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Overview (2)

Born in Herkimer, New York, USA
Birth NameLaurence Rhoderic Blackhurst IV

Mini Bio (1)

Rod Blackhurst was born on November 27, 1980 in Herkimer, New York, USA as Laurence Rhoderic Blackhurst IV. He is a director, writer, and producer, known for the Netflix Original Documentary Amanda Knox (TIFF 2016, DocNYC 2016) and the Tribeca Audience Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature, Here Alone (2016). Blackhurst's dramatic short films Night Swim (2014), Life (2014) and Alone Time (2013) were Vimeo Staff Picks. Blackhurst got his start directing the Dave Franco and Chris Mintz-Plasse comedy shorts Go F*ck Yourself, You're So Hot Part Deux, and Would You (SXSW 2012) for Funny or Die.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Trevor Eiler

Trivia (6)

Graduated from Colgate University in 2002 with a degree in French Literature.
Was a successful alpine ski racer until 1997.
Spent 4 years, 2006-2009, touring North American and Europe with Epic (Sony) recording artists The Fray documenting their rise to fame.
His 'Gravity' Oscars 2014 commercial parody was a viral success after being covered by Jezebel and E!Online.
Directed the 2014 visual rebranding of Airbnb
Debut narrative feature film Here Alone won the Best Narrative Audience Award at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

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