A native Californian, Paul Hunter majored in Radio, TV and Film at Cal State Northridge. He began his career by working in commercials, and received recognition for his work for high profile clients when a commercial he directed for Nike won an Emmy award. He moved on to directing music videos for artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, Will Smith, Janet Jackson and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few. Hunter made his feature film directing debut with Bulletproof Monk (2003), shot in Toronto and Vancouver. However, he continues to direct commercials, including big budget product spots for major corporations such as The Gap and Coca Cola (Dasani).