Dennis Liu (DGA, WGA) graduated from The Taft School and NYU with a major in film. He began his career assisting producers at advertising agencies such as BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi. His breakout piece, "Apple Mac Music Video," quickly raked in a million hits on YouTube in a matter of days, landing him a spot on the @radical.media director roster when he was 23.
In 2008, he won The People’s Choice Award in the Cannes New Director’s Showcase. He’s received nods from SHOOT, ‘boards, creativity-online.com, AICP (MOMA), Adcolor, Pixar, and The One Show. His "YouTube Mosaic Music Video," has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum.
Millions of people continue to watch his videos for clients such as Starbucks, Microsoft, Google, Pepsi, AT&T, Nickelodeon, Toyota, and several more. As a music video director he has directed videos for renowned artists such as David Guetta, B.o.B., Diane Birch, Kyle Andrews, Sia, Capital Cities, Sarah Bareilles, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, and Michael Jackson. He recently directed the opening video for the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, as well as the 2015 Google I/O Keynote address.
In China, he has directed music videos and commercials for stars such as Jolin Tsai, Li Yi Feng, Guo Cai Jie, and Show Luo.
His sci-fi thriller short PLURALITY was featured on the Deadline.com 2012 Director's Viewfinder's list for best short film of the year. RAISING DION released in August 2015 as both a comic book and cinematic film trailer - and received rave reviews from the TODAY Show, The Washington Post, Fast Company, Comic Book Resources, The Guardian UK, etc.
Dennis is Taiwanese American, and for the past 7 years, he has been an active member of the Director's Guild of America EDSC (Eastern Diversity Steering Committee). The EDSC meets bimonthly and plans programs throughout the year for women and directors of color in the DGA, with the end goal to increase overall diversity both in front and behind of the camera. As a speaker, he has given film lectures at Stanford University, UCONN, NYU, and SVA. Currently, he's in various stages of development on several narrative projects.