DARREN GRANT

In recent news, Darren wrapped episodes for THE CHI on SHOWTIME (Executive Producers Lena Waithe and Elwood Reid) and SCREAM Season 3 ATL for MTV.  On the big screen, Darren also completed the dark comedy KILLING HASSELHOFF staring Ken Jeong, David Hasselhoff, Jim Jeffries, Rehys Darby, John Lovitz and many more.

A Seattle native, Grant grew up behind the camera studying his mother's artistry as she made her mark as an indie filmmaker. After graduating film school, Grant took the industry by storm. His meteoric rise includes a catalogue of over 100 award winning music videos. From Grammy winners to music icons, Grant drew on his innate creativity to uniquely compliment each artist. With Grant at the helm, his videos received heavy rotation on MTV, BET, FUSE and MUCH MUSIC, further propelling the artists to the top of the music charts. This perfect symmetry also garnered a multitude of directorial awards, such as an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for Destiny's Child "Survivor," 2 Billboard Music Video Awards, NAACP Award and an MVPA (Music Video Prod Assoc) from his piers for Video of the Year for his work with Jewel. His signature style has created timeless pieces for Beyonce, TI, Common, Jay Z, Aaliyah, Jewel, Missy Elliot, Monica, and Vanessa Hudgens to name a few.

​Grant's first feature film exploded onto the big screen "Diary of A Mad Black Woman” (Lions Gate Films) debuted at #1. A fan favorite, it grossed over $75 million domestic/DVD. His sophomore feature, "Make it Happen" – a dance film set in the world of modern burlesque (The Weinstein Company) followed shortly after, solidifying his position in the feature film arena.  Grant's vast body of work includes commercials for a variety of global brands, such as Budweiser, McDonalds, Major League Baseball and Victoria’s Secret. He also frequently lends his expertise to PSA's such as "Hitman," an award-winning anti-smoking campaign. Currently, Grant is working on a broad spectrum of projects utilizing his experience as a director, writer & producer to continually deliver cutting edge content.​​

TELEVISION:

2017       "UNSOLVED - THE MURDERS OF TUPAC AND THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G." - USA (1 HR)

2017       "SCREAM - ATL" - MTV (1 HR)

2017       "THE CHI" - SHOWTIME (1 HR)

2016/17  "SAINTS & SINNERS" CO-EP/DIR - BOUNCE (1 HR)

 

FEATURE FILMS:

2016    "KILLING HASSELHOFF" (UNIVERSAL/WWE FILMS)

2016    LEXUS "VERSES AND FLOW" JILL SCOTT/FIVEOLOGY TOUR SHORT

2010   “MAKE IT HAPPEN”   (WEINSTEIN COMPANY)

2005   “DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN”  (LIONS GATE FILMS)

 

COMMERCIAL:

SPAULDING "NEVER FINISHED" DEMAR DEROZAN

LEXUS VERSES & FLOW "POET MOMENTS" 2013-2016

CLEAR HAIR CARE (ELLE VARNER)

BUDWEISER "CLOCKWATCH"

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA

MCDONALDS (SERENA AND VENUS WILLIAMS)

DARK AND LOVELY (GABRIEL UNION)

"HITMAN" ANTI SMOKING PSA (AWARD WINING) 

VICTORIA’S SECRET (SELITA EBANKS)

 

MUSIC VIDEO:

DESTINY’S CHILD- “SURVIVOR” (MTV AWARD), “BILLS BILLS BILLS,”“NO   NO NO,” “BUGA BOO.”

JEWEL- “STANDING STILL” (MVPA AWARD)

CRAIG DAVID- “FILL ME IN” (BILLBOARD AWARD)

BRIAN MCKNIGHT- “ANYTIME,” “HOLD ME”

HOWIE DAY- “SHE SAYS”

MYA- “FALLEN”

BOYZ II MEN “PASSING YOU BY”, “THANK YOU IN ADVANCE” “I WILL GET THERE” (SOUNDTRACK VIDEO)

AALIYAH “THE ONE I GAVE MY HEAR TO” “I MISS YOU”

TAMIA “QUESTIONS” “CAN’T GET ENOUGH”

98 DEGREES “WAS IT SOMETHING I DIDN’T SAY”

MONICA “STREET SYMPHONY”

VANESSA HUDGENS- “SAY OKAY”

JAY Z & JERMAINE DUPREE “MONEY AIN’T A THANG”

CODY SIMPSON- “SO LISTEN”

CORRS- “ALL THE LOVE” (SOUNDTRACK VIDEO)

INDIA ARIE- “PURIFY ME” (SOUNDTRACK VIDEO)

COMMON- “YOU REMIND ME”

 

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