Jono Hunter is a director, writer, and performer. In the world of branded content, his credits as director/writer include commercials for Nintendo Switch, McDonalds, Samsung, Mike’s Hard Iced Tea, Turbo Tax, Kit Kat, Pizza Hut, Telus, Jolly Rancher, One Plus, Hershey’s, Coffee Mate, Sirius XM, Captain Morgan, Pizza Pops, Cameo, Big Brothers, Reese + NHL, Ice Breakers, Coors Light, and many other clients.
He is particularly known for his versatile, comedic storytelling. Building on his training at Second City, The Upright Citizens Brigade, and Humber College, he launched into his career of directing commercials and films, earning him approving nods from festivals like Cannes (where he won a Bronze Lion and a Young Director Award), Just for Laughs, Eat My Shorts, Dances with Films, ImagineNATIVE, and the Academy Award-qualifying ANIMATOR festival in Poznań. His film, Modern Classic, won Best First Feature at the 2017 Canadian Film Festival and Season 2 of his award-winning animated web series, Night Drives, has been making waves in festivals worldwide.