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Other names  X, Little X
Years active  1998 - present

Name  Director X
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Full Name  Julien Christian Lutz
Occupation  Music video director, fashion
Movies  Undone, Onyx: 15 Years of Videos, History and Violence, Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology
Awards  Juno Award for Video of the Year, MuchMusic Video Award for Director of the Year
Nominations  BET Award for Video Director of the Year
Similar People  Drake, Benny Boom, Hype Williams, Nelly Furtado, Choclair

Education  Mayfield Secondary School

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Julien Christian Lutz (born October 31, 1975), better known as Director X, is a Canadian music video director. He also has a clothing line, X Fit. He was born and raised near Toronto, Ontario, and is of Trinidadian and Swiss descent.

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Lutz attended Mayfield Secondary School and North Park Secondary School, both in Brampton, Ontario. A protégé of Hype Williams, Lutz has been noted for his high-budget, visually distinctive music videos for popular music singles, including videos for The Wanted, R. Kelly, Usher, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Korn, David Guetta, Nelly Furtado, Sean Paul, Justin Bieber, Drake, Nicki Minaj, T.I., Little Mix, Rihanna, Union J, Fifth Harmony, and Iggy Azalea. He is currently represented by Luti Media. In 2015, Director X founded his own production company, Popp Rok, in Toronto.

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His trademark is tweaking the letterbox format. Instead of just using black bars on the top and bottom of the frame to frame the image, many videos by X actually feature the bars opening vertically or horizontally to reveal the video and closing vertically or horizontally at the end, like a letter box.

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In addition to directing musical videos, Lutz has also had experience in filming and in fashion and modelling consultancy.

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Lutz has his own fashion clothing line called X Fit. It is produced by Canadian clothing company Ice Gear Fitness.

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Lutz was a visual consultant on Hype Williams 1998 film Belly. Lutz was also to direct now defunct vampire feature Razorwire.

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He also discovered Melyssa Ford at a Toronto nightclub and helped to launch her modeling career.

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In 2017, he appeared on episode 7 of America's Next Top Model Cycle 23 "X Marks The Spot" as the director for a Gypsy-Sports themed music video.

Filmography

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  • 2005: Rhythm City Volume One: Caught Up
  • 2015: Across The Line
  • 2016: Center Stage: On Pointe
  • Videography

    2017

  • Miguel featuring Travis Scott - "Sky Walker"
  • Bebe Rexha featuring Lil Wayne - "The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)"
  • Little Mix - "Touch"
  • DJ Snake featuring Jeremih, Young Thug & Swizz Beatz - "The Half"
  • 2016

  • ZAYN - "Like I Would"
  • Rihanna featuring Drake - "Work"
  • Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla Sign - "Work from Home"
  • Little Mix featuring Sean Paul - "Hair"
  • Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap - "All in My Head (Flex)"
  • 2015

  • Drake - "Hotline Bling"
  • Iggy Azalea featuring Jennifer Hudson - "Trouble"
  • Flo Rida featuring Robin Thicke & Verdine White - "I Don't Like It, I Love It"
  • Jamie Foxx featuring Chris Brown - "You Changed Me"
  • Kendrick Lamar - "King Kunta"
  • Little Mix - "Black Magic"
  • 2014

  • Union J - "Tonight (We Live Forever)"
  • DJ Cassidy featuring R. Kelly - "Make the World Go Round"
  • Jennifer Hudson featuring Timbaland - "Walk It Out"
  • DJ Cassidy featuring Robin Thicke & Jessie J - "Calling All Hearts"
  • Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX - "Fancy"
  • T.I. featuring Iggy Azalea - "No Mediocre"
  • Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora - "Black Widow"
  • Wiz Khalifa - "Stayin Out All Night"
  • Little Mix - " Little Me"
  • 2013

  • Drake - "Worst Behavior"
  • Busta Rhymes - "Twerk It"
  • The-Dream - "IV Play"
  • Ciara - "Body Party"
  • Angel - "The World"
  • Drake - "Started from the Bottom"
  • 2012

  • R. Kelly - "Share My Love"
  • Drake - "HYFR"
  • Shanell featuring Lil Wayne & Drake - "So Good/6 AM"
  • Nelly Furtado - "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)"
  • The Wanted - "Chasing The Sun"
  • Justin Bieber - "Boyfriend"
  • 2 Chainz featuring Drake - "No Lie"
  • Rick Ross featuring Wale and Drake - Diced Pineapples
  • Manika - "Good Girls"
  • 2011

  • Karl Wolf featuring Kardinal Offishall - "Ghetto Love"
  • Mohombi featuring Nicole Scherzinger - "Coconut Tree"
  • The Wanted - "Glad You Came"
  • The Wanted - "Warzone"
  • 2010

  • Street Pharmacy - "Stone Bricks And Mortar"
  • Sean Kingston - "Letting Go (Dutty Love)"
  • Nicki Minaj - "Your Love"
  • The-Dream - "Love King"
  • 2009

  • Birdman featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross & Young Jeezy - "Always Strapped"
  • K-os featuring Saukrates & Nelly Furtado - "I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman"
  • K-os - "Robot Kid"
  • Sean Paul - "Now That I've Got Your Love"
  • Nelly Furtado - "Más"
  • Sean Paul - "Hold My Hand"
  • David Guetta featuring Estelle - "One Love"
  • Nelly Furtado - "Manos al Aire"
  • Estelle featuring Sean Paul - "Come Over"
  • 2008

  • Brandy - "Right Here (Departed)"
  • Common - "Universal Mind Control" (Original Version)
  • Deborah Cox - "Beautiful U R"
  • 2007

  • R. Kelly featuring Usher - "Same Girl"
  • Chrisette Michele - "Be OK"
  • Trey Songz - "Wonder Woman"
  • Baby Bash featuring Sean Kingston - "What Is It"
  • 2006

  • Sean Paul featuring Keyshia Cole - "Give It Up to Me"
  • Korn - "Coming Undone"
  • Keshia Chanté - "Been Gone"
  • Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - "Promiscuous"
  • The Game - "Let's Ride"
  • Xzibit - "Concentrate"
  • Cassie - "Me & U" (original version)
  • 2005

  • Sean Paul - "Temperature"
  • Ludacris - "Pimpin' All Over the World"
  • Rico Love - "Settle Down"
  • Rihanna - "Pon de Replay"
  • R. Kelly - "Happy People"
  • R. Kelly - "U Saved Me" (directed under his real name Julien Christian Lutz)
  • Ying Yang Twins - "Wait (The Whisper Song)"
  • Usher - "Caught Up"
  • 2004

  • Lloyd Banks featuring Avant - "Karma"
  • Mario - "Let Me Love You"
  • Kanye West - "The New Workout Plan"
  • Keshia Chanté - "Does He Love Me?"
  • Nelly featuring Christina Aguilera - "Tilt Ya Head Back"
  • Akon - "Ghetto"
  • Usher featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon - "Yeah"
  • 2003

  • Clipse featuring Faith Evans - "Ma, I Don't Love Her"
  • G-Unit - "Poppin' Them Thangs"
  • Ginuwine - "There It Is"
  • Keshia Chanté - "Bad Boy"
  • Sean Paul featuring Sasha - "I'm Still In Love With You"
  • Timbaland & Magoo featuring Missy Elliott - "Cop That Disk"
  • Loon - "How You Want That"
  • John Mayer - "Clarity"
  • Sean Paul - "Get Busy"
  • Kelis - "Trick Me"
  • Jay-Z featuring Pharrell Williams - "Excuse Me Miss"
  • Melanie Durrant featuring Common - "Where I'm Goin'"
  • Daniel Bedingfield - "Gotta Get Thru This"
  • 2002

  • Aaliyah - "I Care 4 U"
  • Sean Paul - "Gimme the Light"
  • Nelly - "Hot in Herre"
  • Eve featuring Alicia Keys - "Gangsta Lovin'"
  • Alicia Keys - "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?"
  • Donell Jones featuring Styles P - "Put Me Down"
  • 2001

  • Destiny's Child featuring Missy Elliott - "Bootylicious" (Rockwilder Remix)
  • 112 - "Peaches and Cream"
  • Fabolous featuring Nate Dogg - "Can't Deny It"
  • Jadakiss - "Knock Yourself Out"
  • Usher - "U Got It Bad"
  • Usher - "U Don't Have to Call"
  • R. Kelly featuring Jay Z - "Fiesta" (Remix)
  • Kardinal Offishall - "Ol' Time Killin'"
  • 2000

  • Reflection Eternal featuring Vinia Mojica - "The Blast"
  • Mystikal - "Shake Ya Ass"
  • Mystikal featuring Nivea - "Danger (Been So Long)"
  • Ice Cube featuring Krayzie Bone - "Until We Rich" (co-directed with Cameron Casey)
  • Ghostface Killah featuring Madam Majestic & U-God - "Cherchez La Ghost"
  • Donell Jones - "Where I Wanna Be"
  • Beanie Sigel featuring Eve - "Remember Them Days"
  • Sisqó featuring Foxy Brown - "Thong Song" (Remix)
  • Aaliyah featuring DMX - "Come Back in One Piece"
  • 1999

  • Case - "Happily Ever After"
  • Choclair - "Let's Ride"
  • Chris Rock - "No Sex (In the Champagne Room)"
  • Terry Dexter – "Better Than Me"
  • DMX - "What's My Name?"
  • Eric Benét featuring Faith Evans - "Georgy Porgy"
  • Marvelous 3 - "Freak of the Week"
  • Mystikal featuring Outkast - "Neck Uv Da Woods"
  • Ice Cube featuring Mack 10 & Ms. Toi - "You Can Do It" (co-directed with Cameron Casey)
  • 1998

  • Noreaga featuring Big Pun, Nature, Cam'ron, Jadakiss & Styles P - "Banned from T.V."
  • Made Men featuring The L.O.X. - "Made Men"
  • Onyx - "React"
  • Onyx - "Broke Willies"
  • Rascalz - "Northern Touch"
  • Redman - "I'll Bee Dat!"
  • Maestro - "Stick to Your Vision"
  • Glenn Lewis - "Bout Your Love"
  • Total - "Sittin' Home"
  • EPMD - "Richter Scale"
  • Commercials

  • 2008 - McCafe "Kiss" Spot - McDonald's
  • 2010 - Yeo Boyz - Yeo Valley Organic
  • References

    Director X Wikipedia


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