The Carters “APESH**T”

Ricky Saiz

Ricky Saiz is an award-winning director based in New York City.  As a filmmaker, his work is fueled by creativity and collaboration as he moves seamlessly across the disciplines of film, art, fashion, and music.

Ricky’s landmark music video “APESH**T” for The Carters, aka Beyoncé and JAY-Z, which was shot in Paris’s famed Louvre Museum, and was hailed by critics in both the music and art world for it’s subversion of Western Art and representation.  The music video received 8 MTV Music Video nominations, in categories Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Choreography and Best Editing, winning Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. The music video was nominated for Best Music Video at the 61st Grammy Awards.  Rolling Stone Magazine named it the Best Music Video the year of its release.

Ricky has also directed Beyoncé’s music video “Yoncé,” lo-fi videos for singer Hanni El Khatib and rapper Cam’ron. His commercial work includes a short film “Garage Girls” for Calvin Klein,  Smirnoff’s campaign celebrating the brand’s 75th anniversary, as well as spots for YSL among many others.

Ricky is the former Creative Director of Supreme.