JJ Adler is an award winning director and writer who helped create comedy spots for all kinds of companies including GEICO, P&G, SC Johnson, Virgin Mobile, Nestle, Coke, Verizon, McDonalds, Pepperidge Farms, etc., and with The Martin Agency, McCann, R/GA, Mother, Droga5, Ogilvy & Mather, Grey, DDB, VMLY&R, PKT, JWT, BBDO, and many more. Before that she was a founding creative and Head Director and co-ep at The Onion's Peabody award winning webseries "The Onion News Network" as well the IFC TV show. At the same time, she premiered a short she wrote and directed at Sundance where she
won a few awards.
Before that she was in film school at Columbia University where she flushed thousands of dollars down the toilet earning an M.F.A. in film directing. And if you really want to be impressed she can dig her Student Oscar out of her parents' basement for you. JJ recently directed sketches all across Netflix's critically acclaimed Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show, and released the buzzy short film, Places, Thank You Places written by and starring Gary Richardson (SNL).
Currently, JJ is either directing commercials, working on her first feature, or talking to her dog in an insane voice.
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