Aaron Beckum is a writer, director & musician living in Los Angeles CA.  

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 has worked closely with acclaimed director Mike Mills, polymath artist Miranda July, and as a creative director within Roman Coppola’s TDB Special Projects.

His short films and music videos have screened internationally at festivals including Vancouver International Film Fest, Raindance, London Sci-Fi, Fantasia and Woodstock.

His work is often informed by Scandinavian deadpan humor mixed with a touch of 1970s American slapstick. He loves to mix lo-fi practical effects and feel good adventure while always remaining heartfelt and human.

Outside of filmmaking, Aaron spends his time writing and performing music, ocean swimming, repairing stereo receivers and hang gliding. In addition, he also holds a PhD in Immaterial Actuaries from ITT&T Technical School in Las Cruces, NM; spearheading research in ultra-flaked, artificial demi-croissant technology using 7-dimensional brain-shielded computer modeling.  


Commercial & Music Video inquiries: 



2028 E 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021



suzanne.allan [at] sequoiacontent.com

(416)636-1111 ext. 704

415 Yonge StreetSuite 200

Toronto, ON
M5B 2E7

Any other thoughts, question or comments go to studio@aaronbeckum.com    

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Selected Press

It's Nice That

Screenings & Awards

**Sundance Institute**
Creative Producing Lab Script Selection: “Microchip Blues”

**Best Narrative Short**
Nevada City Film Festival

**Special Jury Prize**
Seattle International Film Festival: Science Fiction + Fantasy Film

**Director’s Guild of Canada Achievement in Direction**
enRoute Student Film Festival
(Featured on all Air Canada flights)

**Nominated Best Picture & Best Acting**
Young Cuts Film Festival, Montreal

**Audience Choice Award**
Eat The Young Film Festival, Hollywood

Vancouver International Film Festival
Woodstock Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival, London UK
Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal QC
Rooftop Film Festival, Brooklyn NY
Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax NS
Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival
London Sci-Fi Film Festvial
Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival: Science Fiction + Fantasy Film
Saint Louis International Film Festival
Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival
DEDfest, Edmonton AB
Short Shorts International Film Festival, Tokyo 
Big Sur International 
Uninvited International Film Festival, Paris