Jono Hunter’s late uncle was the proud author of a dictionary of puns. With this in mind, it’s possible that Jono’s uncommon flair for comedy and sharp writing skills are distinct hereditary gifts.
A native of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Jono initially started in commercial production working as a PA in Toronto. He eventually worked his way up the ranks to a full-fledged directing career, picking up a few notable awards along the way, including a silver in the Young Directors’ Showcase at Cannes in 2015. His work for Kit Kat starring Chance The (W)Rapper was well-received in the United States, and he also co-wrote, directed and starred in the movie “Modern Classic”. The film won Best First Feature at the 2017 Canadian Film Festival.
The best advice Jono ever received was from a disturbed man tossing toilet paper out of a streetcar window shouting “Stay true to yourself, a**hole!”. Since then Jono has guided his career based on this instruction, resulting in work that is solidly rooted in dialogue and performance-driven comedy with hints of surrealism. He is renowned for his quirky brand of storytelling and humor, which is occasionally deadpan and always unconventional.
Winner, Bronze Lion for Film Craft from Cannes for “ExFEARiential” / Winner, Best First Feature from Canadian Film Festival for “Modern Classic” / Winner, Silver from the Broadcast North America, Young Director’s Showcase / Winner, Gold at the Canadian Marketing Awards
Slim Pictures is a boutique commercial production company. We keep things lithe. We combine our directors’ strengths with resourcefulness to produce compelling stories for our clients. We create content that opens up our world and inspires audiences everywhere. We ride our bikes to Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice to get ice cream.
Owner/EP Tom Weissferdt established Slim in 2010 and continues to collaborate with ingenious talent from across the globe.