|Occupation||Film director, producer, writer, photographer|
Mark Pellington (born March 17, 1962) is an American film director, writer, and producer.
Life and career
Pellington was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Bill Pellington, an All-Pro linebacker who played football with the Baltimore Colts for 12 seasons. Mark graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984, which he attended on an athletic scholarship, playing attack on the lacrosse team. He worked at MTV from 1984–1990, winning awards as a promo producer and creating the landmark TV documentary series Buzz (1990).
He became a freelance director in 1990, directing music videos for U2, Crystal Waters, De la Soul and Pearl Jam. His video for Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" won four MTV awards in 1993, including Best Director and Video of the Year, and his video for Whale's song "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" won the inaugural MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video in 1994.
Pellington then began directing feature films, including Going All the Way (1997), starring Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz, Arlington Road (1999), starring Tim Robbins and Jeff Bridges, as well as The Mothman Prophecies (2002), starring Richard Gere dealing with mysterious deaths foretold by a strange red-eyed flying creature, Mothman.
Pellington has also worked with such musical artists as Alice In Chains, Demi Lovato, Imagine Dragons, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Cage the Elephant, Linkin Park, Echosmith, The Fray, Dave Matthews, Michael Jackson, Public Enemy, Moby, Flaming Lips, Damian Marley, Chelsea Wolfe and Bruce Springsteen. He also made cameo appearances in The Mothman Prophecies, Almost Famous, and Jerry Maguire. He directed the landmark mini-series The United States of Poetry for PBS in 1995, which won the INPUT (International Public Television) Award, and created the look of pilots for hit network TV shows including Blindspot, Red Widow and Cold Case, as well as numerous commercials and personal documentaries, art projects and personal short films.
Feature film-wise, he also co-directed U2 3D (2005), Henry Poole Is Here (2008), I Melt with You (2011), The Last Word (2017), starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried, and Nostalgia (2018), starring Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener and Bruce Dern.
|Year||Title||Awards and nominations||Ref.|
|1997||Going All the Way||Nominated – Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize|||
|1999||Arlington Road||Nominated – Grand Prix Award at the Paris Film Festival
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film
|2002||The Mothman Prophecies|
|2008||Henry Poole Is Here|
|2011||I Melt with You|
|2017||The Last Word|
Short films & documentaries
|1992||U2: Achtung Baby: the Videos, the Cameos and a Whole Lot of Interference from ZOO-TV|
|1995||United States of Poetry||PBS documentary mini-series|
|1997||Destination Anywhere||Bon Jovi short film|
|1998||Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory|
|1999||Alice in Chains: Music Bank: The Videos|
|Of Time and Memory|
|2002||The Place We Call Earth|
|2003||Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part 1 & 2|
|2004||I'm Only Looking – The Best of INXS|
|2005||The Flaming Lips: VOID (Video Overview in Deceleration)|
|2005||Keane: Strangers||Video: "Everybody's Changing" (U.S. version)|
|2014||Lone||Featuring Chelsea Wolfe|
|2017||"Soul of the Machine"||Aston Martin promo, featuring Tom Brady|
|Red Hot + Blue||ABC TV special (The Jungle Brothers: "I Get a Kick Out of You")|
|1991||Alive from Off Center||1 episode - "Words in Your Face"|
|1992||Punch and Judy Get Divorced|
|1997||Homicide: Life on the Street||1 episode – "Blood Ties: Part 3"|
|2003–2007||Cold Case||7 episodes|
|2013||Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives|
|Anatomy of Violence|
|Red Widow||1 episode – "Pilot"|
|2014||Cocaine Cowboys||1 episode – "Pilot"|
|2018||The Enemy Within||1 episode - "Pilot"|
|2019||Star Trek: Short Treks||1 episode - "Chaos Theory"|
|2000||No Maps for These Territories||Executive Producer|
|2002||OT: Our Town|
|2003||Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part I||Producer|
|Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part II|
|2004||Time Well Spent||Executive Producer|
|2003–2007||Cold Case||Consulting Producer (77 episodes)|
|2007||The Man from Earth||Executive Producer|
|2008||Henry Poole Is Here|
|2009||Shipping and Receiving (short)|
|2011||I Melt with You||Producer|
|2017||The Last Word||Producer|
- "Reading Eagle - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
- "Mothman Death List / The Mothman Curse". Lorencoleman.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
- "Mark Pellington: My First Shoot".
- "InSoc history". Archived from the original on 2007-10-22.
- ""Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" by Crystal Waters".
- "Music Video Encyclopedia – Set Adrift on Memory Bliss".
- "LINKIN PARK "Final Masquerade" (Mark Pellington, dir.)". VideoStatic.
- "Three Days Grace – Human Race – Music Video".