Alan Ledford - Filmmaker/ Illustrator
Co Founder of Artsy Fart LLC., Mackford Productions LLC.
Hazel Park, MI
Born and raised in the burbs of Sterling Heights Michigan, Alan Ledford has truly made his mark as an up and coming artist to keep an eye on. Ledford works predominantly in directing, post production and cinematography, but also include various forms of digital and mixed media illustration and design. Completing his Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in film production from Grand Valley State University 2011 (Forbes Top 10 Universities), Alan kept his wheels spinning and moved across country with what he could carry in is car, for work in Hollywood, California. It is in LA that he gained exposure and national credibility while directing and shooting for ZEFR/ Movieclips and Fearless Records with such bands as: Bless The Fall, The Word Alive, Forever The Sickest Kids, and The Summer Set.
His personal work has been showcased, with accompanying awards, at both the Detroit Institute of Arts and well as the Grand Rapids Art Museum, to just name a couple. As opportunities presented themselves, Alan took on an internationally recognized directing feat. He created and choreographed the world’s largest single shot senior citizen music video with Michael Bublé's "Feeling Good". This gained YouTube top chart status in over 12 countries and received over 9 million views collectively (and counting!).
He has been described as "A talented director and visionary in the film industry. His creative spirit and the fact that he is a perfectionist ensures successful projects with a unique perspective."
- Kim Roberts GVSU Film/ Video Professor Quote to CandGnews.com and The Source Detroit Newspaper 2011
Ledford's resume also includes video shoots with local professionals and musical artists including Mitch Albom, Barry Sanders, Snoop Dog, Method Man, Skrillex, Danny Brown and I Prevail.
He has recently taken a break from commercial advertising working as an editor at Doner Advertising. He's been an offline editor as well as the lead assistant editor and touch up artist for all state and national JCPenney commercials for the past two + years. He’s had the opportunity to shoot for Doner, gaining further awards, for such commercial companies as Chrysler, Fiat, Kelly Blue Book, Eureka and Stanley Steamer. With creative integrity, Ledford perfects his skills as an editor during the day. His high level of motivation, passion and enthusiasm then transcends into directing, filming and illustrating. With a lucious amount years of relevant experience and an eye for detail, Alan has established professional credibility with his creative integrity and unique and innovative projects that without a doubt will be gaining continued attention.
Some of the more recent accoplishment comes from 89X's (88.7 FM) "Homie Award" for Best Music Video Of The Year
with his work with I Prevail and Fearless Records in 2015.
Winner of the SPACE AWARD from Motor City Match - Detroit’s Business Challenge Round 4 - Detroit, MI 2016
1st Place - Ford's Meters Made Beautiful Contest - Royal Oak, MI 08/2016
Ledford has combined his talents with nationally recognized NY artist, Alyssa Klash (www.alyssaklash.com), to develop, Artsy Fart LLC.
Artsy Fart is the awesome art collaboration between "power couple" Alyssa Klash and Alan Ledford. Both artists are originally from Metro Detroit and felt their soul purpose was to create and share their fun and whimsical artwork with the community, thus Artsy Fart was created! Artsy Fart is the fun and creative lifestyle brand that defies age, appealing to the kid at heart of any age. Every design and piece of artwork is hand drawn and fully rendered using various coloring and printing techniques to create a limited run of products. Artsy Fart currently specializes in the creation of apparel, accesories and limited giclee prints. See more at artsyfart.com