- CULVER CITY, Calif.
Production company Superprime has signed filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist Sam Taylor-Johnson to its roster for commercial representation in the U.S.
Taylor-Johnson began her career exhibiting fine art and then creating multi-screen video works, winning the Venice Biennale’s Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist and receiving a nomination for the Turner Prize. She launched her career as a filmmaker with her John Lennon biopic, Nowhere Boy, which premiered at the London Film Festival, screened at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for two BAFTA Awards. She directed the Sundance Film Festival-winning short, Love You More, which also earned BAFTA and Cannes Palme d’Or nominations. Her film adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Gray broke numerous box office records and earned more than $550 million worldwide.
Most recently, Taylor-Johnson completed the film adaptation of James Frey’s memoir, A Million Little Pieces. The film, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, and Charlie Hunnam, premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and will be released in November 2019.
Prior to joining Superprime, Taylor-Johnson was repped in the ad arena by production company Hey Wonderful. Her commercial clients have included Givenchy, H&M, and Chanel and she has directed music videos for artists including The Weeknd, Elton John, and REM.
Rebecca Skinner, managing director of Superprime, described Taylor-Johnson as “a beautiful addition to the roster,” citing her “visual sensibility and ability to tell a story.”