Tyler Gillett

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Tyler Gillett is an American film director, cinematographer, writer and producer. A co-creator of the filmmaking collective Radio Silence, Gillett co-directed the 2014 Twentieth Century Fox film Devil's Due.

Early life and education[edit]

Born (March 6, 1982) and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona, Gillett earned dual BFAs in film production and studio art, photography, from the University of Arizona in 2004.[1]


Gillett began his film career in the camera department on the Will Ferrell movie Semi-Pro. After working as a camera loader, operator and then DP, he began directing short films with comedians from The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and later directed, produced and edited the series Domesticating,[2] Funny in Love and Books, for Fremantle Media.[3]

Chad, Matt & Rob[edit]

In 2009, Gillett began working with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Chad Villella as part of the collective Chad, Matt & Rob. Gillett co-directed, co-produced, co-wrote, co-edited and worked as cinematographer on three interactive adventure shorts – The Birthday Party,[4] The Teleporter[5] and The Treasure Hunt[6] – as well as the found footage horror short Mountain Devil Prank Fails Horribly.[7] The group became known for their signature style, which blended adventure, comedy, sci-fi and horror, and received nearly 100,000,000 views online.[8]

Radio Silence[edit]

After the dissolution of Chad, Matt & Rob, Gillett formed Radio Silence with Bettinelli-Olpin, Villella and Justin Martinez.[9] The group co-directed the "10/31/98" segment of the horror feature film V/H/S.[10][11] V/H/S premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival,[12][13] where it was acquired by Magnolia Pictures,[14][15] and released theatrically on October 5, 2012.[16]

With Bettinelli-Olpin, Gillett directed Devil's Due,[17] a 2014 horror feature film from Twentieth Century Fox and Davis Entertainment.[18]

Their film Southbound premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and was released theatrically by the Orchard on February 5, 2016.[19] [20]

On October 30, 2017, it was announced that the trio would adapt Bryce Moore's novel The Memory Thief for 20th Century Fox[21].

Gillett is currently co-directing the thriller Ready or Not with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin for Fox Searchlight, starring Samara Weaving, Andie MacDowell and Mark O'Brien.[22]



  1. ^ "UA News".
  2. ^ The Bitter Script Reader. "Tyler Gillett & Joel Church-Cooper's "Domesticating"". Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  3. ^ The Bitter Script Reader. "Tyler Gillett on "Books" – from TV pilot to webseries". 11 December 2011.
  4. ^ "The Birthday Party: A Chad, Matt & Rob Interactive Adventure!". YouTube. January 15, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "The Teleporter: Chad, Matt & Rob Interactive Mini-Adventures!". YouTube. November 21, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  6. ^ "The Treasure Hunt: A Chad, Matt & Rob Interactive Adventure!". YouTube. January 26, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  7. ^ "Mountain Devil Prank Fails Horribly". YouTube. April 22, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  8. ^ The Bitter Script Reader. "The Chad, Matt & Rob Interview: Part I – Breaking out on the web". Retrieved January 31, 2011.
  9. ^ Vespe, Eric. "Quint thinks V/H/S, a found footage horror anthology, is the first great horror flick to screen at Sundance 2012!". Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  10. ^ Hanley, Ken W. (August 6, 2013). "First Generation "V/H/S": Radio Silence". Diabolique.
  11. ^ Zeitchik, Steven (October 13, 2011). "Wingard, West headline new Bloody Disgusting film". Los Angeles Times.
  12. ^ Miska, Brad. "Our Film 'V/H/S' Will Premiere at Sundance 2012, First Look!". Retrieved December 1, 2012.
  13. ^ Barnes, Brooks (December 1, 2011). "Delusional Teenagers and Other Sundance Offerings". The New York Times.
  14. ^ Lowe, Justin (January 27, 2012). "V/H/S: Sundance Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  15. ^ Miller, Daniel; Jay A. Fernandez (January 26, 2012). "Sundance 2012: Magnolia Pictures Acquiring Horror Flick 'V/H/S' for North of $1 Million (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  16. ^ Dickson, Evan. "First Theatrical Dates And Locations For 'V/H/S' Announced". Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  17. ^ Alexander, Bryan (October 19, 2013). "First Look: 'Devil's Due' poster shows bad pregnancy". USA Today.
  18. ^ Zimmerman, Samuel. "New film from "V/H/S" standouts Radio Silence gets date". Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  19. ^ Sneider, Jeff (2015-10-8) The Wrap http://www.thewrap.com/the-orchard-buys-anthology-horror-movie-southbound-after-toronto-debut/
  20. ^ Erbland, Kate. "Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Midnight Madness and Vanguard Slate".
  21. ^ Busch, Anita (October 17, 2017). "'The Memory Thief' Will Be Adapted By Radio Silence For 20th Century Fox". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  22. ^ Miska, Brad (October 18, 2018). "Adam Brody Joins Samara Weaving In Radio Silence's 'Ready or Not'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 18, 2018.

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