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Gillian Robespierre        

DIrector & Writer; Best Known for "Obvious Child"

Robespierre began her career working as a production assistant on big budget features like American Gangster. She also worked for the Directors Guild of America until 2014.

In 2009 Robespierre co-wrote (with Anna Bean and Karen Maine) and directed the short film Obvious Child, about a young woman who is impregnated after a one-night stand and decides to have an abortion. Robespierre approached Jenny Slate to star in the lead role after seeing her perform at a comedy club.

Robespierre later expanded the short into her 2014 feature film debut Obvious Child with Slate once again playing the lead role. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it was acquired by A24 Films.

In early 2015 Robespierre announced she was developing a comedy pilot for FX with Elisabeth Holm, who co-wrote Obvious Child, starring Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor.

Robespierre debuted her most recent film, Landline, at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017, and a theatrical release on July 21, 2017. The film stars Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, Edie Falco, John Turturro and Jay Duplass.


'Landline' Review | Hollywood Reporter

Jenny Slate reteams with Gillian Robespierre, who directed her in 'Obvious Child, ' for this look at adultery and dysfunctional New York families, co-starring Edie ...

[Video] Jenny Slate, Gillian Robespierre On Their Second Film ...

Filmmaker Gillian Robespierre reteams with her Obvious Child muse Jenny Slate on her sophomore directorial Landline, a divorce comedy set in New York City ...

Landline Review: Jenny Slate Re-teams With Her Obvious Child ...

Among its other virtues, Gillian Robespierre's “Landline” is the rare movie that appreciates the difference between the pleasure of standing in the water and the  ...

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