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A true product of the 1990s generation, Canadian-born producer Vincent Landay artfully walked between the worlds of independent art and Hollywood commerce. With the iconoclast director Spike Jonze, he found an equal partner. Together, they would create some of the most inventive and original music videos and feature films of their generation. A string of wildly inventive and unpredictable movies such as "Being John Malkovich" and "Adaptation" achieved global success, the undying support of critics, and the respect of the Motion Picture Academy. Landay graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 1986, earning a Bachelor's Degree in theater and international relations. After an early period as a production assistant on the hit TV show "Moonlighting" (ABC 1985-89), he emerged on the forefront of the 1990s alternative music revolution, producing music videos for Pantera, Bjork, Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, R.E.M., Weezer, and The Pharcyde. It was during this time that his longstanding partnership with director Spike Jonze grew and thrived, first in the world of music videos, then expanding into independent film. The director-producer team created a string of modern American classics...

A true product of the 1990s generation, Canadian-born producer Vincent Landay artfully walked between the worlds of independent art and Hollywood commerce. With the iconoclast director Spike Jonze, he found an equal partner. Together, they would create some of the most inventive and original music videos and feature films of their generation. A string of wildly inventive and unpredictable movies such as "Being John Malkovich" and "Adaptation" achieved global success, the undying support of critics, and the respect of the Motion Picture Academy. Landay graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 1986, earning a Bachelor's Degree in theater and international relations. After an early period as a production assistant on the hit TV show "Moonlighting" (ABC 1985-89), he emerged on the forefront of the 1990s alternative music revolution, producing music videos for Pantera, Bjork, Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, R.E.M., Weezer, and The Pharcyde. It was during this time that his longstanding partnership with director Spike Jonze grew and thrived, first in the world of music videos, then expanding into independent film. The director-producer team created a string of modern American classics including "Being John Malkovich" (1999), "Adaptation" (2002), "Where the Wild Things Are" (2009) and "Her" (2013). These aforementioned films achieved remarkable industry success, including 10 Academy Awards nominations and two wins. In the new century, Mr. Landay continued to produce music videos for megastars, including Kanye West and Jay-Z, Arcade Fire, Fatboy Slim, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. In 2003, he produced a trio of video documentary anthologies, chronicling the inventive music videos of Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham, and Michel Gondry. The Jonze-Landay team also collaborated on the short films "Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak" (2009), "I'm Here" (2010), "Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life" (2010), and "Scenes From the Suburbs" (2011).

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 Wild West (1992)
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 Scandalous (1984)
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