After his first directing efforts got lucky and became #1 music videos in France, Writer/Director Bailey Kobe partnered with French producer Frédéric Imbert, a classmate at USC’s renowned Peter Stark Cinema Program, to create (www.DoubleEntenteFilms.com), an innovative boutique production company with offices in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles, specializing in digital content which sparked the attention for luxury, cosmetic, car, and high-tech clients, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent (YSL), Moët & Chandon, L’Oreal, Lancôme, BMW, Mercedes, Lincoln, Mini Cooper, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and many more.
As a growing Writer/Director, Kobe has worked under industry greats including legendary executive Gareth Wigan (Star Wars, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and Marvel directors, the Russo Brothers (Arrested Development, Community, Captain America, Avengers). Given his background as an English major before film school, he loves novel adaptation, successfully adapting novels and plays for studio projects of Madame Tussaud, Nobel Prize winner Muhammed Yunus, and several others - He is currently adapting an Oprah’s Top Booklist novel for the screen after placing a pilot screenplay as a finalist at Sundance.
His unique blend of ACTION, infused with EMOTION and COMEDY, has earned him several Best Director, his cast Best Actor, Best Ensemble, and the films Best Feature awards at highly competitive film festivals. and has been featured in a 12-page spread in Sound and Picture magazine (in between Manchester by the Sea and Dr. Strange) for his visual flair, as well as Splash Magazine, LA Parent. LA-ist, Geek Rebellion, The Boston Globe, Vimeo Staff Picks, Nowness, Funny or Die front page, VUDU Indie Top Pick, HULU most-popular, and an iTUNES front-page top-selling feature film.
He has collaborated with an equally eclectic group of celebrities such as: Oscar winners Isabella Rossellini and Lupita Nyong’o, comedian Aubrey Plaza, leading man Orlando Bloom, fine artist Mona Kuhn, indie rock’s Father John Misty, Victoria’s Secret Angel Taylor Hill, TV’s Ben Savage, French icons Johnny Hallyday and Marc Lavoine, Asian mega-star Kris Wu, Grammy nominated Big Sean, hip-hop superstar Travis Scott, and controversial figures Marilyn Manson and Kanye West.
With a literature grounding and a UCB improv background there is a levity and naturalness, a focus on performers and collaboration, in Action sequences, that are equally poignant as any dramatic scene, and vice versa. And his multi-cultural background allows his point of view to effortlessly include voices not yet heard in cinema.