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Valerie Faris

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have built an impressive body of work by perpetually seeking innovative projects in a variety of mediums. After introducing bands such as REM and The Red Hot Chili Peppers on their ground breaking MTV show The Cutting Edge, Jonathan and Valerie continued to work in music television directing music videos and ... See full bio »

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21 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Little Miss Sunshine
Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks Director
Battle of the Sexes


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 2017 Battle of the Sexes (directed by)
 2015 Highston (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2015)
 2012 Ruby Sparks
 2005 The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (Video) (video "She's Got Issues")
 2005 The Check Up (Short)
 2004 From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos (Video documentary) (video "Go Deep")
 2004 Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 (Video documentary) (video "Say It Ain't So")
 2003 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Videos (Video documentary) (videos "Otherside", "Californication", "Road Trippin'", "By the Way", "The Zephyr Song")
 2003 The Best of R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 (Video documentary) (video "Tongue")
 2002 Red Hot Chili Peppers: By the Way (Video short)
 2001 The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection (Video) (videos "Rocket", "1979", "Tonight, Tonight", "Perfect", "Geek USA")
 2001 Macy Gray: Sexual Revolution (Video short)
 2001 Travis: Side (Video short)
 2001 Travis: Sing (Video short)
 2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Otherside (Video short)
 1999 Making the Video (TV Series documentary) (videos "She's Got Issues", "Around The World")
 1999 Korn: Freak on a Leash (Video short) (live action director)
 1999 The Offspring: She's Got Issues (Video short)
  Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1998) (segment director - 1 episode, 1998)
- Rudy Will Await Your Foundation (1998) ... (segment director)
 1998 Smashing Pumpkins: Perfect (Video short)
 1998 Janet Jackson: Go Deep (Video short)
 1998 Neil Finn: She Will Have Her Way (Video short)
 1998 Scott Weiland: Barbarella (Video short)
 1998 Oasis: All Around the World (Video short)
 1996 Smashing Pumpkins: 1979 (Video short)
 1995 R.E.M. Parallel (Video) (video "Star 69")
 1995 R.E.M.: Rough Cut (TV Movie)
 1995 R.E.M.: Tongue (Video short)
 1995 R.E.M.: Star 69 (Video short)
 1994 Smashing Pumpkins: Rocket (Video short)
 1993 The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow (Video documentary short)
 1993 Porno for Pyros: Pets (Video short)
 1991 Captivated: The Video Collection '92 (Video documentary short)
 1991 Extreme: Photograffitti (Video short)
 1991 Extreme: More Than Words (Video short)
 1990 Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation (Video) (videos "Prologue", "Epilogue")
 1989/I Paula Abdul: Straight Up (Video short)
 1989 Beastie Boys: Shadrach (Short) (live action)
 1986 Belinda (Video documentary)
 1983 The Cutting Edge Happy Hour (TV Series)
 1982 R.E.M.: Wolves, Lower (Video short)
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Other Works:

Directed (with husband Jonathan Dayton) a short for the Sundance Channel called "Slip in Time". It features classical music playing over various slapstick (slipping on a banana peel, a pie in the face, seltzer spray). See more »

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Valerie Ferris

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I think of music videos as commercials for songs.


Together with husband and collaborator Jonathan Dayton, declined the offer to direct The Mod Squad (1999) and Bad Boys II (2003). See more »

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