The director of “Superfly,” Director X, is best known for his landmark music videos for artists like Drake (“Hotline Bling”) and Rihanna (“Work”).
But he’s now taking the skills he learned making music videos and commercials to build a career in Hollywood.
He compares working for Madison Avenue or Hollywood to being a chef or mercenary who has been hired to follow through on an order.
Director X can easily recall the biggest cinematic moment of his youth.
“‘Empire Strikes Back’ is the movie that I remember affecting me immediately,” X, whose real name is Julien Christian Lutz, told Business Insider over the phone. “The Legos I used I was trying to recreate the spaceships from the movie. That’s the standout.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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