Dave Green (director)

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Dave Green
Born 1983 (age 34–35)
United States
Nationality American
Other names David Green
Occupation Film director, music video director
Years active 2002–present
Notable work Earth to Echo
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Dave Green (born 1983) is an American film and music video director. He is well-known for directing several music videos and short films, especially working with Miles Fisher. He made his directorial debut with the 2014 film Earth to Echo,[1] and then directed the 2016 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

Career[edit]

Green directed several music videos, including Miles Fisher's cover of the Talking Heads 2009 song "This Must Be the Place".[2] He also directed the short animated comedy film Meltdown in 2009,[3] in which David Cross voiced over the main role.[4]

In 2010, Green directed a short film spoof titled Pinkberry: The Movie, starring Miles Fisher.[5] Later he directed a television short series, Zombie Roadkill, starring Thomas Haden Church and produced by Sam Raimi.[6]

In 2011, Green and Fisher made a viral short film New Romance along with Jake Avnet to promote Final Destination 5.[7] Later he directed another short, Dial M for Murder, for the Funny or Die.[8]

Green was set to make his directorial debut with a science-fiction adventure film titled Earth to Echo by Walt Disney Pictures on May 22, 2012.[9] Disney sold the film's rights to Relativity Media in 2013.[10] Andrew Panay produced the film, which was scripted by Henry Gayden and starred Astro, Reese Hartwig, and Teo Halm.[11] The film was released on July 2, 2014, grossing more than $45 million.[12]

In August 2013, Warner Bros. set Green to direct sci-fi action Lore, based on the graphic novel written by Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise.[13] Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott wrote the script, while Dwayne Johnson was cast in the lead role.[13] Barry Sonnenfeld was previously attached to direct the film.[13]

On December 4, 2014, Green was set by Paramount Pictures to direct Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, a sequel to the 2014 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, which grossed $493 million worldwide.[14] The first film's screenwriters, Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, wrote the script for the film, which was released on June 3, 2016.[14] Michael Bay produced the film, which starred Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, and Noel Fisher.[15] Filming began in April 2015 in New York City and Buffalo.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Title Cinema opening year
Earth to Echo 2014
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gilsdorf, Ethan (June 28, 2014). "In 'Earth to Echo,' boys will be boys". The Boston Globe. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Schwedel, Heather (July 30, 2009). "Exclusive: The Story Behind Miles Fisher's American Psycho Homage". flavorwire.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "HollyShorts Filmmaker Interview: MELTDOWN". filmradar.com. August 9, 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ Paur, Joey (November 23, 2012). "MELTDOWN Short Film - Last Night's Leftovers Battle for their Lives". geektyrant.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (June 18, 2010). "Here Comes 'Pinkberry: The Movie' In 3D!". deadline.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ Ehrlich, David (September 10, 2010). "Trailer: Thomas Haden Church in Sam Raimi-Produced 'Zombie Roadkill'". moviefone.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (August 4, 2011). "'Final Destination 5' Star Miles Fisher Makes Viral Short To Promote The Movie's Mayhem". deadline.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ Fagerholm, Matt (June 30, 2014). "Interview: Dave Green and Teo Halm on "Earth to Echo"". rogerebert.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ Graser, Marc (May 22, 2015). "Disney sets Green for wolf adventure pic". Variety. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ Ford, Rebecca (June 25, 2014). "Why 'Earth to Echo' Moved From Studio to Studio". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ Roberts, Sheila (June 30, 2014). "Director Dave Green and Writer Henry Gayden Talk EARTH TO ECHO, Capturing the Attention of a Young Audience, Found Footage, and Echo's Design". collider.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Earth to Echo (2014)". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c Kit, Borys (August 28, 2013). "Dwayne Johnson's 'Lore' Lands 'Echo' Director (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (December 4, 2014). "'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' Eyes 'Earth to Echo' Director Dave Green (Exclusive)". thewrap.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Noel Fisher Talks Mikey in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' EXCLUSIVE". movieweb.com. August 16, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ Fermino, Jennifer (March 20, 2015). "'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' to film in New York City and Buffalo, bringing an estimated $70 million in spending". Daily News. New York. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 

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