Bullitt has signed Drake Doremus, whose latest film Zoe, starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux, premiered as the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival's Centerpiece title. On the branded side, Doremus' short film, “The Beauty Inside,” directed for Intel and Toshiba, received three Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and was honored with a Daytime Emmy Award. He has also directed commercial projects for brands such as Google, Samsung, Tylenol, and Facebook.
“Whether in his acclaimed feature work or his deservingly awarded branded content, Drake always finds the emotional core of the story and brings it to life with all of the art and craft of a modern day master. Bullitt is thrilled to be working alongside him and helping to offer his talents to the many advertising creatives looking to make a statement with their work,” offered Todd Makurath, Chairman of Bullitt.
Doremus said, “I am thrilled to be a part of this innovative venture in the branded content space. It’s an honor to be working alongside this collection of talented filmmakers, fiercely led by Todd Makurath and the Bullitt team.”
The award-winning filmmaker is known for thought-provoking feature releases like 2017’s Newness (Netflix). The film, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, follows the story of two millennials as they navigate a relationship in our social media-driven culture. In 2016 Doremus’ Equals, a sci-fi romantic film starring Nicholas Hoult and Kristin Stewart, was released by A24 following its world premiere in competition at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.
Other features helmed by the prolific director of which all had Sundance premieres: Breathe In with Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, and Amy Ryan, his critically-acclaimed Like Crazy, which won the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture, and his feature-length directorial debut Douchebag, a World Premiere in Dramatic Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
A native of Orange County, California, Doremus has been directing and performing improv since he was 12 years old. He studied with several improvisational teachers, including his mother, Cherie Kerr, a founding member of The Groundlings.
About Bullitt: Bullitt is a filmmakers’ collective and creative studio founded in collaboration with The Russo Brothers and Justin Lin. Combining the power of both entertainment and advertising, Bullitt harnesses the talent of innovative directors and other creators to forge experiences that connect to any desired audience. Brand supported films, AR and VR, commercial campaigns, are just some of the projects to which Bullitt has developed, designed, and delivered, earning Cannes Lions and millions of eyeballs for its captivating and imaginative wor