Todd Langdon Hughes
August 13, 1963
|Occupation(s)||Screenwriter, author, film director, producer|
|Spouse||P. David Ebersole|
Todd Hughes (born August 13, 1963 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American screenwriter, author, producer and film director. He is a Columbia University graduate and currently resides in Palm Springs, California and Mérida, Yucatán.
His short film directing credits include Kaka Ferskur (1988) and Ding Dong (1995). He directed the independent film The New Women (2001) starring Mary Woronov and wrote for the 2007 Fox television series Wicked Wicked Games starring Tatum O'Neal. He produced his first documentary Hit So Hard  with Christina Soletti about drummer Patty Schemel of the seminal grunge band Hole, which premiered at South by Southwest 2011 and was released theatrically in 2012. 
In 2001, he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's New Faces of Indie Film  and he is half of a long-standing creative partnership with filmmaker P. David Ebersole, his husband.
Together, Ebersole and Hughes executive produced Room 237 . a subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining .
In 2013, Todd produced the Lifetime documentary Dear Mom, Love Cher , a insightful look at singer/actress Cher's mother Georgia Holt and their family history, as well as Executive Producer along with Ebersole (also writer and director), Cher, Risa Shapiro and Tanya Lopez. 
His documentary directorial debut, Mansfield 66/67 , premiered at the 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam where Paris-based International sales outfit Stray Dogs picked up worldwide rights.  The film, directed by Hughes with Ebersole, and produced by Ebersole, Hughes and Larra Anderson, follows the last two years of movie goddess Jayne Mansfield’s life and the rumours swirling around her untimely death being caused by a curse after her alleged romantic dalliance with Anton LaVey, head of the Church of Satan. Mansfield 66/67 is "a true story based on rumour and hearsay," celebrating Jayne's life on the 50th anniversary of her death.  
The award-winning feature documentary House of Cardin, about the iconic designer Pierre Cardin, directed by Ebersole and Hughes, premiered to a standing ovation at the 2019 Venice Film Festival in the prestigious Giornate degli Autori section, and it is in distribution worldwide, with Utopia taking North American rights.  In 2021, My Name Is Lopez, a concert/documentary feature film about the life and legend of Trini Lopez, one of the first Latino rock and rollers in the U.S., won Best Documentary Feature Film when it premiered at AmDocs in Palm Springs CA and it was picked up for distribution by Cinedigm. 
In September 2022, Pelekinesis Press published Hughes' first book, called "Lunch With Lizabeth" in which his "heartfelt bond with noir actress Lizabeth Scott colors this compelling memoir." 
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Hit So Hard is a 2011 American documentary film directed by P. David Ebersole. The film details the life and near death story of Patty Schemel, drummer of the seminal '90s alternative rock band Hole, and charts her early life, music career, and spiral into crack cocaine addiction. The film weaves together Hi8 video footage Schemel recorded while on Hole's 1994-95 world tour with contemporary interviews with her, bandmates Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, and Melissa Auf der Maur, as well as her family members. The film also features interviews with other female drummers and musicians, including Nina Gordon, Kate Schellenbach, Gina Schock, Debbi Peterson, and Phranc.
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Dear Mom, Love Cher is a 2013 American television documentary about Georgia Holt, mother of singer and actress Cher. The film, directed by P. David Ebersole, recounts Cher's family history and features in-depth interviews with her, Holt, Holt's other daughter Georganne LaPiere, and Holt's grandchildren, from Cher, Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman.
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Mansfield 66/67 is a 2017 documentary musical directed by P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes about the last two years of actress Jayne Mansfield's life. The film examines the rumors surrounding Mansfield's untimely death, and relationship with Anton LaVey as a celebration of Mansfield's life on the 50th anniversary of her death.
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House of Cardin is a 2019 Franco/American documentary film directed by P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes. The film details the life and career of Pierre Cardin, the Italian-born French designer and futurist whose influence shaped the global economy and revolutionized the fashion industry. Chronicling Cardin's humble beginnings, his immigration from Mussolini's Italy and his coming of age in Nazi occupied France, the young tailor arrives in Paris in 1945 and begins his enchanted entrée into the world of haute couture by way of Jeanne Paquin, Jean Cocteau, Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior. Opening his own house in 1950, Cardin eventually introduces prêt-à-porter and envisions future fashion. He establishes the power of the designer logo and takes his name in design to explore many avenues of lifestyle, including furniture, housewares and a record label. A frustrated actor, Cardin transitions into overseeing the long-running experimental theater/cultural center Espace Cardin for half a century, as well as developing an annual music and theater Festival de Lacoste while expanding his brand globally. Cardin's personal relation with long-time partner Andre Oliver and his love affair with Jeanne Moreau are also explored.
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