Lisa Immordino Vreeland, director of critically acclaimed documentaries on Cecil Beaton, Peggy Guggenheim and Diana Vreeland, has joined the US roster of the New York and Paris-based production boutique Grand Large

Vreeland’s most recent film, “Love, Cecil,” debuted in November at the 2017 DOC NYC Festival. It showcases her signature approach to documentary narrative, relying on extensive research, archival footage, historical accounts, and contemporary interviews. 

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“Lisa creates engaging films with a wonderful attention to detail, storytelling, and authenticity,” says Steven Horton, Founder and Executive Producer at Grand Large. “We’re excited to be introducing her aesthetic to the world of branded content and commercials.”  

Vreeland has directed many short films for the documentary series Art of Style (for the digital fashion channel Made to Measure). The series, which she also produces, explores the creative expression of innovative designers such as Manolo Blahnik, Thom Browne, Dries Van Noten and Pierpaolo Piccioli, and captures their strategy of style and their philosophy on creativity.  

Vreeland is the author of two books, one to accompany the Beaton film, “Love, Cecil: A Journey with Cecil Beaton,” and another titled after her Vreeland film, “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel.” (The filmmaker is married to the fashion icon’s grandson.) Both volumes are published by Abrams.  

“Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” was a New York Times Critic’s Pick when it was released in 2015, and won the Documentary Award from the Women’s International Film and Television Society that year. “Diane Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel” won a Silver Hugo for Best Documentary at the Chicago International Film Festival in 2011.  

Vreeland is based in New York, as is Grand Large’s Horton. She joins a roster that also includes Griffin Dunne, whose documentary on his aunt Joan Didion (“The Center Will Not Hold”) was released on Netflix last year, as well as award-winning female directors Julie Taymor, Gaysorn Thavat, and Tracey Rowe.  

About Grand Large
Since its founding in Paris in 2001, Grand Large has worked with a diverse group of directors and designers to produce innovative, award-winning work. Originally known for its successful commercials with recognized talents, Grand Large has expanded to create and produce television, feature films, and integrated content across multiple platforms. Alongside its distinguished clients and directors, Grand Large continues to enhance its international reputation as a high-end production company in the ever-changing media landscape. Roster directors include: Griffin Dunne, Elle, Fred Garson, Grant Greenberg, Tran Anh Hung, Tom Kan, Tracey Rowe, Julie Taymor and Gaysorn Thavat.