John Krokidas made his feature directorial debut with Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Jack Huston, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Elizabeth Olsen, which he co-wrote with Austin Bunn. The film premiered at Sundance to outstanding reviews and also appeared at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals with similar responses. It won Best International Film at the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival and was on several Best Films of 2013 Lists including The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, and NPR.
While still at college, John had great success with two short films he wrote and directed. The first, Shame No More, played at over 70 film festivals and aired on PBS, IFC, and the Sundance Channel and the second, Slo-Mo, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and went on to play Sundance before traveling the world and becoming a finalist for the 2003 Academy Awards®.
John directed two episodes of the ABC series Black Box starring Kelly Reilly. He is attached to direct the film Young Americans, which will reunite him with Radcliffe and DeHaan, and Standard Happiness Package for Fox Searchlight.
Photo courtesy of John Krokidas.