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by daryldwell | created - 28 Nov 2017 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

1. Joe Cornish

Writer | Attack the Block

Joe Cornish was born on December 20, 1968 in London, England as Joseph Murray Cornish. He is a writer and director, known for Attack the Block (2011), Ant-Man (2015) and The Adventures of Tintin (2011).

2. Robert Eggers

Director | The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

Robert Eggers is a production designer and costume designer, known for The Witch (2015), The Lighthouse (2019) and The Tell-Tale Heart (2008).

3. Jennifer Kent

Director | The Babadook

Jennifer Kent is an actress and director, known for The Babadook (2014), The Nightingale (2018) and Monster (2005).

4. Nicholas McCarthy

Director | The Pact

Nicholas McCarthy is a director and writer, known for The Pact (2012), At the Devil's Door (2014) and Holidays (2016).

5. Ciarán Foy

Director | Citadel

Ciarán Foy is a director and writer, known for Citadel (2012), The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (2006) and Sinister 2 (2015).

6. Jason Eisener

Director | V/H/S/2

Jason Eisener is a director and editor, known for V/H/S/2 (2013), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) and Grindhouse (2007).

7. Adam Robitel

Director | The Taking

Adam Robitel graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.

Robitel's latest film, Escape Room (2019) which he developed and directed for Original Films and Sony Pictures Studios, opened at number 2 in the domestic box office with a stellar haul of 18 million ...

8. Jonas Govaerts

Director | Welp

Jonas Govaerts is a director and writer, known for Cub (2014), Of Cats & Women (2007) and Forever (2005).

9. Dan Trachtenberg

Director | 10 Cloverfield Lane

Dan Trachtenberg is a director and writer, known for 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Black Mirror (2011) and Space Race.

10. Brady Corbet

Actor | Funny Games

American actor Brady James Monson Corbet was born on August 17, 1988, in Scottsdale, AZ. Brady made his film debut as Mason Freeland in 2003's "Thirteen" and later had roles as Brian Lackey in "Mysterious Skin" and as Alan Tracy in "Thunderbirds." He also has guest starred on the television shows "...

12. Corin Hardy

Director | The Hallow

Corin Hardy is an award-winning filmmaker, illustrator, sculptor and writer, whose visual style mixes the macabre, the beautiful and the epic to visually dazzling results.

Corin grew up in a world steeped in creatures & creativity, beginning his early career aged 12 as a special FX 'monster-maker' ...

13. Carles Torrens

Director | Sequence

Carles Torrens was born in 1984 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director, known for Sequence (2013), Delaney (2008) and Pet (2016).

14. Justin Kurzel

Director | Snowtown

Known for his bold career growth, Australian director Justin Kurzel, who, after the striking debut feature The Snowtown Murders (2011), which conquered hearts of people on many festivals, has chosen a Shakespearean adaptation (Macbeth (2015)) starring famous international film actors Michael ...

15. Ali Abbasi

Writer | Gräns

Ali Abbasi is a writer and director, known for Border (2018), Shelley (2016) and M for Markus (2011).

16. Chris Blaine

Editor | Nina Forever

One of the Blaine Brothers with brother Ben Blaine.

17. Ben Blaine

Editor | Nina Forever

Named 'One to Watch' by movieScope Magazine in 2008.

18. Joel Edgerton

Actor | The Gift

Joel Edgerton was born on June 23, 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, to Marianne (van Dort) and Michael Edgerton, who is a solicitor and property developer. His brother is filmmaker Nash Edgerton. His mother is a Dutch immigrant. Joel went to Hills Grammar School in the Western Suburbs...

19. Severin Fiala

Writer | Ich seh ich seh

Severin Fiala was born in 1985 in Horn, Lower Austria, Austria. He is a writer and director, known for Goodnight Mommy (2014), The Lodge (2019) and The Fortress.

20. Veronika Franz

Writer | Ich seh ich seh

Veronika Franz was born in 1965 in Vienna, Austria. She is a writer and director, known for Goodnight Mommy (2014), The Field Guide to Evil (2018) and Paradise: Faith (2012).

21. S. Craig Zahler

Writer | Bone Tomahawk

S. Craig Zahler was born in 1973 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Bone Tomahawk (2015), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) and Dragged Across Concrete (2018).

22. Paul Hyett

Make_up_department | Doomsday

Paul Hyett is known for his work on Doomsday (2008), Attack the Block (2011) and The Seasoning House (2012).

24. Juanfer Andrés

Editor | Musarañas

Juanfer Andrés is an editor and director, known for Shrew's Nest (2014), 036 (2011) and Es un buen chaval (2013).

25. Esteban Roel

Director | Musarañas

Esteban Roel

A Mexican actor, director, producer and entrepreneur. He was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Mexico). He worked in Theatre, mainly exploring the area of Improvisation. In 1991 he founded, along with Hector Bonilla, the Latin American Improvisation League (LLI) where great actors arose, ...

26. Àlex Pastor

Writer | Carriers

Àlex Pastor was born on March 13, 1981 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a writer and producer, known for Carriers (2009), The Last Days (2013) and The Natural Route (2004).

27. David Pastor

Writer | Carriers

David Pastor was born on July 25, 1978 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a writer and producer, known for Carriers (2009), The Last Days (2013) and Self/less (2015).

28. Fernando Barreda Luna

Director | Atrocious

Fernando Barreda Luna was born on July 12, 1983 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico as Fernando Guillermo Barreda Luna. He is a director and writer, known for Atrocious (2010), Lady Truck and Kiss of Vengeance (2014).

29. Adam MacDonald

Director | Backcountry

Adam is an accomplished actor but lately has been steering more towards a career as a Writer/Director with his acclaimed first feature film Backcountry. The film had its world premier at TIFF 2014. Born in Montreal, he now resides in Toronto with his wife. His other directorial works include three ...

30. John Maclean

Soundtrack | Slow West

John Maclean studied BA drawing and painting at Edinburgh college of Art and MA at The Royal College of art in London. After graduating, he formed The Beta Band with friends, 1997 to 2004 and The Aliens 2005 to 2008. John made many of the band's music videos. In 2009 John made Man on a Motorcycle, ...

31. Alice Lowe

Actress | Sightseers

Alice Eva Lowe is an English actress and writer, mainly in comedy. She is best known for her roles as Madeline Wool/Liz Asher in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and as Tina in the 2012 film Sightseers, which she also co-wrote.

Lowe was born in Coventry, West Midlands, England. She attended Kenilworth ...

32. Steven Kostanski

Make_up_department | The Divide

Steven Kostanski is known for his work on The Divide (2011), The Void (2016) and Father's Day (2011).

33. Jeremy Gillespie

Art_department | The Void

Jeremy Gillespie is known for his work on The Void (2016), The Shape of Water (2017) and Father's Day (2011).

34. William Eubank

Director | The Signal

William Eubank is a cinematographer and director, known for The Signal (2014), Love (2011) and Broken City (2013).

35. Ruairi Robinson

Director | The Leviathan

Ruairi Robinson was born on February 15, 1978 in Ireland. He is a director and producer, known for The Leviathan, BlinkyTM (2011) and The Silent City (2006).

36. Evan Glodell

Special_effects | Bellflower

Evan Glodell is known for his work on Bellflower (2011), Canary and Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins.

38. Kevin Kölsch

Director | Starry Eyes

Kevin Kölsch is a director and writer, known for Starry Eyes (2014), Holidays (2016) and Pet Sematary (2019).

39. Dennis Widmyer

Director | Pet Sematary

Dennis Widmyer graduated from Long Island University's film program in 1999 with four short films and five feature film scripts under his belt. Within a year he began production assistant work on small independent films. In 2000 he graduated to working on studio films and served as an art ...

40. Leigh Janiak

Director | Honeymoon

Leigh Janiak is a film director and screenwriter born on February 1, 1980 in Ohio, USA. She is the daughter of Karen L. Janiak and Nestor K. Janiak of Mentor, Ohio, USA. Her feature film directorial debut was horror/mystery Honeymoon (2014) starring Rose Leslie from Game of Thrones (2011), and ...

41. Antti-Jussi Annila

Director | Sauna

Antti-Jussi Annila was born on January 8, 1977 in Helsinki, Finland. He is a director and writer, known for Sauna (2008), The Eternal Road (2017) and Jade Warrior (2006).

42. Mikkel Brænne Sandemose

Director | Fritt vilt III

Mikkel Brænne Sandemose is a director and writer, known for Cold Prey III (2010), Ragnarok (2013) and The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King (2017).

43. Jalmari Helander

Director | Big Game

Jalmari Helander was born on July 21, 1976 in Helsinki, Finland. He is a director and writer, known for Big Game (2014), Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) and The Fakir (2006).

44. Derek Lee

Actor | Afflicted

Derek Lee is an actor and writer, known for Afflicted (2013), The Shell (2007) and Snakehead (2009).

45. Clif Prowse

Writer | Afflicted

Clif Prowse is an assistant director and writer, known for Afflicted (2013), The Shell (2007) and Snakehead (2009).

46. Panos Cosmatos

Writer | Mandy

Panos Cosmatos is a writer and director, known for Mandy (2018), Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) and Tombstone (1993).

47. Julia Ducournau

Writer | Grave

Julia Ducournau is a French film director and screenwriter. She attended film school at La Fémis in Paris, where she studied screenwriting. In 2011, her short film JUNIOR won the Petit Rail d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature, the horror movie RAW, won the coveted FIPRESCI ...

48. Michael O'Shea

Director | The Transfiguration

Michael O'Shea is an American filmmaker born in Brooklyn, New York. his first film is The Transfiguration An elevated genre film dealing with love, loss and vampires directed and written by him and it's a drama-horror film that have been acclaimed by critics in Cannes Film Festival, and he have ...

49. Damien Power

Director | Killing Ground

Damien Power is a director and writer, known for Killing Ground (2016), Peekaboo (2011) and Peekaboo.

50. Ana Lily Amirpour

Director | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour was born on July 25, 1976 in Margate, Kent, England. She is a director and writer, known for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), The Bad Batch (2016) and A Little Suicide (2012).

51. F. Javier Gutiérrez

Director | Rings

F. Javier Gutierrez is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has earned over a hundred film prizes and nominations worldwide. Two-time "Golden Melies" nominee (Best European Fantastic Film), Javier's filmography crosses genres such as horror, sci-fi and thriller. With his first short film, "Brasil"...

52. Zak Hilditch

Director | 1922

Zak Hilditch is a director and writer, known for 1922 (2017), These Final Hours (2013) and Transmission (2012).

53. Ben Young

Director | Hounds of Love

Ben Young is a director and actor, known for Hounds of Love (2016), Extinction (2018) and Bush Basher (2011).

54. Yann Demange

Director | '71

Yann Demange was born in 1977 in Paris, France. He is a director and producer, known for '71 (2014), Top Boy: Summerhouse (2011) and Dead Set (2008).

55. Julius Avery

Director | Overlord

Julius Avery is a director and writer, known for Overlord (2018), Son of a Gun (2014) and Jerrycan (2008).

56. Colin Minihan

Writer | Grave Encounters

Minihan is known for co-creating the popular Grave Encounters (2011) franchise. Recently, Minihan co-wrote and directed It Stains the Sands Red (2016), winner of the Midnight Extreme Award at The Sitges International Film Festival (2016). It Stains The Sands Red had its North American premier at ...

57. Louie Gibson

Director | Happy Hunting

Louie Gibson is an Australian born writer / director. He graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in film production. He has since written and directed on a series of narrative and commercial work. Happy Hunting, his feature directorial debut premiered at Scream Fest in 2016. He resides in Los ...

58. Joe Dietsch

Director | Happy Hunting

Joe Dietsch grew up in Santa Barbara, California and received his BFA in Film Production from Chapman University. He started his career directing commercials and music videos, as well as a variety of international travel projects across the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. He has also worked as a ...

59. Juan Carlos Medina

Director | Insensibles

Juan Carlos Medina was born in 1977 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Painless (2012), The Limehouse Golem (2016) and Medieval.

60. Steven DeGennaro

Sound_department | Found Footage 3D

Steven DeGennaro is known for his work on Found Footage 3D (2016), First Date (2011) and Star Formation (2012).

61. Byung-gil Jung

Director | Nae-ga sal-in-beom-i-da

Byung-gil Jung was born on August 7, 1980 in South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for Confession of Murder (2012), Action Boys (2008) and The Villainess (2017).

62. David F. Sandberg

Director | Lights Out

David F. Sandberg is a director and composer, known for Lights Out (2016), Annabelle: Creation (2017) and Vad tyst det blev... (2006). He is married to Lotta Losten.

63. Patrick Brice

Director | Creep

Patrick Brice was born on April 23rd, 1983 in Grass Valley, California as Donat Patrick Kack-Brice. He is an actor, writer, and director known for Maurice (2011), Creep (2014) and The Overnight (2015). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). ...

64. Joe Lynch

Producer | Chillerama

Joe Lynch was born in Long Island, New York and was raised on a steady diet of B-movies, Stephen King novels, heavy metal, 8-bit games & 4-color comic books. His first foray into filmmaking was hooking up 2 VCR cameras and creating "remixes" of his favorite movie scenes to new music, and creating ...

65. Sean Byrne

Director | The Loved Ones

Sean hails from Hobart, Tasmania. The Loved Ones (2009) is his first feature and has achieved official selection at over twenty international film festivals, winning the People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness Category, Toronto International Film Festival (2009) and The Siren Award for Best ...

66. Seong-hun Kim

Director | Kkeut-kka-ji-gan-da

Seong-hun Kim was born on February 20, 1971 in South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for A Hard Day (2014), Tunnel (2016) and Kingdom (2019).

67. E.L. Katz

Director | Cheap Thrills

E.L. Katz got his start in the industry working as a horror/music journalist for While You Were Sleeping, Fangoria, Creature-Corner, and Life Sucks Die.

After graduating Full Sail Film School in Orlando, he collaborated with acclaimed director Adam Wingard on several features as a screenwriter/...

68. Benjamin Rocher

Director | La horde

Benjamin Rocher is a director and actor, known for The Horde (2009), Goal of the Dead (2014) and Every Other Weekend.

69. Sang-ho Yeon

Director | Busanhaeng

Yeon Sang-Ho is a South Korean director, and a screen writer, he was born in Seoul in 1978. He is graduated from Sangmyung University with a degree of Western Painting. He directed few short films as well Megalomania of D in 1997, followed by D-Day in 2000 and The Hell in 2003, then set up his own ...

70. Chad Stahelski

Director | John Wick

He came from a kick-boxing background; he entered the film field as a stunt performer at the age of 24. Before that, he worked as an instructor at the Inosanto Martial Arts Academy in California, teaching Jeet Kune Do/Jun Fan. After doing numerous roles in low budget martial art movies like Mission...

71. David Leitch

Actor | Deadpool 2

David Leitch is a billion dollar film director, actor, stuntman, writer, producer, stunt coordinator. He co-directed John Wick (2014) with Chad Stahelski, which he also served as producer. David directed Atomic Blonde (2017) starring Charlize Theron. David also directed the box office smash and ...

72. Joe Russo

Director | Avengers: Infinity War

Joe Russo was born on July 8, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Joseph Vincent Russo. He is a producer and director, known for Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).

73. Anthony Russo

Director | Avengers: Infinity War

Anthony Russo was born on February 3, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Anthony J. Russo. He is a producer and director, known for Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).

74. Gareth Edwards

Visual_effects | Monsters

Gareth James Edwards was born on June 1, 1975 in the English town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Growing up, he admired movies such as the 1977 classic "Star Wars", and went on to pursue a film career. He even cites George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as his biggest influences. Edwards studied BA (Hons) ...

75. Neill Blomkamp

Director | District 9

Neill Blomkamp was born on September 17, 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a director and writer, known for District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015). He is married to Terri Tatchell. They have one child.

76. Ti West

Director | The Innkeepers

Ti West Most Notable For Directing Horror Films Is An Actor,Writer,Producer,Editor And Very Genuine Director As Well.Ti Broke Out After Directing Various Features Until 2009 Happened Upon Him With Which He Directed 2 Feature Films 2009's The House Of The Devil & Also Cabin Fever 2 Spring Fever.Ti ...

77. Justin Lin

Producer | Furious 6

Justin Lin is a Taiwanese-American film director whose films have grossed $2 billion worldwide. He is best known for his work on Better Luck Tomorrow, The Fast and the Furious 3-6 and Star Trek Beyond. He is also known for his work on television shows like Community and the second season of True ...

78. Adam Wingard

Director | You're Next

At 19 Adam got his start in feature film making early with his directorial debut Home Sick, a slasher horror film starring Bill Moseley and Tom Toweles. However it was his second effort at 24 years old with the film Pop Skull that garnered him a talent to watch. Made for a budget of around 2000 ...

79. Jim Mickle

Writer | Stake Land

Jim Mickle is known for his work on Stake Land (2010), Cold in July (2014) and We Are What We Are (2013).

80. Duncan Jones

Director | Moon

Duncan Jones was born on May 30, 1971 in Bromley, Kent, England as Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones. He is a director and writer, known for Moon (2009), Source Code (2011) and Mute (2018). He has been married to Rodene Ronquillo since November 6, 2012. They have two children.

81. Adam Green

Writer | Frozen

Adam Green is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actor known for his success within the horror genre with films like the "Hatchet" franchise, "Frozen," and "Digging Up The Marrow." He is also the creator, writer, director, star, and show runner of the television comedy series "...

82. Jeremy Saulnier

Cinematographer | Blue Ruin

Jeremy Saulnier has slyly defined a unique cinematic aesthetic that complements his idiosyncratic narrative premises. His sophomore feature, Blue Ruin (2013) a quirky, crime drama set in a pretty, but grimier part of suburban America was a festival darling and supplanted his name within the ...

83. Nacho Vigalondo

Writer | Los cronocrímenes

Nacho Vigalondo was born in 1977 in Cabezón de la Sal, Cantabria, Spain. He is a writer and actor, known for Timecrimes (2007), Colossal (2016) and Extraterrestrial (2011).

84. Michael Spierig

Director | Predestination

Michael Spierig was born in Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Predestination (2014), Daybreakers (2009) and Undead (2003).

85. Peter Spierig

Director | Predestination

Peter Spierig was born in Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Predestination (2014), Daybreakers (2009) and Undead (2003).

86. Alex Garland

Writer | Ex Machina

Alex Garland is an English novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director. He is best known for the films Ex Machina (2015) and Annihilation (2018).

Garland's others works as a writer includes The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), Never Let Me Go (2011) and Dredd (2012).

He is ...

87. Greg McLean

Director | The Belko Experiment

After training as a fine artist, Australian writer, director, and producer Greg McLean's filmmaking career began when he created the independent horror hit, 'Wolf Creek'. The film premiered at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals before enjoying world-wide critical and commercial success. After ...

88. Mike Flanagan

Editor | The Haunting of Hill House

Mike Flanagan was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1978 to Timothy and Laura Flanagan. The family relocated frequently, as Timothy was in the U.S. Coast Guard, and finally settled in Bowie, Maryland. As a child, he would shoot and edit short movies on VHS. This continued as he attended Archbishop ...

89. Aharon Keshales

Director | Big Bad Wolves

Aharon Keshales was born on April 16, 1976 in Jaffa, Israel. He is a director and writer, known for Big Bad Wolves (2013), Rabies (2010) and Gunpowder Milkshake (2020).

90. Navot Papushado

Director | Big Bad Wolves

Navot Papushado was born on March 4, 1980 in Israel. He is a director and writer, known for Big Bad Wolves (2013), Rabies (2010) and Vengeance.

91. Han-min Kim

Director | Choi-jong-byeong-gi hwal

Han-min Kim is a director and writer, known for War of the Arrows (2011), The Admiral (2014) and Paradise Murdered (2007).

92. David Robert Mitchell

Writer | It Follows

David Robert Mitchell is an American director mainly known for the breakout horror film ''It Follows'' which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2014. in 2002, Mitchell wrote and directed ''Virgin'' a short film featuring Carolina Castro and Cameron Diskin about a local legend...

93. Kimo Stamboel

Director | Killers

Kimo Stamboel is a director and producer, known for Killers (2014), Dara (2007) and Macabre (2009).

94. Timo Tjahjanto

Director | V/H/S/2

Timo Tjahjanto is a director and writer, known for V/H/S/2 (2013), Killers (2014) and Headshot (2016).

95. Mark Neveldine

Director | Gamer

Mark Neveldine was born on May 11, 1973 in Watertown, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Gamer (2009), Crank (2006) and Crank: High Voltage (2009). He has been married to Alison Lohman since August 19, 2009. They have two children.

96. Brian Taylor

Writer | Crank

Brian Taylor grew up in the suburban wastelands of Southern California. After a gloriously well spent youth traveling around the world in punk bands he took an abrupt change of direction in the early aughts, enrolling in a ten month film program to study camera. Brian wrote/shot/edited what may ...

97. Ilya Naishuller

Director | Hardcore Henry

Ilya Naishuller is a director and writer, known for Hardcore Henry (2015), Biting Elbows: Bad Motherfucker (2013) and I Am Losing Weight (2018).

98. Justin Benson

Producer | The Endless

Justin Benson was born on June 9, 1983 in San Diego, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Endless (2017), Spring (2014) and Resolution (2012).

99. Aaron Moorhead

Cinematographer | Spring

Aaron Moorhead is known for his work on Spring (2014), The Endless (2017) and Resolution (2012).

100. Dong-hoon Choi

Producer | Amsal

Dong-hoon Choi was born in 1971 in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, South Korea. He is a producer and director, known for Assassination (2015), The Big Swindle (2004) and The Thieves (2012).



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