Jared Clayton

Biography

Jared Clayton

Jared is a self-taught, multidisciplinary filmmaker with a background in writing and cinematography whose work is marked by his curiosity, passion for adventure, and unflinching honesty.

Jared’s unique sense of storytelling has created singular work for clients like Toyota, Skoda, Hyundai, Burger King, Adidas, Lincoln Motors, Google, and Rimowa, and his list of awards are numerous — he has picked up major prizes at Ciclope, D&AD, AICP, CLIO, and YDA.

His film ‘Violence’ for UNICEF was nominated for Best Direction at Ciclope. A haunting piece, elevated by his distinct technical craft, the film depicts the brutal effects of violence on children by finding the light between the shadows. Jared uses discordant sound and images to capture alienation and dissociation from a child’s perspective.