- Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
- VENICE, Calif.
Slim Pictures has signed director Jason Headley for commercial representation. Known for his performance- and dialogue-driven work, Headley has a track record for viral hits, most notably his short It’s Not About The Nail, which has reached 12 million-plus views and counting.
Headley began his storytelling career in earnest with the publication of his novel, Small Town Odds. His journey in advertising began with a job in the mailroom of a San Francisco-based agency where he quickly worked his way up to copywriter. Headley’s first directing gig came at the suggestion of a producer, who offered him the opportunity to helm a spot he had written for Ancestry.com.
From there, he began writing and directing comedic shorts for fun. One such personal project--the witty web short series At The Bar--led to Sundance and Heineken commissioning Headley to create a batch of four new films as sponsored content.
Headley has directed work for Reliant Energy, TiVo, Mass Mutual, and AMC Networks, among others, and his short films have been featured on NBC’s Today Show, SundanceTV, and the front pages of Funny or Die and Reddit.
Headley’s distinct comedic voice is what caught the attention of Slim Pictures EP Tom Weissferdt. “Jason’s command of story and performance speaks for itself, but I really appreciate his versatile artistic background and output,” said Weissferdt. “The spectrum of what Jason does creatively is so much broader than just directing commercials.”