Drake Doremus

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Drake Doremus
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Drake Doremus at the London Film Festival 2011
Born (1983-03-29) March 29, 1983 (age 34)
Orange, California
Occupation Film director, writer

Drake Doremus (born March 29, 1983) is a film director and screenwriter best known for directing the films Like Crazy (2011)[1] which won the Grand Jury Prize[2] at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival,[3] Douchebag (2010) which was in Dramatic competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival,[4] and Spooner (2009).[5] Doremus studied directing at the American Film Institute, being the youngest fellow ever accepted into the AFI Conservatory.[6]

Doremus also taught at the Orange County High School of the Arts for a couple of semesters.

His 2011 film Like Crazy has been described as loosely inspired by his real life experiences; in June 2013, his new film Breathe In[7] opened the Edinburgh International Film Festival EIFF.[8] In 2015, Doremus directed, Equals, written by Nathan Parker, starring Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Guy Pearce, and Jacki Weaver.[9] In 2017, Doremus directed Newness which will world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.[10][11]


Feature films[edit]

Year Title Notes
2006 Moonpie Director, writer
2008 Spooner Director, writer
2010 Douchebag Director, writer
2011 Like Crazy Director, writer
2012 The Beauty Inside Director, writer
2013 Breathe In Director, writer
2015 Equals Director
2017 Newness Director, producer

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist Notes
2009 "Ten Thousand Years" Goddamn Electric Bill[12] Director/writer


  1. ^ Like Crazy on Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Puig, Claudiia, "'Like Crazy' wins Sundance Grand Jury Prize", USA Today, January 30, 2011
  3. ^ Hynes, Eric, "2011 Festival Awards", sundance.org, January 29, 2011
  4. ^ "Douchebag: Drake Doremus 2009", Sundance 2010 report
  5. ^ Spooner on Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ Shetty, Sharan, [1], Chicago Maroon, October 31, 2011
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1999987/
  8. ^ http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk
  9. ^ http://deadline.com/2014/07/jacki-weaver-joining-equals-kristen-stewart-nicholas-hoult-804954/
  10. ^ Lee, Ashley (January 9, 2017). "Sundance Adds Donald Trump Doc, Drake Doremus' 'Newness' to Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Newness". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Douchebag", moviefone.com, December 12, 2009

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