TJ O’Grady Peyton
TJ O’Grady-Peyton first gained industry recognition in 2013 when he was shortlisted at the YDA in Cannes for his adidas “Super” film, an inspiring story of a young world class fighter in-the-making with striking visuals, surrealism and a perfect mix of drama and fun. Since then, he’s directed an array of work including a cinematic commercial for Asics with Steve Aoki that’s an anthem to youth culture, the inspirational Webby Award-winner “Footballers” for Gatorade ft. a very relatable Cam Newton and BMW’s reverential portrait of Paralympian Josh George. His latest, a very special experience for Goodyear called “Conquering the LA Sports Equinox,” captures the unusual event when all the major sports play in one city on the same day. TJ filmed Los Angeles from 7,000-feet up on the Goodyear blimp, with stops at Staples Center, StubHub Center, the Coliseum and Dodger Stadium. Among his non-commercial projects, the charged documentary short film about world-class kayakers, Born on the Banks of the Nile which he shot in Uganda for Red Bull’s Way of the Wildcard series, Tensnake’s “See Right Through ft. Fiora,” a sultry music video about a heist gone bad and the short film festival sensation, Wave, which he co- directed and stars in.
TJ grew up outside of Dublin in Wicklow county where Daniel Day Lewis shot a scene from his Oscar-winning film My Left Foot in front of his childhood home, sparking his love of cinema at an early age. He graduated from London Film School. His work has been honored with a Webby (Gatorade “Footballers”) and German ADC Award (VW “Beauty In Every Sense”). In 2018 he earned an IFTA (Irish Film & Television Award) for Wave and a prestigious Discovery Award at the Dublin International Film Festival. And TJ was recently handpicked for a master class program led by the legendary Werner Herzog that took place in the Amazon alongside 47 other filmmakers from around the world.