Juddy Talt fell in love with cinema at the early age of nine when his father surreptitiously slipped him a copy of Billy Wilder’s THE APARTMENT. Shortly after, Juddy’s mind was blown and he knew exactly what he wanted to do. Rent out his parents house for extramarital affairs. No. Actually, he wanted to transfer heart and humor to an audience through storytelling. After all, there was nobody better at combining comedy and melancholy than Juddy’s favorite director, Billy Wilder. Thereafter, Juddy gravitated to the storytelling medium most available to him: the theater, performing in various plays and musicals. After garnering lead roles throughout his childhood and teenage years on stages throughout LA, Juddy signed with an agent and chased auditions and jobs in TV and Film. It wasn’t until he arrived at the University of Southern California where Juddy started writing and directing short films while also taking classes at the famed Improv school, the Groundlings.
Shortly after graduating from USC, Juddy wrote and starred in his first film feature length film, LANGUAGE OF A BROKEN HEART believing the only limits to making something is his own creativity and execution. The film opened in Regal Theaters in New York and LA and grew across the U.S. The New York Times called it, “better than most vanity projects” which Juddy considers a win with the amount of vanity in Hollywood. Most importantly, the film displayed Juddy’s love for comic realism and the importance of being emotionally honest and funny in a nuanced way.
With his first film under his belt, Juddy signed with ICM and started penning scripts for Studios and major production companies such as Sony, WB and Montecito Pictures to name a few. Living the thankless LA writers life of open writing assignments, Juddy quickly became thankful for all the work and producers who helped hone his craft. As Thomas Mann noted, “a writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than for other people.” Working with reputable producers, Juddy continues perfecting his craft of the written narrative.
Around that time, Juddy was approached to write and direct broadcast spots, branded content and social content directly for Netflix, which lead him back to short form content. In subsequent years, Juddy has directed spots for clients such as McDonalds, 7-11, Xfinity/Comcast, Spirt Airlines and Lands End to name a few. He always strives with great effort to find that shot, that moment of truth, through humanity, enchantment, suffering, romance and beauty which leads the audience wanting more. From conception through execution, his storytelling is filled with imagination, human behavior, heart and humor. Juddy owns one 16lb dog because after growing up and working in Hollywood, he finally discovered…if you want a friend in Hollywood, get a dog.