Jack Whiteley

After deciding a career in fine art wasn’t quite for him, Jack honed his skills in practical filmmaking at the Manchester School of Art, graduating with a First-Class Honours degree in 2008. The course enabled Jack the freedom to explore and understand the filmmaking process and instilled in him an understanding of narrative, and more specifically short-form narrative, a learning that underpins his work today.

Born and raised in the wilds of Shropshire, Jack left the Shire to forge his way in the world of filmmaking and hasn’t looked back since. A Jack-of-all-filmic-trades, he is a deft hand at directing, cinematography and editing.

After graduating, Jack set up home in the great port city of Liverpool where he established himself as one of the city’s leading freelance filmmakers. Working primarily within the field of music video, Jack developed a unique style for capturing action and performance. His work is defined by its energy and rhythm as well as its rich and captivating imagery.

Since bravely stepping into London and the world of commercials, Jack has worked on a groundbreaking brand re-launch campaign for Weetabix, whilst also directing films for Kit Kat, Sainsbury’s and RMHC culminating in his being featured in the Shots 25th Anniversary ‘Best New Directors Collection’.

Jack has continued to develop his promo work, since his debut video for Stealing Sheep’s ‘I am the Rain’, which was followed shortly by a trip to Bulgaria to shoot a promo for Norwegian artist Mikhael Paskalev for his single ‘Jive Babe’. The resultant piece led to much critical acclaim for Jack, culminating in his being shortlisted for the Cannes 2013 Young Director Award. Jack has directed several promos, including his highly praised film for The Staves ‘Black & White’, which won Best Alternative Video at the 2015 UKMVAs and Silver at this year’s Creative Circle Awards, as well as featuring in the inaugural 1.4 Showcase.