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Jeremy Saulnier (/snˈj/; born 10 June 1976[1]) is an American film director, cinematographer and screenwriter.

Jeremy Saulnier
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Jeremy Saulnier at Fantastic Fest
Born (1976-06-10) 10 June 1976 (age 43)
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Known forFilm director, cinematographer, screenwriter



In 2007, he released Murder Party which he wrote and directed starring his childhood friend, Macon Blair.

In 2013, he released Blue Ruin which was met with critical acclaim. It holds a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and 77/100 in Metacritic. He was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards and made a run at Cannes.

In 2015, Saulnier directed his third feature film, the horror-thriller Green Room, which stars Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, and Imogen Poots.[2][3][4] The movie was distributed by A24 and was certified fresh with a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[5]

Saulnier's latest film is an adaptation of William Giraldi's 2014 thriller novel Hold the Dark for Netflix, from a screenplay by Macon Blair.[6]


Feature filmsEdit

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer Cinematographer
2006 Hamilton Yes
2007 Murder Party Yes Yes Yes Yes Also casting director and camera operator
2010 Putty Hill Yes
2011 Septien Yes
You Hurt My Feelings Yes
2012 In Our Nature Yes
See Girl Run Yes
2013 I Used to Be Darker Yes
Blue Ruin Yes Yes Yes
2015 Green Room Yes Yes
2018 Hold the Dark Yes

Other worksEdit

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer Cinematographer
1998 Goldfarb Yes Yes Short film
2004 Crabwalk Yes Yes Yes Short film
2006 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris Yes Documentary
2011 Rett: There is Hope Yes Documentary
2012 The Art of Boxing Yes Short documentary
2013 The Killer Speaks Yes TV documentary series. Episode: "Mad Maks: Maksim Gelman"
2019 True Detective Yes TV series. (2 episodes of Season 3[7])


  1. ^ Mead, Rebecca (April 28, 2014). "The Revengers". The New Yorker. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Nominations: John Cassavetes Award".
  3. ^ "Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier on going to extremes". The Dissolve.
  4. ^ Eric Kohn (May 29, 2015). "Cannes: Why Jeremy Saulnier Didn't Make a Studio Movie Af – Indiewire". Indiewire.
  5. ^ "Green Room". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  6. ^ Wampler, Scott. "GREEN ROOM Director Will HOLD THE DARK For Netflix | Birth.Movies.Death". Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  7. ^ [1]

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