Slim Pictures Signs Comedy Director Jason Headley
Slim Pictures is thrilled to announce the signing of director Jason Headley for commercial representation. Headley’s performance- and dialogue-driven work hits the sweet spot between the humorous and the heartfelt, with Headley’s track record showing a proven knack for viral sensations.
Jason Headley effortlessly moves between writing, directing and acting. His distinct brand of offbeat, yet relatable, humour combines carefully-conceived and clever scenes with impeccable timing. “The humour I prefer is subtle,” Headley remarks. “I love when you get a joke inside of something real, or get something real inside a joke.”
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. Jason’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, Jason 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 Jason to create a batch of four new films as sponsored content.
Jason 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. His short film, “It’s Not About the Nail,” has reached over 12 million views and counting.
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,” comments Weissferdt. “The spectrum of what Jason does creatively is so much broader than just directing commercials.”
“I first met Tom years ago and we hit it off right away,” recalls Headley. “He was the first person who saw my reel and immediately honed in on the work that represented the direction I wanted to keep pushing.”
Jason Headley now officially joins the carefully-curated, award-winning roster at the Venice-based production company. “Slim Pictures, to me, seems very solid, professional, and no-nonsense,” states Jason. “And those happen to be the terms in which I like to think of myself. When I think of myself. Which isn’t often, I promise.”