Openly gay 'Generation X' filmmaker Andrew Fleming acquired a reputation as a wunderkind shortly after leaving New York University's prestigious film school. The last of his three award-winning studen...
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|Directed episodes of the short-lived WB series, "Grosse Pointe"|
|Won NYU's Best Film Award for directing the short film "In the Dark"|
|Feature co-writing and directing debut, "Bad Dreams"|
|Awarded a fellowship to Warner Bros. for directing the short film "P.P.T"; film featured Bridget Fonda|
|Directed and co-wrote "The Craft," about a group of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft|
|Directed Emma Roberts in "Nancy Drew" a film based on the popular series of mystery novels about the titular teen detective|
|Helmed the the comedy, "The In-Laws" co-starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks|
|Helmed the satirical comedy "Dick," starring Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst|
|Co-scripted and directed "Threesome," a triangular relationship comedy-drama set on a collge campus|
|Co-screenwriter and director of "Hamlet 2"; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival|
Prior to "Bad Dreams", Fleming's interests had primarily lain in the technical side of filmmaking, but after a hiatus to learn how to write, he resurfaced with his follow-up feature, "Threesome" (1994), an amusing coming-of-age college story. Boasting an attractive young cast (Lara Flynn Boyle, Stephen Baldwin and Josh Charles) caught up in a somewhat unconventional love triangle, the movie outstandingly and believably expressed the sex-saturated state-of-mind of 20-year-olds and represented a giant leap forward for the screenwriter. Solid tech contributions gave the independent feature the polished look of a bigger budget studio effort.
The refreshingly unpretentious writer-director "nailed" the high school experience for "The Craft" (1996), a supernatural thriller and black-comedy clone of "Heathers" (1989), featuring four toothsome "witches" (Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True) grounded in a realistic setting. Fleming's ship ran aground when it abdicated its strong narrative in favor of well-executed special effects, culminating in a showdown battle between Balk (in full-blown punk Medusa frenzy) and Tunney, the recent convert with a conscience. He continued in the high school milieu with "Dick" (1999), a period piece bringing two teenagers in contact with such Watergate era characters as President Nixon (Dan Hedaya), James Dean (Jim Breuer) and G. Gordon Liddy (Harry Shearer), among others.
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|"When I was young, my father was a talent agent who represented directors. It did not look like a good life to me - directors are divorced, alcoholic, not a happy bunch. So I never envisioned being a director as some glamorous job; you're a mess, you never have time to bathe, you smell - it's the worst." - Fleming to Movieline Magazine, March 1995|
|About "The Craft" (1996): "It just seemed like a nice, new way to offend people. I didn't really know anything about witchcraft when we started, but we had a witch technical consultant, and I learned. It's really in no way more preverse than Catholicism is, and makes as much or more sense because it's grounded in worshipping the earth. It has a lot more to do with day-to-day life than nailing somebody to the cross, to be perfectly honest." - Fleming quoted in Out Magazine, March 1996|
|Raised as a Baptist|
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