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My name is Jason Hendardy

I am a video director / content creator / photographer from Oakland, California, who's drawn to a good story. Fascinated by the unique, unexpected and weird, I believe a well told story can be inspiring and motivational. I root for the underdog but also think the villain is equally as interesting. 

I am a sucker for good food, music, books, and traveling. I grew up skateboarding, touring in bands and making home movies. In the past I ran a vinyl based record label called Loglady Records and was part of an art collective called Drone Dungeon.

I am available for freelance work. 


Selected Client List:

ChefsFeed, Eater, Good Eggs, eBay, Microsoft, Nosh, Recode, Vox Media, Wieden+Kennedy


Books read in 2018

The list below is chronological with the top title being the most recently read. 

Rating scale:

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 - Literally fire x 5. Somewhat life changing. I'd suggest to anyone.

🔥🔥🔥🔥 - Prettttty, prettttttty good *Larry David voice*. Def read if you like the subject.

🔥🔥🔥 - Entertaining, interesting, and decent but don't expect to get your mind blown.

🔥🔥 - Only read if you got it for free and have the time.

🔥- So much regret. Why did I even finish this book?


  • In The Blink Of An Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing by Walter Murch - 🔥🔥🔥🔥
    • Editing concepts and the transition from film to digital
  • Hustle by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, Jonas Koffler - 🔥🔥🔥
    • One of the better self-help books to get motivated
  • On Directing Film by David Mamet - 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
    • I'd recommend this book to any creative person and not just filmmakers
  • You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero - 🔥🔥🔥
    • If you're looking for some motivation this book is exceptional
  • Real World by Natsuo Kirino - 🔥🔥🔥
    • Interesting story structure that takes place in modern Japan
  • Making Movies by Sidney Lumet - 🔥🔥🔥🔥
    • The process of making Hollywood movies
  • Rebel Without A Crew by Robert Rodriguez - 🔥🔥🔥
    • Diary entries about film/directing
  • Armada by Ernest Cline - 🔥🔥🔥 
    • Apocalyptic sci-fi adventure
  • Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein - 🔥🔥🔥
    • Music memoir
  • Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline - 🔥🔥🔥
    • Nerdy but entertaining adventure
  • Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Work Together by Pamela Slim - 🔥🔥
    • Nothing new
  • The White Album by Joan Didion - 🔥🔥🔥
    • Compilation of essays with focus on CA in 60s/70s
  • Zero To One: Notes on startups, or how to build the future by Peter Thiel - 🔥🔥
    • Weird guy but some interesting ideas
  • Travels by Michael Crichton- 🔥🔥🔥🔥
    • Accounts from med school to making movies