Michael Haussman’s most recent ART exhibition, Gravity, premiered at Los Angeles Pacific Design Center, and was chosen by L.A. Weekly, “…as top three of the ten best art exhibitions in L.A...” Gravity was presented at Berlin Art Week, courtesy of Iconoclast Galleries. As a painter, Haussman’s solo art show Naturales, featuring large-scale matador and bull paintings (ink on paper), premiered at the Desoto gallery in Los Angeles and New York Scope Art Fair.
Last year Haussman completed numerous ad campaigns, including one for Levi’s that debuted during the Grammy’s. ‘Your Song,’ the Rita Ora music video Haussman directed last summer has been a hit since its release, with nearly 30 million views on YouTube alone.
Michael Haussman’s music videos have won several awards, including six MTV Video Music Awards and a Museum of Modern Art Award. They feature such artists as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Chemical Brothers, and Kanye West. His award-winning ad campaigns include Levi’s, Diesel, Absolut, Bulgari, BMW, Yves Saint Laurent, Guinness, and more.
Past films include: Rhinoceros Hunting In Budapest, starring Nick Cave, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; Blind Horizon, starring Sam Shepard; The Unsinkable Henry Morgan, which also premiered at Sundance Film Festival; and The Audition, which premiered at The Venice International Film Festival. Haussman has won six international film festivals.
Michael Haussman is now attached to direct White Rajah, the true story of James Brooke, whose stranger than fiction story, was the inspiration for The Man Who Would Be King and Lord Jim - Brooke fought his own country, Britain, to become the white king of Borneo.