Brandon Dermer grew up like any typical suburban midwestern boy - performing shitty music in an emo band, skateboarding and bmx riding mediocrely, and chugging cans of Mug Root Beer with his deep dish pizza on the reg. One day, Dermer and his friends filmed a music video of their band, and the next a dumb comedy sketch. This is when he quickly realized that his love for filming his average feats was anything but typical.
From a young age, this love of visual storytelling developed fiercely within Dermer, and today he still doesn’t know who he is unless he’s making films. Dermer started his career making sketch comedy and music videos with his friends. Today he still does that - and so much more. Most recently, he directed his debut feature film “I’m Totally Fine” which features actors Jillian Bell, Natalie Morales, Harvey Guillen, Kyle Newacheck, and Blake Anderson which hit theaters and on demand on November 4th, 2022; as well as directing the first 3 episodes of Showtime’s critically acclaimed “Flatbush Misdemeanors” second season.
In years past he co-created, executive produced and directed the entire series “What Would Diplo Do?” for Viceland; has directed television for MTV, Comedy Central, and Adult Swim; and been featured at SXSW, MTV's VMAs, Vimeo Staff Pick, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, AdWeek, The Front Page of Reddit, AV Club, Vulture and many more.
His work will make you cry. In a good way! From laughing too hard, feeling all the feels, seeing yourself in a character on screen (whether that character is a human or some sort of otherworldly creature) - Dermer has mastered the art of creating relatable and hilarious characters. To view all of his music video, commercial, and narrative work click the tabs above, below and beyond!
“I’m Totally Fine” Director/Producer/Story By | 2022
Featured Talent: Jillian Bell, Natalie Morales, Harvey Gullien, Kyle Newacheck, Blake Anderson
“Flatbush Misdemeanors” Season 2 Episodes 1-3 Director | 2022
Featured Talent: Dan Perlman, Kevin Iso, Kristin Dodson
“What Would Diplo Do” Season 1 Co-EP/ Co-Writer, Director | 2017
Featured Talent: James Van Der Beek, Bobby Lee, Dillon Francis
“Stupid F*cking Cooking Show” Director | 2021
Featured Talent: Benny Blanco & Matty Matheson
“Comedy Central Presents: The Glass Ceiling” Director | 2019
“They’re Coming” Blink 182 Director/Writer | 2022
“Jonas Brothers X Lenovo” Director | 2021
“LG Velvet: Jason Derulo’s Favorites” Director | 2020
“Rocket Mortgage x 100 Thieves” Director | 2020
“Olehenriksen x Diplo” Director | 2018
“Intel & Diplo” Director | 2020
“Hard Summer”. Director/Writer | 2018-2022
NOTABLE MUSIC VIDEOS
Nekrogoblikon “Bones” Director | 2022
Diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley (with Jonas Brothers) “Lonely” Director | 2019
Alison Wonderland “Fear of Dying” Director | 2020
Diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley Ft. Noah Cyrus “On Mine” Director | 2020
Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma I Made It” Director | 2018
White Reaper “Judy French”. Director | 2017
Starring Alexandra Dadarrio
Kill The Noise & Feed Me “I Do Coke”. Director | 2016
Starring: Tom Sandoval
Diplo ft. Trippie Redd “Wish” Director | 2016
Dillon Francis “Not Butter” Director | 2015
Nekrogoblikon “No One Survives” Director | 2012