Dermer is perhaps best known for "What Would Diplo Do," a comedy television series starring James Van Der Beek as a fictionalized version of the real-life Grammy award-winning DJ, Diplo. Co-created, executive produced, and directed by Dermer, the show sold to Spike Jonze and premiered on Viceland in 2017 to great acclaim, earning high praise from Variety, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The LA Times, Rolling Stone, IndieWire and more. Dermer met Diplo while directing his group Major Lazer’s music video “Scare Me” starring Terry Crews, Nick Kroll, Blake Anderson and Lauren London, which became a Vimeo Staff Pick. His music videos span from Nekrogoblikon's SXSW 2014 "No One Survives," , Dillon Francis' SXSW 2016 "Not Butter," Panic! At The Disco's VMA nominated "Victorious," and White Reaper's "Judy French" starring Alexandra Daddario. His innovative music videos have garnered millions of views, Vimeo Staff Picks, film festival awards, and press highlights by major publications including The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, AV Club, and Vulture. Recently, Dermer directed Diplo's most recent music video "So Long" that was shot at Stagecoach featuring Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus... becoming the 3rd filmmaker allowed to film on the grounds alongside Bradley Cooper and Beyonce's team. He has directed pilots, branded content, stand up specials, and one offs for networks including MTV, Comedy Central, Showtime, Sony, Adult Swim, P&G, GoldenVoice among others. He currently has several shows and films in various stages of development.
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