Bryan Bertino

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Bryan Bertino
Born (1977-10-17) October 17, 1977 (age 37)
Crowley, Texas
Occupation Film director

Bryan Michael Bertino (born 17 October 1977) is an American film director and screenwriter, probably best known as the writer/director of The Strangers.

Background and education[edit]

Bertino was born in Crowley, Texas. He studied cinematography at the University of Texas at Austin.[1] He then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a gaffer, and wrote screenplays in his spare time.[2]


Bertino submitted The Strangers for a Nicholl Fellowship with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which reached the quarterfinals. However, he was able to get a meeting with Vertigo Entertainment.[3] Bertino quit his job days before the script was sold to Universal Studios.[4]

Mark Romanek wanted to direct The Strangers but demanded a $40 million budget.[5] After speaking with Andrew Rona at Rogue Pictures, Bertino was asked to direct The Strangers despite a lack of directorial experience.[6]



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