- LOS ANGELES
SixTwentySix has added director Jonathan Salmon to its roster for commercial, music video, and long-form work. This marks the young filmmaker’s first formal representation in the U.S.
Born and bred in Seattle, Salmon is a self-taught talent who discovered an affinity and gift for art and film in his early 20s during a project collaboration with a friend before ultimately relocating to Los Angeles to actively pursue his filmmaking career.
Salmon has a shooting style that exhibits a passionate desire to support the truth and its community in any film he creates. His main goal with any piece he directs is always steadfastly aiming to keep every performance authentic to the material, pushing the narrative with “life forward” as the forefront mantra in his craft. This approach is the cornerstone for films and commercials that Salmon has done for the likes of Venus Williams, Lacoste, Apple Music, Amazon, Highsnobiety, Beats By Dre, On Running and Lexus.
Salmon has also directed assorted music-driven projects including the campaign for the NFT-inspired app S!ng, NPR’s Tiny Desk concert featuring DUCKWRTH, and multiple music videos for Vince Staples, Tove Lo, and others.
As for what drew him to the SixTwentySix team, Salmon shared, “It’s so simple--I like them, they like me, we like each other. It’s fun, great, amazing, and quite frankly--I just love them--there’s not much more to it than that!”
Jake Krask, SixTwentySix co-founder and managing director, said, “We’re very honored to have Jonathan join our SixTwentySix family. We are greatly looking forward to working with him and championing his already impressive filmmaking career.”
Added Austin Barbera, SixTwentySix co-founder and executive producer, “We’ve had the immense pleasure to work with and support the careers of talented new filmmakers, and are elated to represent Jonathan. He is an exceptional talent whose storytelling conveys a raw and relatable authenticity that emboldens and inspires audiences.”
In his short career, Salmon’s rise has been steady and rapid. Most recently, Salmon has directed four music videos for comedian, rapper, and actor Zack Fox’s new extended play (EP) record “Wood Tip.” Upcoming, Salmon has collaborated with Fox (a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Abbott Elementary) on Bizarro World, a comedic, surreal, and sometimes dramatic six-part short film series with several unrelated, absurd, and quick stories. In addition to Fox, Bizarro World stars Jak Knight (HBO Max’s Pause with Sam Jay, Peacock’s Bust Down), Mekki Leeper (HBO Max’s The Sex Lives of College Girls, Comedy Central’s Control Room), and Kate Hollowell (Katy Perry: Champagne Problems).