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.
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 - 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?
My First Movie - 20 Celebrated Directors Talk About Their First Film by Stephen Lowenstein - 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Highly entertaining for anyone who wants to make movies
Film Directing Shot By Shot: Visualizing From Concept to Screen by Steven Katz - 🔥🔥
Good basic concepts but 1991 concepts
Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino - 🔥🔥🔥
So much darkness in this book that I was depressed for a week afterwards
Wine. All The Time. by Marissa Ross - 🔥🔥🔥
Primer on chugging wine
Heat by Bill Buford - 🔥🔥🔥🔥
A look inside working in a kitchen
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 - 🔥🔥🔥
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 - 🔥🔥
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