Tony Petrossian | Director

About Me

Tony Petrossian is a visionary commercial and music video director who has worked with top talent and brands across the globe. His striking visuals combined with a keen storytelling sense have garnered him clients ranging from Nike, Subway, McDonald’s & Barbie to artists including Ludacris, DMX, Slipknot & Slayer as well as superstar athletes ranging from Tony Stewart of NASCAR to Wayne Rooney of Manchester United.

Petrossian’s work has earned numerous nominations and awards, including recognition as “groundbreaking” by the CLIO organization for advertising, a Grammy Award, two MTV Video Music Awards nominations, Gold & Silver Addy Awards, a Source Award, the Audience Award at the SXSW film festival, a Much Music Video Award, a European Rock Video of the Year award and an American MVPA award for Rock Video of the Year.

Music Videos (partial list)

  • “Duality” — Slipknot
  • “Where Da Hood At” — DMX featuring Wu Tang Clan
  • “Eyes of the Insane” — Slayer
  • “Firestarter” — Gene Simmons
  • “Vermilion”—Slipknot
  • “Empty Walls” — Serj Tankian
  • “Freetime” — Kenna (co-directed)
  • “Bout it Bout it” — Camron featuring Master P
  • “Never Too Late”—Three Days Grace
  • “Liar (It Takes One to Know One)” — Taking Back Sunday
  • “Prayer of the Refugee” — Rise Against
  • “Beast and the Harlot” — Avenged Sevenfold
  • “Careless Whisper” — Seether feat. George Michael
  • “This is How We Do It In the A” — Lloyd featuring Ludacris

Commercials (partial list)

  • Nike “Change Sport”
  • Nike – “Beijing Ballers”
  • Moschino Barbie
  • McDonald’s – Create Your Taste
  • Nickelodeon – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Paw Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, Runway Fashion (in production)
  • Barbie – Spy Squad
  • Merrell Shoes “Snow Dogs”
  • Zoo York – “Tough”
  • Environmental Defense Fund “Grounded”
  • Subway “Fence”
  • Manchester United Football Club with Beeline Telecom feat. Wayne Rooney & Chicarito
  • Coca-Cola, Burn Energy Drink “The Cap”
  • Anti Drunk Driving Campaign / Tennessee Dept of Transportation
  • Cape Cod Chips “Seagulls”
  • Lance Crackers “Keepin’ it Real”


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