- Thursday, May. 23, 2019
- NEW YORK
Bicoastal production company Honor Society has signed director Jeremy Heslup for U.S. commercial representation. He brings to the branded content space a cinematic eye and an affinity for capturing a story in challenging outdoor environments. He has a track record of infusing authenticity, risk and adventure into his short and longform content, with work distributed on both broadcast and digital for such clients as Land Rover, Lamborghini, Wahl Clippers, Zenith Watches, Optima Batteries, Porsche, and WEDU for Lance Armstrong. Heslup’s work has generated millions of online views, and been featured on the popular vintage motoring channel, Petrolicious, as well as at the London Motor Film Festival, Automoto Film Festival and more.
Heslup’s visually driven directorial aesthetic has been cultivated over a number of years while shooting in remote--and oftentimes extreme--locations. In 2018 alone, he has directed films in 11 countries, with client work in Hong Kong, South Africa, Mexico, throughout Europe and in the U.S.
Heslup studied electronic media at the University of Cincinnati, and later took a stint at CNN where he was introduced to the rapid-paced world of production. Fascinated by the art of producing captivating, humanized stories, Heslup made the leap to pursue filmmaking. After polishing his directorial chops during the electronic music wave, providing the entire film production for tour documentaries, music videos and promotional spots for the likes of Calvin Harris, Avicii, Tiësto and more, Heslup decided to switch gears. He ended up in Mexico City and traveled 2,000 miles through Mexico to gather footage of the vintage road race featuring Porsche, La Carrera Panamericana, which resulted in a full-length feature film. The film hit the festival circuit and garnered industry accolades.
In 2011, Heslup also founded his own production company, Valkyr, where he was serving as executive producer and a director on the roster. Wanting to focus on directing full-time, he signed with Honor Society where he will be exclusively represented. In 2016 Heslup founded Praemio, a channel featuring inspirational stories of risk and reward. The channel has garnered millions of views since its launch.
Honor Society founder and EP Megan Kelly said, “Heslup thrives in challenging circumstances that require creative problem solving, and consistently steps up to provide essential production solutions that enhance the adventurous flair and cinematic value on every project.”