Craig at SXSW
Elijah Matthew Craig
May 25, 1972
|Relatives||Peter Craig, brother|
John Craig, half-brother
Elijah Matthew "Eli" Craig (born May 25, 1972) is an American screenwriter and film director, who started his career as an actor. Craig wrote and directed the cult horror comedy movie Tucker & Dale vs Evil, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the audience award at SXSW. His next film Little Evil, starring Evangeline Lilly and Adam Scott, was released on Netflix in September 2017 to positive reviews.
Life and career
Craig was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and is Sally Field's second son with Steve Craig. His older brother Peter Craig is a screenwriter and novelist. His half-brother John Craig is a musician. He also has another younger half-brother named Sam Greisman, who is Sally Field's youngest son.
Craig is a passionate outdoorsman and worked as an Outward Bound instructor for several years after college. He's led climbing trips up the mountaineers route on Mount Whitney, Aconcagua, Mount Rainier, Pico De Orizaba, and Denali.
In May 2019, it was announced[according to whom?] that Craig is working on his next project, a horror-comedy entitled Bride and Doom. The film is described as "Cloverfield meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding".
- Deal of a Lifetime (1999) Actor, playing Kevin Johnson
- The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) Actor, playing Chuck as "Elijah Craig"
- Space Cowboys (2000) Actor, playing Young William "Hawk" Hawkins, USAF
- Intertwined Lives (2003 short documentary) Editor
- Art Thief Musical! (2004 short) Producer
- The Elephant's Egg (2004 short) Associate Producer
- The Tao of Pong (2004 short) Writer & Director
- Racer Number 9 (2005 short) Actor, playing Buddy Werner
- Fast Money (2006 short) Producer
- Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010) Writer and Director
- Moving Pictures Live!: "Underground Comedy" (2010) as Himself
- Brothers & Sisters: "Get a Room" (2010) Director
- Little Evil (2017) Writer & Director
- Bride and Doom (TBA) Writer & Director
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- "Rotten Tomatoes Reviews for Little Evil". Rotten Tomatoes. September 1, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
- Collins, Clark (2011-09-23). "You Know Who's Cool? Eli Craig". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
- "Lost at Home Podcast". "The One With Eli Craig". 2018-01-25.
- Turek, Ryan (2010-01-25). "EXCL: Eli Craig Talks Tucker and Dale Versus Evil". Shock Till You Drop. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
- "Argent Pictures, Mandalay Pictures Tap Eli Craig To Helm Horror Comedy 'Bride And Doom".
- "Tucker & Dale's Eli Craig to Direct "Wedding Horror" Film Bride and Doom".
- "TUCKER & DALE DIRECTOR ELI CRAIG TO HELM HORROR-COMEDY BRIDE & DOOM".