John Erick Dowdle

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John Erick Dowdle
Born December 1973 (age 40)
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter, film editor
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Stacy Chbosky (2005–present)

John Erick Dowdle (born December 1973) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and editor, best known for horror films.

Early life[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

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.[1]

Dowdle directed alongside his brother the horror-disaster films Quarantine[2] and Devil,[3] based on a storybook from M. Night Shyamalan.[4] He will direct with his brother the movie adaption of Jack Kilburn's novel Afraid.[5] Dowdle directed the Upcoming Thriller Thriller film The Coup,[6] which set in the leads with Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson.[7]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Director[8] Producer Writer Editor Notes
1997 Full Moon Rising
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2005 The Dry Spell
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Nominated—Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival[9]
2007 The Poughkeepsie Tapes
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2008 Quarantine
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2010 Devil
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2014 As Above, So Below
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Personal[edit]

In 2005 Dowdle married film actress Stacy Chbosky and is the brother of Drew Dowdle.

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