Damien Chazelle’s short film WHIPLASH won the Short Film Jury Prize for U.S. Fiction at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Chazelle is currently developing the feature version of WHIPLASH, with Right of Way Films, Blumhouse Productions and producer Nicholas Britell. Chazelle’s screenplay for WHIPLASH was included in the 2012 Black List, and his screenplay THE CLAIM made the 2010 Black List.
As an undergraduate at Harvard University, Chazelle directed his first feature GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH. The film was named one of the best films of the year by The New York Times, The Village Voice, Film Comment, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, and other publications.