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Theodore Melfi

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Theodore Melfi
Melfi in 2016
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, film director, film producer
Years active1998–present
SpouseKimberly Quinn

Theodore Melfi is an American filmmaker. His second film, St. Vincent starring Bill Murray, was released in 2014. In 2016, Melfi co-wrote, directed, and produced Hidden Figures with Allison Schroeder, for which he received Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.[1] He is of Italian descent.[2]


Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Producer Notes
1999 Winding Roads Yes Yes Yes Co-written with Kimberly Quinn

Co-produced with Bryan Godwin

2007 Game of Life No No Yes
2010 Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident No No Yes
2014 St. Vincent Yes Yes Yes
2016 Hidden Figures Yes Yes Yes Co-written with Allison Schroeder

Nominated–Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

2017 Going in Style No Yes Yes
2017 The Black Ghiandola No Yes Yes Short film

Co-directed with Sam Raimi and Catherine Hardwicke

2017 El Camino Christmas No Yes Yes Co-written with Christopher Wehner

Co-produced with Kimberly Quinn

2020 Daughter Yes Yes No Short film
2021 The Starling Yes No Yes Co-produced with Kimberly Quinn and Dylan Sellers
2022 American Dreamer No Yes Yes Co-produced with Peter Dinklage, David Ginsburg, Kimberly Quinn, and Paul Dektor


  1. ^ "2017 Oscar Nominations List: All of the Academy Award Nominees". Variety. January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  2. ^ Galloway, Theodore Melfi as told to Stephen (2017-02-08). "'Hidden Figures' Director Reveals Startling Backstory: "My Dad Was in the Mob, and My Mom Was a Nun"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-01-11.

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