Trachtenberg has directed commercials for LexusNike, and Coca Cola. In April, 2008, he joined Tight Films,[1] for which he collaborated with Matt Wolf on an alternate reality game forHellboy II: The Golden Army."

    He directed the internet show, "Ctrl+Alt+Chicken."

    On August 23, 2011, Trachtenberg released the short film, Portal: No Escape.[2] Based on the video game, Portal, the film drew more than one million views within its first day onYouTube.[citation needed] Within two months, the number of viewers surpassed six million.[citation needed]

    On October 13, 2011, announced that Trachtenberg would be directing a science fiction action heist film for Universal Pictures and writer Chris Morgan (WantedFast Five47 Ronin).[3]