تاریخ تولد: Dec 3 1982
محل تولد: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.
Adam Wingard (/ˈwɪnɡɑːrd/, WIN-gard; born December 3, 1982) is an American film director, editor, cinematographer, and screenwriter. He is notable for his works in the horror genre, especially the films Youre Next, The Guest, and Death Note.
Wingard was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and graduated from Full Sail University in 2002. His first feature, the horror comedy Home Sick, starring Bill Moseley and Tiffany Shepis, proved to be a stepping stone to his second feature, the psychotropic ghost story horror film Pop Skull. Made on a total budget of $2,000, Pop Skull had its international premiere at the Rome Film Festival and its domestic premiere at the AFI Film Festival in 2007. A Horrible Way to Die (2010) and What Fun We Were Having (2011) followed.
The serial killer love story horror film A Horrible Way to Die premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in the ‘Vanguard’ section and was acquired by Starz/Anchor Bay at the festival for a North American theatrical and home media release. What Fun We Were Having is a 4-part anthology dealing with the taboo subject of date rape. The anthology had its premiere at the 2011 Fantastia Film Festival in Montreal where Wingard was honored by the festival with his very own sidebar section: “Medicated Monsters – A Spotlight on Filmmaker Adam Wingard”.
In 2011, Wingard co-directed Autoerotic with mumblecore icon (and frequent actor in Wingard films) Joe Swanberg. He was selected to direct one chapter of The ABCs of Death, a 26-chapter horror comedy anthology for Drafthouse Films and Magnet. A recent solo directorial effort, Youre Next, a home invasion slasher, premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the ‘Midnight Madness’ section. The film was acquired by Lionsgate, and received a wide release in August 2013 to generally favorable reviews.
In 2014, Wingard directed The Guest starring Dan Stevens, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, receiving wide critical acclaim upon its wider theatrical release in mid-September. Wingard directed Lionsgates horror film Blair Witch, based on a script by Simon Barrett. The film is a sequel to the 1999 found footage horror classic, The Blair Witch Project and received mostly ambivalent reviews.
In 2015, Wingard had signed on to direct a live-action American film adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obatas popular manga series Death Note. The neo-noir dark fantasy horror-thriller was released on Netflix on August 25, 2017 to a mostly mixed to negative reception, with criticism aimed at the number of changes from the source material, the gratitious gore present, incoherent writing and pacing, while praise was aimed at Wingards direction, the visual style, production design, soundtrack, acting and dark, macabre sense of humor.
In May 2017, Wingard was announced as the director for Godzilla vs. Kong.
Wingards film Pop Skull won the Best Feature Film award at the Indianapolis International Film Festival and the Jury award at the Boston Underground Film Festival.
Wingards A Horrible Way to Die won Best Screenplay (Simon Barrett), Best Actor (A.J. Bowen) and Best Actress (Amy Seimetz) at the 2010 Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
Wingards Youre Next won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Simon Barrett), and Best Actress (Sharni Vinson) at the 2011 Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. نمایش بیشتر