Bryan Bertino

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

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]

Career[edit]

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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