A French-American director, born in 1985 in Providence (United States).
A fan of jazz and Jacques Demy’s musicals, Damien Chazelle expresses his passion for music in all of his films. During his film studies at Harvard, he met Justin Hurwitz who became his roommate and later the official composer of his films. Initially intended as his end-of-year thesis, Damien Chazelle directed Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench in 2009, a low-budget musical shot with friends and hailed by the critics. In 2014, he adapted his short film Whiplash into a long version, which won three Oscars and several prizes at the Sundance and Deauville Festivals. Triumph came with La La Land (2016), a musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, which picked up six Oscars including Best Director and Best Original Score, followed by First Man in 2018. His most recent project, The Eddy, is a series produced by Netflix that takes place in a Parisian jazz club.
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), Whiplash (2014), La La Land (2016), First Man (2018)