Nima Nourizadeh is an acclaimed film, commercial and music video director. From early on, Nima has had a love for music and the arts. After graduating from Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, he and some friends formed a collective called The Imaginary Tennis Club and established the Millers Terrace art gallery based out of a warehouse in east London. The collective shot various videos for up and coming UK artists. These experiences galvanized Nima’s passion for music and filmmaking, and inspired him to pursue a solo directing career.
In 2005, Nima directed a breakthrough clip for Hot Chip’s smash single “Over and Over,” followed by award-winning videos for artists such as Lily Allen, Chromeo, Flight of the Conchords, Santigold and more. In 2008, he won Best Director at the UK Music Video Awards, and soon after, branched out into commercials with an epic spot for Adidas called “House Party.” The ad featured many high profile athletes, musicians and artists like David Beckham, Kevin Garnett, Missy Elliott, Katy Perry, Mark Gonzales and more partying in honor of the brand’s 60th anniversary. The spot met with huge critical acclaim and won several awards including a Silver at Cannes.
In 2010, Nima teamed up with producers Todd Phillips and Joel Silver to direct WB’s party comedy, PROJECT X. The movie marked his feature film debut and further established Nima as the fresh, uninhibited, and undeniably talented voice of a new generation. In 2015, Lionsgate released Nima’s second film, AMERICAN ULTRA, written by Max Landis and starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.