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Joe Pytka

Joe Pytka was born on November 4, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Pepsi: Archaeology (1985), Space Jam (1996) and Hallmark: Dance Cards (1991). See full bio »

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 2017 Lunch with George and Ed (Documentary)
 2015 McDonald's: Good Things (Short)
 2013/II Eye (Short)
 2006 Clydesdale American Dream (Short)
 2003 Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon (Video documentary) (video "Just Like Starting Over")
 2003 Michael Jackson: Number Ones (Video documentary) (videos "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Dirty Diana")
 2001 Britney: The Videos (Video documentary short) (segment "Joy Of Pepsi")
 2001 Britney Spears: Joy of Pepsi (Music Video)
 2001 IBM - The Pitch (Video short)
 2000 John Lennon: (Just Like) Starting Over (Music Video short)
 1996 Seal: Fly Like an Eagle (Music Video)
 1996 Space Jam
 1995 The Beatles: Free as a Bird (Music Video short) (uncredited)
 1995 Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (Video) (videos "Heal the World", "The Way You Make Me Feel")
 1993 Pepsi: 'I'll Be There (Music Video)
 1993 Nike: Aerospace Jordan (TV Special)
 1993 Dangerous: The Short Films (Video) (video "Heal The World")
 1992 Pepsi: Dreams (Music Video)
 1992 Michael Jackson: Heal the World (Music Video)
 1992 Nike: Hare Jordan (TV Special short)
 1992 Pepsi: Two Kids (Video short)
 1991 Dupont: Walker (Video short)
 1991 Hallmark: Dance Cards (Video short)
 1991 The King of Ads (Documentary) (segment "Apple commercial")
 1989 Let It Ride
 1988 Michael Jackson: Dirty Diana (Music Video)
 1987 Perrier: Continents (Video short)
 1987 Cannes Goods II (Documentary)
 1985-1986 Bartles & Jaymes: Frank and Ed (TV Series short) (5 episodes)
- Bagels (1986)
- Friendly City (1986)
- Name (1985)
- Agency (1985)
- Bartles & Jaymes (1985)
 1985 Pepsi: Archaeology (Video short)
 1984 Ronald Reagan: Prouder, Stronger, Better (TV Special short)
 1981 Thirsty Workers (TV Series)
 1980 Hershey's Syrup: Messy Marvin (Video short)
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Music video: Directed the "The Way You Make Me Feel" video by Michael Jackson. See more »


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