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THE CRAFT OF JOSEPH KAHN

JOSEPH KAHN / JULIE THOMAS-TODA
From unassuming beginnings, Joseph Kahn exploded into one of the world’s most influential filmmakers of pop culture today. What are the driving elements of Joseph Kahn's craft that made him the success he is today?

AOI Pro. Inc. proudly invites highly acclaimed award-winning Korean-American filmmaker, Joseph Kahn to speak about his personal obsession in creating visual connections and his ability to keep a pulse on pop culture while shifting creative gears and genres between music videos, commercials and feature films.

After dropping out of film school, and launching his career in the early 90’s, Joseph has worked with some of the world's biggest artists in entertainment such as Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragon, Eminem, U2, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Aerosmith, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, to name a few.

JOSEPH KAHN

DIRECTOR

SUPPLY & DEMAND

LOS ANGELES

Joseph Kahn was born in Pusan, South Korea but raised in Texas, USA. He began his directing career in his teens, shooting music videos for local musicians.

After attending NYU Film School for a year, he dropped out to direct low budget music videos for gangster rappers.

This lead to a celebrated career that’s included hundreds of award-winning commercials and billions of music video views. He has won multiple Grammys, MTV VMAs, Clios, Emmys, and honored with a lifetime achievement award by the UK Music Video Awards (The Icon Award)

Joseph Kahn has been commissioned by some of the biggest artists in entertainment such as Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Eminem, One Republic, U2, Katy Perry, The Chemical Brothers, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Blink 182, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Aerosmith, Faith Hill, Moby, Jamiroquai, Justin Timberlake, George Michael, Kelly Clarkson, Janet Jackson, Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, and many more.

Kahn has also directed ads for clients including Samsung, Adidas, Target, Johnny Walker, BMW, Mercedes, T-Mobile, Budweiser, Bacardi, HP, NASCAR, Maybelline and PlayStation.

His feature films include Bodied (2017), Detention (2011) and Torque (2004).

Kahn recently collected his eighth MTV VMA Video of the Year Award for Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” after premiering at the Billboard Music Awards.

Kahn continues to shift gears and cross genres while keeping his finger on the pulse of pop culture. Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” was the fastest video ever to reach 1 billion views online that collected Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards.

http://www.josephkahn.com

http://supplyanddemand.tv/directors/joseph-kahn/reel/

JULIE THOMAS-TODA

CREATIVE PRODUCER

AOI PRO. INC.

TOKYO

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