Dave Green (director)

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Dave Green
Born1983 (age 38–39)
Other namesDavid Green
OccupationFilm director, music video director
Years active2002–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.


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]

In December 17, 2019, it was reported that Green will direct a live-action/animated film based on Looney Tunes character Wile E. Coyote, titled Coyote vs. Acme.[17] James Gunn and Chris DeFaria will produce the film.[18] Coyote vs. Acme was originally set to be released on July 21, 2023. However, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie took that slot. [18]



  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. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. 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, Mike Jr. (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. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  7. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (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.
  17. ^ Donnelly, Matt (December 17, 2019). "Warner Bros.' Wile E. Coyote Movie Sets Dave Green to Direct (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  18. ^ a b Rubin, Rebecca (23 December 2020). "Warner Bros. to Release 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Prequel and 'The Color Purple' Musical in Theaters in 2023". Variety. Retrieved 28 December 2020.

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