Whiplash – American Film Institute

The AFI Interview: WHIPLASH Director Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle’s WHIPLASH is currently drumming up excitement among audiences nationwide, but its road to the big screen was not an easy one – requiring of its director a dedication that mirrors that of his protagonist, a young musician determined to be one of the jazz greats. In 2012, the screenplay was featured on the…

WHIPLASH Director Damien Chazelle Talks about the Creation of the Film

A young, aspiring jazz drummer tries to win over his intense and demanding teacher at all costs. It’s the plot of the critically acclaimed film WHIPLASH, which is also based on writer-director Damien Chazelle’s real-life experiences as a budding musician. At a recent Harold Lloyd Masters Seminar at the AFI Conservatory, Chazelle (seen here with Conservatory Dean…