Mark Pellington

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Mark Pellington
Born (1962-03-17) March 17, 1962 (age 52)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Film director
Years active 1990–present

Mark Pellington (born March 17, 1962) is an American film director.

Life and career[edit]

Pellington was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984, which he attended on an athletic scholarship (played attack on the lacrosse team). He directed The Mothman Prophecies, a 2002 film starring Richard Gere dealing with mysterious deaths[1] foretold by a strange red-eyed flying creature, Mothman, as well as Arlington Road in 1999 starring Tim Robbins and Jeff Bridges. Pellington's father, Bill was a football player with the Baltimore Colts for 12 seasons. He died of complications from Alzheimer's in 1994.

Pellington has also worked with such musical artists as Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, U2, Demi Lovato, and Bruce Springsteen. He has also made cameo appearances in The Mothman Prophecies, Almost Famous, and Jerry Maguire. He directed the landmark mini-series The United States of Poetry for PBS in 1995. It won the INPUT (International Public Television) Award in 1996.

Pellington has one child.



Feature films[edit]

Year Film Awards and nominations Ref.
1997 "Going All the Way" Nominated – Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize [2]
1999 "Arlington Road" Nominated – Grand Prix Award at the Paris Film Festival
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film
2002 "The Mothman Prophecies"
2007 "U2 3D"
2008 "Henry Poole Is Here"
2011 "I Melt with You"

Short Films & Documentaries[edit]

Year Film Notes
1992 "U2: Achtung Baby, the Videos, the Cameos and a Whole Lot of Interference from ZOO-TV"
1995 "United States of Poetry"
1997 "Destination Anywhere"
1998 "Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory"
1999 "Alice in Chains: Music Bank - The Videos"
"Of Time and Memory"
2002 "The Place We Call Earth"
2003 "Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part 1 & 2
2004 "I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS"
2005 "VOID (Video Overview in Deceleration)"
2005 "Strangers" (video "Everybody's Changing", US version)
2014 "Lone"


Year Film Notes
1990 "Buzz"
"Red Hot and Blue" (segment "I Get a Kick Out of You")
1991 "Words in Your Face"
1992 "Punch and Judy Get Divorced"
1997 "Homicide: Life on the Street" 1 episode - "Blood Ties: Part 3"
2003-2007 "Cold Case" 7 episodes
2009 "Back"
2013 "Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives"
"Anatomy of Violence"
"Red Widow" 1 episode - "Pilot"

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist Ref
1986 "Stay Right Here" Deep 6
1988 ""What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)" Information Society [4]
1989 "Say No Go" De La Soul
"Repetition" Information Society
1990 "Stone Cold Yesterday" The Connells
"Love & Tears" Maggie's Dream
"Pretty White" Deep 6
1991 "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" Crystal Waters [5]
"Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" P.M. Dawn [6]
1992 "Television, the Drug of the Nation" The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
"Shut 'em Down" Public Enemy
"Jeremy" Pearl Jam
"One" U2
"Reality Used to be a Friend of Mine" PM Dawn
"Peace and Love Inc." Information Society
1993 "Black Lodge" Anthrax
"Rooster" Alice in Chains
"Beautiful Girl" INXS
"Independent" Sacred Reich
"Butterfly" The Screaming Trees
1994 "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" Whale
"'74 - '75" The Connells
"Hey Baby" Maggie Estep & I Love Everybody
1995 "Tomorrow" Silverchair
"Kickin'" Whale
"Waydown" Catherine Wheel
1996 "Ladykillers" Lush
"Low" Sacred Reich
"Beautiful Girl" Pete Droge & the Sinners
1997 "Queen of New Orleans" Jon Bon Jovi
"Janie, Don't Take Your Love to Town" Jon Bon Jovi
"Midnight in Chelsea" Jon Bon Jovi
"Staring At Your Window" Jon Bon Jovi
1998 "Ugly" Jon Bon Jovi
1999 "We're in This Together" Nine Inch Nails
2002 "Lonesome Day" Bruce Springsteen
"Do You Realize??" (UK version) The Flaming Lips
"Half Light" Tomandandy
2003 "Wasted Time" Kings of Leon
2004 "Gravedigger" Dave Matthews
2005 "Best of You" Foo Fighters
"Falling By the Way Side" People in Planes
"Everybody's Changing" Keane
2006 "How To Save a Life" The Fray
2007 "Soulmate" Natasha Bedingfield
"Girls In Their Summer Clothes (Winter Mix)" Bruce Springsteen
2008 "Henry Poole Is Here" Ron Irizarry
"We're Not Beautiful" Emma Ejwertz
2009 "One Time We Lived" (version 2) Moby
2010 "Syndicate" The Fray
"New Morning" Alpha Rev
"Laredo" Band of Horses
"Hold My Hand" Michael Jackson
"Spanking Machines" Permission
2011 "Care" Kid Rock
"Skyscraper" Demi Lovato
2012 "I Won't Give Up" Jason Mraz
2014 "Final Masquerade" Linkin Park [7]
"Cigarette Daydreams" Cage the Elephant
"Giants" Bear Hands
"Feral Love" Chelsea Wolfe
"Let the Fireflies Fly Away" Mark Mulcahy
"Youngbloods" Bea Miller
"Why Not Me" The Incident

Producer filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Ref.
2000 No Maps for These Territories Executive Producer
2002 OT: Our Town
2003 "Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part I Producer
Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part II
2004 "Time Well Spent" Executive Producer
2003-2007 "Cold Case" Consulting Producer (77 episodes)
2007 "The Man from Earth" Executive Producer
2008 "Henry Poole Is Here"
2009 "Shipping and Receiving" (short)
2011 "I Melt with You" Producer


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