Depth of Field was founded in 1999 following brothers Chris and Paul Weitz's breakout directorial debut, AMERICAN PIE. The two teamed with producer Andrew Miano to create their own shingle and over the next two decades, along with SVP of Development, Dan Balgoyen, have taken on various roles producing, directing and writing to expand the diversity of feature films and television on their slate.
Shortly after the success of their first film, the Weitz brothers co-directed ABOUT A BOY, which they adapted from Nick Hornby's novel of the same name, earning their first Academy Award nomination. Under the Depth of Field banner, Paul Weitz wrote and directed IN GOOD COMPANY, starring Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace and Scarlett Johannson. Shortly thereafter, THE GOLDEN COMPASS, adapted and directed by Chris Weitz, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Chris Weitz also directed NEW MOON, the highly successful second installment of the TWILIGHT SAGA films based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling books series.
The company also produced the indie hit NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, and Tom Ford's A SINGLE MAN, which, in addition to being cited as one of the Movies of the Year by the American Film Institute, earned star Colin Firth an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
Depth of Field furthered their critical acclaim in 2011 with A BETTER LIFE directed by Chris which earned star Demian Bechir an Academy Award nomination, and 2012's BEING FLYNN starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, directed by Paul Weitz as well as GRANDMA, directed by Paul Weitz starring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner and Sam Elliot which garnered Tomlin a Golden Globe nomination.
In 2017, Depth of Field released writer/director ::kogonada’s critically lauded debut feature, COLUMBUS, starring John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson, garnering three Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best First Feature.
In 2018, Depth of Field released Zeek Earl & Chris Caldwell’s directorial debut, PROSPECT, starring Sophie Thatcher, Pedro Pascal and Jay Duplass which won the Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award at SXSW. They also released A HAPPENING OF MONUMENTAL PROPORTIONS, the directorial debut of Judy Greer written by Gary Lundy starring Common, Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford.
Paul most recently directed the film BEL CANTO starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe and premiered Season 4 of Amazon's Golden Globe winning MOZART AND THE JUNGLE for which he is a writer, director and showrunner. Paul will next direct Kevin Hart in FATHERHOOD for Sony Pictures.
Chris wrote CINDERELLA and STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE for Disney and most recently directed OPERATION FINALE starring Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley.
This year, Depth of Field will release, in partnership with Big Beach and A24, writer/director Lulu Wang’s THE FAREWELL, starring Awkwafina, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim.
Based in Los Angeles, Depth of Field currently has a first look deal with Paramount Television Studios.