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Jon S. Baird

Director

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Jon S. Baird is a BAFTA award winning director. He has worked with numerous high profile producers including: Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Jim Carrey, Terence Winter and has directed a host of award winning actors including; James McAvoy, John C Reilly, Steve Coogan, Melissa Leo, Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent.

Baird’s latest film Stan & Ollie was nominated for 3 BAFTA film awards and a Golden Globe. The movie was number one at the UK box office on its release and went on to make $25m worldwide from a budget of $10m. Baird also recently won best director at the BAFTA Scotland awards for Stan & Ollie.
His previous feature FILTH (2013), which he wrote, directed and produced, was based on the bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh and starred James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent. FILTH won numerous awards and is in the top ten highest grossing UK 18 certificates of all time.
Baird’s Television work includes HBO’s VINYL where he formed a fabulous relationship with Martin Scorsese, who has continued to be a mentor throughout Baird’s career. He also worked on Showtime’s I”M DYING UP HERE produced by Jim Carrey, where he directed Melissa Leo. Baird worked closely with another mentor of his Danny Boyle on Channel 4’s BABYLON, which was written by SUCCESSION creator Jessie Armstrong.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2017
Production (role):
I'M DYING UP HERE (episode 2)
Company:
Showtime
Project details:
Created by Jim Carrey
Date: 2016
Production (role):
FEED THE BEAST (episodes 3 and 4)
Company:
Lionsgate TV/ AMC
Date: 2015
Production (role):
VINYL
Company:
HBO (Episode 8)
Project details:
Prods. Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter

Starring Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano
Date: 2014
Production (role):
BABYLON
Company:
Channel 4 (Episodes 1, 2 & 3)
Project details:
Prod. Danny Boyle

Starring Brit Marling and James Nesbitt

"One of the most thrilling and original series on television" The Independent

"This is a series worth tracking down and watching" Hollywood Reporter

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2018
Production (role):
STAN AND OLLIE
Company:
BBC Films/ The Weinstein Company
Project details:
Starring John C Reilly and Steve Coogan
Written by Jeff Pope
Date: 2013
Production (role):
FILTH (Writer / Director / Producer)
Company:
Lionsgate
Project details:
Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan and Jim Broadbent

British Independent Film Awards: Best Actor Winner

British Independent Film Awards: Nominated – Best Director

British Independent Film Awards:Nominated – Best Supporting Actor

British Independent Film Awards:Nominated – Best Supporting Actress

British Independent Film Awards:Nominated - Best Achievement in Production

Writers Guild of Great Britain: Nominated – Best Screenplay

Empire Film Awards: Best Actor Winner

Empire Film Awards: Nominated - Best British Film

London Critics Circle Film Awards: Best Actor Winner

London Critics Circle Film Awards: Breakthrough British Filmmaker Winner

London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated - British Film

London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated – Best Technical Achievement

BAFTA Scotland: Best Actor Winner

BAFTA Scotland: Nominated – Best Director

BAFTA Scotland: Nominated – Best Film

“I loved every minute of Filth” Daily Telegraph

“Bruce Robertson is a diabolically unpleasant anti-hero, but somehow writer-director Jon S. Baird makes us feel sympathy for the devil” Hollywood Reporter

“James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp black comedy” Empire Film Magazine
Date: 2008
Production (role):
CASS (Writer / Director / Executive Producer)
Company:
StudioCanal
Project details:
Starring Nonso Anozie
Date: 2006
Production (role):
GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS (Associate Producer)
Company:
Universal Pictures
Project details:
Starring Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam
SHORT FILM
Date: 2004
Production (role):
IT’S A CASUAL LIFE (Writer / Director / Producer)
AWARDS
Production (role):
London Critics Circle
Project details:
Breakthrough British Filmmaker Winner
Production (role):
London Critics Circle
Project details:
Best British Film Nomination
Production (role):
Writer’s Guild Great Britain
Project details:
Best Screenplay Nomination
Production (role):
BAFTA Scotland
Project details:
Best Director and Best Film Nominations
Production (role):
British Independent Film Awards
Project details:
Best Director Nomination
Production (role):
Empire Film Awards
Project details:
Best British Film Nomination

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): I'M DYING UP HERE (episode 2)
    Company: Showtime
    Project details: Created by Jim Carrey
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): FEED THE BEAST (episodes 3 and 4)
    Company: Lionsgate TV/ AMC
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): VINYL
    Company: HBO (Episode 8)
    Project details: Prods. Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter

    Starring Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): BABYLON
    Company: Channel 4 (Episodes 1, 2 & 3)
    Project details: Prod. Danny Boyle

    Starring Brit Marling and James Nesbitt

    "One of the most thrilling and original series on television" The Independent

    "This is a series worth tracking down and watching" Hollywood Reporter

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): STAN AND OLLIE
    Company: BBC Films/ The Weinstein Company
    Project details: Starring John C Reilly and Steve Coogan
    Written by Jeff Pope
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): FILTH (Writer / Director / Producer)
    Company: Lionsgate
    Project details: Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan and Jim Broadbent

    British Independent Film Awards: Best Actor Winner

    British Independent Film Awards: Nominated – Best Director

    British Independent Film Awards:Nominated – Best Supporting Actor

    British Independent Film Awards:Nominated – Best Supporting Actress

    British Independent Film Awards:Nominated - Best Achievement in Production

    Writers Guild of Great Britain: Nominated – Best Screenplay

    Empire Film Awards: Best Actor Winner

    Empire Film Awards: Nominated - Best British Film

    London Critics Circle Film Awards: Best Actor Winner

    London Critics Circle Film Awards: Breakthrough British Filmmaker Winner

    London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated - British Film

    London Critics Circle Film Awards: Nominated – Best Technical Achievement

    BAFTA Scotland: Best Actor Winner

    BAFTA Scotland: Nominated – Best Director

    BAFTA Scotland: Nominated – Best Film

    “I loved every minute of Filth” Daily Telegraph

    “Bruce Robertson is a diabolically unpleasant anti-hero, but somehow writer-director Jon S. Baird makes us feel sympathy for the devil” Hollywood Reporter

    “James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp black comedy” Empire Film Magazine
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): CASS (Writer / Director / Executive Producer)
    Company: StudioCanal
    Project details: Starring Nonso Anozie
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS (Associate Producer)
    Company: Universal Pictures
    Project details: Starring Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam
  • Date
    Production (role)
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): IT’S A CASUAL LIFE (Writer / Director / Producer)
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): London Critics Circle
    Project details: Breakthrough British Filmmaker Winner
  • Production (role): London Critics Circle
    Project details: Best British Film Nomination
  • Production (role): Writer’s Guild Great Britain
    Project details: Best Screenplay Nomination
  • Production (role): BAFTA Scotland
    Project details: Best Director and Best Film Nominations
  • Production (role): British Independent Film Awards
    Project details: Best Director Nomination
  • Production (role): Empire Film Awards
    Project details: Best British Film Nomination