Words by WTP
The youngest fellow to ever be accepted into the American Film Institute Conservatory, WTP Director Drake Doremus returns to a familiar romantic drama space with his just-released feature film, “Endings, Beginnings,” starring Shailene Woodley and available on VOD platforms Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube and FandangoNow.
With award-winning commercials and feature films in his repertoire, Drake is known for capturing the human heart on screen with poetry, wit and breathtaking imagery. In “Endings, Beginnings,” Daphne (Woodley) navigates love and heartbreak over the course of one year, becoming intertwined with friends Jack (Jaime Dornan) and Frank (Sebastian Stan) after meeting them at a party. During that time, she unlocks the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.
The film is produced by CJ Entertainment, the Korean entertainment powerhouse behind Bong Joon Ho’s multiple Oscar-winning “Parasite.” Drake is also attached to direct the studio’s internally developed project “Aurora,” another romantic drama with a supernatural twist.
Drake Doremus, Shailene Woodley and Jamie Doran on set of “Endings, Beginnings”
Drake has always harnessed a profound eye for romantic storytelling, catapulting his commercial career with his 2012 collaboration with Intel and Toshiba titled “The Beauty Inside.” In the innovative 6-part series, Drake wove branding into a one-of-a-kind narrative that follows a man waking up in a different body everyday while falling in love, jeopardizing his courtship along the way. With a User Generated Content approach that incorporated video diaries from viewers worldwide, the piece was celebrated for its originality and paved the way towards his vibrant commercial career.
The Beauty Inside
Doremus is also known for directing the films “Like Crazy” (2011), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, along with “Douchebag” (2010) which was in Dramatic competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. His most recent film, the sci-fi romance “Zoe” (2018) starring Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, Rashida Jones and Christina Aguilera, debuted at Tribeca.
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