- Alan Taylor
Alan is a prolific television and film director, producer, and screenwriter, known for his work on TV shows such as Lost, The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Deadwood and Mad Men, and the film Palookaville. Most recently, Alan directed Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World and is finishing production on the upcoming July 2015 release Terminator: Genisys.REEL REQUEST: Alan Taylor
- Anthony Leonardi
Anthony is a fourth-generation filmmaker who got his start in the business as a concept artist and sequence designer for directors such as Gore Verbinski, Francis Lawrence, and Jon Favreau. Through his work as an artist he has cultivated a directing style that is highly visual yet grounded and real. Anthony was recently selected as a participant in Warner Bros. exclusive New Filmmakers Program, and has directed major campaigns for global brands such as Mountain Dew, Harley-Davidson, and Pizza Hut.REEL REQUEST: Anthony Leonardi
- Ari Sandel
Ari started his career creating and hosting the comedic TV segment The Traveler for the FX Channel's The X Show. He’s also one of a select few directors to win an Oscar for a comedy with his West Bank Story, a West Side Story parody set within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ari directed the documentary Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show, and his feature directorial debut The Duff was released in theatres on February 20th.REEL REQUEST: Ari Sandel
- Dan Gilroy
Dan is one of the most sought after storytellers in Hollywood with writing credits on countless studio films. Dan directed the crime thriller Nightcrawler, which received critical acclaim and placed Dan on Variety’s “Ten Directors to Watch” list for 2015. His screenplay for the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.REEL REQUEST: Dan Gilroy
- Diego Contreras
Diego is one of the web’s most respected filmmakers with nearly all of work he posts selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick. Diego began working brands several years ago and has created captivating films for clients such as Lincoln, Motorola, and Google, working with such respected agencies as BBDO, Anomaly, and CP&B.REEL REQUEST: Diego Contreras
- Jaume Collet-Serra
Jaume’s surreal and provocative work on film caught the eye of producer Joel Silver, who hired him to direct House of Wax in 2005. In 2007 his love for soccer took him back to his native Spain to shoot Goal II: Living the Dream. In 2009 he opened Orphan to critical and financial success leading into a trifecta of films with Liam Neeson (Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night).REEL REQUEST: Jaume Collet-Serra
- John Lee Hancock
John is a screenwriter, director, and producer. He wrote A Perfect World and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil before breaking out as a director with the sports drama The Rookie, which was a success both critically and commercially. John then directed Sandra Bullock for her Academy Award-winning turn The Blind Side, picking up a nomination for Best Picture as well, then co-wrote the upcoming musical film The Goree Girls and re-teamed with Disney for Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson as Walt Disney and P.L. Travers, the writer of Marry Poppins. He will next write and direct the film The Founder about Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s.REEL REQUEST: John Lee Hancock
- Josh Greenbaum
Josh is the Emmy-nominated filmmaker behind Hulu’s Original Series “Behind The Mask,” a guest director of TV pilots and episodic comedy for various networks, as well as helming the critically acclaimed feature documentary “The Short Game.” In addition to his work in long form and episodic storytelling, Josh has directed ad campaigns for Burger King, ATT, Omaze, MGM, Carhartt, water.org, The Clinton Foundation, among others. He has several narrative features in development at major studios as well as several TV shows in development. Josh studied psychology at Cornell and Oxford.REEL REQUEST: Josh Greenbaum
- Justin Lin
Justin's feature films have grossed over $2 billion worldwide, placing him in a very select group of filmmakers. His solo directorial debut, the critically acclaimed Better Luck Tomorrow premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival where it garnered a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize. He then took over Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise, directing The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006, Fast & Furious in 2009, the wildly successful Fast Five in 2011, and Fast & Furious 6 in 2013. Justin recently partnered with Google and YouTube to form the YOMYOMF channel to provide a new outlet for creative filmmakers. His latest work includes season two of True Detective for HBO and Star Trek: Beyond. He is also currently developing and producing several new film and television projects for Universal Pictures, UTV, WGN, CBS, FOX, and Warner Brothers.REEL REQUEST: Justin Lin
- Larry Charles
Larry is an award-winning writer, director, and producer whose feature directing credits include Borat, Religulous, Brüno, and the The Dictator. As a writer on Seinfeld, he became known for many of the popular show’s most absurd storylines. He also lent his darkly comic perspective as a director on Curb Your Enthusiasm. In the advertising realm Charles is known for directing commercial campaigns for Corona and Pringles, among others. Charles’ new film, Army of One, based on the true story of an American Construction worker who travels to Pakistan with only a sword to hunt down Osama Bin Ladin, releases later this year and stars Nicolas Cage, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rainn Wilson, and Russell Brand.REEL REQUEST: Larry Charles
- Loni Peristere
Loni is an award-winning director who has helmed numerous campaigns for top brands such as PlayStation, Audi, Jeep, ESPN, Budweiser, Adidas and Mini Cooper, which have earned a London International Film Festival Award, a Golden Pencil, a BDA, and several Clios. Loni directed the series finale for Robert Kirkman’s new series Outcast; he is Co-Executive Producer and Director on the hit Cinemax series Banshee, and a director for the award-winning FX series American Horror Story. He is the Co-Founder of acclaimed visual effects company Zoic Studios.REEL REQUEST: Loni Peristere
- Louis Leterrier
Louis, one of the first of the current wave of French directors working in Hollywood, smashed onto the international scene with the breakout hits The Transporter, Transporter 2, and Unleashed for producer Luc Besson. He made his big-budget American debut with The Incredible Hulk for Marvel, then directed the remake of the cult classic Clash of the Titans and the breakout international hit Now You See Me. Louis is currently in post-production on the highly-anticipated spy comedy film Grimsby, written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen, which is set for release in the summer of 2015.REEL REQUEST: Louis Leterrier
- Matt Ogens
Matt is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director, known for an evocative visual aesthetic where image and narrative are intertwined. Ogens got his start directing long form docu-series for networks including MTV, VH1, CBS, and CNN, and earned three Emmy nominations for his work for ESPN. His feature documentary “Confessions of a Superhero” debuted at SXSW to critical acclaim and was picked up for distribution by Morgan Spurlock’s documentary label. Ogens segued into commercials, working with top agencies and brands and racking up awards from The One Show, Clio, SXSW Interactive, and ADC for his “Screw*d” interactive campaign for Craftsman. He continues to work across both commercials and long form entertainment, recently directing “From Harlem with Love” for ESPN’s Emmy-winning “30 for 30” series, as well as his second feature documentary “Meet the Hitlers,” which explores the impact of names on personal identity. His latest commercial projects include “This World” for Ford via Team Detroit and “Every Mile Matters” for Mitsubishi via 180LA. He is currently in post production on his first narrative feature film, NORTH.REEL REQUEST: Matt Ogens
- Mouse McCoy
Mouse McCoy first made his mark as a world-class racer and stunt man. He applied his experience as a Baja 1000 champion to developing the critically acclaimed documentary Dust to Glory. The film captures the struggles and triumphs of his epic solo journey on a motorcycle in the grueling event. Released theatrically, the film generated massive interest in Baja 1000, reputed to be the most dangerous race in the world.
This life lived in action and adventure also fueled the development of Bandito Brothers, a studio and production outfit founded by McCoy that cornered the market on the art and technology of motion and mobility for nearly a decade. Among the studio’s noted projects was McCoy’s first feature, Act of Valor a first of its kind collaboration with Navy SEALs that opened number one at the Box Office and earned 10 times its budget. Featuring real active duty Navy SEALs, this project inspired McCoy to keep refining the authentic approach to action filmmaking.REEL REQUEST: Mouse McCoy
- Peyton Reed
Peyton is the director of Marvel’s Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly. The action comedy grossed over $519 million globally and has already spawned a sequel, Ant-Man And The Wasp, which Reed will also direct. His other feature directing credits include box office hits Bring It On (Universal), starring Kirsten Dunst, Down with Love (20th Century Fox), featuring Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger, The Break-Up (Universal) with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, and Yes Man (Warner Brothers) starring Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper. Reed is known for bringing his wry wit and keen sense of visual invention to an incredibly diverse range of projects from TV movies, to music videos, to critically hailed comedic television (HBO’s Mr. Show with Bob and David, Comedy Central’s Upright Citizens Brigade, Fox’s New Girl). His collaborations with high-profile talent have resulted in numerous commercial directing credits including Gap (with Sarah Jessica Parker), Target (with Isaac Mizrahi) and Cisco (with Ellen Page). Reed joins Bullitt from Moxie Pictures.REEL REQUEST: Peyton Reed
- Phedon Papamichael
Phedon was nominated for an Academy Award for his work as the cinematographer on Nebraska and has been celebrated as one of the foremost talents in the industry with a credit list including Sideways, 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, The Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Descendants, and The Monuments Men, and more, working with directors Alexander Payne, Oliver Stone, James Mangold, and George Clooney among many others. He has also had a busy directing career directing independent films Sketch Artist, Dark Side of Genius, From Within, and Arcadia Lost. Phedon’s commercial directing experience includes work on international campaigns for clients such as Infiniti and Aegean Airlines.REEL REQUEST: Phedon Papamichael
- Russo Brothers
Anthony and Joe Russo are the artistic voices behind critically acclaimed shows such as Arrested Development, Community, and Happy Endings, directing the pilots of all three as well as many of their signature episodes. Their latest feature release Captain America: The Winter Soldier, opened to critical and international box-office success in 2014. They are currently in pre-production on Captain America: Civil War for Marvel as well as developing many other projects around town. In addition to their incredible success in the TV and film world, the Russo Brothers are also prolific commercial directors working with many top agencies and brands.REEL REQUEST: Russo Brothers
- Scot Armstrong
Scot is the director of the upcoming feature film Search Party and is the creator, show runner and director of Showtime's half-hour comedy DICE. As a screenwriter, Armstrong is credited on Old School, The Hangover Part II, Road Trip, Starsky & Hutch, Heartbreak Kid and Semi Pro, among others. Armstrong studied improvisational comedy under Del Close, and has been performing as part of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in both New York and LA since the theater's inception. Next up Scot is slated to direct the Sony comedy Fired & Expelled and produce the independent films The All American, The Coward and Finding My Father Sylvester Stallone.REEL REQUEST: Scot Armstrong
- Scott Weintrob
Scott's brand of high action storytelling can be seen in his global spots for brands including Audi, Hyundai, Lenovo, Cadillac,Volvo, and Acura.
His recent works received awards including: Cannes Lion, D&AD and Creative Circle Awards.
He directed four seasons of Top Gear for the BBC. With a worldwide audience of 350 million, Scott’s work has reached a global-scale, as the show is broadcast in over 200 countries.
His beautiful imagery and visual storytelling is featured in his documentary on celebrated auteur David LaChapelle. The film provides a glimpse into the photographer’s artistry and his new fashion short with Oscar winner Kim Basinger, conveys the depths of knowledge one gains from raising a child.
Scott is also currently directing the definitive streetwear feature documentary and traveled around the world in locations including Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul. The film features high profile interviews with artists including ASAP Rocky and Tommy Hilfiger and is set for a 2017 release.
His short film Two-Legged Rat Bastards, written by Daniel Wallace (Big Fish), stars Derek Waters (Drunk History). After premiering at London Film Festival, the film had an exceptional global tour.
Scott’s formative years were spent as a photographer’s assistant at the famous East London Click Studios where he assisted fashion photographers Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Albert Watson, Rankin and David Simms for magazines including Vogue, and Dazed and Confused.REEL REQUEST: Scott Weintrob
- Tim K
Tim K cut his teeth directing in the hallowed halls of Funny or Die and Gifted Youth during the heyday of the web’s viral mania. He quickly stepped into the sun and directed spots for clients such as Sprint, Verizon, M&M’s, Fox Sports, Miller Lite, Orkin, Pepsi, Jack in the Box, Skullcandy, Subaru, Toyota and Gamefly.REEL REQUEST: Tim K
- Tristram Shapeero
Tristram is a British television director who burst onto the US comedy directing scene in 2010. He is currently Executive Producing his second season of Starz' Blunt Talk after having directed the pilot. Additionally, he directed the pilot and subsequent episodes for both seasons of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Tristram's other credits include 2 seasons as Producer/Director of Community (he directed 24 episodes of the series in total), as well as episodes of Veep, Parks and Recreation, Nurse Jackie, Workaholics, Happy Endings, New Girl, Bored to Death, and Children's Hospital. He was the pilot/series/specials director for every episode of the BAFTA nominated UK series, Pulling. He also directed Season 2 of I'm Alan Partridge, directed every episode of Green Wing, and reconceptualized and directed every episode of seasons 2 & 3 of Peep Show. His commercial credits include a collaboration with Joel McHale on the branded web series The Klondike Celebrity Challenge. He has been BAFTA nominated eight times in the situation comedy category.REEL REQUEST: Tristram Shapeero
- Troy Miller
Troy is a lauded director and screenwriter best known for his work in comedy, nominated for 15 Emmy Awards and winning twice. Miller is known as an innovator in alternative comedy and reality and has directed four feature films as well as directing and producing numerous TV shows and specials including Mr. Show with Bob and David, The Flight of the Conchords, Bored to Death, Happy Endings, Parks and Recreation, Up All Night, The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and every episode of the final season of Arrested Development.REEL REQUEST: Troy Miller