Honor Society Signs Director Lucas Spaulding
Bi-coastal production company Honor Society has signed comedy director Lucas Spaulding for his first U.S. commercial representation as a solo director.
As an industry veteran with over two decades of experience in both production and post, he has lent his directorial talents to projects for top brands such as Tech CU, Burger King and Honda. Spaulding’s signature comedic timing and ear for dialogue are informed by his extensive experience as an editor and span beyond branded work. His short crime comedy “Sequestered” debuted at Tribeca in 2014 before going in to win awards at Stony Brook, Woodstock, Edmonton, Malibu among others.
Spaulding brings his versatility and wealth of knowledge to Honor Society, recently directing out of the production company a humorous new Burger King campaign reuniting Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez and their enduring love for tater tots.
“Lucas brings so much to the table creatively,” notes Honor Society Executive Producer Megan Kelly. “His experience both writing and editing not only inform his approach to dialogue-driven comedy, but also gives him a much broader perspective on the creative process. His diverse skillset speaks to where the industry is heading and makes him a perfect fit for Honor Society.”
“The minute I met the folks at Honor society, I knew that I had found a home. Megan and Eli are as hardworking and reliable as they are fun to be around. In less than a year they have already built something great and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.” adds Spaulding.
“With the democratisation of advertising, there is now more than ever a space for more collaborative storytellers. I'm looking forward to bringing my entire skill set from writing to directing to editing to each and every project that comes my way."
Spaulding started in advertising at an early age when he was cast in a Visa Commercial at his local park. In high school and college he wrote and directed Super 8 short films which helped land him his first job working in the production department at Hal Riney and Partners. Two and a half years later he transitioned into editorial.
It was at Mackenzie Cutler that Spaulding fell in love with comedic storytelling. He's never looked back. "It was an exciting time in advertising and Mackenzie Cutler was at the heart of it. I've always loved making people laugh. To be able to do it for a living was a dream come true. I owe Gavin and Ian a great debt for setting me on my path.
Five years and two children later Spaulding returned to his native California with stops at Cosmo Street, Spotwelders, Whitehouse and his current roost at NO6.
Along the way he continued to write and direct while expanding his editorial reel, collaborating with Guy Shelmerdine and Richard Farmer as part of the directing collective HAPPY at Smuggler, and also writing and directing a number of short films.
Following the success of “Sequestered” he began developing “Sam Again,” a comedy pilot starring Jon Huertas (“Castle”) and Ted McGinley (“Married With Children”) It's slated to debut in 2017.
Spaulding will continue to be represented as an editor at NO6.