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Director

Kris Merc

Work that is a narrative of longing, using bricolage as a technique for his designs and shorts.

Kris Merc’s work fuses fun surprises, raw realism and visual sleights of hand in a huge range of styles involving motion design, VFX, character design, and filmmaking.

Kris has received accolades for his visually striking music videos for acts such as De La Soul, The Peach Kings, Spirit Animal, The Griswolds, James and Joey BadA$$, and for brands including HTC, Bosch, Ziploc, Reebok, Vonage, Lowes, Nintendo, Coca Cola, IBM, Mountain Dew, VH1, MTV, NBA, Glad and dozens more. His work has been featured on Nowness, Rolling Stone, Complex, MTV, Hypebeast, Stereogum, Motionographer, Adweek, Creativity Online, Ad Age, Yes Yes Y’all, Stash, StyleFrames, Computer Arts Magazine, XXL Magazine, The Strange Attractor, Gawker, Jones and B, Cartoon Brew, Vimeo Staff Picks and more.

His music video for The Peach Kings’ “Mojo Thunder” was part of the Official Selection at Annecy for Commissioned films and won best music video for International Animated Film Society. His more recent music video for James’ “To My Surprise” was also shortlisted in the same category at Annecy 2016 and won bronze at AEAF. Kris is a Bass Award winner and received an honoree Webby for his De la Soul “Get Away” music video. He is equally comfortable with cel animation, stop-motion, bricolage, and designing by hand or digitally. Kris always has something to offer and his innovative work always raises the bar for visual achievement.

  • Music

    The Amazing
    Kris Merc

    From Pitchfork: Directed by Kris Merc, the "Ambulance" video stars Ross Marquand of “The Walking Dead.” In the clip, Marquand goes slowly mad inside his home, following the dissolution of a relationship,...
  • Commercial

    Tassimo
    Kris Merc

    Featured as the Editor’s Pick on Creativity, Kris Merc directs this quirky short 3D animation for Tassimo that will leave you wishing you had a robot to make you coffee...
  • Music

    James
    Kris Merc

    Our powerful and beautiful animation for the band James and their track "To My Surprise", directed by Kris Merc. Based on a concept by Not To Scale's founder Dan O'Rourke...