Dave Meyers is a well-known film producer and director. The 48 years old music video director is the face behind many popular hits featuring multiple artists. He is well known for directing Kendrick Lamar’s video “Be Humble.” He is also a video and industrial producer who has collaborated with artists such as Arianna Grande, Travis Scott, and Ed Sheeran, among others. Over the last two decades, Dave Meyers has established himself as one of the industry’s most prolific and sought-after directors, having filmed hundreds of music videos and commercials.
Dave, who was born and raised in Berkeley, California, discovered his love of film when he was 17 years old while working at a local cinema. At Loyola Marymount University, he double-majored in Film Production and Philosophy.
Dave Meyers Relationship
The 48-year-old American film and music video director has always been pretty secretive about his relationships and personal life. Meyers has not on record confirmed or denied his romantic association with anyone, as a result, fans are left with nothing more than mere guesses about whether the director is single or is committed to someone. Due to no news of Dave’s personal life in the public domain what so ever many fans couldn’t help but speculate that maybe Dave is gay. But just like his relationship, Dave’s sexual orientation cannot be confirmed.
Dave Meyer’s professional career
Meyers worked his way up through the studio systems at Paramount and Fox after graduating from Marymount University. With the rap group “The Whoridas,” he made his debut music video. An unexpected meeting with director Gus Van Sant inspired him. Over the next five years, Dave directed over 200 videos for some of the music industry’s biggest recording artists. His work earned him scores of nominations and 12 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Video of the Year in 2003, 2011, 2017, and 2018.
Dave Meyers has worked with current superstars launching their careers (Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway,” SZA’s “Drew Barrymore”), artists on the verge of breaking out (Jennifer Lopez’s “I’m Real”), and bands looking to revamp their careers (No Doubt’s “Hey Baby”). He has, nevertheless, built long-term connections with boundary-pushing performers like Missy Elliott and Pink, demonstrating his capacity to grow and evolve with his colleagues and demonstrating a kind collaborative attitude.
Dave directed the Eddie Griffin comedy Foolish in 1999. Later that year, he directed the remake of The Hitcher, which filmmaker Michael Bay-produced. Meyers has worked with Katy Perry and Missy Elliott on several occasions. Meyers has also directed videos for P! nk and Alicia Silverstone, both of whom are PETA stars. Meyers expanded his photography in 2014, making a fashion publication and a short film named Volatile Love about fashionistas. Meyers developed the screenplay for “Free Wooly,” a semi-autobiographical film that he plans to make independently.
Meyers’ net worth is expected to be $37.4 million USD in 2020. This includes his property, funds, and earnings. His profession as a film producer is his main source of income. Meyers has amassed wealth through a variety of sources of income, but he wants to live a modest lifestyle.
Dave Meyers’ The Hitcher
Dave Meyers The Hitcher is a remake of the same-named horror film from 1986. Jim Halsey and his fiancée Grace Andrews give a ride to a hitchhiker named John Ryder while driving across the New Mexico desert on a rainy night. The stranger in their car turns out to be a maniac who threatens the young couple with a knife, but Jim manages to toss him out on the road.
The next morning, the young couple spots John in another car with a family, and they have an accident while attempting to warn the driver that the man is hazardous. They discover the entire family stabbed in the car while walking down the road, and John notices that the driver is still alive.
In its first week, the picture debuted at number four in the US box office, making 7,818,239 dollars. After three weeks, the picture debuted at number 11 in the box office, making $16,366,370. The Hitcher was pulled from most screens five weeks after its statewide release, and after nine weeks, the movie was completely withdrawn from cinemas. The Hitcher was released in theaters all around the world on March 1, 2007. As of June 30, 2009, the film had a lifetime gross of $25.4 million.