People

Halal

Menu
LIDL

Ryan Staake

director

With a collection of half of a dozen Vimeo staff picks, millions of YouTube views and international screening of his works, Ryan has successfully merged his design and technology background with the worlds of music video and commercial production. Raised in St. Louis on MTV, Macintoshes and MYST, Staake’s work explores bold concepts, technologically-innovative production methods and non-traditional viewing experiences. After studying graphic design at RISD, Staake worked for several years as a designer on Apple’s Human Interface Team, contributing to the experience of the iPhone, iPad and MacOS X before departing to pursue film direction and production.

In addition to his directorial pursuits, Staake is a talented VFX artist and frequently puts his skills to work on his films. He has created incredible videos for Clams Casino, Lil Wayne, Diplo, Major Lazor, David Bowie and recently his incredible video, a true story about an artist who didn’t turn up for his shoot went viral across the world, winning various awards including a UKMVA (Video of the Year, Best Editing, Best Urban), MTV VMA (Best Editing), D&AD (Creative Excellence), Creative Circle (Gold – Best Music Promo) and a Silver at the 1.4 Award (Brilliant Filmmaking).

 

Enquiries

Gijs Determeijer

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Ine Kim

Portfolio

adidas

adidas

Ryan digs deeper into adidas' cutting edge 4D manufacturing methods, drawing interesting parallels between the craft of sportsmanship and product design

commercial

Smart

Smart

Punchy and energetic, Ryan directs a bigger than spot for Smart

commercial

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean

When your artist (Young Thug) doesn't show up to their shoot, Ryan makes a passive-aggressive viral video instead

fiction

adidas UB19

adidas UB19

A dynamic and zestful spot, with co-creation at the heart both in the theme and in the execution

commercial

1999

1999

Ryan goes back to 1999 with Charli XCX & Troye - a music video first for AI face-swapping algorithms

fiction

Puma

Puma

Football tricks and youthful mischief in the lively streets of Madrid. Starring Antoine Griezmann.

commercial

Alexander Wang x adidas Originals

Alexander Wang x adidas Originals

Exploring the intersection of cycling & rave culture for the unveiling of Alexander Wang x adidas Originals Season 2

commercial

Set it Off

Set it Off

Infinite Stripper Pole. That's about all Ryan told Diplo and his team to get them to agree to do this project.

fiction

Innovation

Innovation

A selection of Ryan's bold concepts, technologically-innovative production methods and non-traditional viewing experiences

commercial

Puma

Puma

An ode to hard work, training & perseverance set within a post-industrial Manchester. Starring Sergio Agüero

commercial

LIDL

LIDL

Perfect products for imperfect families. Ryan directs a comedic yet stylish spot full of perhaps too familiar everyday scenarios

commercial