Mark Pellington

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Mark Pellington
Born (1962-03-17) March 17, 1962 (age 53)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Film director
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Barrett (?-2004, her death)

Mark Pellington (born March 17, 1962) is an American film director.

Life and career[edit]

Pellington was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984, which he attended on an athletic scholarship (played attack on the lacrosse team).

In 1994, his Music Video for Whale's song Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe won the inaugural MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video. He then directed Arlington Road in 1999 starring Tim Robbins and Jeff Bridges, as well as The Mothman Prophecies in 2002, starring Richard Gere dealing with mysterious deaths[1] foretold by a strange red-eyed flying creature, Mothman.

Pellington's father, Bill was an All-Pro linebacker football player with the Baltimore Colts for 12 seasons.

Pellington has also worked with such musical artists as Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, U2, Public Enemy (group), Chelsea Wolfe and Bruce Springsteen. He has 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 in 1996.

Pellington has one child.



Feature films[edit]

Year Film Awards and nominations Ref.
1997 Going All the Way Nominated – Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize [2]
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
2007 U2 3D
2008 Henry Poole Is Here
2011 I Melt with You

Short Films & Documentaries[edit]

Year Film Notes
1992 U2: Achtung Baby, the Videos, the Cameos and a Whole Lot of Interference from ZOO-TV
1995 United States of Poetry
1997 Destination Anywhere
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 VOID (Video Overview in Deceleration)
2005 Strangers (video "Everybody's Changing", US version)
2014 Lone


Year Film Notes
1990 Buzz
Red Hot and Blue (segment "I Get a Kick Out of You")
1991 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
2009 Back
2013 Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives
Anatomy of Violence
Red Widow 1 episode - "Pilot"

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist Ref
1986 "Stay Right Here" Deep 6
1988 "What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)" Information Society [4]
1989 "Say No Go" De La Soul
"Repetition" Information Society
1990 "Stone Cold Yesterday" The Connells
"Love & Tears" Maggie's Dream
"Pretty White" Deep 6
1991 "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" Crystal Waters [5]
"Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" P.M. Dawn [6]
1992 "Television, the Drug of the Nation" The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
"Shut 'em Down" Public Enemy
"Jeremy" Pearl Jam
"One" U2
"Reality Used to be a Friend of Mine" PM Dawn
"Peace and Love Inc." Information Society
1993 "Black Lodge" Anthrax
"Rooster" Alice in Chains
"Beautiful Girl" INXS
"Independent" Sacred Reich
"Butterfly" The Screaming Trees
1994 "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" Whale
"'74–'75" The Connells
"Hey Baby" Maggie Estep & I Love Everybody
1995 "Tomorrow" Silverchair
"Kickin'" Whale
"Waydown" Catherine Wheel
1996 "Ladykillers" Lush
"Low" Sacred Reich
"Beautiful Girl" Pete Droge & the Sinners
1997 "Queen of New Orleans" Jon Bon Jovi
"Janie, Don't Take Your Love to Town" Jon Bon Jovi
"Midnight in Chelsea" Jon Bon Jovi
"Staring At Your Window" Jon Bon Jovi
1998 "Ugly" Jon Bon Jovi
1999 "We're in This Together" Nine Inch Nails
2002 "Lonesome Day" Bruce Springsteen
"Do You Realize??" (UK version) The Flaming Lips
"Half Light" Tomandandy
2003 "Wasted Time" Kings of Leon
2004 "Gravedigger" Dave Matthews
2005 "Best of You" Foo Fighters
"Falling By the Way Side" People in Planes
"Everybody's Changing" Keane
2006 "How To Save a Life" The Fray
2007 "Soulmate" Natasha Bedingfield
"Girls In Their Summer Clothes (Winter Mix)" Bruce Springsteen
2008 "Henry Poole Is Here" Ron Irizarry
"We're Not Beautiful" Emma Ejwertz
2009 "One Time We Lived" (version 2) Moby
2010 "Syndicate" The Fray
"New Morning" Alpha Rev
"Laredo" Band of Horses
"Hold My Hand" Michael Jackson
"Spanking Machines" Permission
2011 "Care" Kid Rock
"Skyscraper" Demi Lovato
2012 "I Won't Give Up" Jason Mraz
2014 "Final Masquerade" Linkin Park [7]
"Cigarette Daydreams" Cage the Elephant
"Giants" Bear Hands
"Feral Love" Chelsea Wolfe
"Let the Fireflies Fly Away" Mark Mulcahy
"Young Blood" Bea Miller
"Why Not Me" The Indecent
2015 "Human Race" Three Days Grace [8]
"Where's the Indifference Now?" Mark Mulcahy
"Nightlight" Silversun Pickups
2016 "Dynasty" MIIA

Producer filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Ref.
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


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