- NEW YORK
Film and television director Gillian Robespierre has joined m ss ng p eces’ special projects roster, marking her first career commercialmaking representation.
“Gillian’s work is a rare mix of funny and empathetic, sharp and nuanced. She’s a totally unique voice in film and television who we are thrilled to bring into the commercial space,” said Kate Oppenheim, managing partner at m ss ng p eces.
Robespierre’s critically praised feature work includes 2014’s Obvious Child (A24), for which she earned the National Board of Review’s award for Best Directorial Debut, and 2017’s Landline (Amazon Studios). Both films starred Jenny Slate, with whom Robespierre recently reunited for her Netflix comedy special Jenny Slate: Stage Fright, which premieres globally on October 22. Robespierre has also directed episodes of HBO’s Silicon Valley and Crashing, Hulu’s Casual and Shrill, and upcoming HBO limited series Mrs. Fletcher starring Kathryn Hahn, as well as upcoming FX limited series A Teacher starring Kate Mara. Born and raised in New York, Robespierre is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts’ Film & Video program.
“I’ve always loved exploring new ways to tell stories and I’m very excited to see what’s possible in the advertising space,” shared Robespierre.