Aaron Beckum is a writer and director living in Los Angeles. His work is highly stylized and informed by Scandinavian deadpan humor mixed with a touch of 1970s American slapstick – often characterized by lo-fi practical effects and feel good adventure while remaining heartfelt and authentic.
Originally from Kansas City, Aaron grew up mostly in Europe and came to LA by way of Vancouver, BC. His first short film was awarded an Achievement in Direction Award from the Directors Guild of Canada. In Los Angeles he worked closely with Mike Mills, Miranda July, and as a creative director within Roman Coppola’s TDB Special Projects. His directing work can be seen in spots for clients Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, and Redbubble. His short films and music videos have screened internationally at festivals including Vancouver International Film Fest, Raindance, London Sci-Fi, Fantasia and Woodstock.
Aaron is currently developing a feature film with the support of the Sundance Institute. Outside of filmmaking, Aaron spends his time playing music, swimming in the ocean, collecting obsolete technology and hang gliding.