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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 Oliver. In 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 HOOLIGANS (2006), starring Elijah Wood.

Baird's directorial debut feature, which he also wrote and produced, was the highly acclaimed 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 feature FILTH (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 produced by Academy Award Winner, Danny Boyle. Baird was then approached by HBO in 2015 to direct an episode of their Martin Scorsese / Mick Jagger produced show VINYL, created by Terence Winter. In 2016 Baird directed two episodes of a new AMC show FEED THE BEAST, starring David Schwimmer, and the second episode of a new Showtime series I'M DYING UP HERE, created by Jim Carrey.

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 Independent Film Awards) Best British Film nomination (Empire Film Awards)

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