Hailing from the ruins of Detroit, Jordan Vogt-Roberts started doing two things at a young age to prepare himself as a director:
1) dealing with the hassle of a hyphenated last name.
2) Making stop-motion movies in his basement with Lego and Batman toys.
Flash forward a quarter of a century when he and a group of stand up comedians created the website Blerds.com to showcase videos he produced and directed. These videos, which the Chicago Tribune dubbed an “inspired mix of stand-up and visual storytelling,” quickly generated millions of views. Subsequent screenings at various festivals, including HBO’s Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, led to a deal with Tribal DDB, which Adweek had just named “Interactive Agency of the Year.”
Since moving to Los Angeles, Jordan has directed web content for Warner 2.0, FOX International, Comedy.com, FOX Digital and babelgum among others, and will soon branch into television with an hour-long special he conceived and will direct for Comedy Central called “Mash UP”.
His 25-minute short film ‘Successful Alcoholics’ premiered at Sundance 2010.