- VENICE, Calif.
Production company Slim, based in Venice, is adding director Daryl Wein to its roster for spots and branded content.
Alongside his brand work for clients such as AT&T and NRDC, is Wein’s latest dramatic comedy, White Rabbit, in which he directs Vivian Bang playing a young Korean American performance artist who struggles to be heard and seen authentically. The film premiered last year at Sundance Film Festival to acclaim by film critics, including the Los Angeles Times, that called it, “a fast-moving, funny film that’s as alive as the city of Los Angeles itself.” Wein’s next project, Pay No Attention, is a series for Refinery29.
Wein’s style combines a bit of visual panache with unique performances that feel subtle and effortless, giving the audience an earnest and deeply invested look into the onscreen characters. Wein, well known for his comedic expertise, has partnered with such industry notables as Silicon Valley’s lead Thomas Middleditch, actress and producer Zoe Lister-Jones, and Academy Award Winner Greta Gerwig. Prior to joining Slim, Wein was represented by Cap Gun Collective.
Tom Weissferdt, executive producer and president of Slim Pictures, said about Wein, “It was immediately clear to us that even though Daryl’s focus is comedy, he is able to tackle serious matters such as gender or LGBTQ issues and find the humor without diminishing these themes. This is a timely and especially welcome skill in the current advertising climate.”
Wein said he was drawn to Slim “because they are focused and interested in producing meaningful and quality content.”