Nick Ray McCann

Nick Ray McCann

Director

Los Angeles, California

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May 2021
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About Nick

NICK RAY MCCANN is an award-winning director based in Los Angeles and New York City.

Beginning work as a photographer’s assistant to National Geographic photographer Stephen Wilkes, Nick lived in Asia and travel through much of Europe and the states. After a brief move to San Francisco to work on documentary projects, Nick resettled in New York City for Industrial Color where he began working as a cinematographer, teaming up with various directors to film commercials, music videos, and EPKs for clients including NBC, USA, Coach, Belstaff, Diesel, Mercedes Benz, Spotco, VH1, NBC, Got Milk?, Kohl’s, and Victoria’s Secret. Editorial clients included Vogue, 25 Magazine, Adweek, Conde Nast, New York Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and People Magazine. Soon after going freelance to open his own studio Nick worked as camera operator on Ken Burn’s Vietnam.

From 2013-2016 Nick co-founded VACATION PICTURES in Brooklyn, NY where he worked as executive producer and director, completing commercials for clients including Food52, Refinery29, J Lindeberg, Absolut, Ace Hotel, Calvin Klein, Coty Fragrances, Emblem Health, Flavorpill, Goose Barnacle, GQ Brasil, Mashable, Paralux, and Vogue Russia.

Nick’s short films and music videos have been screened at the Northside Film Festival, the LA Short Film Festival, the Coney Island Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival, the Indie Memphis Film Festival, the Berlin Music Video Awards, the Hudson Valley Film Festival, and more.

While working as a music photographer Nick went on tour with Gwar and was soaked in fake blood on a nightly basis.

Nick writes, performs, and records music under the project The Bigst Hands.

Credits

Awards

  • Triplets of Kings County - Best Director Nomination - Brooklyn Web Fest
    (2017)

  • Monster Rally - Full Sail - Official Selection Berlin Music Video Awards
    (2017)

  • Monster Rally - Full Sail - Official Selection Newport Beach Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Monster Rally - Full Sail - Official Selection LA Indie Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Monster Rally - Full Sail - Official Selection Raindance Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Big Bliss - High Ideal - Official Selection Indie Memphis Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Big Bliss - High Ideal - Official Selection Coney Island Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Triplets of Kings County - Official Selection Brooklyn Web Fest
    (2017)

  • Monster Rally - Swami - Official Selection Indie Memphis Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Monster Rally - Swami - Official Selection Los Angeles Short Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Tommy Trash feat. J-Hart - Wake the Giant - Official Selection Newport Beach Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Spex (2016) - Official Selection Hudson Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Spex (2016) - Official Selection Palm Springs Shortsfest
    (2016)

  • Spex (2016) - Official Selection Best Shorts Competition
    (2016)

  • Monster Rally - Swami - Official Selection Hudson Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Monster Rally - Swami - Official Selection Best Shorts Competition
    (2016)

  • Five Trips (2015) - Official Selection Northside Film Festival
    (2015)

Education

  • Syracuse
    (2005-2010)

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