Jon Barber is an American born film director and writer. He spent his young adult life in Germany where his love for film was ignited. He then went on to study at the University of Vermont and the University of Salzburg in Austria. Wanting to further his career in film, he moved to Los Angeles to build the groundwork for his future. There he pretty much did everything but direct films starting as a production and camera assistant.
In 2006 he moved to Montreal where he started directing and has been doing so ever since. Jon has directed award winning TV commercials, music videos and short films. He works in Canada, Europe and the United States and is now based in Los Angeles. Jon speaks, English, German and French fluently.
Applebees, Bank of Montreal, Burger King, Bayer, Coke, Chiquita, Coke, Chobani, Danone, Doritos, El Pollo Loco, Fedex, Fiber One, FIFA, Ford, Fressnapf, Gazelle, GM, Government of Quebec, Honda, Kijiji, Masterfoods, McCain, McDonalds, MTS, Muller Rice, National Bank of New Zealand, One-A-Day, Optifog, Pfizer, Pillsbury, Schick, Siemens, Smart (Mercedes Benz), Subaru, Subway, The Colorado Lottery, Wrigley, WWF, just to name a few.
BBDO worlwide, Cossette Montreal and Toronto, Crispin Porter Bogusky, Dentsu, Evidently, Grey Düsseldorf, Hakuhodo, Heye & Partner- Munich, J. Walter Thompson, John St Toronto, Jung von Matt, Germany, Leo Burnett, Lissner Rappel Munich, McCann Erikson, Mullen, Publicis, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sid Lee Montreal, TAXI, VCCP London, Y&R, just to name a few.
Jon won 3 gold Bessies for NAA (for both single spots and campaign).
He won the Call for Entry competition for his “Young Guns” Music Video and at the One Show and a Crea Award in Quebec for his Arcadia Festival spots.
He was a finalist at the Young Director awards in Cannes in 2002 and was awarded a Gold Telly for an Audi spec spot.