WATCH: How To Get Professional Representation as a Director

What comes first; the chicken or the egg? The representation or the jobs? While it might not be feasible to put yourself in the running for directing national commercials right out of the gates and without representation, that doesn’t mean you can’t (or shouldn’t) do the same work under the radar.

Commercial director, Jesse Harris, talks about how he first got professional representation as a director and how he got to a point where he felt he was ready for it.


And while on the subject, let’s have him elaborate a bit, shall we?


Jesse Harris is a Los Angeles-based commercial director with numerous projects under his belt, working with some of the biggest companies in the world. He is also the founder of NFFTY – a Seattle film festival for talented, young filmmakers. The biggest of its kind, actually.

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Mads is a Scandinavian-born, Los Angeles-based actor and aspiring film maker. He's dabbled in stunt driving (no one got hurt) and once rescued a baby bunny from his garage.

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