Threaded Pictures announces the signing of Director Josh Blaylock to its roster and will represent him in the U.S. for commercial and branded content motion work.
With a keen eye for composition and lighting, Blaylock is known for collaborating with his clients to bring fresh and innovative perspectives to food and other tabletop work. His reputation as an intuitive and creative problem solver who provides a relaxed atmosphere on set has landed him work with such high profile clients as Pizza Hut, Frito Lay, Grey Goose, Dr. Pepper and Shiner Beer. He joins Threaded Pictures’ growing roster of directors as its cornerstone for all things food and beverage related.
“I’ve been tracking Josh’s career since I came to Dallas,” says Brian Hwang, Executive Producer of the production company. “His photography is top-notch, and his transition into directing motion work has been seamless. In the short time, we’ve been working together, he’s shown a constant hunger to experiment and be creative. That eagerness to get in the studio to test and develop new techniques, even before a project begins, will be a tremendous draw for our clients.”
Recently Blaylock collaborated with Threaded Pictures and sister companies Republic Editorial and Infinite Fiction on projects for Estrella Jalisco, Cinemark, Rold Gold, and Chuck E. Cheese. A true foodie at heart, he believes food always has a story to tell, and his lens is his tool to share it. With the benefit of a motion control rig housed at his studio, he spends the majority of his free time tweaking and perfecting his craft.
A native Texan, Blaylock’s relationship with cameras began as a teenager out on the West Coast in Hollywood, where he spent over eight years in front of the camera, landing roles ranging from primetime series to the Academy Award-winning film No Country For Old Men.
Eager to learn the ins and outs of the industry, he used his downtime on set to immerse himself in the various crew departments. He credits that background, and the exposure he gained from working with a wide variety of directors, for allowing him to smoothly transition from a stills shooter into a tabletop director.
“My number one takeaway from my experience growing up on set,” explains Blaylock, “was that while a director will always face numerous challenges and unexpected obstacles, maintaining a positive attitude and working with your clients and crew to creatively problem-solve is key. In the work we’ve done in recent months, Brian and the team at Threaded have provided the collaborative environment for doing just that. I have no doubt we’re gonna do some killer work together.”
“I’m so excited about adding Josh to our team of directors,” says Threaded Pictures partner Carrie Callaway. “His youthful energy and enthusiasm are contagious, plus the specifics of his skillset perfectly complement the joint talent pool across our sister companies. I can’t wait to see what amazing work our clients and our team produce in the coming months.”
Blaylock joins Threaded Pictures roster of directors that includes TG Herrington, April Kirby, Chad Ostrom, Ben Tedesco, Two-Headed Boy, and Taylor Washington.
“This addition to our team is coming at the perfect time for Josh, the perfect time for our company, and the perfect time for our market,” says Hwang. “I look forward to introducing him to our clients and continuing to further invest in the growth of our creative capabilities.”
To view his work, go here. Reel 360 wishes Josh the best of luck in his new venture.