Valkyr is a film company based in Culver City, California, founded by filmmaker and director Jeremy Heslup in 2011.
A University of Cincinnati CCM alum, Jeremy spent the post-college years with a focus on the electronic music wave, providing the entire production for tour-documentaries, music videos and promotional spots for the likes of Calvin Harris, Avicii, Tiesto and more.
In 2014 loaded his car and relocated to Los Angeles, shifting attention towards automotive, filming 60 episodes of the popular vintage motoring series Petrolicious, a feature-film, THE LAST GREAT ROAD RACE on La Carrera Panamericana in Mexico, and even an impressionistic tone-setter film that still lives in the new Petersen Automotive Museum.
In 2016 he began directing commercial spots for both broadcast and digital. Airing thousands of times on ESPN and the History Channel, The authentic Wahl Clippers, Real Guys, Real Grooming featured real-life firefighters and vintage motorcycle builders. Through Spark44, he also directed three Land Rover digital campaigns, including a challenging brief of capturing a naturally occurring phenomena, The Shadow of the Bear, against the backdrop of the fall colors in North Carolina.
He also launched a self-funded, mini-doc channel called Praemio, featuring inspiring stories of Risk & Reward. Today with 30-episodes shot in 4K all over the world with nearly 2M views, it’s a testament with what can be done with a unique story and nothing more than a backpack of basic camera equipment.
In 2017 while growing the channel, he continued to work with agencies and brands, Directing another challenging Land Rover spot surrounding Winter Hot Springs in Colorado, a promo for EV truck company Chanje in San Francisco and a brand film for the French motor oil producer Motul in Mexico.
In 2018 He directed films in 11 countries, with client work in Hong Kong, South Africa throughout Europe and here at home in the US. This included another Land Rover Back to School campaign at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, a half dozen automotive spots for the charitable sweepstakes agency, Omaze, including a production at the Lamborghini factory in Bologna, Italy for Pope’s very own Huracan which was signed and raffled off later that year, as well as four mini-documentaries for Lance Armstrong’s athletically-oriented adventure brand, Wedu.
2019 has already been an exciting year spent building and developing a custom pursuit BMW M5, as well as directing the motion part of a Puma Campaign shot in Lisbon, Portugal. He has also written and directed two original shorts, one of which will screening at a premiere in Los Angeles in early May.
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