Director:

Drake Doremus

Drake is a writer/director and a graduate of the American Film Institute. His most recent film, Zoe, premiered as the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival’s Centerpiece title. Amazon Prime will release the film, starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux, in the summer 2018. Zoe follows the futuristic love story of two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab that explores the different ways technology can improve and perfect romantic relationships.

Doremus’ feature-length directorial debut, Douchebag, made its world premiere in Dramatic Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, his second feature, Like Crazy, won the Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture. The film was glowingly received by audiences and critics alike, and was released by Paramount the following October.

Doremus premiered yet another film, Breathe In, at the 2013 Festival. The film, which stars Emmy winner Guy Pearce, Like Crazy star Felicity Jones, and Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan, was released in early 2014. His subsequent film, Equals, a futuristic love story produced by Scott Free and starring Nicholas Hoult and Kristin Stewart, made its world premiere in competition at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival and was released by A24 in July 2016.

In 2017 his next film, Newness, was produced by Scott Free and stars Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Danny Houston, Matthew Gray Gubler, Courtney Eaton and Albert Hammond Jr. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released on Netflix in the fall of 2017. Doremus’ film follows two millennials navigating a boundary-pushing relationship in a social media driven hookup culture.

Doremus’s short film, “The Beauty Inside”, which he directed for Intel and Toshiba, received 3 Grand Prix awards at the prestigious 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award. He has completed commercial projects for brands such as Google, Samsung, Tylenol, and Facebook.

A native of Orange County, California, Doremus has been directing and performing improv since he was 12 years old. He studied with several well-respected improvisational teachers, including his mother, Cherie Kerr, a founding member of The Groundlings.

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