Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future director Jennifer Chambers Lynch
shortly after he turned 21...
Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.
“ Ghost Dog, Broken Flowers... ” - Jacopo-Boglio
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.
“ Grizzly Man... ” - Jacopo-Boglio
He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band called Oui-Oui...
“ Se mi lasci ti cancello, L'arte del sogno, Be kind rewind... ” - Jacopo-Boglio
Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins
and Mark Lewman
) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under...
“ Essere John Malkovich, Nel paese delle creature selvagge ” - Jacopo-Boglio
Writer-director Shane Carruth, a former software engineer, burst onto the independent movie scene with his extremely low-budget science-fiction film Primer
in 2004. Carruth also played one of the two leads in the film and composed its music. "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P. Sloan Award at the Sundance Film Festival...
“ Primer ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Creep - il chirurgo, Triangle, Black Death... ” - Jacopo-Boglio
Adam Green is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actor known for his success within the horror genre with films like the "Hatchet" franchise, "Frozen," and "Digging Up The Marrow." He is also the creator, writer, director, star, and show runner of the television comedy series "Holliston." Born and raised in the small town of Holliston...
“ Hatchet, Frozen... ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Session 9, L'uomo senza sonno ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Memories of Murder, The host - Gwoemul, Tokyo!, Mother ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Oldboy... ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Donnie Darko, The Box ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Cube - Il cubo, Splice ” - Jacopo-Boglio
Indian director Tarsem Singh is the son of an aircraft engineer. He was educated at Bishop Cotton Boy's School in Shimla and relocated to the USA to study business at Harvard and, significantly, film studies at the Art Center College of Design in California. Upon graduating he embarked on a career as a director of music videos...
“ The cell - La cellula, The Fall ” - Jacopo-Boglio
Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and Radio School along with Jane Campion
and Jocelyn Moorhouse
“ Dark City, Segnali dal futuro... ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Troll Hunter ” - Jacopo-Boglio
Born in 1960 in Antibes (in the South of France), Christophe Gans became crazy about movies at an early stage. As a teenager, he made a lot of samurai and kung fu super-8 films with his friends. At the end of the seventies, he founded the fanzine "Rhesus Zero" about B-movies. In 1980, he studied at the French cinema school Idhec and directed a short movie called "Silver Slime"...
“ Silent Hill... ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Martyrs ” - Jacopo-Boglio
In much the same way that director George A. Romero
creative output has been primarily centered around the highly successful "Dead" series of zombie films, then fellow fantasy director Don Coscarelli
has for over two decades seen his universe swirling around the lesser successful, but equally cult, and much loved "Phantasm" series of horror movies...
“ Phantasm, Bubba Ho-tep... ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Feast ” - Jacopo-Boglio
He studied fine arts in Paris in 1990-1992. In 1993 he won the award for Best Screenplay from the Educational Institute of Screenwriting with "A Painter and A Criminal Condemned to Death". After two more screenplay awards, he made his directorial debut with Crocodile
. Then he went on to direct Wild Animals
“ Ferro 3 ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Two Sisters, I Saw the Devil ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Cashback, Broken ” - Jacopo-Boglio
Hitoshi Matsumoto and his childhood friend Masatoshi Hamada
teamed up as comedy duo Downtown. When they had their own TV shows in late 80s, they became phenomenal pop culture among young Japanese people. Unlike other comedy duos in Japan, they are still together, and they dominate prime time TV shows in Japan.
“ Big Man Japan, Symbol ” - Jacopo-Boglio
Shion Sono is a Japanese director, writer and poet. Born in Aichi Perfecture in 1961 he started his career working as a poet before taking his first steps in film directing. As a student he shot a series of short films in Super 8 and managed to make his first feature films in the late 80s and early 90s...
“ Strange Circus, Hair Extensions, Love Exposure... ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Ringu, Dark Waters ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Ju-on, The Grudge... ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Cure, Pulse - Kairo ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, Tokyo Gore Police ” - Jacopo-Boglio
Colm McCarthy is a director best known for his work on Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and Endeavour. He was born in Edinburgh and has lived there as well as in Dublin and London. He is happily married and plays a grand total of eight musical instruments all appallingly badly. He did not formally train in film making...
“ Outcast ” - Jacopo-Boglio
Award-winning Canadian / US producer / writer / director Sheldon Wilson, recently directed "Kaw" for Reel One Entertainment and Sony Pictures. In addition to directing the movie, Sheldon also edited the film and supervised all the visual effects work on over 350 shots, completing a third of those shots himself...
“ Shallow Ground ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Calvaire ” - Jacopo-Boglio
“ Butterfly Zone ” - Jacopo-Boglio