Mark Pellington (born March 17, 1962) is an American film director, writer, and producer.
|Occupation||Film director, producer, writer, photographer|
Life and careerEdit
Pellington was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984, which he attended on an athletic scholarship (played attack on the lacrosse team). He worked at MTV from 1984–1990 winning awards as promo producer and created the landmark TV show Buzz.
In 1994, his Music Video for Whale's song "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" won the inaugural MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video. He then directed “Going All the Way”, with Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz, Arlington Road in 1999 starring Tim Robbins and Jeff Bridges, as well as The Mothman Prophecies in 2002, starring Richard Gere dealing with mysterious deaths foretold by a strange red-eyed flying creature, Mothman.
Pellington has also worked with such musical artists as Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Demi Lovato, Imagine Dragons, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Cage the Elephant, Linkin Park, Echosmith, The Fray, Dave Matthews, U2, Michael Jackson, Public Enemy, Moby, Flaming Lips, Damian Marley, Chelsea Wolfe and Bruce Springsteen. He has also made cameo appearances in The Mothman Prophecies, Almost Famous, and Jerry Maguire. He directed the landmark mini-series The United States of Poetry for PBS in 1995, which won the INPUT (International Public Television) Award, and created the look of pilots for hit network TV shows including Blindspot, Red Widow and Cold Case, as well as numerous commercials and personal documentary, art projects and personal short films.
Feature film wise, he also co-directed U2 3D (2005), Henry Poole Is Here (2008), I Melt with You (2011), The Last Word (2017) with Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried and Nostalgia, with Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener and Bruce Dern.
|Year||Film||Awards and nominations||Ref.|
|1997||Going All the Way||Nominated – Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize|||
|1999||Arlington Road||Nominated – Grand Prix Award at the Paris Film Festival
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film
|2002||The Mothman Prophecies|
|2008||Henry Poole Is Here|
|2011||I Melt with You|
|2017||The Last Word|
Short films & documentariesEdit
|1992||U2: Achtung Baby, the Videos, the Cameos and a Whole Lot of Interference from ZOO-TV|
|1995||United States of Poetry|
|1998||Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory|
|1999||Alice in Chains: Music Bank – The Videos|
|Of Time and Memory|
|2002||The Place We Call Earth|
|2003||Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part 1 & 2|
|2004||I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS|
|2005||VOID (Video Overview in Deceleration)|
|2005||Strangers||(video "Everybody's Changing", US version)|
|2014||Chelsea Wolfe: Lone|
|2017||“Soul of Machine w Tom Brady”|
|Red Hot and Blue||(segment "I Get a Kick Out of You")|
|1991||Words in Your Face|
|1992||Punch and Judy Get Divorced|
|1997||Homicide: Life on the Street||1 episode – "Blood Ties: Part 3"|
|2003–2007||Cold Case||7 episodes|
|2013||Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives|
|Anatomy of Violence|
|Red Widow||1 episode – "Pilot"|
|2014||Cocaine Cowboys||1 episode – "Pilot"|
|2018||The Enemy Within||"Pilot"|
|2019||Star Trek: Short Treks||1 episode - "Chaos Theory"|
|2000||No Maps for These Territories||Executive Producer|
|2002||OT: Our Town|
|2003||Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part I||Producer|
|Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part II|
|2004||Time Well Spent||Executive Producer|
|2003–2007||Cold Case||Consulting Producer (77 episodes)|
|2007||The Man from Earth||Executive Producer|
|2008||Henry Poole Is Here|
|2009||Shipping and Receiving (short)|
|2011||I Melt with You||Producer|
|2017||The Last Word||Producer|
- "Mothman Death List / The Mothman Curse". Lorencoleman.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
- "Reading Eagle - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
- "Mark Pellington: My First Shoot".
- "InSoc history". Archived from the original on 2007-10-22.
- ""Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" by Crystal Waters".
- "Music Video Encyclopedia – Set Adrift on Memory Bliss".
- "LINKIN PARK "Final Masquerade" (Mark Pellington, dir.)". VideoStatic.
- "Three Days Grace – Human Race – Music Video".