Pencil at the 2017 D&AD Impact Awards.
Ian continues to push storytelling boundaries in music videos and advertising, creating uncommon work that resonates.