About nickraymccann

  • Industry ComedyFilmMusicTelevision
  • Sector Branded ContentCreative ServicesMusic ProductionOriginal ContentFilm Production
  • Preferred Job Title Director
  • Companies Stephen Wilkes Photography, Industrial Color, Vacation Pictures Productions


NICK RAY MCCANN is an award-winning director and cinematographer based in New York City and Los Angeles.

Beginning work as a camera assistant to National Geographic photographer Stephen Wilkes, Nick lived in Asia and travel through much of Europe and the states. After moving to New York City Nick was hired by Industrial Color where he began working as a cinematographer, teaming up with various directors to film commercials, music videos, and EPKs for clients including NBC, USA, Coach, Belstaff, Diesel, Mercedes Benz, Spotco, VH1, NBC, Got Milk?, Kohl’s, and Victoria’s Secret. Editorial clients included Vogue, 25 Magazine, Adweek, Conde Nast, New York Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and People Magazine. Soon after going freelance to open his own studio Nick worked as camera operator on Ken Burn’s Vietnam.

From 2013-2016 Nick co-founded VACATION PICTURES in Brooklyn, NY where he worked as executive producer and director, completing commercials for clients including Food52, Refinery29, J Lindeberg, Absolut, Ace Hotel, Calvin Klein, Coty Fragrances, Emblem Health, Flavorpill, Goose Barnacle, GQ Brasil, Mashable, Paralux, and Vogue Russia.

Nick’s short films and music videos have been screened at the Northside Film Festival, the LA Short Film Festival, the Coney Island Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival, the Indie Memphis Film Festival, the Berlin Music Video Awards, the Hudson Valley Film Festival, and more.

While working as a music photographer Nick went on tour with Gwar and was soaked in fake blood on a nightly basis.

Nick writes and performs music under the project name The Bigst Hands You’ve Ever Seen.