David Von Ancken

David Henry Von Ancken[1] (December 5, 1964 – July 26, 2021) was an American film, television director and screenwriter.

David Von Ancken
Born
David Henry Von Ancken

(1964-12-05)December 5, 1964
DiedJuly 26, 2021(2021-07-26) (aged 56)
OccupationFilm director, television director, screenwriter
Years active1997–2020

CareerEdit

He directed one feature film, the 2006 Western Seraphim Falls starring Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan.[2]

Some of Von Ancken's credits as a television director include Oz, Without a Trace, Numb3rs, The Shield, Heroes, Gossip Girl, CSI: NY, Cold Case, Californication, Tut, Ghost Wars, Hell on Wheels, The Vampire Diaries and The InBetween.[3]

Von Ancken died on July 26, 2021, at his home in Agoura Hills, California, after battling against stomach cancer. He was only 56.[4][1]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Title Year Credited as Notes
Director Executive
producer
Writer
Box Suite 1997 Yes No Yes Short film
Bullet in the Brain 2001 Yes No Yes Short film
Seraphim Falls 2006 Yes No Yes Directorial debut
Elegy 2010 No Yes No Short film
The Last Son 2021 No Yes No Posthumous release

TelevisionEdit

Title Year Credited as Notes
Creator Director Writer Executive
producer
Oz 2003 No Yes (1) No No
Touching Evil 2004 No Yes (1) No No
The Jury 2004 No Yes (1) No No
Cold Case 2004–09 No Yes (7) No No
Without a Trace 2004 No Yes (1) No No
Jonny Zero 2005 No Yes (1) No No
Numbers 2005–06 No Yes (2) No No
CSI: NY 2005–12 No Yes (9) No No
The Shield 2005 No Yes (1) No No
Day Break 2007 No Yes (1) No No
Saving Grace 2007 No Yes (1) No No
Californication 2007–14 No Yes (15) No No
Heroes 2008 No Yes (1) No No
Gossip Girl 2008 No Yes (1) No No
The Vampire Diaries 2010–13 No Yes (3) No No
Memphis Beat 2010 No Yes (1) No No
Awakening 2011 No Yes No No Unsold pilot
Hell on Wheels 2011–16 No Yes (8) No Yes Executive producer (season 1)
Consulting producer (season 2)
Person of Interest 2012 No Yes (1) No No
The Mentalist 2012 No Yes (1) No No
Body of Proof 2013 No Yes (1) No No
House of Lies 2013 No Yes (1) No No
The Following 2013 No Yes (1) No No
Hostages 2013 No Yes (1) No No
Intelligence 2014 No Yes (1) No No
Salem 2014 No Yes (5) No Yes Executive producer (season 1)
Tut 2015 No Yes (3) No Yes Miniseries
Code Black 2015–17 No Yes (7) No Yes Executive producer (season 1: 13 episodes, season 2)
MacGyver 2016 No Yes (1) No Yes Director (Unaired pilot)
Executive producer (episode "The Rising")
Ghost Wars 2017–18 No Yes (1) No Yes
The Crossing 2018 No Yes (2) No Yes Executive producer (10 episodes)
The Purge 2018 No Yes (1) No No
The InBetween 2019 No Yes (2) No Yes Executive producer (9 episodes)
The Order 2019–20 No Yes (3) No Yes Executive producer (19 episodes)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b David Henry Von Ancken
  2. ^ Roberts, Sheila. "David Von Ancken Interview, Seraphim Falls". MoviesOnline.ca. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  3. ^ "David von Ancken". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 28, 2021). "David Von Ancken Dies: 'Code Black', 'Hell On Wheels' & 'Seraphim Falls' Director Was 56". Deadline. Retrieved July 28, 2021.

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