He's a co-founder of and director at Common Good, the Toronto-based directing collective that's capable of live action, design, animation and VFX across film, television, digital media and experiential.
We tapped Jamie up for his Essential List. He obliged and wrote it from an outside pool in LA. We are jealous.
And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a series of personal snaps from Jamie throughout.
o Place of birth: Toronto
o Hometown: Currently Toronto, but it’s been Berlin, New York and the Cayman Islands for a while
o Staycation: My parents’ cottage up north
o Vacation: Tokyo, then take a trip to an onsen outside Kyoto for some down time.
o Pet: Never have, never will. Not into animals
o Place of work: Right now it’s poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel in LA. Nice vibes.
o Place of workout: In the ring training Muay Thai
o Side project: I always have at least one happening at any given time. o Lately I’m just trying to do more creative work with my wonderful lady Berkeley Poole. We’ve done short films, branding projects, art installations, clothing collaborations and even a recent Cannabis campaign.
o Mode of transport: Bike in the summer, whip in the winter.
o Bonus Travel Essential: My Contax T2 camera
o Artist: Jordan Wolfson, Paul Pfieffer, Matthew Barney
o Musician: Lou Reed, Bowie, The Knife, Wu Tang
o Commercials / music video director: Spike Jonze, Jonathan Glazer, Chris Cunningham, Fleur & Manu, Gustav Johansson, Martin De Thurah
o Film director: Kubrick, P.T. Anderson, Harmony Korine, Gus Van Sant, Lars Von Trier, Jörgen Leth
o Photographer: Viviane Sassen, William Klein, Nan Goldin, Tyrone Lebon, Jurgen Teller
o Film: My Own Private Idaho, The Five Obstructions, Kids, Irreversible, The Master, Royal Tenenbaums, A Clockwork Orange, Streetwise
o Series: The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Planet Earth when I want to chilllllll
o Commercial: Mr. W
o Music Video: Rabbit in Your Headlights - Unkle feat. Thom Yorke
o Video Game: Not a gamer so I guess it would be Super Mario 3 on the original NES
o Board Game: Monopoly
o Book: Beautiful Losers, The Rum Diary, The Yage Letters
o Graphic Novel: I love anime but somehow I’m not into graphic novels.
o Podcast: Philosophize This, Public Announcement, The Tim Ferris Show