JONATHAN DAYTON & VALERIE FARIS (Directed
By) made their feature film
directorial debut in 2006 with LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, which redefined independent
received worldwide critical acclaim, and was nominated for four Academy Awards,
Picture as well as winning the Independent Spirit Award for best feature.
The married filmmaking team began their careers by directing and pioneering
the MTV show,
"The Cutting Edge." They continued to work at the leading edge of music
television, directing award-winning
videos and documentaries for artists including REM, The Red Hot Chili Peppers,
Addiction, The Smashing Pumpkins, Macy Gray, Oasis, Weezer and The Ramones.
productions ultimately earned them two Grammy Awards, nine MTV Music Video
Awards and a
Billboard Music "Director of the Year" Award. In addition, Jonathan and Valerie
extensively in television, including directing episodes of the groundbreaking
sketch comedy series "Mr.
Show with Bob and David" for HBO. They also produced two feature films: the
DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART II: THE METAL YEARS for New Line Cinema and
Jane's Addiction's GIFT for Warner Bros Music.
In 1998, Jonathan and Valerie co-founded Bob Industries, one of the country's
commercial production companies, where they have directed high profile
television ads for VW, Sony
Playstation, Gap, Target, Ikea, Apple and ESPN, among many others.
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