Directors rarely get added to IMDb lists or get as much recognition as they deserve. I felt this would be a nice start to showcase some of the more active directors in Texas who without the following, there would be no Texas film. We all really appreciate you for keeping Texas film alive! As of 10/18/12, there are 187 people in Texas listed as a 'Director' according to IMDbPro. This is a comprehensive list of those active directors with at least 3 IMDb director credits. (Listed alphabetically by last name) This list may be very helpful to those who don't have access to IMDb Pro that want to stay updated on some of the latest projects being shot in Texas. *If you see a name not listed, please post a reply comment and I'll add them. requirements: 1. Texas Director 2. At least 3 director credits listed on IMDb.
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Keith Alcorn
Animation Department, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Kerry Beyer
Kerry Beyer is an accomplished actor, writer and director, having worked with some of film's greatest talents. He's starred alongside Michael Biehn in the horror film Jacob, fought Chuck Norris in Walker Texas Ranger, and narrated the award winning audio book for the Disney movie Holes, starring Shia LaBeouf...
Eddie Brown Jr.
Producer, County Road 14
Eddie Brown, Jr. is an award winning photographer and visual artist from Perry, FL and began studying film in Orlando in 1997. Upon obtaining a degree in Film, Eddie moved on to assist with several projects. In 2005, he was co-founder of the Central Nebraska Film Festival and acted as a key player in the Estes Park Film Festival development...
Burnie Burns
Producer, Lazer Team
Burnie Burns is an American film producer, animated filmmaker known for his Machinima work on the Red vs. Blue series. Also an actor, he appeared in the 2015 movie The Outfield. He joined the cast of The Amazing Race in season 28. He is also one of the co-founders of Rooster Teeth Productions. He also is a comedian...
Michael Cain
Producer, Jobs
Blake Calhoun
Director, Exposed
An award-winning filmmaker who has successfully directed both feature films and web originals including the Streamy and Webby winning hit series "Pink" and the TheWB.com's "Exposed". He's also an extremely versatile director, rarely working within the same genre (he's done dark comedy, action, mystery...
Larry Wade Carrell
Actor, Jacob
Larry Wade Carrell is an award-winning American writer, actor and director. He is best known for his horror creation Jacob. The film earned 16 awards worldwide including the Platinum Remi Award for Best Picture at the 45th Annual Worldfest International Film Festival. Jacob was well-received by critics...
John F. Carroll
John F. Carroll is an American voice actor, director and writer. John grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and Charleston, South Carolina where he performed with local theatre groups on the historic Dock Street Theatre stage. During his final year of high school, John transferred to the North Carolina School...
Christian Cisneros
Producer, Hombre y tierra
Christian Cisneros was raised in Texas. At the very young age he showed an interest in Filmmaking and devoted all his time to this developing fascination. He graduated from Lockhart High School in 1997 and entered the real world not aware of what he really wanted to do. After numerous jobs he decided that a degree was the key...
Margo Dane
Margo Dane is an American actress known as the elegant, smart blond with an aura of Streep, the charm of Witherspoon, and the freshness of Amy Poehler. She has a sweet, confident demeanor and a sexy vibe. Margo grew up with a single mother in a small town in Texas as an only child. Both Margo's mother and father were professional musicians and singers...
Randall P. Dark
In 1986, Randall Dark was given the opportunity to view High Definition for the first time and knew it was the future of images. A few short years later, he founded HD Vision in New York City. The company later moved its headquarters to Dallas, then to Los Angeles. Its mandate was to specialize in the growth of High Definition...
Jim DeVault
Jim DeVault was born to Rex B. DeVault and Frances Sheegog on February 28, 1957 in Santa Monica, California. At the age of eight, his parents returned to their roots in Texas, and Jim was raised there from that time on. Showing an interest in art and photography from a very early age, it was only natural that he would eventually become a filmmaker...
Jordan Funderburk
Sound Department, Zompyre Rising
Mark Harris
Producer, Black Coffee
Mark is a self-taught filmmaker. His movies have come out to major distributor and he's self-distributed many of his earlier films and sold hundred of thousands copies in US and overseas. Mark was born and raised in the Englewood community of Chicago. The same community Bermic Mac, Jennifer Hudson, Lorraine Hansberry...
Matthan Harris
Matthan Harris was born on September 23, 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas. Matthan was fascinated with film at an early age with such movies as Jaws, The Silence of the Lambs, Alien, The Exorcist and Psycho. Throughout his college years, Matthan wrote, directed, and acted in several short films, including Counter-Blow...
Justin D. Hilliard
Justin D. Hilliard was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He's been making films since the age of ten years old. Justin attended the University of Texas at Arlington and received his BFA in Film - Cum Laude in 2004. While attending UTA, Justin formed a collaboration with digital artist/cinematographer, Ryan Hartsell...
Eric Holloway
Eric's first theatrical performance was at the age of 7 in 1974 for the performance of "Wooden Soldiers". A classically trained musician on piano, he also doubles on sax, guitar, theremin, mandolin as well as classical guitar. Debut lead-role in film came in 1992 for the feature film "Whisper". Eric lives in the Appalachian mountain area of North Carolina...
Matt Hullum
Producer, Lazer Team
Matt Hullum wrote and directed The Schedule while attending the University of Texas. After graduating, he worked as a visual effects producer on films such as Driven. He then co-founded the company Rooster Teeth, later becoming its CEO. At Rooster Teeth, Hullum was a voice actor in Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles and was an executive producer of RWBY and The Gauntlet...
William Kaufman
Director, The Hit List
Having grown up on the move, Kaufman had the opportunity to live all over the world, before settling in the States after high school. While in film school at the University of North Texas, he started his career working in the special effects department, where he learned the intricacies of feature film production from some of the most skilled and talented technicians in the industry...
Gary Kent
Stunts, Bubba Ho-Tep
Gary Kent was born on a wheat ranch at Walla Walla, Washington, the son of Arthur E. and Iola Kent. He graduated from Renton High School, Renton, Washington, and attended the University of Washington, where he studied journalism, played football and pole-vaulted on the track team. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity...
Allegra Kolber
Editorial Department, Before Sunset
Daniel Laabs
Editor, 8
Andrew Librizzi
In the mid-nineties, Andrew Librizzi wrote, co-produced and directed his first feature film, Holding On. An international award winner at the Houston Worldfest Film Festival, Holding On acquired both domestic and international distribution. In addition to his feature film work, Andrew has written and directed both instruction and commercial projects for such national clients as Visa...
Clay Liford
Cinematographer, ABCs of Death 2
Frank Mosley
Frank Mosley is an alumnus of the 2015 Berlinale Talents, a recipient of the 2015 Oak Cliff Film Festival Production Grant, and a selected participant of the 2016 Auteur Workshop, a ten day study with master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami held in Cuba and hosted through Black Factory Cinema and Escuela Internactional de Cine y TV in San Antonio de los Banos (EICTV)...
Cameron Bruce Nelson
Producer, In Kind
Cameron Bruce Nelson is a 2014 IFP Narrative Labs Fellow who has written, directed, edited, and produced several short films that have screened on the U.S. festival circuit. His first feature, "Some Beasts," was chosen to participate at the U.S. in Progress-Wroclaw and was the recipient of an Austin Film Society post-production grant...
Melissa L. Nichols
Makeup Department, Arlington Road
Born in Springfield, IL. Resides in Houston, Texas. Melissa L. Nichols is an artist of many talents. She is a successful writer/producer, graphic artist, designer, classically trained actress, voice actress, martial artist and special effects artist. She is a graduate of the Carver Center Advanced Visual Arts program...
Kevin Page
Actor, RoboCop
Kevin Page is a 25 year veteran of the film, television, VO and commercial industries. Some of his career highlights include: His recurring character on "Seinfeld" as NBC executive, Stu Chermack, who invites Jerry to pitch his "show about nothing" was based on real-life NBC exec Rick Ludwin. Mr. Page Played over 20 different classic roles opposite the dog...
Anthony Pedone
Anthony Pedone is a Writer/Director/Actor/Producer and Sundance Alumni. Anthony was born in Texas but spent the formational years of his life on a ranch in Clayton, New Mexico. At 16 he moved back to Texas and played in multiple musical projects while studying music at Texas State University. In 2008...
Turk Pipkin
Screenwriter, author and actor Turk Pipkin is the NY Times best-selling author of ten works of fiction and non-fiction, director of three award-winning feature documentaries and an actor known for his work in The Sopranos, The Leftovers, Scanner Darkly and The Alamo. His Christmas novel, When Angels Sing...
Russ Pond
Producer, Growing Up
Trisha Ray
While a freshman in college, Trisha spent her summer working in a printing press in Fremont, California where she wrote her first full-length screenplay 'Hola Armando' about adventures of little Armando and his adoptive teen mother who are running from getting caught by the biological mother. When she took it for production...
Dan Rubottom
Director, The Chase
Highly-respected for his post-production and shooting skills, Dan has over twenty-five years experience in film and television. Dan is sought-after extensively for his creative and technical skills in cinematography, editing, motion graphics, visual effects and color grading. He has directed, shot and edited documentaries...
Bob Sabiston
Animation Department, Waking Life
Rachel Shepherd
Producer, Traveling
Rachel Shepherd, having lived in thirty-four different cities throughout her life, has focused her career toward narrative film making. After earning her BFA from the acclaimed New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2004, Rachel continued to explore the entertainment industry working for various companies such as the E...
Wayne Slaten
Director, Patriot Act
Wayne Slaten studied art and communications at Marshall University and Methodist University. After working on several award winning short films, he founded Moonlite Filmwerks in 2007 to focus on writing, directing and producing feature length movies. Through Moonlite Filmwerks, he successfully showcased his directing talents in the well received feature length film Backroad...
Ya'Ke Smith
Writer, Wolf
Widely regarded as one of this generation's next film directors to watch, Ya'Ke has made a name for himself as a filmmaker with a veracious style of storytelling that takes an unflinching look at issues facing today's society. Ya'Ke made his first film at the age of 15, while a student at Sam Houston High School in his native San Antonio...
Barry Tubb
Actor, Top Gun
A Lone Star native with a lanky but athletic frame, blond Barry Tubb has always felt at home on the range. Born in Snyder, Texas on February 13, 1963, he was World Champion Jr. Bull Rider, then broadened his horizons by lassoing an acting career to boot. Graduating from Snyder High School in 1981, he...
Sir Michael D. Walters
Producer, To Boldly Go
Michael Walters is an award winning American director, producer, writer, cinematographer and editor, who's professional experience spans over 1100 productions within 32 years of film and television. His calling for being behind the camera, began at age 12 when he was gifted a portable reel to reel recorder, and at age 15 a friend loaned him a super 8mm film camera...
Gary Watson
Camera and Electrical Department, RoboCop 2
W. Ross Wells
W. Ross Wells is a film director with a resume including national advertising, music videos, documentary films and viral media. He made his first film after finding his dad's hand-wound movie camera in a closet at age 9 and hasn't stopped yet. He began his professional film career as an editor, cutting TV spots and working with a number of directors and major agencies...
Nicholas Zebrun
From his earliest days, Nicholas Zebrun knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. Raised on classic films and television, it was seeing Citizen Kane at the age of five that convinced him that he wanted to work both in front of and behind the camera. He was raised in Fort Worth, Texas and throughout his middle school and high school years won many awards for his writing and singing abilities...