Antonio Campos (director)

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Antonio Campos
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Born (1983-08-24) August 24, 1983 (age 37)
Occupation
  • Film director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)
Sofía Subercaseaux
(m. 2015)
Children1
Parents
RelativesPaulo Campos (brother)

Antonio Campos (born August 24, 1983)[1] is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. He is most known for directing Afterschool (2008), Simon Killer (2012) and Christine (2016).

Early life[edit]

Campos was born in New York City. His father is the Brazilian journalist Lucas Mendes, while his mother is an American producer, Rose Ganguzza. His maternal grandparents were Italian.

Career[edit]

Campos made his feature-length debut on Afterschool, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.[2] The film was later acquired by IFC Films.[3] It was released in a limited release on October 2, 2009.[4] Campos then went on to direct Simon Killer. The film stars Brady Corbet and had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.[5][6] IFC Films acquired distribution rights to the film, and opened in a limited release in April 2013.[7][8]

Campos's third feature Christine which starred Rebecca Hall, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.[9][10][11] The film was acquired by The Orchard, and released in a limited release on October 14, 2016.[12][13] Campos is attached to direct a prequel to The Omen for 20th Century Fox.[14][15] Campos directed the pilot episode of The Sinner, starring Jessica Biel and Christopher Abbott and also serve as an executive producer.[16][17] The pilot was later ordered to series.[18] He also directed episode 8 of Marvel's The Punisher. In 2020, Campos wrote and directed the psychological thriller The Devil All the Time, which was released in September on Netflix.

Apart from being a director and screenwriter, Campos co-founded the production company Borderline Films which has produced films such as James White, Katie Says Goodbye, and Martha Marcy May Marlene.[19][20]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

As director

Year Title Director Writer Producer
2005 Buy It Now Yes Yes Yes
2008 Afterschool Yes Yes No
2012 Simon Killer Yes Yes No
2016 Christine Yes No No
2020 The Devil All the Time Yes Yes No

Short films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Producer
2002 Pandora Yes Yes Yes
2006 Doris No No Yes
2007 The Last 15 Yes Yes Yes
2010 Mary Last Seen No No Yes
Kids in Love No No Yes
2013 Karaoke! No No Yes
1009 No No Yes
2014 Tzniut No No Executive

Television[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Executive
Producer
Notes
2017 The Punisher Yes No No Episode "Cold Steel"
2017-2018 The Sinner Yes No Yes 5 episodes
2020 Homemade Yes Yes No Episode "Annex"
TBA The Staircase No Yes Yes Pre-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antonio Campos". Moviefone. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Dawson, Nick (October 2, 2009). "Antonio Campos, Afterschool". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "IFC Films to Stay "Afterschool" as Company Acquires North American Rights to Antonio Campos' Film Festival Favorite". AMC Networks. September 18, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (September 18, 2009). "IFC goes for 'Afterschool'". Variety. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Byer, Alexandra (January 20, 2012). "Five Questions with Simon Killer Director Antonio Campos". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  6. ^ McCarthy, Todd (January 21, 2012). "Simon Killer: Sundance Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  7. ^ Miller, Daniel; A. Hernadez, Jay (January 27, 2012). "Sundance 2012: IFC Films Acquires North American Rights to 'Simon Killer'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  8. ^ Puchko, Kristy. "Simon Killer Trailer Teases Love, Sex, And Extortion". Cinema Blend. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  9. ^ Lee, Ashley (January 12, 2016). "First Look: Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts Challenge Rebecca Hall in 'Christine' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  10. ^ Sneider, Jeff (May 7, 2015). "Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall to Star in Antonio Campos' Suicidal Reporter Drama 'Christine' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "Christine". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  12. ^ Setoodah, Ramin (February 4, 2016). "The Orchard Acquires Sundance Drama 'Christine' Starring Rebecca Hall". Variety. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  13. ^ Nordine, Michael (September 15, 2016). "'Christine' Trailer: Rebecca Hall Is a Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in Antonio Campos' Disturbing Drama". Indiewire.com. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  14. ^ Kit, Borys (April 28, 2016). "'The Omen' Movie Prequel in the Works (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  15. ^ McNary, Dave (April 28, 2016). "'The Omen' Prequel Movie in the Works at Fox". Variety. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 7, 2016). "USA Orders 'The Sinner' Crime Drama Pilot Starring & Produced By Jessica Biel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  17. ^ Petski, Denise (October 17, 2016). "'The Sinner': Chris Abbott, Abby Miller & Dohn Norwood Join USA Network Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  18. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 17, 2017). "'The Sinner' Anthology Drama Starring Jessica Biel Picked Up To Series By USA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  19. ^ "About". Borderline Films. Archived from the original on August 20, 2017. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  20. ^ Borys Kit. "Olivia Cooke to Star in Indie Drama 'Katie Says Goodbye' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.

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