Jody Hill

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Jody Hill
OccupationFilm director, Screenwriter
Years active2006-present
 
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Jody Hill
OccupationFilm director, Screenwriter
Years active2006-present

Jody Hill is an American film director and screenwriter from Concord, North Carolina. In 2006 he directed, co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in his first film The Foot Fist Way, which he based on his experience as a Taekwondo black belt and instructor. His follow-up film, Observe and Report, stars Seth Rogen and was released on April 10, 2009.[1] Hill is also co-creator and executive producer of the HBO series Eastbound & Down.

The Foot Fist Way was seen by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay who bought the distributing rights to the film. In 2009, Hill directed The Avett Brothers music video "Slight Figure of Speech" which featured Wolfe and Andy Daly.[citation needed] The following year he directed the parody music video Swagger Wagon as part of ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi's campaign for the Sienna SE minivan from Toyota.[2][3]

Hill's next film, L.A.P.I.[4] was announced as an action comedy about a hardboiled private investigator, played by friend and frequent collaborator Danny McBride. It is the first film Hill has directed but not written. It is also the first film produced by Hill's, McBride's, and friend David Gordon Green's production company, Rough House Pictures.

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmCredited as
DirectorWriterProducerActorNotes
2009Observe and ReportYesYes
2007SuperbadYesTut Long John Silver
2006The Foot Fist WayYesYesYesYesMike McAlister

Television[edit]

YearProgramCredited as
DirectorWriterProducerActorNotes
2009Eastbound and DownYesYesYesYesCreator
Also Executive Producer
Real Comedy: Observe and ReportYesHimself

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