- Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
- SANTA MONICA, Calif.
Director Yann Demange, whose work spans commercials, films and TV, has joined RESET for spots and branded content in the U.S. He had formerly been repped in the American ad market by Stink.
Born in Paris and raised in London, Demange began his career filming live concerts and assisting on commercials.
Demange’s first feature was the critically acclaimed ’71, starring Jack O’Connell as a British soldier accidentally abandoned by his unit during the height of The Troubles in Belfast, Ireland. The feature was nominated for two BAFTA awards and nine BIFA awards including Best British Independent Film.
Demange has a wide variety of television work including the comedy drama Man in a Box, the acerbic satirical zombie drama Dead Set, and the crime dramas Criminal Justice and Top Boy. Written by Ronan Bennett for Channel 4. Top Boy is set in Hackney, London, and looks beyond the headlines about youth crime and delves into the personal stories of those involved. The series was nominated for Best Director and Best Drama Serial BAFTAs and won Best Drama Serial at the Royal Television Society and the 2013 Broadcast awards. Drake and Netflix have taken an interest in the show and are producing a third season going into production in 2018.
Demange received the International New Talent Prize at the German Cinema Awards for Peace, was celebrated with BAFTA’s “Brits to Watch” honor, and won Best Director at the 2014 BIFA Awards.
His latest project is the film White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bel Powley and Bruce Dern; the feature will be released later this year.