Ellis Bahl - Creative


Writer, director, creative director, and actor originally known equally for my darkly cinematic narrative work, tightly woven conceptual frameworks, and charming and visually arresting dance films.

My skills include writing, directing, creative problem solving, collaborative leadership, editing, post production, shot lists, storyboards, storytelling, image research, pitch deck layout, pitching concepts, balancing creative with time and money, client management, and making really good hummus in a budget blender.


Commercial Director -Self Employed

2012 - PRESENT | Los Angeles

  • Collaborate with brands and agencies to develop and execute socially conscious, charming viral hits from concept through post production.

  • Oversee pitch deck copywriting, image research, and layout.

  • NIH Scripps - Wondros, MIT Media Lab - Wondros,  AT&T - Fullscreen, GoPro 360VR - Wondros, NHTSA - The Tombras Group, Repreve / NFL - Collide, VH1 - Mistress , UGG - M&C Saatchi

Music Video Director - Self Employed

2012 - PRESENT | Los Angeles

  • Write and direct music videos for top industry acts.

  • Write, research, and design pitch decks and treatments to sell through concepts to labels, artists, a production companies.

  • Big Sean, Alt-J, The Kills, Bobi, Peking Duk, AlunaGeorge, Charlie Winston, Us the Duo, Sir Sly, Capital Cities, Josh Record, Only You, Banks, Born Gold, Robin Bacior, Grace, Bassnectar, Elliphant, Walk Off The Earth.

Associate Producer - MTV World

2010 -  2012 | New York

  • Produced, Directed, Shot, and Edited live music videos and interviews with global indie bands.


Emerson - B.A. Media Studies

2006-2009 | Boston


2015 Gold CLIO Award: VH1 "Naked Dating Stunt"
2015 1.4 Brilliant Filmmaker Award Long List
2015 D&AD Next Director Shortlist: VH1 “Naked Dating Stunt"
2013 SXSW Music Video Selections: Alt-J “Breezeblocks”
2012 UKMVA Best Alternative Video: Alt-J “Breezeblocks”