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Cox's first film as writer/director was the short The Obit Writer, starring Norman Mailer and Mira Sorvino, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. His first feature film Scorpion Spring, which he also wrote and directed, starred Matthew McConaughey, Reuben Blades, Alfred Molina and Esai Morales, premiered at Sundance, and featured a score by famed Mission Impossible composer Lalo Schifrin. He wrote and directed Keepin' It Real, starring Platinum-selling rap artist Kurupt, which was nominated for two DVD Premiere Awards, including best script. He also wrote and directed El Muerto, starring Wilmer Valderrama, which was based upon the Mexican-American comic book character created by Javier Hernandez.

As writer/producer, credits include the remake of Hideo Nakata's Don't Look Up, directed by Fruit Chan; comedian Faizon Love's Tao of the Golden Mask, a send-up of Asian martial arts films of the 70s; AmericanEast starring Monk's Tony Shalhoub; Kite, adapted from the infamous Japanese anime and starring Samuel L. Jackson; and Shepherds and Butchers starring Steve Coogan and Andrea Riseborough. He is a fellow of both the Film Independent's "No Borders" script development program and the Film Independent Screenwriter's Lab.

As producer, credits include the Dimension Films' remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Pulse, which led to two sequels; Chain of Desire, starring Malcolm McDowell and Linda Fiorentino; Terminal Bliss, with Luke Perry; Tsui Hark's Zu Warriors; the MTV release of Kim Tae-Gyun's Volcano High with Snoop Dogg; the Taiwanese puppets series Wu Lin Warriors for Cartoon Network; and the Egyptian drama Cairo Exit which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He was also an associate producer on Justin Chadwick's Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Atom Egoyan's Remember starring Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anant Singh

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