After graduating from Yale's School of Drama in Directing, Gordonfirst gained recognition when her script for a Hard Rain waschosen by Showtime's Discovery Program. Thanks to StevenSpielberg, a rough cut of her film attracted the attention ofGeorge Lucas who donated the film's mix at Skywalker Ranch. AHard Rain went on to win dramatic awards at the British ShortFilm Festival and the Hampton's Film Festival.
A Hard Rain caught the eye of David E. Kelley who enlisted Gordonto helm multiple episodes of his television series including PicketFences, Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal, and the Practice. Gordon hasdirected over 100 hours of network television including suchcritically acclaimed series as Legion, Bloodline, Empire, Rectify,Kingdom, Power, Hell on Wheels, the Office, 30 Rock, SportsNight, and HBO's Tracey Takes On, for which Gordon won the DGAComedy Award.
On the feature side, Gordon directed the teen cult hit Joe Dirtstarring David Spade, Christopher Walken and Dennis Miller, andWhat a Girl Wants starring Oscar Winner Colin Firth, AmandaBynes, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Jonathan Pryce. Gordon was thefirst American woman to direct a film for the domestic Chinesemarket, called My Lucky Star. The 2013 film starred Oscarnominee Zhang Ziyi and Wang Leehom and was filmed in Chinaand Singapore in the summer of 2012. My Lucky Star was thenumber one in China for the Autumn Festival.
Gordon is a sought after commercial director having completedcampaigns recently with Jimmy Fallon, Betty White, and DonCheadle. She has just completed a short dramatic film for Huawei,which was shot in Prague.
Dennie Gordon at IMDB.