Vincent Lin is a a 2005 NYU Film/TV graduate recognized with both the Founder's Day and the New Amsterdam Scholarship Awards. He got his start in film by working as a Production Assistant on several Michel Gondry music videos including the Kanye West video for “Heard 'Em Say” featuring Adam Levine, and on Steven Spielberg’s film Munich. He quickly worked his way up the production chain on shows such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Dateline NBC, and eventually found a place at SMUGGLER, the most awarded and consecutively ranked “Top Commercial Production Company” in the world.
Vincent directed several award-winning short films over the years that have screened at prestigious festivals around the world and garnered millions of views online. His list of accolades include the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, MNET Grand Jury Award, and NBC Universal Shorts Film Festival Best Director and Audience Awards (Love, NY). His work has been licensed to HBO, Time Warner, Hulu, and Comcast.
In 2015, Vincent partnered with Executive Producer Matthew D’amato and they founded VALIANT PICTURES. It has become one of the fastest growing minority-owned commercial production company in New York City, forming relationships with leading advertising agencies. Vincent has directed commercials for Pepsi, Mtn Dew, Google, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Denny’s, L.L. Bean, and produced commercials for Sam Adams, Mrs. Dash, Midori, as well as a Super Bowl XLVII commercial for Labatt Blue. Vincent’s commercial recognitions include a Silver Clio, a D&AD Pencil Award, a Bronze Cannes Lion, Best in Show (Mashies Awards), AI-AP International Motion Awards, AVA Digital Gold, and commercials shortlisted for Shots Award.
In 2018, through Valiant, Vincent stepped foot into feature film production, acting as associate producer on Clementine (Dir: Lara Gallagher, IFP Film Lab, Sundance Creative Producing Summit, 2019 Tribeca Film Festival), Snakehead (Dir: Evan Jackson Leong), and post-supervisor for Porno (Dir. Keola Racela, Student Academy Award Winner, Sundance Post-Production Lab), premiering at the 2019 SXSW Narrative Competition Feature category. Vincent also directed two TV pilots that were shared at the ITVFest. He has several projects in various stages of development. Vincent is Taiwanese-America and the former Media Chair for TAP (501c3). He is on the judging panel for NYU’s The Purple List and the Stevie American Business Awards and Stevie International Awards. He currently lives in NYC.