Anderson, Brad: Profile
“The Darien Gap,” Brad Andersons first feature, screened in competition at the 96 Sundance Film Festival. Because of this film he was honored by Variety in 1997 as one of the Ten Leading New Independent Directors to Watch.
In 1998, his film “Next Stop Wonderland,” featuring Hope Davis and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, was picked up at Sundance by Miramax. It won the Grand Prix and Audience awards at the Deauville Film Festival, as well as the Excellence in Filmmaking Award by the National Board of Review.
In 2001, Anderson had the unusual experience of having two of his films simultaneously hit theaters, both to overwhelming critical praise: the romantic comedy “Happy Accidents” (IFC Films), which stars Marisa Tomei and Vincent DOnofrio; and the psychological thriller “Session 9″ (USA Films), which stars David Caruso, Josh Lucas and Peter Mullan.
In 2005, he made The “Machinist” (released by Paramount), which was produced and shot in Spain. It stars Christian Bale and Jennifer Jason Leigh and premiered at Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival. It won the 2006 Silver Melies as part of the European Fantastic Film Festival.
Anderson's newest film, the Hitchcockian thriller “Transsiberian,” which he co-wrote and directed, premiered at Sundance and Berlin in 2008. It was shot in Lithuania, Spain, and China and stars Emily Mortimer, Woody Harrelson, Ben Kingsley and Eduardo Noriega.
Projects in development include: an adaptation of J.G.Ballards novel “Concrete Island,” and a musical called “Non Stop to Brazil.”
His television credits include episodes of “Homicide,” “The Wire,” “The Shield,” “Surface,” “Sounds Like,” an hour long film which he wrote and directed for Showtimes Masters of Horror,” as well as an episode of this seasons NBC horror anthology Fear Itself.
related article 1: Sundance Film Fest 2008: Films in Competition.
related article 2: Darien Gap, The.
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