In August 2017, Steven's short film for Nadia Sirota's "Tesselatum" was featured in the Music Playlist section of The New York Times.
Steven Mertens is a director and animator who has worked in many formats, from stop motion animation to 3D motion graphics, live action and design.
Steven has directed music videos for artists including Sheryl Crow, Regina Spektor, Mike Campbell, The Chainsmokers, EELS, Dan Auerbach, Lil Peep, Benee, Nickel Creek, Wiz Khalifa, and Deca.
Before starting his career in directing, Steven toured extensively as a bassist with The Moldy Peaches, Adam Green and Here We Go Magic, among others. This background allows Steven to seamlessly connect his visual creations to music.
Steven is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Vimeo Staff Picks
Several of Steven's music videos have been selected as Vimeo Staff Picks, including Kingship "Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely", Elysian Fields "Channeling" and Deca "Gabriel Ratchet".
Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca new online work (N.O.W.) program highlights the next generation of online storytellers. As an official creator in 2014, Steven's work was featured via the Tribeca Film Festival's events and website.