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Jon S Baird

Jon S. Baird began his career as a runner and quickly progressed through the ranks to become one of Scotland’s brightest young directorial talents.

Born and raised in Aberdeenshire, Baird moved to London in the late nineties to immerse himself in all aspects of production. His first role as director was in 2001 within the BBC’s comedy department, where he directed inserts for topical comedy shows.

In 2004, Baird wrote, directed and produced his first short film, It’s A Casual Life, which led to him landing a role as associate producer on the feature film, Green Street (2005), starring Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam.

Baird then wrote and directed the highly acclaimed Cass (2008), a true story charting the life of Cass Pennant; a Jamaican orphan whose fight for identity saw him going from public enemy number one, to successful author.

Baird’s latest film Filth, which he wrote, produced and directed is based on the best selling novel by Irvine welsh and stars James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent. The film was the second highest grossing 18 certificate of 2013, behind Djamgo Unchained, and is also in the top ten highest grossing UK 18 certificates of all time.

Baird splits his time between London and Scotland and is represented by CAA in Los Angeles.

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