Jordan Vogt-Roberts

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Jordan Vogt-Roberts
BornJordan Charles Vogt-Roberts
Detroit, Michigan, United States
OccupationFilm director Producer
 
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Jordan Vogt-Roberts
BornJordan Charles Vogt-Roberts
Detroit, Michigan, United States
OccupationFilm director Producer

Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts is an American director, filmmaker, writer and screenwriter. His feature directorial debut, The Kings of Summer screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, and also at the 2013 Cleveland International Film Festival. The film also won the Narrative Feature Audience Award at the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival.[1] Vogt-Roberts also directed and wrote a short film that screened at the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW starring T.J. Miller entitled Successful Alcoholics, and wrote (along with Miller) and directed the TV series Mash Up, which airs on Comedy Central.

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Vogt-Roberts' most well-known film is the coming-of-age dramedy feature film, The Kings of Summer, which he directed based off a script that Chris Galletta wrote, and which also stars Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Erin Moriarty, Alison Brie, Eugene Cordero, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kumail Nanjiani and more. The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the Cleveland International Film Festival, and also won the Narrative Feature Audience Award at the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival.

Prior to directing The Kings of Summer, Vogt-Roberts wrote and directed a short film starring T.J. Miller and Lizzy Caplan entitled Successful Alcoholics. The film screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, the AFI Fest and 30 other film festivals.[2] The film also stars Tony Hale.

After directing Successful Alcoholics, Vogt-Roberts would work again with T.J. Miller on the Comedy Central TV show, Mash Up, which initially started as a TV movie. He co-wrote the series with Miller and directed all of its episodes. The show is a mix of different styles of sketches, such as "Word Mash Ups" - where two seemingly different words sharing something in common are merged and a short film segment is filmed about it. For instance, a segment entitled Bad Boyz II Men in Black (starring Nick Cannon) merges the films Bad Boyz and Men in Black with a Boyz II Men soundtrack.[3]

Vogt-Robert has also directed various episodes of Funny or Die Presents as well as several episodes of MTV's Death Valley and nearly all the episodes of the web series Single Dads. Prior to directing and writing Successful Alcoholics, Vogt-Roberts directed the short film Mint in a Box (2009) (also starring T.J. Miller), and the web series Memoirs of a Manchild (2009-2010) and Book Club (2009-2013).

Background[edit source | edit]

Vogt-Roberts is from Detroit.[4] He contributed to the webpage Blerds.com with a few stand-up comedian friends in order to display various videos merging stand-up and visual storytelling that he produced and directed.[5]

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