West at the Venice Film Festival in 2013
October 5, 1980
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
|Alma mater||School of Visual Arts|
TiWest (born October 5, 1980) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, cinematographer, and occasional actor, best known for his work in horror films.He directed the horror films The Roost (2005), The House of the Devil (2009), The Innkeepers (2011), and The Sacrament (2013), and the Western In a Valley of Violence (2016). He has also acted in a number of films, mostly in those directed by either himself or Joe Swanberg.
West was born in Wilmington, Delaware.He was featured in a 2001 fall issue of Teen People magazine. West attended the School of Visual Arts.
West's directorial work includes the 2001 short The Wicked, and feature films The Roost (2005), Trigger Man (2007), The House of the Devil (2009),The Innkeepers (2011), and The Sacrament (2013). He appeared in 2004's The Woman Who Split Before Dinner as Old Man Conrad. In 2009, West wrote, produced and directed the web series Dead & Lonely for IFC Films. The first series run ended in October 2009. West disowned the 2009 horror film Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever , citing massive interference and re-editing as the reasons. He wanted to remove his name completely from the film and give directing credit to Alan Smithee, but his request was denied.
West was set to direct The Haunting in Georgia, the sequel to The Haunting in Connecticut , but left the project in March 2010.In 2012, he worked with Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg, Glenn McQuaid and the Radio Silence Productions hosts Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Chad Villella on the anthology horror film V/H/S . He directed the segment "Second Honeymoon".
In June 2015, it was reported that West would direct an episode of MTV's Scream television series. He directed the penultimate episode of the first season, titled "The Dance".He has also directed an episode of Jason Blum and Eli Roth's WE tv horror series South of Hell , titled "Take Life Now". West wrote, directed, produced and edited the Western film In a Valley of Violence , starring Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga, and John Travolta. It premiered at South by Southwest in March 2016.
|The Wicked||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|2005||The Roost||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Professor||Also composer|
|2009||The House of the Devil||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Favorite Teacher|
|Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever||Yes||Yes||Story credit|
|2012||V/H/S||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Segment: "Second Honeymoon"|
|The ABCs of Death||Yes||Yes||Segment: "M is for Miscarriage"|
|All the Light in the Sky||Yes||Director|
|2015||Scream||Yes||Episode: "The Dance"|
|South of Hell||Yes||Episode: "Take Life Now"|
|2016||In a Valley of Violence||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Wayward Pines||Yes||Episodes: "Exit Strategy" and "Bedtime Story"|
|2017||Outcast||Yes||Episode: "The Common Good"|
|The Exorcist||Yes||Episode: "Unclean"|
|2019||The Passage||Yes||Episode: "You Are Not That Girl Anymore"|
|Chambers||Yes||Episode: "Bad Inside" and "Heroic Dose"|
|The Resident||Yes||Episode: "Belief System"|
|Soundtrack||Yes||Episodes: "Track 3: Sam and Dante" and "Track 5: Dante and Annette"|
|2020||Tales from the Loop||Yes||Episode: "Enemies"|
|2001||NYIIFVF Short Film Award for Best Director – Student Film||The Wicked||Won|
|2005||Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best with Less||The Roost||Nominated|
|2009||Best of Puchon||The House of the Devil||Won|
|Gold Hugo for After Dark Competition||Nominated|
|2011||Toronto After Dark Film Festival Fan's Choice Award for Scariest Film||The Innkeepers||Won|
|SXSW Spotlight Premiere Audience Award||Nominated|
|2012||Fright Meter Award for Best Director||Nominated|
|Gold Hugo for After Dark Competition||The ABCs of Death (shared with Kaare Andrews, et al.)||Nominated|
|SXSW Midnight Audience Award||V/H/S (shared with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, et al.)||Nominated|
|Sitges Film Festival Maria Award for Best Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2013||Gold Hugo for After Dark Competition||The Sacrament||Nominated|
|Venice Horizons Award for Best Film||Nominated|
|2014||Fright Meter Award for Best Editing||Nominated|
|Gérardmer Film Festival Syfy Jury Prize||Won|
|Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Limited Release/Direct-to-Video Film||3rd Place|
|2015||Fangoria Hall of Fame||Himself||Won|
Ethan Green Hawke is an American actor, writer, and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and a Tony Award. Hawke has directed three feature films, three Off-Broadway plays, and a documentary. He has also written three novels and one graphic novel. He made his film debut with the 1985 science fiction feature Explorers, before making a breakthrough appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society. He appeared in various films before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he received critical praise. Hawke starred alongside Julie Delpy in Richard Linklater's Before trilogy: Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013), all of which received critical acclaim.
Cabin Fever is a 2002 American horror comedy film co-written and directed by Eli Roth and starring Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern, and Giuseppe Andrews. The story follows a group of college graduates who rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus. The inspiration for the film's story came from a real-life experience during a trip to Iceland when Roth developed a skin infection.
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Laurence T. Fessenden is an American actor, producer, writer, director, film editor, and cinematographer. He is the founder of the New York based independent production outfit Glass Eye Pix. His writer/director credits include No Telling, Habit (1997), Wendigo (2001), and The Last Winter, which is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum Of Modern Art. He has also directed the television feature Beneath (2013), an episode of the NBC TV series Fear Itself (2008) entitled "Skin and Bones", and a segment of the anthology horror-comedy film The ABCs of Death 2 (2014). He is the writer, with Graham Reznick, of the BAFTA Award-winning Sony PlayStation video game Until Dawn. He has acted in numerous films including Like Me (2017), In a Valley of Violence (2016), We Are Still Here (2015), Jug Face (2012), and Broken Flowers (2005).
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The Innkeepers is a 2011 American supernatural horror film written, directed and edited by Ti West, starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, and Kelly McGillis. Its plot follows two employees at the Yankee Pedlar Inn who, during its last weekend of operations, attempt to document the alleged supernatural activity in the building.
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Silver Bullets is a 2011 American film written and directed by Joe Swanberg. The film stars Kate Lyn Sheil, Ti West, Swanberg and Amy Seimetz. It is one of six films released by Swanberg in 2011. The film had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on February 12, 2011, and was then released in a limited release on October 28, 2011, by Factory25.
The Sacrament is a 2013 American found footage horror thriller film written and directed by Ti West. A. J. Bowen and Joe Swanberg play VICE journalists who document their co-worker's attempt to locate his sister after she joins a reclusive religious commune. The film's plot is based on the real-life events of the Jonestown Massacre of 1978.
In a Valley of Violence is a 2016 American western film written and directed by Ti West. Jason Blum serves as producer through his production company Blumhouse Productions. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone, Karen Gillan, and John Travolta. It had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 12, 2016, and was released in a limited release and through video on demand on October 21, 2016 by Focus World. It was a commercial failure grossing only $61,797, but received critical praise for West's screenplay and direction, as well as the musical score and the performances.
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