How Filmmaker Casey Neistat Gets Away With Murder

Director does his own thing for Nike and Mercedes

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Who Casey Neistat
Age 32
New gig Freelance commercial director
Old gig Commercial director, HSI Productions

You mostly make unbranded videos. How did you get into branded work?
I met Andy Spade in 2002 or 2003, and he invited me out to Arizona, where they were doing a still photo shoot for Kate Spade. We made some pretty crazy videos that might be par for the course now, but 10 years ago people didn’t know what to think.

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