Will Mayer

Carissa Moore
We Move
Russell Westbrook MVP
Baseball For All
I Don’t Know


Informed by a documentary background, Mayer’s work aims to explore the human condition in an authentic and empathic manner. He began directing for Vans at 14, traveling with the brand to document the world of professional snowboarders, skaters and surfers. He left high school early, moved into a van, and drove from New York to California. This turned out to be a surprisingly good idea. He met Eliot Rausch, who became his mentor, through his ongoing Vans collaborations. Now based in Los Angeles, Mayer’s recent work includes projects for Vans, Google, Gatorade, Samsung, Nike, and Under Armour. He collaborated with Wieden+Kennedy Portland on a film about Russell Westbrook for Samsung, which Mashable called “the perfect ad.” His music video for BadBadNotGood’s “I Don’t Know” won a 2018 UK MVA for best Alternative Video by a newcomer. Other film projects include “Tangle,” released on Nowness, which documents the underground hardcore band Trash Talk’s week long tour through Japan, and “Sea Pilgrim,”a meditative short that depicts the untraditional life of Brazilian sailor Tassio Azambuja and his eight year journey at sea, which premiered on Short of the Week. Mayer is currently in post-production on a feature-length documentary.
Will Mayer