Brad Anderson (director)
Anderson at the Berlin Film Festival, 9 February 2008
|Born||1964 (age 54–55)|
Madison, Connecticut, United States
|Alma mater||London Film School|
Brad Anderson (born 1964) is an American film director, producer and writer. A director of thriller and horror films and television projects, he is best known for having directed The Machinist (2004), starring Christian Bale, psychological horror film Session 9 (2001) and The Call (2013), starring Halle Berry. He also produced and directed several installments of the Fox science fiction television series Fringe.
Anderson was born in Madison, Connecticut, the son of Pamela Taylor Anderson, a community services administrator. He is the nephew of Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor. Before he began his film career, he attended Bowdoin College, where he majored in anthropology and Russian. He then went to London to finish his film education at London Film School before returning to Boston.
His next film was the 2001 psychological horror film Session 9. Unsuccessful at the box office, the film has since gained a cult following. In 2002, Anderson was a member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival.
His next two films were Transsiberian (2008), a thriller starring Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley and the horror film Vanishing on 7th Street (2010), starring Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo and Thandie Newton. Notably, both Transsiberian and The Machinist were funded by Anglo-German production companies.
He also directed the pilot episode of CBS's Zoo.
Anderson replaced Joseph Ruben as director of Bold Films thriller Jack in May 2010, and cast John Cusack for the lead, who has since been replaced by Liev Schreiber. Anderson was supposed to direct The Living and the Dead, based on the novel of the same name by Robert Tinnell and Todd Livingston.
|1995||Frankenstein's Planet of Monsters!||short film|
|1996||The Darien Gap|
|1998||Next Stop Wonderland|
|2001||Session 9||Co-writer with Stephen Gevedon|
|2008||Transsiberian||Co-writer with Will Conroy|
|2010||Vanishing on 7th Street|
|1999||Homicide: Life on the Street||Episode: "Bones of Contention"|
|2002–2006||The Wire||Episode: "The Cost"|
|Episode: "A New Day"|
|2003||The Shield||Episode: "Inferno"|
|2006||Masters of Horror||Episode: "Sounds Like"|
|2008||Fear Itself||Episode: "Spooked"|
|2008–2011||Fringe||Episode: "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones"|
|Episode: "The Transformation"|
|Episode: "There's More Than One of Everything"|
|Episode: "Night of Desirable Objects"|
|Episode: "Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver."|
|Episode: "The Plateau"|
|Episode: "One Night in October"|
|Episode: "And Those We've Left Behind"|
|2010||Treme||Episode: "Shallow Water, Oh Mama"|
|2010||Rubicon||Episode: "A Good Day's Work"|
|2010–2011||Boardwalk Empire||Episode: "Belle Femme"|
|Episode: "Battle of the Century"|
|2011||The Killing||Episode: "Orpheus Descending"|
|2011||Treme||Episode: "Carnival Time"|
|2012||Person of Interest||Episode: "Legacy"|
|2012||Alcatraz||Episode: "Cal Sweeney"|
|2012||The Killing||Episode: "Numb"|
|2013||Almost Human||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Episode: "The Ecstasy of Agony"|
|Episode: "The Last Death of Henry Morgan"|
|2015||Zoo||Episode: "First Blood"|
|2017-18||The Sinner||Episode: "Part IV"|
|Episode: "Part VI"|
|2017||The Brave||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Episode: "Hawk and Dove"|
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- "Paranormal Activity 2 Directing Gig Attracting Some Big Names | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central". Dread Central. 25 February 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- “STONEHEARST ASYLUM” (Blu-ray Review)
- Kondolojy, Amanda (September 23, 2014). "Monday Final Ratings: 'Forever', 'Dancing With the Stars' & 'The Big Bang Theory' Adjusted Up; 'Scorpion' & 'America's Next Top Model' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Brad Anderson Introduced to 'Jack', a Serial Killer with Amnesia | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central". Dread Central. 25 February 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- "John Cusack Signed On for Brad Anderson's 'Jack'".
- "Brad Anderson to Direct The Living and the Dead | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central". Dread Central. 25 February 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- "Brad Anderson to Adapt 'The Living and the Dead'". Bloody Disgusting. 14 October 2009.