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JONATHAN DAYTON & VALERIE FARIS (Directed By) made their feature film directorial debut in 2006 with LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, which redefined independent filmmaking, received worldwide critical acclaim, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best 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, Jane's Addiction, The Smashing Pumpkins, Macy Gray, Oasis, Weezer and The Ramones. Their music 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 have worked 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 documentary 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 leading 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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