Mind’sEye sign a Canadian ad director raised on Super 8 and punk rock.
Growing up in on the postcard-worthy coast of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Jono Hunter was instilled with a sense of beauty from a young age. His youth was documented with 35mm stills and Super 8 shorts, devoting the remainder of his passions to playing in punk bands.
After an inevitable stint in film school, he served as a production assistant on assorted jobs while continuing to make music with bands he and his friends put together. One production manager was particularly supportive, scheduling him on PA gigs in and around his band touring exploits. Meanwhile he took maximum advantage of the gear his production contacts had access to, shooting speculative ads and weird short films on the weekend.
His work has paid off so far, leading to a raft of awards and festival selections for his various short films, as well as an impressive reel of award winning commercial work, including a Young Director Award and a Bronze Lion at Cannes, a Webby and a Bessie.
Now he’s represented in the UK by Mind’sEye, so look out for his name on pitches, credit lists and awards announcements soon.
Watch some of his work here: