James Cullen Bressack

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James Cullen Bressack
Pernicious movie people.jpg
James Cullen Bressack (center right), with people from the 2015 film Pernicious; left to right: producer Daemon Hillin, actresses Jackie Moore, Ciara Hanna, and Emily O'Brien.
Bornc. 1992 (age 26–27)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, film producer
Websitewww.jamescullenbressack.com

James Cullen Bressack (born c. 1992 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film producer, screenwriter and film director.[1] He is the son of Emmy Award-winning writer Gordon Bressack and voice actress Ellen Gerstell.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Bressack's first feature film, My Pure Joy, was released in 2011. His 2012 film Hate Crime, the story of a Jewish family being terrorized in their home by neo-Nazis, was banned in the UK in 2015 by the BBFC due to the "unremitting manner in which [it] focuses on physical and sexual abuse, aggravated by racist invective."[4]

His 2013 film To Jennifer was filmed entirely using an iPhone.[5] His 2014 horror film Pernicious was described as "The Ring meets Hostel".[6]

In 2015 he started the Grit Film Works production company with Zack Ward, the two co-writing the films Bethany (directed by Bressack and starring Ward, Shannen Doherty and Tom Green) and Restoration (directed by Ward).[3][7]

He directed the 2017 thriller Limelight.[8] In late 2017 he was reported to be directing supernatural revenge thriller Together, and in 2018 the psychological thriller Alone.[9][10]

He is Jewish.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Short films[edit]

  • The Pointless Adventure of Brad and Dylan (2004)
  • Heroine Junky for Dummies (2005)
  • Lunar Impossible (2006)
  • Reflecting Love (2008)
  • The Moving Chair (2008)
  • CollEDGE (2008)
  • The Music-Box Killer (2008)
  • Unmimely Demise (2011)
  • Dr. Suess's There's a Wocket in My Pocket (2012)
  • Family Time (2013)
  • Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse (2014)

Television[edit]

  • Oh, We Review! (2010–2012, 19 episodes)
  • Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014, TV movie)[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moviepilot (3 October 2014). "An Interview With James Cullen Bressack". moviepilot.com.
  2. ^ Hallam, Scott (2014) "Exclusive: Filmmaker James Cullen Bressack Talks Pernicious, Blood Lake, and Thai Translators", Dread Central, November 5, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2015
  3. ^ a b Couch, Aaron (2015) "Tom Green Starring in First Horror Film: How a 22-Year-Old Director Landed the Comedian", The Hollywood Reporter, April 14, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2015
  4. ^ Sandwell, Ian (2015) "BBFC bans Hate Crime", screendaily.com, March 3, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2015
  5. ^ Rigney, Todd (2015) "James Cullen Bressack and Hunter Johnson Prepping 2 Jennifer", Dread Central, May 11, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2015
  6. ^ Scheck, Frank (2015) "'Pernicious': Film Review", The Hollywood Reporter, June 22, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2018
  7. ^ Couch, Aaron (2015) "Two Microbudget Horror Films First on Slate From New Production Company", The Hollywood Reporter, March 9, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015
  8. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (2017) "‘Limelight’ Trailer: Fame, Social Media, And The Quest To Sell Your Own Soul", deadline.com, August 11, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2018
  9. ^ Couch, Aaron (2017) "Supernatural Revenge Movie 'Together' Sets Cast", The Hollywood Reporter, December 11, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2018
  10. ^ Couch, Aaron (2018) "Indie Thriller 'Alone' Sets Cast", The Hollywood Reporter, June 18, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018
  11. ^ http://www.nerdly.co.uk/2015/03/09/uk-hate-crime-ban-james-cullen-bressack-responds/
  12. ^ ""13/13/13" (DVD Review)". Fangoria. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Film Review: Hate Crime (2013)". HorrorNews.net. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  14. ^ Handler, Amy. "Hate Crime (review)". Film Threat. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  15. ^ Dolan, Patrick. "BLOOD ON A BUDGET IS A PSYCHO SICK LUNATIC". Rue Morgue. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  16. ^ "Hate Crime Too Much for UK; BBFC Refuses Certificate". Dread Central. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  17. ^ "Exclusive: Filmmaker James Cullen Bressack Talks Pernicious, Blood Lake, and Thai Translators". Dread Central.
  18. ^ "Dread Central Search for: HOMEFEATURESREVIEWSWATCH HORROR MOVIES ONLINEVIDEOBOX OF DREAD Advertisement Advertisement 2 Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (review)". Dread Central. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  19. ^ Genzlinger, Neil. "They Want Your Blood". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 November 2014.

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