Jack Whiteley is the latest director to join the Rattling Stick roster. An exciting new talent, Jack has developed an impressive body of work in the short amount of time since graduating.
Born and raised in the wilds of Shropshire, Jack left the Shire to forge his way in the world of filmmaking and hasn’t looked back since. A Jack-of-all-filmic-trades, he is a deft hand at directing, cinematography and editing.
After passing on a career in fine art Jack honed his skills in practical filmmaking at the Manchester School of Art, graduating with a First-Class Honours degree in 2008. The course enabled Jack the freedom to explore and understand the filmmaking process and instilled in him an understanding of narrative, and more specifically short-form narrative, a learning that underpins his work today.
Since graduating, Jack has set up home in the great port city of Liverpool where he has established himself as one of the city’s leading freelance filmmakers. Working primarily within the field of music videography, Jack has developed a unique style for capturing action and performance. His work is defined by its energy and rhythm as well as by its rich and captivating imagery.
Jack made his promo debut 18 months ago for Stealing Sheep’s ‘I am the Rain’. This was followed shortly by a trip to Bulgaria to shoot a promo for Norwegian artist Mikhael Paskalev for his summer 2012 single ‘Jive Babe’. The resultant piece has led to much critical acclaim for Jack, culminating in his being shortlisted for the Cannes 2013 YDA.
Jack is very excited about the next stage of his career and the opportunities that will arise. He is looking forward to further developing his music video portfolio and taking his first brave steps into the world of commercials and content-driven filmmaking.