Ti West

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Ti West
Ti West in September 2009
Born (1980-10-05) October 5, 1980 (age 34)
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Occupation Film director, writer, producer, editor, actor

Ti West (born October 5, 1980) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, and occasional actor, best known for his work in horror films.[1][2] He directed the horror films The Roost (2005), The House of the Devil (2009), The Innkeepers (2011), The Sacrament (2013), and the upcoming Western In a Valley of Violence (2015). He has also acted in a number of films, mostly in those directed by either himself or Joe Swanberg.[1]

Early life[edit]

West was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He was featured in a 2001 Fall issue of Teen People magazine.[3] He attended The School of Visual Arts.


His directorial work includes the 2001 short The Wicked, and feature films The Roost, Trigger Man, The House of the Devil,[4] The Innkeepers and The Sacrament. West disowned Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, citing massive studio interference and re-editing.

West appeared in 2004's The Woman Who Split Before Dinner as Old Man Conrad. He wrote, produced and directed the web series Dead & Lonely in 2009[5] for IFC Films, the first series run ended in October 2009.[6]

West was set to direct The Haunting in Georgia, the sequel to The Haunting in Connecticut, but in March 2010 he left the project.[7] In 2012, he worked with Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg, Glenn McQuaid and the Radio Silence Productions hosts Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Chad Villella on the anthology horror film V/H/S.[8]

West has directed and produced the upcoming 2015 Western revenge film In a Valley of Violence, which he also wrote the script for Blumhouse Productions. The film stars John Travolta, Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga and Karen Gillan in leading roles.[9][10]


Year Film Functioned as Notes
Director Writer Editor Producer Cinematographer Actor Role
2001 The Wicked Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes NYIIFVF Short Film Award for Best Director – Student Film
2005 The Roost Yes Yes Yes Yes Professor Also composer;
Nominated – Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best with Less
2007 Trigger Man Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Also composer
2009 Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever Yes Yes Story credit
The House of the Devil Yes Yes Yes Yes Favorite Teacher Nominated – Best of Puchon
Nominated – Gold Hugo for After Dark Competition
2011 The Innkeepers Yes Yes Yes Yes Fan's Choice Award for Scariest Film – Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Autoerotic Yes
You're Next Yes Tariq
Silver Bullets Yes Ben
2012 V/H/S Yes Yes Yes Yes Segment: "Second Honeymoon"
The ABCs of Death Yes Yes Segment: "M is for Miscarriage"
Nominated – Gold Hugo for After Dark Competition
Shared with:
Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Adrián García Bogliano, Bruno Forzani, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yûdai Yamaguchi
All the Light in the Sky Yes Director
2013 Drinking Buddies Yes Dave
The Sacrament Yes Yes Yes Yes
2015 In a Valley of Violence Yes Yes Yes Yes Post-production


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