Spike Jonze

Academy Award winning filmmaker, Spike Jonze, crosses boundaries between many mediums: feature films (Her, Where the Wild Things Are, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich – he’s only directed four movies, he’s slow), television (co-creator of Jackass, co-creator and co-chairman of Viceland, producer of Emmy-nominated show Gaycation), acting (Three Kings, Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street, Annie Hall), music videos (mostly in the 90s… he’s really old), choreography (he’ll be the first to remind you that he personally won MTV Best Choreography awards for Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You” and “Weapon of Choice”)…

He’s also made documentaries before: one on Al Gore for Gore’s 2000 Presidential Campaign and another he wrote and produced on two of his favorites, Jim Carrey and Andy Kaufman called Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond. He co-designed and co- produced Frank Ocean’s “Blonded” tour in 2017, failed his bar exam before becoming a filmmaker, co-founded “Girl” and “Chocolate” Skateboards and micro-dosed for the first six months of the year until the Hotel Gotham in Manchester broke the vial.

As hard as he’s tried, he’s the only filmmaker the French don’t like.