Director, Valiant Pictures
Vincent Lin: Vincent Lin is 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 Michel Gondry music videos including the Kanye West video “Heard 'Em Say” featuring Adam Levine, and on Steven Spielberg’s Munich. After working up the production chain for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Dateline NBC, he got hired 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 and garnered millions of views online. His list of accolades includes the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, MNET Grand Jury Award, and NBC Universal Short 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 founded Valiant Pictures, it has become one of the fastest-growing minority-owned commercial production companies in New York City, forming relationships with leading advertising agencies and achieving an impressive exponential YOY growth. Vincent has directed national commercials for Pepsi, Mtn Dew, Google, Sam Adams, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Denny’s, L.L. Bean, Midori, as well as produced a Super Bowl XLVII commercial for Labatt Blue. Vincent’s commercial recognitions include a Silver Clio, D&AD Pencil Award, Bronze Cannes Lion, Best in Show (Mashies Awards), AI-AP International Motion Awards, AVA Digital Gold, and various commercials shortlisted for Shots Awards.
From 2020 to 2021, Vincent served as executive producer on Academy Award-qualifying short film In France, by director Em Weinstein, which won the Grand Jury Award at Outfest ’20 and Slamdance ‘21. Valiant has accumulated 7 Telly Awards, 1 ADDY Award, 1 Kinsale Shark, and the latest campaign Vincent produced for Carmax starring NBA and WNBA All-Stars Stephen Curry and Sue Bird, went viral in April ’21 with over 2MM in a matter of days and received featured articles on CNBC, UPROXX, Popsugar, and MSN for its inclusivity and women empowerment. Vincent also wrote the feature film Chopin, which placed as a semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship and is currently being developed.
Vincent is Taiwanese-American, and the former Media Board Member for Taiwanese American Professionals (501c3), on the judging committee for NYU’s The Purple List, the Brand Film Awards, and the Stevie Awards, a reader for Giant Leap Accelerator Program (to amplify AAPI diversity), and on the screening panel for the Asian American International Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival.