Jared Cardon

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Jared Cardon graduated from Brigham Young University in August 2007 with a degree in media arts studies. He served as an adjunct professor at BYU.

In 2008, Cardon’s short-film Customer Service won Third-Place in the LDS Film Festival. Customer Service, which was made with fellow alumni Emily Moffat and Jackson Barlow, was submitted to the 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon Division of the festival. The guidelines for the division were that the entire film had to be made within a 24-hour period, carry a theme of compassion, use a band-aid as a prop, and incorporate the dialogue, “Could you please . . .”

During the spring of 2008, Cardon participated in the Tribeca Film Festival, a festival aimed at celebrating film-making in New York City. Cardon's thoughts on the experience, as well as a video documenting it, are recorded on his blog.

Cardon also wrote the film Nth Sector, which was accepted into the Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Fest in 2008.

In 2010, Cardon produced the film The Book of Jer3miah, which was accepted into the ThrillSpy Festival in D.C. later that year. It won several Webby awards and also appeared in the 2013 book called Mormons and Popular Culture: The Global Influence of an American Phenomenon.

In 2012, Cardon worked with the BYU TMA 378 class to produce the new web series Pretty Darn Funny, directed by professor Jeff Parkin. The series was accepted into and exhibited at the LDS Film Festival in 2013 and won five Telly Awards at that year's ceremony. Cardon and Parkin produced Pretty Darn Funny: Season 2 in 2013-14. At the 2014 Filmed in Utah awards show, Pretty Darn Funny won awards for Best Ensemble, Best UTuber Channel, and Best Director (Jeffrey Parkin).

In 2014, along with Jeffrey Parkin, Cardon submitted two ideas to NBC's nationwide pitch competition for original half-hour comedy show concepts. One of their ideas was chosen as one of the 30 semi-finalists. The following year, they submitted a television series concept to the Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab and were again semi-finalists.

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