Born in Louisville, KY and raised south of Nashville, TN, Ballard C. Boyd is a product of the American South.
He has directed commercials and branded content for brands including Google, Wild Turkey, Captain Morgan, Mountain Dew, PETCO, and Popular Mechanics.
His narrative work has been broadcast on Comedy Central, HBO Family, Logo, E!, ESPN.com, and NBC.com, and screened at over 4 dozen film festivals.
Ballard attended Emerson College in Boston, Mass. where he graduated magna cum laude in 3 1/2 years with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film. Following college, Ballard worked at the human consciousness think-tank Integral Institute, as director & manager of the company’s in-house video production company, at the age of 23.
In 2008, he moved to New York City and began a hard push toward directing with the “quantity” approach to improving his craft. Within the next year, and with over 50 viral videos under his belt, his music video “Ode To Kulele” by Mal Blum was awarded as one of the Top 10 Music Videos of 2009 (#10), by the viewing audience of MTV/Logo’s The Click List.
His work has been featured by the press in The New York Times, Advertising Age, Creativity Online, SlashFilm, MediaBistro, and The Huffington Post.
In 2012, he received the Visionary Award for Directing by Big Vision Empty Wallet, along side fellow award recipients Whit Stilman, Matt Pinfield & presenter Roberta Flack.
Ballard C. Boyd currently lives in Sunnyside, Queens, NY and plays the ukulele.