Jared Daperis brings his films’ emotive magnetism to Sweetshop

Jared Daperis’ two-and-a-half minute film, Impossible is Nothing, for adidas is remarkable. It makes you feel as though “you’re there”. It is utterly convincing. And it’s beautiful to watch – which means you do, from beginning to end. Jared Daperis has just been signed by Sweetshop for representation in Australia. The Australian filmmaker was nominated for Best Direction at the 2021 Berlin Commercial Awards for Impossible is Nothing.

Daperis has also with brands such as AIA, RACV, Lifeline and Babylove and music artists such as Gang Of Youths and RÜFÜS DU SOL.

His work is richly cinematic. He understands the nuances of emotion and uses them so subtly that emotion captures his audience unawares. His character portraits are genuine and honest, perhaps because he also has a deep understanding of how to deliver authentic characterisation. Daperis brings his past as an accomplished actor to directing. His final acting appearance was in Network Nine’s Underbelly: Squizzy series in 2012. He played the lead, Joseph Leslie “Squizzy” Taylor.

Daperis grew up in Melbourne and moved to New York to study at film at New York University. He then returned to Australia to study cinematography at AFTRS and began his directing career as a commercial director in 2018.

Edward Pontifex, managing director of Sweetshop Australia said, “Jared is an extraordinarily talented director; his work is uniquely cinematic and visual. The honest way in which he approaches performance and storytelling is so thoughtful and developed. I have no doubt he is going to turn our creative partners’ heads with his commercial work.”

Daperis commented, “I’ve long admired Sweetshop and the quality of work they continue to produce, so it’s incredibly humbling to be joining their roster. I’m excited about the collaboration and working with the team to bring a contemporary tone and aesthetic to honest, character-driven stories.”

Sweetshop’s Global chief executive officer, Wilf Sweetland, added, “Jared’s work is mesmerising in its beauty. His wonderfully collaborative personality combined with his creative artistry makes him the perfect fit for Sweetshop. We are thrilled to have him on board.”

Watch Jared’s work here.

To work with Jared, contact Edward Pontifex at [email protected] or Greg Fyson at [email protected]

Jared Daperis brings his films’ emotive magnetism to Sweetshop

Jared Daperis



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