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. In January 2010, he was named to direct The Orphanage remake, which is produced by Guillermo Del Toro.[2]

Pellington's wife, Jennifer Barrett Pellington, died in 2004 at the age of 42. They had one child.

Music video filmography[edit]

Director filmography[edit]

Producer filmography[edit]

  • No Maps for These Territories (2000)
  • Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part II (2003)
  • Time Well Spent (2004) (executive producer)
  • Cold Case (2006) (consulting producer) (77 episodes)
  • The Man from Earth (2006) (post-production)


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