West at the Venice Film Festival in 2013
October 5, 1980 |
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Ti West (born October 5, 1980) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, cinematographer, and occasional actor, best known for his work in horror films. He directed the horror films The Roost (2005), The House of the Devil (2009), The Innkeepers (2011), The Sacrament (2013), and the Western In a Valley of Violence (2016). He has also acted in a number of films, mostly in those directed by either himself or Joe Swanberg.
West's directorial work includes the 2001 short The Wicked, and feature films The Roost (2005), Trigger Man (2007), The House of the Devil (2009), The Innkeepers (2011), and The Sacrament (2013). He appeared in 2004's The Woman Who Split Before Dinner as Old Man Conrad. In 2009, West wrote, produced and directed the web series Dead & Lonely for IFC Films. The first series run ended in October 2009. West disowned the 2009 horror film Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, citing massive studio interference and re-editing as the reasons. He wanted the studio to remove his name completely from the film and give directing credit to Alan Smithee, but his request was denied.
West was set to direct The Haunting in Georgia, the sequel to The Haunting in Connecticut, but left the project in March 2010. In 2012, he worked with Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg, Glenn McQuaid and the Radio Silence Productions hosts Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Chad Villella on the anthology horror film V/H/S. He directed the segment "Second Honeymoon".
In June 2015, it was reported that West would direct an episode of MTV's Scream television series. He directed the penultimate episode of the first season, titled "The Dance". He has also directed an episode of Jason Blum and Eli Roth's WE tv horror series South of Hell, titled "Take Life Now". West wrote, directed, produced and edited the Western film In a Valley of Violence, starring Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga, and John Travolta. It premiered at South by Southwest in March 2016.
|The Wicked||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|2005||The Roost||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Professor||Also composer|
|2009||Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever||Yes||Yes||Story credit|
|The House of the Devil||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Favorite Teacher|
|2012||V/H/S||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Segment: "Second Honeymoon"|
|The ABCs of Death||Yes||Yes||Segment: "M is for Miscarriage"|
|All the Light in the Sky||Yes||Director|
|2015||Scream||Yes||Episode: "The Dance"|
|South of Hell||Yes||Episode: "Take Life Now"|
|2016||In a Valley of Violence||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Wayward Pines||Yes||Episodes: "Exit Strategy" and "Bedtime Story"|
Awards and nominations
- "Ti West". The New York Times.
- "Ti West Talks House of the Devil, Cabin Fever 2, and More!". Dread Central. January 25, 2010.
- Hunt, Kristin (April 23, 2012). "Ti West's Four Horror Movie Classics (and One That's Way Overrated)". Maxim. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
- Barton, Steve (October 27, 2009). "The House of the Devil: Live Twitter Chat with Director Ti West". Dread Central.
- Barton, Steve (September 21, 2009). "IFC Explores Being Dead & Lonely in New Web Series". Dread Central.
- "Online Horror Goods: IFC's 'Dead & Lonely', Animated 'Dexter: Early Cuts'". Bloody Disgusting. October 26, 2009.
- Turek, Ryan (October 16, 2009). "EXCL: Ti West and the Cabin Fever 2 Experience". Shock Till You Drop.
- Barton, Steve (March 30, 2010). "Ti West Talks Haunting in Georgia Exit". Dread Central.
- Gallagher, Brian (December 5, 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: Ti West Talks 'V/H/S' Blu-ray". MovieWeb.
- Fischer, Russ (June 29, 2015). "Ti West Directing Part of 'Scream' TV Series". /Film.
- "'South Of Hell' Adds Directors Ti West, Rachel Talalay, Jennifer Lynch & Jeremiah Chechik". Deadline.com. November 11, 2014.
- Kit, Borys (March 18, 2014). "John Travolta, Ethan Hawke to Star in Western Film From Jason Blum". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
- McNary, Dave (February 2, 2016). "SXSW Unveils Lineup With James Caan, Ethan Hawke, Keegan-Michael Key Movies". Variety.
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