Wes Anderson

United States

Known for his eccentricity and distinctive visual and narrative styles, Wes Anderson (or Wesley Wales Anderson) is an American filmmaker, writer and director based in Paris. His films have received awards and accolades the world over, including Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” 2001, “Moonrise Kingdom,” 2012, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 2014), Best Animated Feature (“Fantastic Mr. Fox,” 2009, “Isle of Dogs,” 2018), as well as Best Director and Best Picture for The Grand Budapest Hotel. A lifelong fan of the New Yorker, his latest creation “The French Dispatch” (2021) is an ode to his favorite weekly. Renowned for long-standing collaborations with actors and exquisite soundtracks, Wes gathered a small team together to make his first-ever music video to celebrate” The French Dispatch”’s theme song, “Aline.” WePresent spoke to those involved in the making of the film – about the process that brought it about, life on the set of “The French Dispatch” and the wild combination of people that make every Wes Anderson project magical to work on.