Michael Haussman is an award-winning writer, director and artist, whose work is featured in books and trade journals worldwide.
Haussman’s music videos have won several awards, including three MTV Video Music Awards and a Museum of Modern Art Award. They feature such artists as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Chemical Brothers, and Kanye West. His award winning ad campaigns include Levi’s, Diesel, Absolut, Bvlgari, BMW, Yves Saint Laurent, Guinness, and more.
Past films include: Rhinoceros Hunting In Budapest, starring Nick Cave, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; Blind Horizon starring Val Kilmer and Sam Shepard; The Unsinkable Henry Morgan, which also premiered at Sundance Film Festival; The Last Serious Thing a feature-length documentary about the world of bullfighting; and his short film, The Audition, which premiered at The Venice International Film Festival, and won Best Film awards in New York and Australia.
As an artist: Haussman’s most recent video exhibition, Gravity, premiered at Los Angeles Pacific Design Center, and was chosen by L.A. Weekly as one of the top ten pieces of art in 2013. Gravity was presented at Berlin Art Week 2015, courtesy of Iconoclast Galleries. As a painter, Haussman’s solo art show Naturales, featuring large-scale matador and bull paintings (ink on paper), premiered at the Desoto gallery in Los Angeles and New York Scope Art Fair.
So far this year Haussman has completed a new campaign for Levi’s that debuted during the Grammys, as well as multiple other campaigns airing throughout the summer and into fall. ‘Your Song‘, the Rita Ora music video Haussman directed earlier this summer has been a hit since it’s release, with over 15 million views on YouTube alone. He is currently in production on a television series he created, titled “Do Not Disturb”, which is shooting in the United Kingdom this fall.