Director/Producer Jody Hill grew up in North Carolina where he attended film school at the North Carolina School of the Arts. After graduating and working several television jobs in Los Angeles, he moved back East where he and fellow NCSA classmates Danny McBride and Ben Best produced the feature film The Foot Fist Way, which Hill co-wrote, acted in and directed.
In 2009, Hill, Best and McBride teamed up again to co-create and produce the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series, Eastbound and Down with McBride starring as Kenny Powers, and Hill behind the camera directing. The same year, he wrote and directed Observe and Report and founded Rough House Pictures with McBride and David Gordon Green.
In 2016, Hill and McBride, co-created and produced HBO’s Vice Principals, which premiered in July of 2016. The comedy series starring McBride and Walton Goggins, who you saw in The Hateful Eight, and focuses on two unconventional vice principals caught in a power struggle over who will rule the school. Hill and McBride, the show’s co-creators and writers, started developing the series in late 2014.
Most Recently, Hill directed The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter, a comedy film written by Hill, McBride and John Carcieri. The film starring McBride, Josh Brolin, and Scoot McNairy will premiere in theaters on December 25, 2017.