John Merizalde is an LA-based director and a part of the Whitelist Collective. Originally hailing from Atlanta, John dropped out of film school to pursue filmmaking full-time and carve his own path. Since moving to LA, he has directed a variety of documentary, commercial, and music video projects, working with major labels such as Sony, Interscope, and Universal, as well as various advertising agencies, including Havas NY, Fallon, and GSD&M. In 2016, he was nominated for Best New Director at the UKMVA's as well as Best Dance Video of the year. John is passionate about telling unique stories that are authentic and raw, and draws from his documentary experience, striving to create images that are stunning, poetic, and cinematic.