Director/Producer - Poppy de Villeneuve


Anglo-American Poppy de Villeneuve is currently working on two feature documentaries, Illusions; girls, girls, girls following four women in the strip cub industry in the bible belt of America and a film about sixties London and cutting through the class system. She has photographed luminaries including John Hurt, William Eggleston, Carla Bruni, Terry Gilliam, John Waters, Alexa Chung and Carrie Mulligan, working with editorials such as The Telegraph Magazine, The Guardian Magazine, Art Review, British Vogue, Dazed and Confused and AnOther Magazine.

She has been making films for international brands, musicians and fashion designers such as Nike, Benetton, Avon, Enterprise, Olympus cameras, The NFL, Chloé, Bottega Veneta, Ray-Ban, Michael Kors, Zac Posen and The Morgans Hotel Group and Hyatt hotels. She works regularly for The New York Times, most recently with an online documentary series, What Made Me, revealing the starting points and inspiration of creative individuals. 

With a passion for finding platforms encouraging men and women to talk about difficult subjects, Poppy recently worked with Getty Images and RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network) to create PSAs for their survivor series which will roll out this year. Her work has been selected for and included in ASVOFF, written about in the Times UK, Filmmaker Magazine, The New York Times and screened at the Directors Guild of America as part of the New Directors series. Her short doc, Rockaway Needs Us (co-directed by Alex Braverman), made after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, received high acclaim being included on media by CNN, Huffington Post, Creative Time Reports, The Paris Review, BuzzFeed, and Salon. She is often found driving around quiet spots off the interstate searching for stories and people. 

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