Nick denBoer is an award-winning director, animator and digital artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has developed a unique humorous style, combining video remix, VFX and animation techniques under his online brand, “Smearballs”.
Nick honed his skills early in his career working as a writer and bit creator for Conan O’Brien producing and remixing popular culture segments for the show. Nick is a frequent collaborator with deadmau5 and has directed and produced three music videos, tour visuals and many other digital projects for his brand. Nick’s work has also landed him many other collaborations with artists like Flying Lotus, Eric Andre, Tommy Lee, Beeple, Madonna, and The Wu-Tang Clan to name a few. His groundbreaking short film “The Chickening” (a poultry-infused remix of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”) graced the screens of over a hundred film festivals around the world including TIFF and Sundance.
Nick has directed and produced award-winning ads for Old Spice, DC SHOES, KFC along with countless TV shows, films, web, and VR projects.