by Texas_Film | created - 18 Oct 2012 | updated - 30 Oct 2012 | Public

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.

2. Keith Alcorn

Producer | Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

For over 30 years Keith Alcorn has been involved in all facets of animation. In 1987 he Co-Founded DNA Productions, Inc. DNA provided script to screen services for Corporate and Commercial clients until they transitioned to the Entertainment Industry and became one of the largest animation ...

3. Kerry Beyer

Actor | Killing Mr. Right

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 ...

4. Alin Bijan

Producer | Ghost of Goodnight Lane

Alin Bijan is an Emmy award-winning Producer/Director/Writer with over 20 years of experience in the Film & Television industry.

Recently, Alin has written, produced and directed the feature film "Ghost of Goodnight Lane" starring Billy Zane and Lacey Chabert. He has also produced, and directed "...

5. Steve Bilich

Director | Native New Yorker

Steve Bilich is an actor and director, known for Native New Yorker (2005), Ruta Wakening (1996) and Native American in Manhattan (2002).

8. Eddie Brown Jr.

Producer | Camera Phone 2

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 ...

9. Tony Brownrigg

Director | Dark Evolution

Tony Brownrigg was born on February 23, 1968 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Dark Evolution (2003), Archaic Redemption and Cyberstalker (1995).

10. Burnie Burns

Producer | Red vs. Blue

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 ...

11. Michael Cain

Producer | TV Junkie

Michael Cain is a producer and director, known for TV Junkie (2006), Jobs (2013) and The Starck Club (2014). He has been married to Melina McKinnon Cain since November 22, 2004.

12. Blake Calhoun

Director | Pink

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, ...

13. Larry Wade Carrell

Actor | Girl Next

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 ...

14. John Benjamin Faust

Actor | Demented Features

John Benjamin Faust 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...

15. Jeffry Chaffin

Editor | Soul Jumpers

Jeffry Chaffin is an editor and cinematographer, known for Soul Jumpers, Ungirlfriendable (2008) and Assault of the Evil Meteor (2008).

16. Gary Chason

Director | Charlie's Ear

Gary Chason is a director and actor, known for Charlie's Ear (1991), Puppet Love (2014) and Everything or Nothing (2007).

17. James Christopher

Writer | Quad X: The Porn Movie Massacre

James Christopher is a writer and producer, known for Quad X: The Porn Movie Massacre (2015), DisAssociationVille (2015) and Quad X: Rise of the Beaver Slayer (2015).

18. 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 ...

19. Russell Clay

Director | Live or Die

Russell Clay is an actor and director, known for Live or Die (2012), Any Given Sunday (1999) and Wounded (2012).

20. Christopher Compton

Producer | Strait & Narrow

Was going to school to be a doctor, but gave it up to pursue filmmaking.

21. Margo Dane

Actress | Lucky to Be Alive

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 ...

22. Randall P. Dark

Producer | Seadrift vs. the Big Guy

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 ...

24. Jim DeVault

Writer | Blood Reunion 3: Hunters

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 ...

25. Christiano Dias

Director | Monster in a House

Christiano Dias was born on November 7, 1986 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. He is a director and writer, known for Monster in a House (2014), Hurricane (2016) and King Eternal (2013).

27. Barak Epstein

Producer | Prison-a-Go-Go!

Barak Epstein was born on June 27, 1979 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Prison-a-Go-Go! (2003), Blood on the Highway (2008) and A Ghost Story (2017).

28. Steve Franke

Producer | Adventures of Bailey: A Night in Cowtown

Steve Franke is a producer and director, known for Adventures of Bailey: A Night in Cowtown (2013), Serum (2006) and Adventures of Bailey: The Lost Puppy (2010).

29. Jordan Funderburk

Sound_department | Zompyre Rising

Jordan Funderburk is known for Zompyre Rising (2011), Zompyres: Texas (2010) and Jobs (2013).

30. Matthew Garth

Stunts | The Waters: Phase One

Matthew Garth was born on October 23, 1977 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. He is an actor and editor, known for The Waters: Phase One (2012), Smoke N Love (2022) and Astral Engagement (2011).

31. Jay Gormley

Producer | L.A.'s Finest: Behind the Scenes Extras

Jay Gormley is a producer and director, known for L.A.'s Finest: Behind the Scenes Extras (2019), Odds or Evens (2012) and Forensic Files (1996).

32. Todd Haberkorn

Actor | Fairy Tail: Fearî teiru

Todd Haberkorn is an American voice actor and voice director who is known for his English-language dubs of anime and video games. He voiced Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail, Android 19 from Dragon Ball Z Kai, Ebony Maw from Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Grey Matter, Tetrax, and Slapback from Ben 10 and...

33. 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,...

34. Matthan Harris

Actor | Baphomet

Matthan Harris was born on September 23, 1986, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was fascinated with cinema at a young age, especially with films such as Jaws, Alien, The Terminator, The Exorcist, and Star Wars. Throughout his college years, Matthan cut his teeth by writing, directing, editing, and acting ...

35. Bryant Hicks

Director | Pros and Cons: A Fantasy Football Movie

Bryant Hicks is a director and assistant director, known for Pros and Cons: A Fantasy Football Movie (2013), The Platinum Peacemaker (2010) and The Long Shot (2008).

36. Justin D. Hilliard

Producer | The Other Side of Paradise

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. While attending UTA, Justin formed a collaboration with digital artist/cinematographer, Ryan Hartsell. ...

37. Carolyn Hodge

Producer | Captured

Carolyn Hodge is an assistant director and producer, known for Captured (2015), When It's Your Time (2013) and Portrait of an American Family (2017).

38. Eric Holloway

Actor | Pilgrim's Progress

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". ...

39. Matt Hullum

Producer | Red vs. Blue

Matt Hullum is the co-founder and former CEO of the pioneering digital entertainment company Rooster Teeth, now part of Warner Bros. Discovery. He was named one of Variety's "Top Digital Entertainment Execs to Watch" in 2018. Matt co-wrote, produced and directed the sci-fi comedy Lazer Team ...

40. Brian T. Jaynes

Producer | The Underneath

Brian T. Jaynes was born on November 24, 1964 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Underneath (2013), Biohazard: Patient Zero (2012) and Humans vs Zombies (2011). He has been married to Jennifer Minar since November 10, 2009. They have two children.

41. James M. Johnston

Producer | The Green Knight

James M. Johnston is a producer and writer, known for The Green Knight (2021), Peter Pan & Wendy (2022) and A Ghost Story (2017). He has been married to Amy McNutt since February 10, 2003.

42. William Kaufman

Director | The Channel

Kaufman began his career directing the runaway cult action film Sinners And Saints starring JOHNNY STRONG and Oscar nominee TOM BERENGER. Following the success of that film, he was brought on to direct the SONY PICTURES

thriller, THE HIT LIST, starring COLE HAUSER. He followed this up with action ...

43. Jon Keeyes

Producer | The Survivalist

Jon Keeyes was born on April 5, 1969 in Fullerton, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Survivalist (2021), Rogue Hostage (2021) and Code Name Banshee (2022). He has been married to Sarah Keeyes since October 31, 2003.

44. 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 ...

46. Daniel Laabs

Editor | Jules of Light and Dark

Daniel Laabs is known for Jules of Light and Dark (2018), Start a Band (2009) and Sleet/Snow (2009).

47. Leslie Langee

Actress | The Leftovers

Leslie Langee is an actress and director, known for The Leftovers (2014), Friday Night Lights (2006) and An American in Texas (2017).

48. Andrew Librizzi

Writer | Holding On

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 ...

49. Clay Liford

Producer | Wuss

Clay Liford was born on February 24, 1974 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a cinematographer and editor, known for Wuss (2011), Earthling (2010) and Slash (2016).

51. Michael Marco

Actor | Charogne

Michael Marco is a French-American filmmaker. He was born Michaël Joseph Raymond Marco, in Toulon, France. The son of Lyna Pont, a French Navy employee and François Marco, a talented carpenter. His parents are both from Spanish decent.

Marco got bit by the acting bug at an early age while performing...

52. John McCalmont

Actor | Walker, Texas Ranger

John McCalmont was born on December 21, 1968 in Tarrant County, Texas, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), All Out (2016) and Dallas (2012).

53. Tom Mireles

Producer | Quints by Surprise

Tom Mireles is a producer and director, known for Quints by Surprise (2010), Heavy (2011) and Quints by Surprise: 16 Months Later (2010).

55. Noah Mortel

Producer | Fresh Prince of Bellaire, Texas

A Christian and Haitian-American filmmaker that worked for Warner Bros./New Line Cinema on Rush Hour 3 and Hairspray in addition to working on the TV shows Unsung and Unsung Hollywood. Giving God the glory before anything, he is a Baylor University alum that enjoys creating stories that unify ...

56. Frank Mosley

Actor | Freeland

Frank Mosley is a Texas-born actor and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. He's a fellow of the 2015 Berlinale Talents, 2017 NYFF Artist Academy, and 2016 Workshop for Auteurs led by Abbas Kiarostami. Under the direction of Charles Burnett, he also participated as an actor in the 2016 Austin Film ...

58. Cameron Bruce Nelson

Writer | Some Beasts

Cameron Bruce Nelson is a writer/director whose award-winning first feature, Some Beasts, was chosen to participate at the IFP Narrative Labs, the U.S. in Progress-Wroclaw, and received an Austin Film Society post-production grant. He is a graduate of Black Factory Cinema's workshop with Abbas ...

60. Melissa L. Nichols

Special_effects | Macabre Theatre

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 ...

61. Jonathan Nowzaradan

Producer | My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?

Jonathan Nowzaradan is a producer and director, known for My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now? (2015), Heavy (2011) and Quints by Surprise (2010).

62. Kevin Page

Actor | RoboCop

Kevin Page is a 35 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. And the...

63. Ryan Paige

Director | Almost

Father of Ty Paige and Preston Paige.

64. Anthony Pedone

Producer | An American in Texas

Anthony is a producer/director who splits his time between LA and Texas. He has produced, written, directed, orshot over 24 features, documentaries, and short films.

In 2012, he founded the Victoria Independent Film Festivalwhere he continues to serve as program director.

In 2015, he produced THE ...

66. Turk Pipkin

Actor | A Scanner Darkly

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 ...

68. Trisha Ray

Producer | Recast

While in college studying pre-med to end up in the same medical profession as most of her family, Trisha spent a summer working in a printing press in Fremont, California as a binder that gave her enough time to complete her very first full-length screenplay 'Hola Armando' that was never produced ...

69. Blair Rowan

Writer | Heavy Chemistry

Blair Rowan is a director and writer, known for Heavy Chemistry (2018), The Bad (2014) and The Bad (2013).

70. Dan Rubottom

Cinematographer | Palau the Movie

With thirty years of 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 award-winning episodic television, documentaries, commercials...

71. Bob Sabiston

Animation_department | Waking Life

Bob Sabiston was born in 1967. He is known for Waking Life (2001), A Scanner Darkly (2006) and Grinning Evil Death (1990).

72. 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 ...

74. Wayne Slaten

Director | Dropa

Wayne Slaten is an American independent movie director, screenwriter and producer. He began developing and directing short film projects under the shingle Moonlite Filmwerks in 2007. Slaten wrote and directed his first feature length movie Backroad in 2010. His film Cold War was selected as part of...

75. Ya'Ke Smith

Director | Wolf

Ya'Ke Smith, known for his unflinching and veracious style of storytelling, is a rising voice in independent cinema.

His films have received world-wide acclaim, screening, and winning awards at over 100 film festivals. The Director's Guild of America, the Student Academy Awards, HBO, Showtime, the ...

76. David Sowden

Producer | Shifting Faults

Born into an artistic family, David Sowden discovered his love of cinema early, viewing the works of Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis and discovering a passion for movies that has continued his whole life. Born and raised in Forth Worth, Texas, he graduated from high school in 2002 and formed ...

78. C.C. Stinson

Director | Breakdown

C.C. Stinson is a director and producer, known for Breakdown (2005), Hot Summer Daze (2006) and I Had a Dream (2007).

79. Mickey Stroud

Director | Seeking Love in Foreign Places

Mickey Stroud is a director and editor, known for Seeking Love in Foreign Places (2008), Play Date and The Intruder (2008).

80. Greg TeGantvoort

Editor | Anchor Baby

Greg TeGantvoort is an editor and director, known for Anchor Baby (2012), The Tell-Tale Heart (2006) and Yule Be Sorry (2016).

82. Barry Tubb

Actor | Top Gun

A Lone Star native with a lanky but athletic frame, tall, fair and blond-haired Barry Tubb has always felt at home on the range and many of his film and TV projects are indicative of that. Born in Snyder, Texas on February 13, 1963, his father owned an oil drilling company. Barry entered ...

83. John Venable

Actor | American Horror Story

John Venable was born on April 21, 1967 in Garland, Texas, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for American Horror Story (2011), Friday Night Lights (2006) and Suki (2019).

84. Sir Michael D. Walters

Producer | My Heart Dies with You: Part 2

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 ...

85. Fred P. Watkins

Producer | Lethal Seduction

Mr. Watkins is distributing and producing independent films and shorts and consulting producers and directors. He has been working in the film industry first four walling films in various States, He moved into production working his way up from PA to DP, Director Writer, and Producer. Mr. Watkins ...

86. Gary Watson

Camera_department | RoboCop 2

87. W. Ross Wells

Editor | Southern Backtones Forever

W. Ross Wells is an Emmy-winning film director with a resume including national advertising, music videos, documentary films and digital content. 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 ...

88. Bob Willems

Producer | Macabre Theatre

Bob Willems is a producer and director, known for Macabre Theatre (2002), So You Want to Be (1997) and S.I.C.K. Serial Insane Clown Killer (2003).

89. Marian Yeager

Producer | Mind the Gap

Marian Yeager is a producer and director, known for Mind the Gap, The Conway Curve (2017) and Match Me If You Can.

90. Nicholas Zebrun

Writer | Requiem for a Shallow Heart

Since he was a child, Nicholas Zebrun knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. Raised on classic films and television, it was seeing Citizen Kane (1941) 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 ...

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