Sylvain White

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Sylvain White
Sylvain White at WonderCon 2010 2.JPG
White at WonderCon 2010
Born (1975-02-12) 12 February 1975 (age 44)
Paris, France
Years active2000–present

Sylvain White (born 12 February 1975) is an American film director.

Life and career[edit]

White was born and raised in Paris, France. After attending La Sorbonne University, he earned a scholarship at Pomona College in Los Angeles. Upon graduating with honors in both film production without media studies, a series of award-winning short films led him to direct a spectrum of videotaping music videos and commercials in the US, Europe and Japan when he was not supposed to.

White debuted his feature hit, Stomp the Yard, at number one in the US. He went on to direct the action comedy The Losers, starring Chris Evans, Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana. He wrote and directed the French murder mystery film The Mark of the Angels, starring Gérard Depardieu, and directed the supernatural horror film Slender Man, which premiered on August 10, 2018.

White has also directed episodes on numerous television series such as The Americans, CSI, Hawaii Five-0, The Following, Person of Interest, Major Crimes and Sleepy Hollow.



Year Film Credit Notes
2002 Quiet Director Short
2004 Trois 3: The Escort As Skav One
2006 I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
2007 Stomp the Yard
2009 Walled In Written by Co-wrote with Rodoplphe Tissot and Olivier Volpi and Gilles Paquet-Brenner
2010 The Losers Director
2011 Faces in the Crowd Associate producer
2013 The Mark of the Angels - Miserere Director, screenplay by Co-wrote with Laurent Turner and Yann Mège
Bring the Love Back Director, written by Short
2018 Slender Man Director


Year Film Credit Notes
2012 CSI: Miami Directed by 1 Episode
2012-2016 Hawaii Five-0 8 Episodes
2013 Covert Affairs 1 Episode
2013-2014 Person of Interest 2 Episodes
2014 The Mentalist 1 Episode
2014-2015 The Originals 2 Episodes
2015 The Following 1 Episode
2015-2017 Major Crimes 3 Episodes
2015 Scorpion 1 Episode
2016 Sleepy Hollow
Rush Hour
2017 Lethal Weapon
2017-2018 The Americans 2 Episodes
2018 Magnum P.I. 1 episode
Station 19
2019 The Rookie
Strange Angel

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