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Jono Hunter Signs to Slim

Comedy director joins Venice, CA-based production company

Jono Hunter Signs to Slim

Venice, CA-based production company Slim is proud to announce that acclaimed comedy director Jono Hunter is the newest addition to their roster. 

Hunter was heralded with a silver award at the Young Directors’ Showcase at Cannes in 2015 and made an initial impression in the US with Jolly Rancher and the Kit Kat “Chance The (W)rapper” campaigns, both via Anomaly in New York. A native of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Jono has a solid track record of commercial work in Canada, including the Canadian Film Festival’s “Academy of Clichés” and spots for the 2016 Vancouver Games. Plus, he recently directed, co-wrote and starred in a film, “Modern Classic” which was awarded Best First Feature at the 2017 Canadian Film Festival.

Tom Weissferdt, Owner/EP at Slim remarked “Jono’s work has an unrivaled comedic appeal — his humor is accessible, in spite of its quirkiness, and I expect he will continue to attract a wide audience in the advertising industry and beyond. He is a welcome and refreshing addition to Slim’s slate of directors.” Hunter is equally excited at the signing and stated "I'm thrilled to be a part of this well-rounded and intimate roster. The team at Slim are some of the kindest folks I've met on my journey and I'm looking forward to all the comedic collaborations to come."

Slim is known for its streamlined and agile approach to commercial production and Hunter joins the company during an especially favourable time.  Director Jeff Baena’s film “The Little Hours” was a surprise hit at the indie box office this summer, while Thomas Garber’s Jeep spot out of DDB Chicago made an appearance earlier this year during the Golden Globes broadcast. Karen Cunningham also created an impact with “Dads Who Play Barbie”, her follow-up spot to the multiple award-winning “Imagine The Possibilities” for BBDO SF and Mattel. In addition, Vincent Urban added a captivating Panama Tourism campaign to his growing list of credits and ZCDC (Zack Canepari and Drea Cooper) directed a series for Netflix about the police department in Flint, Michigan that will air in 2018.