Millennial Directors

by MichaelTimes | created - 12 Aug 2018 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. Liam Bashford

Director | Then & Now

Liam and twin brother Kyle started filmmaking at the age of fourteen. By nineteen, they received their first award for Best Director at the Young Independent Film and TV Awards. The Bashford Twins have since operated out of Pinewood Studios for over eight years, directing and coaching over ten ...

2. Damien Chazelle

Writer | La La Land

Damien Sayre Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother, Celia Sayre (Martin) Chazelle, is an American-Canadian writer and professor of history at The College of New Jersey. His father, Bernard Chazelle, is a French-American Eugene Higgins...

3. Ryan Coogler

Director | Black Panther

Ryan Coogler was born on May 23, 1986 in Oakland, California, USA as Ryan Kyle Coogler. He is a director and writer, known for Black Panther (2018), Creed (2015) and Fruitvale Station (2013). He has been married to Zinzi Evans since 2016.

4. Gia Coppola

Director | Palo Alto

Gia Coppola was born on January 1, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Giancarla Coppola. She is a director and actress, known for Palo Alto (2013), Mainstream (2020) and Somewhere (2010).

5. Emily Carmichael

Writer | Pacific Rim: Uprising

Emily Carmichael was born and raised in New York City. She was the top-ranked English student in her graduating class at Stuyvesant High School, and shared the second-place ranking in Physics with one other student.

As a teenager, she contributed two essays ("Fight Girl Power" and "Acid Torches of ...

6. Eric England

Director | Contracted

Eric England was born on February 23, 1988 in Russellville, Arkansas, USA as David Eric England. He is a director, known for Contracted (2013), Josie (2018) and Madison County (2011).

7. Max Derin

Director | Anna

Max Derin is a director and writer, known for Anna (2017), Halloween Night and 27 Club.

8. Charlton Jacob Jacques

Producer | Sundown in Shiloh Valley

Charlton Jacques founded Foresight Entertainment with the goal of excellence, innovation, and artistic and commercial distinction.

His love of acting drove him to enroll at Yaphat-toar Dramatic Academy in the Bahamas to pursue acting studies following high school. It was during this time that he ...

9. David Victori

Director | Zero

World Winner of the YouTube's Film Festival. Selected by Variety and ScreenDaily as one of the directors to watch in the coming years. Represented by CAA. Writer of the Spanish Films "Second Origin" (2015) and " Son of Cain" (2013). Director and Writer of award-winning short films worldwide, ...

10. Drake Doremus

Director | Like Crazy

Drake Doremus was born on March 29, 1983 in Orange, California, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Like Crazy (2011), Equals (2015) and Spooner (2009).

11. Ely Dagher

Director | Waves '98

Ely Dagher was born in 1985, in Beirut, Lebanon. He received a Masters of Arts in contemporary art theory and new media from the prestigious Goldsmiths college in London. Previously he had received a Bachelors in graphic arts and illustration as well as a Bachelors in animation at the Academie ...

12. Daryl Wein

Director | White Rabbit

Daryl Wein is an award-winning filmmaker. He is represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency.

He co-wrote and directed, "Lola Versus", for Fox Searchlight starring Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), Zoe Lister-Jones (Breaking Upwards), Joel Kinnaman (Robocop), Hamish Linklater (The Future), Debra Winger...

13. Daphne Matziaraki

Cinematographer | 4.1 Miles

Daphne Matziaraki is known for her work on 4.1 Miles (2016), Watergate (2018) and Frontline (1983).

14. Jeffrey Walker

Director | Lambs of God

Jeffrey Walker is an Australian born, multi-award winning director, known for Modern Family, Lambs of God, Chris Lilley's Angry Boys, Dance Academy: The Movie, Jack Irish and Ali's Wedding. Walker started his career as an actor, turning to directing at age twenty. He has worked between the U.S., ...

15. Michael J. Gallagher

Director | Funny Story

Michael Gallagher was born in San Diego, California. He began his career on YouTube, where he has garnered over 1 million subscribers and was one of the original co-founders of Maker Studios. He is a director and writer, known for Funny Story (2018), Internet Famous (2016), Smiley (2012) and The ...

16. Evan Goldberg

Producer | This Is the End

Evan Goldberg is a Canadian director, screenwriter and producer. Goldberg is known for his work on Superbad, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Funny People, The Green Hornet, 50/50, Goon, The Watch, This is the End, Neighbors, The Interview and The Night Before. Goldberg works alongside longtime ...

17. Xavier Dolan

Actor | Tom à la ferme

Xavier Dolan was born on March 20, 1989 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Xavier Dolan-Tadros. He is an actor and writer, known for Tom at the Farm (2013), I Killed My Mother (2009) and Heartbeats (2010).

18. Reinaldo Marcus Green

Director | Stop

Reinaldo Marcus Green is a director and producer, known for Stop (2015), Stone Cars (2014) and Monsters and Men (2018).

19. Guy Nattiv

Writer | Skin

Guy Nattiv is an Academy Award® winning filmmaker from Israel. His first American short film, SKIN, won the 2019 Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short, along with many festivals around the world United States, Best Live Action Short FilmFrance, 2019, Clermont-Ferrand, Audience AwardUnited ...

20. Kyle Bashford

Director | Then & Now

Kyle and twin brother Liam started filmmaking at the age of fourteen. By nineteen, they received their first award for Best Director at the Young Independent Film and TV Awards. The Bashford Twins have since operated out of Pinewood Studios for over eight years, directing and coaching over ten ...

21. Anna

The Good Wife

Anna Hannah Rezan was born in Athens, Greece, to a lawyer, who wanted to become an actress and to a federal judge who wanted to become a director. She is of Greek American Jewish (from her maternal grandparents), Spanish, Polish, and Greek from Izmir and Crete descent. Rezan grew up in Athens, ...



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