Craig Zobel

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Craig Zobel
Craig Zobel Deauville 2012.jpg
Born Roger Craig Zobel
September 16, 1975 (1975-09-16) (age 41)
New York, United States
Alma mater North Carolina School of the Arts
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 2000–present

Roger Craig Zobel (born September 16, 1975) is an American film director of the films Compliance and Great World of Sound and who also co-founded Homestar Runner and Ron Planet.


Zobel was born on September 16, 1975 in New York and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, later studying film at the North Carolina School of the Arts alongside David Gordon Green and other future collaborators. After graduation, Zobel worked on Green's first three films — George Washington (2000), All the Real Girls, (2003) and Undertow (2003), as either co-producer, production manager or second unit director.[1] He currently lives in New York.

Homestar Runner[edit]

Homestar Runner is a Flash animated internet cartoon which mixes surreal humor with references to pop culture. Zobel co-founded it along with Mike Chapman while they were students at the University of Georgia. On a day off while Zobel and Chapman were working summer jobs surrounding the 1996 Summer Olympics, a visit to a bookstore prompted them to parody the state of children's books, leading to the creation of the cartoon.[2]

Film career[edit]

Zobel has directed, written, and produced several films, including Turkey in the Straw, Great World of Sound and Compliance.[3]



Year Film Director Notes
2001 Surfacing: AKA A Letter from My Father Yes
2007 Great World of Sound Yes
2012 Compliance Yes
2015 Z for Zachariah Yes


Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Leftovers Director Episodes: "Lens", "International Assassin"
2016 Outcast Director Episodes: "The Road Before Us"
2017 American Gods Director Episodes: "Git Gone"
The Leftovers Director Episodes: "The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)"


  1. ^ Interview at Accessed May 14, 2009
  2. ^ Interview at Accessed May 15, 2009
  3. ^ Craig Zobel on Internet Movie Database Accessed May 10, 2009

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