Comedic director Jordan Brady has joined Toronto-based production company Someplace Nice for Canadian representation. A long-time stand-up comedian, having toured nightclubs and colleges in 49 states across America, Brady brings a wry humour to his commercials and has worked with comedy legends such as Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Keegan-Michael Key and Jim Gaffigan. He has worked with clients such as Toyota, National Geographic, GMC, Ford, Jeep, and FIAT.
“We love the breadth of Jordan's talents,” says Chilo Fletcher, partner and executive producer at Someplace Nice. “He ticks a lot of boxes. He’s got comedy but he’s also skilled with dialogue, cars, in-camera effects, and celebrities. And he’s got a lot of experience with hidden camera, real people and documentaries. Even more, he is nice – nice is his professional standard.”
In addition to commercials, Brady has directed five feature films, including the 2010 cult feature hit documentary I AM COMIC (Netflix, Showtime). The film is a candid exploration of the world of stand-up comedians featuring top comics such as Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Chris Hardwick, Lewis Black, Margaret Cho and more. The film evolved into a trilogy with a 2014 follow up I AM ROAD COMIC (Netflix, Hulu), and I AM BATTLE COMIC, which explores the comedian’s experience of performing comedy for troops on bases in Afghanistan & Iraq.
Brady also hosts the popular podcast RESPECT THE PROCESS, described as “The Rosetta Stone of filmmaking.” In the series, Brady hosts one-on-one candid chats with working directors, ad agency creatives and crew members who discuss filmmaking for advertising.
Not content to keep his directing knowledge to himself Brady has conducted a quarterly Commercial Directing Bootcamp since 2015, in which he gives away the keys to the spot-making kingdom. Brady is represented by Superlounge in the US.