Teaser Director and Mentor Winnifred Jong
The Sloppy Jones teasers were directed by super talented Winnifred Jong. Not only did she bring out the best in the amazing performers but she also helped find a fantastic location to shoot in and mentored the creators as they punched up and shortened the script.
Named 2018 Playback’s 5-to-Watch, Winnifred Jong is a Toronto-based filmmaker and an alumna of the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) and Ryerson University. Her recent directing work can be seen on CBC’s highest-rated new one-hour drama, Coroner, on eOne/Global Television’s Nurses and Private Eyes, Hallmark’s Mystery 101: Dead Talk and Hulu’s Endlings.
Winnifred created the comedic web series, Tokens.
Season 1 and Season 2 were produced with support from WIDC , Telefilm Ontario Creates and the Bell Fund. The pitch won the 2019 CMPAPrime Time Throwdown and has received multiple Award Nominationa and wins including 2020 and 2023 Canadian Screen Awards (including Best Web Series and Best Direction and Best Writing for Winnifred) and two nominations at ACTRAToronto (including a historic first for Best Ensemble), Tokens also won Best Representation of Communities of Color and Best Comedy at Minnesota WebFest and Best Director in a Comedy at the Asia Web Awards. Selected for the inaugural BANFF Spark Accelerator – Cohort 1, Winnifred has twice attended as a participant of the Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Program.
Winnifred Jong is represented by Jordan Drage of Integral Artists.