John Erick Dowdle
|John Erick Dowdle|
|Born||December 1973 (age 40–41)
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
|Occupation||Director, producer, screenwriter, film editor|
|Spouse(s)||Stacy Chbosky (2005–present)|
Dowdle grew up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. After graduating from the St. Thomas Academy, an all-boys, military, Catholic high school, Dowdle moved to Iowa City, Iowa to attend the University of Iowa. There he would make the move from writing to film. Two years later, Dowdle moved to Manhattan, New York City to attend New York University's film program.
After graduating from NYU, Dowdle moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking. Dowdle wrote and directed his first feature, the 1996 film Full Moon Rising, when he was just out of college. For his sophomore effort, The Dry Spell, Dowdle was joined by his younger brother Drew, who produced the film as John wrote, directed and edited. They now live in Los Angeles, working together as The Brothers Dowdle.
Dowdle directed alongside his brother the horror-disaster films Quarantine and Devil, based on a storybook from M. Night Shyamalan. He will direct with his brother the movie adaption of Jack Kilburn's novel Afraid. Dowdle directed the upcoming thriller film The Coup, which set in the leads with Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson.
Dowdle is married to Stacy Chbosky. Stacy's brother is author/director Stephen Chbosky.
|1997||Full Moon Rising||
|2005||The Dry Spell||
||Nominated—Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival|
|2007||The Poughkeepsie Tapes||
|2014||As Above, So Below||
In 2005 Dowdle married film actress Stacy Chbosky and is the brother of Drew Dowdle.
- Quarantine Director on Next Project, The Coup
- Dowdle, John & Drew (Quarantine)
- The Dowdle Brothers 'Afraid' of Horrible Sci-fi Apocalypse
- Shyamalan, QUARANTINE filmmakers team for DEVIL
- Dowdle Brothers to Direct an Adaptation of Jack Kilborn's Afraid
- Owen Wilson Returns To Action Mode In ‘The Coup’
- Pierce Brosnan Joins The Coup
- John Erick Dowdle Filmography – Yahoo! Movies
- John Erick Dowdle – Awards