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Overview (2)

Birth NameGregory Paul Bishop
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gregg Bishop started making movies with his father's Super 8mm and 16mm film cameras when he was 7 years old and wrote & directed his first full-length feature, a spy thriller, at 17 years of age.

He attended the Production Program at USC filmschool where his student film Voodoo (1999) won over twenty film festivals world-wide including the Slamdance Film Festival. The short film is now screened for incoming USC film students, along with the short films Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) by George Lucas and The Lift (1972) by Robert Zemeckis.

After graduation, Bishop wrote & directed the $15,000 film festival smash The Other Side (2006) which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival where it was snapped up for a theatrical release. Variety called the movie "a lean, propulsively paced supernatural thriller, packed with pulse pounding excitement". Bishop is developing the movie as a TV series at Fox Studios.

Bishop directed & produced Dance of the Dead (2008) starring Lucas Till from MacGyver (2016), which had its World Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival and was hand-picked by director Sam Raimi for distribution through Lionsgate and Ghost House Pictures. Ain't It Cool News hailed Dance of the Dead (2008) as "a cult classic" and Bloody-Disgusting called it "one of the best horror comedies ever made that will be remembered for years to come".

Bishop wrote and directed the Webby nominated The Birds of Anger (2011) for NBC/Universal G4Films starring Jaimie Alexander from Thor (2011) and Blindspot (2015).

Bishop wrote and directed a segment called "Dante the Great" for the third installment of the highly acclaimed V/H/S franchise V/H/S Viral (2014) which was released theatrically by Magnet Releasing.

In 2016, Bishop directed the feature film SiREN (2016), which was released in theaters by Universal Pictures Chiller Films and is an adaptation of the popular short V/H/S (2012) segment "Amateur Night". Ain't It Cool News called it a "rock solid monster movie with a strong ensemble cast" and Los Angeles Times hailed it a "clever and confident expansion of a terrific short."

Bishop recently sold his spec script Lockdown at Franklin High that he wrote with Joe Ballarini to Sony Pictures with Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes attached to produce.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: T. Solin

Trivia (6)

Completed over 50 homemade movies by age 16.
Graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in the Film Production Program.
His short film Voodoo (1999), which was made when he was a junior at USC film school, won over thirty film festivals world-wide and is now screened at orientation for incoming USC film students along with the short films Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) by George Lucas and The Lift (1972) by Robert Zemeckis.
In high school, he ambitiously wrote, directed and produced a low-budget feature film (a spy-thriller) at only 17 years of age.
After graduating from USC filmschool, he financed his feature film The Other Side (2006) himself with $15,000, which were the profits made from his short film Voodoo (1999). The movie went on to Premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah where it was snapped up for a theatrical release. Bishop is currently developing the movie as a TV series at Fox Studios.
Gregg attended McEachern High-School.

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