Directors I want to work with

by grante-26108 | created - 15 Nov 2020 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

1. Felix van Groeningen

Director | Beautiful Boy

Felix van Groeningen was born on November 1, 1977 in Gent, Flanders, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Beautiful Boy (2018), The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012) and The Misfortunates (2009).

2. Luca Guadagnino

Director | Call Me by Your Name

Luca Guadagnino was born on August 10, 1971 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is a director and producer, known for Call Me by Your Name (2017), Suspiria (2018) and Bones and All (2022).

3. Ryan Murphy

Producer | Glee

Born November 9, 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana, US as Ryan Patrick Murphy, he is an American writer, director, and producer, responsible for creating such hits as Nip/Tuck (2003), Glee (2009) and American Horror Story (2011). His mother, J. Andy Murphy, was a writer and communications worker and ...

4. Taika Waititi

Writer | What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waititi, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish...

5. Greta Gerwig

Writer | Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director. She has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). Gerwig made her solo directorial debut ...

6. Judd Apatow

Producer | Girls

Judd Apatow is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and comedian. He directed The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This is 40, Funny People, Trainwreck and The King of Staten Island. He also developed the television shows Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Girls, Love and Crashing. He is ...

7. Emerald Fennell

Writer | Promising Young Woman

Emerald Lilly Fennell is an English actress, filmmaker, and writer. She has received many awards and nominations, including an Academy Award, two British Academy Film Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and nominations for three Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Fennell first ...

9. Matt Shakman

Director | WandaVision

Matt Shakman was born on August 8, 1975. He is a director and producer, known for WandaVision (2021), Game of Thrones (2011) and The Great (2020). He has been married to Maggie Malone since October 8, 2012. They have one child.

10. Jordan Peele

Writer | Nope

Jordan Peele is an Oscar- and Emmy-winning director, writer, actor, producer, and founder of Monkeypaw Productions. Peele's first feature film, "Get Out," was a critically acclaimed blockbuster, recognized with four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. The film would earn Peele the ...

11. Kate Herron

Director | Loki

Kate Herron is a Writer-Director working in film, television and comic books.

She served as Executive Producer and directed the entirety of Marvel Studios "Loki", starring Tom Hiddleston with Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku and Jonathan Majors. The show received ...

12. Harry Bradbeer

Director | Enola Holmes 2

Harry is a multi award-winning director who began his career as assistant to John Schlesinger. He worked with the producer Tony Garnett on the cult hit This Life before becoming lead director on The Cops which won the BAFTA for Best Series two years in a row. Harry's other work includes The Hour ...

13. David F. Sandberg

Director | Shazam!

David F. Sandberg is a Swedish film director from Jönköping who is known for directing the superhero comedy film Shazam and the horror films Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation. He lives on the autism spectrum. He also provided the voice of Mister Mind at the end of Shazam and made several short ...

14. Bo Burnham

Writer | Bo Burnham: Inside

Robert Pickering Burnham is an American actor, director, writer and producer. He is known for writing and directing the middle school comedy film Eighth Grade. He also acted in Funny People, Rough Night, American Virgin, Hall Pass, The Big Sick and Promising Young Woman.

15. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...

16. Jeremy Webb

Director | The Last of Us

Bafta and Emmy nominated director Jeremy Webb has directed numerous high end television dramas on both sides of the Atlantic. He was nominated for an Emmy for the episode of Downton Abbey that dealt with the death of Lady Sybil. He was also nominated for a BAFTA for his work on the BBC dramas Silk ...

17. Edgar Wright

Director | Shaun of the Dead

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...

18. Daniel Kwan

Director | Everything Everywhere All at Once

Daniel Kwan with Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, are a duo of film directors and writers. They began their career as directors of music videos, including the popular DJ Snake promotional for the single "Turn Down for What" (2013). They have since ventured into film, having written ...

19. Daniel Scheinert

Director | Everything Everywhere All at Once

Daniel Scheinert was born on June 7, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), Swiss Army Man (2016) and Foster the People: Houdini (2012).

20. Jemaine Clement

Actor | Flight of the Conchords

Jemaine Clement was born and raised in Masterton, New Zealand, the oldest of three brothers. His mother is Maori. Clement was educated at Makoura College in Masterton, NZ. He went on to study drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. Whilst there he met Taika Waititi, and they formed ...

21. Wes Anderson

Director | Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an ...

22. Sarah Walker

Director | Warrior Nun

Sarah Walker was a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2014 and was chosen for BAFTA Elevate in 2017. She is a writer/director dedicated to telling stories with female leads through her company Underdog Productions which is currently developing the feature films New Year's Kiss and Beautiful Monster and the...

23. Simon Barry

Producer | Warrior Nun

Simon Barry is a Showrunner, Writer, Director and Producer based in Vancouver and Los Angeles. He holds both Irish (EU) and Canadian passports and has worked in the US, Canada, UK and Spain. He is a founding partner of Reality Distortion Field Inc., a Vancouver based production company, and is best...

24. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

25. Baran bo Odar

Director | Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher

Baran bo Odar was born on April 18, 1978 in Olten, Switzerland. He is a director and writer, known for Who Am I (2014), Dark (2017) and The Silence (2010).

26. 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...

27. Sam Mendes

Producer | 1917

Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-...

28. David Leitch

Actor | Deadpool 2

David Leitch is a billion dollar film director, actor, stuntman, writer, producer, and stunt coordinator. He co-directed John Wick (2014) with Chad Stahelski, on which he also served as producer. David directed Atomic Blonde (2017) starring Charlize Theron. David also directed the box office smash ...

29. Rojda Sekersöz

Director | Dröm vidare

Rojda Sekersöz is known for Beyond Dreams (2017), Young Royals (2021) and Dejta (2020).

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