Music Videos: The Experimental Sandbox 


Nancy Fulton Nancy Fulton
ounder of several successful groups for creative professionals supporting thousands of writers, screenwriters, performers, filmmakers, and business owners. You can learn more about  weekly lectures, workshops, and other events at Judd Nelson and Nancy have been writing together since 2008. If you'd like to know more about their work, feel free to contact her via LinkedIn or reach out to Judd's representation. Over the years she has worked with the brilliant Eve Brandstein to produce 30+ Poetry in Motion spoken word and theatrical events in LA and New York. She has also produced a wide variety of media projects and live events.


Nautico (John Vallance & Chris Westlund)

A keen eye for beauty and a knack for visual storytelling catapulted Nautico (John Vallance and Chris Westlund) into the directing world, and some hard work and a dose of good luck carried them to their current home at Hatch Content. Commercial and Music Video Directors, their client list includes Samsung, Red Bull, Bud Light, Kitsune, and Fat Possum Records. Their work has been featured on Vimeo Staff Picks, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Vice, and more. Adventurers at the core, Nautico creates work that showcases epic remote landscapes, vast crowded cities, and complex human hearts.

Five Knives “The Rising” - LA Music Video Festival 2013 “Life’s A Pitch” winner

Herschel Supply Co. (commercial)

Leah McKissock LA Music Video Fest Winner, Alumni

Leah studied Film Theory and Practice and graduated in 2011. While in college, she directed music videos for Los Angeles-based artists and won a 50K grand prize of a national student filmmaking competition. Since then, she has gone on to premiere her debut short film, Crazy Like Me, at the Raindance Film Festival in London and has worked steadily directing commercials for international brands such as Olay, HoneyMaid, Splenda, and Anheuser-Busch.

LAMVF 2011 Student Winner: LBCK “Start” -

Avocado “Hugs & Kisses” (commercial)

Chris Buongiorno LA Music Video Fest Winner, Alumni
Chris Buongiorno is a musician, skateboarder, editors, and VFX artist turned director living and working in Los Angeles. He has won a student Emmy Award, multiple Addys, Tellys, music video awards in various festivals, and shortlisted for a UKMVA, YDA, and AICP Awards.  In addition to his own directorial work, he's work as a director's assistant on Paper Towns, Cop Car, and Kitchen Sink.

Night Riots "Back To Your Love"

New Beat Fund "Get Up" -


Los Angeles Music Video Festival LAMVF is a film festival for music videos, complete with categories of competition, a roster of professional judges, prizes, panels, keynote speakers, workshops, screenings and live music performances. Now in it’s fourth year, LAMVF is setting its sights on becoming the premier american music video festival, bringing together independent musicians and independent filmmakers like never before.  LAMVF is excited to partner with HollyShorts in their 11th year for the HollyShorts Film Conference and Music Video Screening at the Festival as they both celebrate and support independent filmmakers, content creators and artists alike.