Nichols at San Francisco Indyfest 2008
December 7, 1978 |
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Nichols has directed Shotgun Stories (2007), Take Shelter (2011), Mud (2012) and Midnight Special (2016). His next film is the upcoming drama film Loving, a film about the landmark U.S. civil rights court case Loving v. Virginia, and is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2016.
2007's Shotgun Stories, Nichols' debut feature film starring Michael Shannon, was shot on a budget of only $250,000. Nichols moved into larger independent productions with 2011's Take Shelter, also starring Shannon, and 2012's Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey, which competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. In 2012, he became the President of the Jury of the 7th Rome Film Festival.
Style and influences
|Year||Film||Credited as||Notes||Rotten Tomatoes||Average Rating|
- "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- "Cannes Film Festival 2012 line-up announced". Time Out. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- Leffler, Rebecca (May 26, 2012). "Cannes 2012: Jeff Nichols' 'Mud' Slides into Competition with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Coyle, Jake (April 17, 2013). "With Twain in mind, director Jeff Nichols plumbs the depths of love in 'Mud'". The Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved May 31, 2013.