Partizan Director Warren Fu Reflects on His Masterful Creative Career

May 23, 2024

“Few directors have as iconic a rise to fame as Warren Fu. From working at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic straight out of school, to making his directorial debut moonlighting for r&b sensation, Aaliyah, it’s no surprise the Partizan filmmaker has gone on to become one of the most revered visionary talents in music videos.

Surrounded by an array of creativity from animation and illustration, to directing and design, his industry schooling has covered the whole gamut. As a result, Warren is capable of transforming any creative brief into a filmic masterpiece. Over the course of his career so far he has been entrusted with conceptualising videos for chart-topping artists like The Weeknd, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, The Strokes, the Killers, Hayley Williams, and Mark Ronson.

Warren’s career trajectory in the short form space serves to inspire the next generation of filmmakers, designers and illustrators. The last twelve months have been particularly momentous for Warren: having crafted Daft Punk’s beautifully poignant final music video; rebranding 7-11’s Slurpee with Flo Milli;, creating a larger than life Dallas Cowboys hype film for AT&T, reimagining Billy Joel through the years for an epic comeback single, and speaking on a panel of fellow music video connoisseurs at this year’s SXSW.”

Learn more about the evolution of Warren’s creative career in Little Black Book!