Larry Fessenden

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Larry Fessenden
Born Laurence T. Fessenden
(1963-03-23) March 23, 1963 (age 52)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
  • screenwriter
  • director
  • film editor
  • cinematographer
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Beck Underwood (1 child)

Laurence T. "Larry" Fessenden (born March 23, 1963)[1] is an American actor, producer, writer, director, film editor, and cinematographer.[1] He has starred in films such as The Last Winter (2006), I Can See You (2008), Bitter Feast (2010), You're Next (2011), and We Are Still Here (2015). His screenwriting efforts include Habit (1997), Wendigo (2001), and The Last Winter (2006), all of which is also directed. He has also directed Beneath (2013), and a segment of the anthology horror comedy film The ABCs of Death 2 (2014).

Personal life[edit]

Larry Fessenden was born in New York City, New York.[1] Fessenden comes from a privileged background: his father was a banker, and Fessenden attended St. Bernard's School, then Phillips Academy, from which he was expelled.[2] He is married to Beck Underwood and the couple has one child.

Career[edit]

Fessenden has operated the production company Glass Eye Pix since 1985.[3] Fessenden was influenced by the old Universal Monsters.[4]

An actor, screenwriter, director and film editor, he has worked, in addition to feature films, on such television projects as the NBC horror anthology Fear Itself (2008), directing the episode "Skin and Bones". He wrote the screenplay of Orphanage (2007) with Guillermo del Toro, an English-language remake of El Orfanato.[5]

Fessenden has worked as a mentor to young directors, such as Jim Mickle and Ti West.[6] He has been a producer on projects including Ilya Chaiken's Liberty Kid (2007), Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy (2008), James McKenney's Satan Hates You (2010), West's The House of the Devil (2009) and The Innkeepers (2011), Joe Maggio's The Last Rites of Joe May (2011), and Rick Alverson's The Comedy (2012). Under his low-budget horror banner ScareFlix, Fessenden has produced films including West's The Roost (2005) and Trigger Man (2007), Glenn McQuaid's I Sell the Dead (2008), Maggio's Bitter Feast (2010), and Mickle's Stake Land (2010).

As a character actor, Fessenden has appeared in numerous films, including Martin Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory (2000), Brad Anderson's Session 9 (2001) and Vanishing on 7th Street (2010), Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers (2005), Neil Jordan's The Brave One (2007), McQuaid's I Sell the Dead (2008), Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy (2008), Mickle's Mulberry Street (2006) and Stake Land (2010), and Joe Swanberg's Silver Bullets (2011). Fessenden stars in and has directed the films Habit (1997), Wendigo (2001), and The Last Winter (2006).[7] Fessenden also starred in the Sundance Film Festival pictures River of Grass (1994) directed by Reichardt, and Margarita Happy Hour (2001) directed by Chaiken.

In 2010, Fessenden produced Tales from Beyond the Pale, a 10-episode audio series.[6] In 2011, he released his third rock album with the band Just Desserts.[8] In 2015, he starred alongside Alexandra Turshen and Lauren Molina in the thriller Body[9] and portrayed Smith in the mystery thriller film Pod,[10] in which he also acted as executive producer.[11] Fessenden will star alongside Noah Segan as one of the leads in Joe Begos' revenge thriller The Mind's Eye.[12][13]

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards[edit]

Honors[edit]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

As writer[edit]

  • Until Dawn (2015) (Video game)
  • Santa Claws (2008) (Short)
  • The Last Winter (2006)
  • Wendigo (2001)
  • Habit (1997)
  • No Telling (1991)
  • Hollow Venus: Diary of a Go-Go Dancer (1989)
  • Habit (1982) (V)
  • A Face in the Crowd (1981)
  • Lifeline (1981) (Short)
  • The Field (1980) (Short)
  • White Trash (1980) (Short)
  • The Eliminator (1979) (Short)

As director[edit]

  • The ABCs of Death 2 (2014) (Segment: "N is for Nexus")
  • Frankenstein Cannot Be Stopped (2014) (Video short)
  • Beneath (2013)
  • Fear Itself (2008) (TV series; episode: "Skin and Bones")
  • The Last Winter (2006)
  • Searching for the Wendigo (2002) (Documentary short)
  • Wendigo (2001)
  • Habit (1997)
  • No Telling (1991)
  • Hollow Venus: Diary of a Go-Go Dancer (1989)
  • Stunt: A Musical Motion Picture (1989) (Short)
  • Mismatch (1987) (Documentary short)
  • Chinatown (1986) (Documentary short)
  • Experienced Movers (1985)
  • Habit (1982) (Video)
  • A Face in the Crowd (1981)
  • Lifeline (1981) (Short)
  • The Field (1980) (Short)
  • White Trash (1980) (Short)
  • The Eliminator (1979) (Short)
  • Jaws (1978) (Short)

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