What People are saying...
"On 'Star Party' we were
in our forth week of casting with no lead yet. I was starting
to wonder if anyone out there had that leading quality, that screen
charisma I was looking for and needed, finally Jerod walked in the
room. You could tell he had "it" by just his presence. I
didn't even need him to read, he had the role, yet he wanted to read
anyway. We did the shoot, he was great to work with and we were
lucky to have him. Definitely one to watch move up."
Jerod is a rare find. His professionalism is astounding, his
dedication remarkable, and his attitude inspiring. I hope to work
with him for many years to come. I had a casting call and in
the audition scene, there was a part where the character freaks out
and screams into the camera. None of the actors I saw that day
screamed. They were passionless and uninteresting. Then Jerod came
in for the call, he calmly and methodically acted the scene up to
that part, then screamed so instinctively and suddenly that he
literally became the character before my eyes. He was perfect. I'll
never forget it. Talk about first impressions."
"Jerod kicks ass!" -MARK SHOEMAN, Director of "Intervention"
"As a collaborator, Jerod Edington is dedicated, giving and game for anything. His enthusiasm for the filmmaking process makes him a true pleasure to work with. Jerod is irresistible on screen and has terrific comedic timing. With dramatic roles you can see that he relishes the opportunity to dig into the character. I've worked with Jerod on two films and look forward to teaming up again in the future."
-JACQUELINE SCHAEFFER, Director of "Black Box" & "My Neck Hurts"
-ALISON GOTTLIEB, Producer of "My True Self"
"I have had the opportunity to work with Jerod
on several projects and have always found that he approaches each role
with unlimited enthusiasm and skill. He is easily one of the hardest
working actors that I have ever encountered and takes his work very
seriously. Jerod comes to the set ready to work. The amount of
preparation that Jerod puts into a role is impressive. He's the type of
actor you can collaborate with: he brings his own great ideas, but is
quick to understand and follow direction. Jerod is gifted, intelligent
and a lot of fun to have on set. There is always a role waiting for him
in any of my future projects."
"Casting is often a monotonous jumble of auditions; they often blend
together into one forgetful, mediocre blob. But as soon as Jerod
read, I knew the role was cast. Jerod's natural, almost
second-nature ability to dive into a role is like finding an oasis in
the desert. He doesn't step into a character's shoes - his shoes
become the character's. The Wedding Videographer was the most
stressful film I have ever shot. After the writing, re-writing,
producing and directing there was nothing more welcoming than Jerod's
positive out-going, no bull-shit, get-the-job done attitude. Very few actors commit themselves to a project in every possible way
like Jerod does. There is nothing as refreshing for a director
than seeing an actor dive into a role and put aside everything else so
your story is told. I have never had an actor as dedicated to a
film, as he was. I once had the nerve to ask Jerod if he'd want to
shoot in a torrential down pour with 50 mph winds. We needed the
shot, and I knew he wouldn't say no. I am forever grateful.