March 17, 1962 |
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|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. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984, which he attended on an athletic scholarship (played attack on the lacrosse team). He worked at MTV from 1984–1990 winning awards as promo producer.
He became a freelance director in 1990 doing videos for Crystal Waters, De la Soul and Pearl Jam. His video for Pearl Jam "Jeremy" won many MTV awards in 1993.
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 foretold by a strange red-eyed flying creature, Mothman.
Pellington has also worked with such musical artists as Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, U2, Michael Jackson, Public Enemy, Chelsea Wolfe, Demi Lovato 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, numerous TV shows including Blindspot and Cold Case, as well as numerous commercials and personal art films.
|Year||Film||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|
|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)|
|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|
|2013||Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives|
|Anatomy of Violence|
|Red Widow||1 episode – "Pilot"|
|2014||Cocaine Cowboys||1 episode – "Pilot"|
|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|
- "Mothman Death List / The Mothman Curse". Lorencoleman.com. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
- "Mark Pellington: My First Shoot".
- "InSoc history".
- ""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".