Director X or Julien Christian Lutz was born on October 31st, 1975 in Toronto, Canada, and is of Trinidadian and Swiss descent. Moving to New York City, he became the protégé of pioneering director Hype Williams. X has been noted for directing high-budget, visually distinctive videos for popular artists, including: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Fifth Harmony, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, John Mayer, Korn, Iggy Azalea, Sean Paul and many more.
His work has been nominated and awarded by the MTV Music Video Awards and Much Music Video Awards. X has directed commercials for Apple Music, Ebay, Virginia Black and Gap’s noteworthy ‘Meet Me In The Gap’ campaign. As a film director, X made his directorial debut in 2014 with an edgy drama titled ACROSS THE LINE which won Best Feature at the Atlantic Film Festival 2015.