Jody Hill (born 15 October 1976) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.
In 2006, he directed, co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in his first film The Foot Fist Way, which he based on his experience as a Taekwondo black belt and instructor.
His follow-up film, Observe, and Report, stars Seth Rogen and was released on April 10, 2009.
Hill is also co-creator, director and executive producer of the HBO series Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals.
Hill’s first film, The Foot Fist Way, was seen by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay who bought the distributing rights to the film.
Hill was asked to do a cameo appearance with writing partner Ben Best in Rogen’s next film, Superbad, as Tut Long John Silver.
Subsequently, Hill was invited to the set of Knocked Up where he met future collaborator, Seth Rogen.
Hill later cast Rogen as the leading man in his film, Observe and Report, which opened at number 4 at the box office. The role of Ronnie was written specifically for Rogen.
Inspirational Jodi Hills Quotes
“I cried today. I wasn’t sad. You showed me the beauty that I had only seen in books and dreams. I now see it in you.”-Jodi Hills
“Buy what you love. Love those who can’t be bought. Take in all the day has to offer. Give it all away.”-Jodi Hills
“We have to choose to slow down, to actually see the time and space that we are in. To truly see people and accept them in their priceless moments.”-Jodi Hills
“She wasn’t where she had been. She wasn’t where she was going, but she was on her way.”-Jodi Hills