Mark Jwayad is a writer/director working primarily in TV commercials. After receiving his MFA in Film Directing from Chapman University, Jwayad spent six years working as a session director in commercial casting. During that time he directed almost every actor in Los Angeles; he has spent more time with Dennis Woodruff than Nicolas Cage, and has better stories. While working on a wide range of commercial campaigns alongside some of Hollywood’s most prestigious directors: such as Phil Morrison, Stacy Wall, Mike Mills and Dick Sittig (to namedrop a few), Jwayad established himself as the go-to session director. He has honed his skill to draw specific nuance of performance and character from actors that help set his clients’ work above the rest.
JWAYAD KEEPS A PET BEAVER DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN THE GREAT STATE OF OREGON. HE LIVES AND WORKS IN LOS ANGELES, CA, NEXT TO A FOOD TRUCK, UNDER A PALM TREE, AND JUST KEEPS THE BEAVER. THE BEAVER'S NAME IS TOM MCCALL.