Oren Peli

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Oren Peli > > > Born > (1970-01-21) January 21, 1970 (age 45)
Ramat Gan, Israel > > >
Occupation > Film director, producer, screenwriter > > > Years active > 2007–present > > > Known for > Paranormal Activity > >

Oren Peli (Hebrew: אורן פלאי‎; born January 21, 1970) is an Israeli American film director, producer and screenwriter, known as the director of Paranormal Activity.[1]

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  class="toclevel-1 tocsection-1">1 Early life

  class="toclevel-1 tocsection-2">2 Career  >

  class="toclevel-2 tocsection-3">2.1 Television   class="toclevel-2 tocsection-4">2.2 Films   class="toclevel-1 tocsection-5">3 Filmography   class="toclevel-1 tocsection-6">4 References   class="toclevel-1 tocsection-7">5 External links

 >Early life[edit]

Peli was born in Israel. At the age of 19, he relocated to the United States.[citation needed]

 >Career[edit]

Peli began as a computer software programmer, being one of the developers behind Photon Paint, a bitmap graphics program for the Amiga.[citation needed] His first film Paranormal Activity was inspired by Peli moving into his first house alone and without family nearby. Peli would hear creaks and knocks in the night, which laid the groundwork for a film about a family running around with cameras trying to catch what was going on in the house.[2]

After the success of Paranormal Activity, Peli worked with James Wan and Leigh Whannell to develop Insidious. Peli also produced and wrote the 2012 horror film, Chernobyl Diaries, based on the Chernobyl disaster and on his story The Diary of Lawson Oxford. The film followed "a group of friends who, while vacationing in Europe, find themselves stranded in the abandoned city of Prypiat, Ukraine only to discover that they are not alone."[3]

 >Television[edit]

In 2012, The River premiered on ABC, a paranormal/action/horror television series about a group of people on a mission to find a missing TV explorer in the Amazon. Oren Peli co-created the show with Michael R. Perry who co-wrote Paranormal Activity 2.

 >Films[edit]

Peli is writer and director of Area 51, a story about three friends who want to discover the secrets of the fabled Area 51. Peli is also the producer of Paranormal Activity 5, the sixth installment in the Paranormal Activity franchise and The Lords of Salem.[4][5][6]

 >Filmography[edit]

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Year

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Film

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Director

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Producer

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Writer

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Cinematographer

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Editor

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2007

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Paranormal Activity

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Yes

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Yes

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Yes

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Yes

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Yes

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2010

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Paranormal Activity 2

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No

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Yes

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No

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No

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No

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Insidious

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No

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Yes

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No

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No

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No

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2011

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Paranormal Activity 3

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No

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Yes

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No

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No

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No

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2012

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The River

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No

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Yes

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Yes

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No

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No

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Paranormal Activity 4

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No

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Yes

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No

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No

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No

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The Lords of Salem

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No

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Yes

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No

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No

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No

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Chernobyl Diaries

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No

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Yes

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Yes

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No

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No

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The Bay

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No

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Yes

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No

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No

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No

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2013

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Insidious: Chapter 2

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No

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Yes

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No

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No

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No

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2014

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

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No

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Yes

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No

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No

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No

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Area 51

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Yes

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Yes

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Yes

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No

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No

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2015

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

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No

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Yes

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No

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No

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No

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Insidious: Chapter 3

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No

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Yes

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No

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No

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No  > >

 >References[edit]

  class="references">   id="cite_note-1">^ "The New York Times". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 

  id="cite_note-2">^ Hall, Peter (October 9, 2009). "Interview: Oren Peli, Writer-Director of 'Paranormal Activity' – The Moviefone Blog". Blog.moviefone.com. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 

  id="cite_note-3">^ 10 MOS (February 14, 2012). "Alcon to Release 'Chernobyl Diaries'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 

  id="cite_note-4">^ "The Lords of Salem Synopsis – Plot Summary". Fandango.com. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 

  id="cite_note-5">^ "Area 51 Synopsis – Plot Summary". Fandango.com. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 

  id="cite_note-6">^ "Oren Peli Filmography". Fandango.com. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 

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Israeli-American film director

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