TEXAS MOVIE DIRECTORS *ACTIVE* (3+ Director Credits)

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

Keith Alcorn was born on February 19, 1957 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Terry Keith Alcorn. He is a director and writer, known for Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Planet Sheen (2010) and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (1998). He has been married to Mary Elizabeth Hoots since March 21...

3. Kerry Beyer

Actor | Rogue Strike

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 | Something in the Night

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 as Anthony Bruce Brownrigg. He is an actor and writer, known for Dark Evolution (2003), Archaic Redemption and Cyberstalker (1996).

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

Artistic Director and CEO of the AFI Dallas International Film Festival

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 | She Rises

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 F. Carroll

Writer | Demented Features

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 ...

15. Jeffry Chaffin

Editor | Ungirlfriendable

Jeffry Chaffin is an editor and cinematographer, known for Ungirlfriendable (2008), Assault of the Evil Meteor (2008) and Outtake Reel (2011).

16. Gary Chason

Director | Charlie's Ear

Gary Chason is an actor and director, known for Charlie's Ear (1991), Puppet Love (2014) and Perverse Disorder (2014).

17. James Christopher

Writer | DisAssociationVille

James Christopher is a writer and producer, known for DisAssociationVille (2015), Turkey Day (2011) and The Last Beautiful Girl (2016).

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 A Thought Unchained (2014).

20. Christopher Compton

Producer | Strait & Narrow

Worked on the trauma team at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Dallas for 8 years.

21. Margo Dane

Friday Night Lights

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 | Hurricane

Christiano Dias was born on November 7, 1986 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. He is a director and writer, known for Hurricane (2016), Monster in a House (2014) 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 writer, 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 his work on Zompyre Rising (2011), Zompyres: Texas (2010) and Jobs (2013).

30. Matthew Garth II

Stunts | The Waters: Phase One

Matthew Garth II 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 (2018) and Astral Engagement (2011).

31. Jay Gormley

Writer | Odds or Evens

Jay Gormley is a writer and producer, known for Odds or Evens (2012), Bachelor 37 (2005) and Birthday Games (2013).

32. Todd Haberkorn

Actor | Fairy Tail

Todd Haberkorn was born on August 16, 1982 in Arlington, Texas, USA as Todd Michael Haberkorn. He is an actor and director, known for Fairy Tail (2009), Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) and Monster High: Boo York, Boo York (2015).

33. Mark Harris

Camera_department | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

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 | German Angst

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...

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 - Cum Laude in 2004. While attending UTA, Justin formed a collaboration with digital artist/cinematographer, ...

37. Carolyn Hodge

Producer | Captured

Carolyn Hodge is an assistant director and producer, known for Captured (2015), When It's Your Time (2013) and Murder by Mistake (2009).

38. Eric Holloway

Actor | Strike the Tent

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 wrote and directed The Schedule (1997) while attending the University of Texas. After graduating, he worked as a visual effects producer on films such as Driven (2001). He then co-founded the company Rooster Teeth, later becoming its CEO. At Rooster Teeth, Hullum was a voice actor in ...

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 | A Ghost Story

James M. Johnston is a producer and writer, known for A Ghost Story (2017), Melville (2015) and The Old Man & the Gun (2018). He has been married to Amy McNutt since February 10, 2003.

42. William Kaufman

Director | Sinners and Saints

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 ...

43. Jon Keeyes

Producer | American Nightmare

Jon Keeyes was born on April 5, 1969 in Fullerton, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for American Nightmare (2002), The Harrowing (2018) and Crypto. 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 his work on Jules of Light and Dark (2018), Start a Band (2009) and Sleet/Snow (2009).

47. Leslie Langee

Actress | Highsmith

Leslie Langee is an actress and director, known for Highsmith (2014), Ninja James and the Beast Boy (2010) and Static (2014).

48. Andrew Librizzi

Director | 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

Director | Wuss

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

51. Michael Marco

Actor | The Christ

Michael Marco 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 in a summer camp play.

He grew up ...

52. John McCalmont

Actor | Bass Champs

John McCalmont was born on December 21, 1968 in Tarrant County, Texas, USA as John Clayton McCalmont. He is an actor and producer, known for Bass Champs (2002), Cheaters (2000) and The Last Laugh (2001).

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

Noah Mortel is known for his work on Fresh Prince of Bellaire, Texas (2011), Shy Guy (2011) and Substance (2012).

56. Frank Mosley

Actor | Upstream Color

Frank Mosley has been called "a superb actor and filmmaker" (RogerEbert.com), "an indie hard-hitter" (The Playlist), and "the kind of experimentalist we don't see often enough...with a pair of soulful eyes behind which there always seems to be something going on" (Keyframe). He is an alumnus of the...

58. Cameron Bruce Nelson

Writer | Some Beasts

Cameron Bruce Nelson is a 2014 IFP Narrative Labs Fellow whose award-winning 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. He is a graduate of Black Factory Cinema's workshop with Abbas ...

60. Melissa L. Nichols

Make_up_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 ...

61. Jonathan Nowzaradan

Producer | Heavy

Jonathan Nowzaradan is a producer and director, known for Heavy (2011), Quints by Surprise (2010) and My 600-lb Life (2012).

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 | Follow Me

Graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University - Commerce in August, 2008.

64. Anthony Pedone

Producer | The Strongest Man

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...

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 | Bodhisattva

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 writer and director, 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 his work on 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

Producer | Dropa

Wayne Slaten is an award winning American independent movie producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor. Slaten began developing projects under the shingle Moonlite Filmwerks in late 2007. He directed the thriller Cold War which was later selected as part of an international short ...

75. Ya'Ke Smith

Writer | Wolf

Ya'Ke made his first film at the age of 15, while a student at Sam Houston High School in his native San Antonio, Texas and has yet to look back. His films have screened at The Cannes International Film Festival, The Pan African Film and Arts festival, The Sedicorto International Film Festival ...

76. David Sowden

Producer | Shifting Faults

David Sowden was born on June 17, 1983 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He is a producer and editor, known for Shifting Faults (2014), Room 206 and the Evenings After (2012) and White Powder (2006).

77. Eric Steele

Actor | Bob Birdnow's Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self

Is a Partner at Aviation Cinemas, INC the holding company that owns and operates the Historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff.

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 (2011) 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 Side Effects (2010).

82. 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, ...

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 Pink Collar Crimes (2018).

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

Fred P. Watkins is a producer and director, known for Lethal Seduction (1997), Suitable for Murder (2008) and Bikini Detectives (2011).

87. W. Ross Wells

Editor | Nothing to It

W. Ross Wells is an Emmy-winning 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 ...

89. Marian Yeager

Producer | The Conway Curve

Marian Yeager is known for her work on The Conway Curve (2017), The Good Samaritan (2013) and Blue Suede Wings (2007).

90. Nicholas Zebrun

Producer | Requiem for a Shallow Heart

From his earliest days, 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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