Dennie Gordon has been a trailblazing female director her entire career; spanning the worlds of Commercials, feature films, short films, television series, mini-series and commercials.
Gordon is a sought after commercial director having completed campaigns for Toyota, Tsingtao, Dr. Pepper, Capitol One, Xcel Energy as well as campaigns with Jimmy Fallon, Betty White, Adam Devine and Don Cheadle. She has just completed a short dramatic film for Huawei, which was shot in Prague.
After being one of the first women to graduate from Yale's School of Drama with an MFA in Directing, Gordon first gained recognition when her script for A HARD RAIN was chosen by Showtime's Discovery Program. Thanks to Steven Spielberg, a rough cut of her film attracted the attention of George Lucas who donated the film's mix at Skywalker Ranch. A HARD RAIN went on to win dramatic awards at the British Short Film Festival and the Hampton's Film Festival.
This film also caught the eye of David E. Kelley who enlisted Gordon to helm multiple episodes of his television series including Goliath, (where she is currently Co EP) Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal, and the Practice. Gordon has directed over 100 hours of network television including such critically acclaimed series as Legion, Bloodline, Rectify, Empire, Kingdom, Power, Hell on Wheels, Grace & Frankie, The Office, 30 Rock, White Collar, Sports Night, and HBO's Tracey Takes On, for which Gordon won the DGA Comedy Award.
Dennie directs TV as well. She works on GOLIATH, POWER, MADAME SECRETARY, BLOODLINE, SUITS, Waco and many more.
On the feature side, Gordon directed the comedy cult hit Joe Dirt starring David Spade, Christopher Walken and Dennis Miller, and What a Girl Wants starring Oscar Winner Colin Firth, Amanda Bynes, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Jonathan Pryce. Gordon was the first American woman to direct a film for the domestic Chinese market, called My Lucky Star. The 2013 film starred Oscar nominee Zhang Ziyi and Wang Leehom and was filmed in China and Singapore in the summer of 2012. My Lucky Star was the number one in China for 4 weeks on 4000 screens.