LOS ANGELES, USA // Aaron Stoller finds humor in even the most seemingly ordinary encounters. Born and raised in St. Louis, Aaron studied TV and film at the University of Missouri, but his real education came at the MTV on-air promo department, where he started as a college intern and worked his way up over the next ten years. Given unrestricted freedom to experiment, he created hundreds of spots for the channel, honing his skills and distinct style along the way.
From MTV Aaron jumped to the commercial world, making his mark with fresh perspectives and impeccable comedic timing for global leading brands. His memorable spots include a biting PSA for the National Partnership for Women and Families which takes on paid family and medical leave; a tongue-in-cheek look at negotiations for Bulk Powders; and viral Super Bowl spots “The Chase” for Hyundai and Dirty Dancing-inspired “Celebrations to Come” for the NFL.
He is a go-to director for spots with celebrity talent and has worked with everyone from Tom Cruise to Steph Curry to deliver outstanding performances while putting the whole set at ease. Aaron’s work has been recognized with honors from Cannes Lions, The One Show, Clios, AICP, and more.
Aaron is based in Los Angeles with his wife and four sons. When he’s not on set, he can be found golfing or gambling (or on a good day, both).