|Born||October 5, 1980|
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
|Alma mater||School of Visual Arts|
Timon C. 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), X and its prequel Pearl (both 2022), 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 was born in Wilmington, Delaware. His given name Timon was the surname of his maternal grandfather. He was featured in a 2001 fall issue of Teen People magazine. West attended the School of Visual Arts.
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 interference and re-editing as the reasons. He wanted 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.
In late 2020, it was announced that A24 would produce a horror film titled X, which would be directed by West and will star Mia Goth, Scott Mescudi, Jenna Ortega, and Brittany Snow. The film was released on March 18, 2022, to critical acclaim. While X was in production, filming in New Zealand was temporarily halted due to the country's lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to West spending the time writing a screenplay to a prequel. The film, Pearl, was filmed back-to-back with X once production started up again. Pearl was released in September 2022 to critical acclaim. West later confirmed he was working on a third instalment in the series, a sequel to X titled MaXXXine.
- Feature films
|2005||The Roost||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Also composer|
|2007||Trigger Man||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Also cinematographer|
|2009||The House of the Devil||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever||Yes||Story||No||No|
|2016||In a Valley of Violence||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
- Short films
|2008||Christmas Decay||Yes||Yes||Produced for Glass Eye Pix as part of their 2008 Creepy Christmas Online Film Festival|
|2012||Second Honeymoon||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Segment of V/H/S|
|M is for Miscarriage||Yes||Yes||No||No||Segment of The ABCs of Death|
|2013||Box||Yes||Yes||Segment of The 3:07 AM Project, a short anthology produced to promote The Conjuring|
|2022||The Farmer's Daughters||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Chronological compilation of the porn film that was shot in X. Released as an extra on the home media releases of the film.|
- Web series
|2009||Dead & Lonely||Yes||Yes||Yes||5-episode web series|
- Acting roles
|2009||The House of the Devil||Favorite Teacher|
|2012||Marriage Material||Also cinematographer|
|All the Light in the Sky||Director|
|South of Hell||"Take Life Now"|
|2016||Wayward Pines||"Exit Strategy" and "Bedtime Story"|
|2017||Outcast||"The Common Good"|
|2019||The Passage||"You Are Not That Girl Anymore"|
|Chambers||"Bad Inside" and "Heroic Dose"|
|The Resident||"Belief System"|
|Soundtrack||"Track 3: Sam and Dante" and "Track 5: Dante and Annette"|
|2020||Tales from the Loop||"Enemies"|
|2021||Them||"DAY 7: NIGHT" and "DAY 10"|
Awards and nominations
- "Obituaries: Violet A. West Stout". Legacy.com. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
- "Ti West". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on October 1, 2022.
- "Ti West". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2011. Archived from the original on 2007-10-22.
- "Ti West Talks House of the Devil, Cabin Fever 2, and More!". Dread Central. January 25, 2010.
- Dawson, Nick (October 30, 2009). "Ti West, The House Of The Devil". Filmmaker. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
- "Obituaries: Patrick J. Timon". Legacy.com. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
- Hunt, Kristin (April 23, 2012). "Ti West's Four Horror Movie Classics (and One That's Way Overrated)". Maxim. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
- Macauly, Scott (March 11, 2016). "In a Valley of Violence DP Eric Robbins on Shooting Ti West's New Film in 35mm". Filmmaker. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
- 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 Hollywood. 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.