STAN & OLLIE
JON S. BAIRD (Director) began his career at the BBC and
quickly progressed through the ranks to
become one of Britain's most exciting directorial talents. His first role as
director was in 2003
when he directed the topical comedy show THE STATE WE'RE IN, presented by John
2004 Baird wrote, directed and produced his first short film, IT'S A CASUAL
LIFE, which led to
him landing a role as an associate producer on the feature film GREEN STREET
(2006), starring Elijah Wood.
Baird's directorial debut feature, which he also wrote and produced, was the
CASS (2008); a true story about a Jamaican orphan, whose violent struggle for
identity saw him
going from public enemy number one, to successful author. Baird's follow up
(2013), which he also wrote, directed and produced, was based on the bestselling
novel by Irvine
Welsh and starred James McAvoy. FILTH won numerous awards and played at several
international film festivals. FILTH is in the top ten highest grossing UK 18
certificates of all time.
In 2014, Baird directed the television drama BABYLON for Channel 4, which was
Academy Award Winner, Danny Boyle. Baird was then approached by HBO in 2015 to
episode of their Martin Scorsese / Mick Jagger produced show VINYL, created by
In 2016 Baird directed two episodes of a new AMC show FEED THE BEAST, starring
Schwimmer, and the second episode of a new Showtime series I'M DYING UP HERE,
Awards include: Winner of Breakthrough British filmmaker and nomination for
Best British Film
(London Critics Circle), Best Screenplay nomination (Writer's Guild Great
Britain), Best Director
and Best Film nominations (BAFTA Scotland) Best Director nomination (British
Film Awards) Best British Film nomination (Empire Film Awards)
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