Valerie Faris

Valerie Faris (born October 20, 1958) is American music video and film director, married to Jonathan Dayton.

Ruby Sparks (2012)

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Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Paul Dano  •  Deborah Ann Woll

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Paul Dano  •  Deborah Ann Woll

Janet Jackson: From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos (2004)

The anthology contains music videos from her first four studio albums released on Virgin Records.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Dominic Sena  •  Mark Romanek  •  David Mallet  •  Paul Hunter  •  Rene Elizondo  •  David Meyers  •  Water Kerner  •  Mindi Lipschultz  •  Keir McFarlane  •  Seb Janiak  •  Matthew Rolston  •  Howard Schatz
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Dupri  •  Missy Elliott

The anthology contains music videos from her first four studio albums released on Virgin Records.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Dominic Sena  •  Mark Romanek  •  David Mallet  •  Paul Hunter  •  Rene Elizondo  •  David Meyers  •  Water Kerner  •  Mindi Lipschultz  •  Keir McFarlane  •  Seb Janiak  •  Matthew Rolston  •  Howard Schatz
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Dupri  •  Missy Elliott

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Abigail Breslin  •  Toni Collette  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Paul Dano

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Abigail Breslin  •  Toni Collette  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Paul Dano

Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 (2004)

Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures From the Vault 1991-2002 contains every one of Weezer's music videos from that time period (including the classic Spike Jonze directed clips for "The Sweater Song," and "Buddy Holly"). Also included are never-before-released ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Mark Romanek  •  Marcos Siega  •  Sophie Muller  •  Karl Koch
CAST:  Rivers Cuomo  •  Pat Wilson  •  Brian Bell  •  Matt Sharp

Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures From the Vault 1991-2002 contains every one of Weezer's music videos from that time period (including the classic Spike Jonze directed clips for "The Sweater Song," and "Buddy Holly"). Also included are never-before-released ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Mark Romanek  •  Marcos Siega  •  Sophie Muller  •  Karl Koch
CAST:  Rivers Cuomo  •  Pat Wilson  •  Brian Bell  •  Matt Sharp

The Offspring - Complete Music Video Collection (2005)

A complete video collection of all of The Offspring's music videos from 1994-2005 (with the exception of 'Million Miles Away').  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  David Yow  •  McG  •  Spencer Susser  •  Kevin Kerslake  •  Dexter Holland  •  Samuel Bayer  •  Dave Meyers  •  Nigel Dick  •  Yariv Garber  •  Darren Lavett
CAST:  Dexter Holland  •  Greg K.  •  Kevin ‘Noodles’ Wasserman  •  Atom Willard

A complete video collection of all of The Offspring's music videos from 1994-2005 (with the exception of 'Million Miles Away').  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  David Yow  •  McG  •  Spencer Susser  •  Kevin Kerslake  •  Dexter Holland  •  Samuel Bayer  •  Dave Meyers  •  Nigel Dick  •  Yariv Garber  •  Darren Lavett
CAST:  Dexter Holland  •  Greg K.  •  Kevin ‘Noodles’ Wasserman  •  Atom Willard

R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 (The Best of R.E.M.) (2003)

In View: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988–2003 is a DVD featuring videos by the rock band R.E.M. during 1988–2003, released as a companion to the Warner Bros. compilation In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003. All but two of the songs included on the audio CD made the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Garth Jennings  •  Tarsem Singh  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Lance Bangs  •  Jem Cohen  •  Jake Scott  •  Peter Care  •  Michael Moore  •  Liz Friedlander  •  Nigel Dick  •  Dominic DeJoseph  •  Katherine Dieckmann  •  Tim Hope  •  Matt Mahurin  •  Stephane Sednaoui  •  Einar Snorri  •  Eiður Snorri  •  David Weir
CAST:  Michael Stipe  •  Peter Buck  •  Bill Berry  •  Andy Kaufman

In View: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988–2003 is a DVD featuring videos by the rock band R.E.M. during 1988–2003, released as a companion to the Warner Bros. compilation In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003. All but two of the songs included on the audio CD made the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Garth Jennings  •  Tarsem Singh  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Lance Bangs  •  Jem Cohen  •  Jake Scott  •  Peter Care  •  Michael Moore  •  Liz Friedlander  •  Nigel Dick  •  Dominic DeJoseph  •  Katherine Dieckmann  •  Tim Hope  •  Matt Mahurin  •  Stephane Sednaoui  •  Einar Snorri  •  Eiður Snorri  •  David Weir
CAST:  Michael Stipe  •  Peter Buck  •  Bill Berry  •  Andy Kaufman

The 4%: Film's Gender Problem (2016)

Explores the hot-button issues around the striking gender gap in Hollywood. Both women and men in the entertainment industry share first-person insights, questions, and anecdotes about the place of women in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Suh
CAST:  Joey Soloway  •  Toni Collette  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Amy Heckerling

Explores the hot-button issues around the striking gender gap in Hollywood. Both women and men in the entertainment industry share first-person insights, questions, and anecdotes about the place of women in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Suh
CAST:  Joey Soloway  •  Toni Collette  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Amy Heckerling

Battle of the Sexes (2017)

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Steve Carell  •  Andrea Riseborough  •  Sarah Silverman

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Steve Carell  •  Andrea Riseborough  •  Sarah Silverman

R.E.M.: Rough Cut (1995)

A behind-the-scenes documentary of R.E.M. as they prepare to embark on their 1995 Monster World Tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Michael Stipe  •  Peter Buck  •  Mike Mills  •  Bill Berry

A behind-the-scenes documentary of R.E.M. as they prepare to embark on their 1995 Monster World Tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Michael Stipe  •  Peter Buck  •  Mike Mills  •  Bill Berry

Students of The Graduate (2007)

Documentary about the influence of the 1967 film "The Graduate."  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Harold Ramis  •  Marc Forster  •  Valerie Faris  •  Jonathan Dayton

Documentary about the influence of the 1967 film "The Graduate."  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Harold Ramis  •  Marc Forster  •  Valerie Faris  •  Jonathan Dayton

Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 (1995)

A compilation of music videos from pop singer Janet Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Brian Jones  •  Julien Temple  •  Wayne Isham  •  Marcus Nispel  •  Mary Lambert  •  Dominic Sena  •  Rene Elizondo  •  Herb Ritts  •  Piers Ashworth  •  Peter Smillie  •  Yuri Elizondo
CAST:  Janet Jackson

A compilation of music videos from pop singer Janet Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Brian Jones  •  Julien Temple  •  Wayne Isham  •  Marcus Nispel  •  Mary Lambert  •  Dominic Sena  •  Rene Elizondo  •  Herb Ritts  •  Piers Ashworth  •  Peter Smillie  •  Yuri Elizondo
CAST:  Janet Jackson