Jesse Peretz, a former bass player and founding member of The Lemonheads, began his career shooting music videos and first gained notoriety in 2001 for the Foo Fighter’s “Learn to Fly” music video, which won him a Grammy. He has since gone on to direct music videos for Jack Black, Jimmy Fallon and Selena Gomez.
He parlayed his early music video success into a successful television and film career, directing episodes for television shows like The Office, New Girl, Important Things with Demetri Martin, Nurse Jackie, Girls and most recently the Netflix hit series GLOW. His debut feature film, First Love, Last Rites earned him recognition from The International Federation of Film Critics. His most recent films include the beloved comedy Our Idiot Brother starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel and 2018’s critically acclaimed Nick Hornby adaptation Juliet, Naked starring Rose Bryne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd.
In his commercial work, Jesse has collaborated with brands like Toyota, Nike, Ikea, Taco Bell, Gap, EA Sports and BMW.