Alex Proyas

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Like David Fincher and Michael Bay, Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. To date, he has specialized in visually stunning action thrillers which utilize ... Read more »
Born: 09/23/1963 in Egypt

Filmography

Director (10)

Gods of Egypt 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Knowing 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

I, Robot 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Garage Days 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Dark City 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Book of Dreams: Welcome to Crateland 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

The Crow 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Songlines 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Free Enterprise 1985 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (6)

Gods of Egypt 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Knowing 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Garage Days 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Riverworld 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dark City 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (6)

Garage Days 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Garage Days 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)

Dark City 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dark City 1998 (Movie)

(From Story)

Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Free Enterprise 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

A Girl's Own Story 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

Biography

Like David Fincher and Michael Bay, Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. To date, he has specialized in visually stunning action thrillers which utilize myth and iconography in compensation for any shortcomings in the script and/or acting.

EDUCATION

Australian Film Television and Radio School

Milestones

2009

Directed Nicolas Cage in the sci-fi thriller, "Knowing"

2004

Directed "I, Robot," starring Will Smith that is loosely based on Asimov's short stories of the same name

2001

Helmed "Garage Days," an independent film about aspiring rock and roll singers in Australia

1999

Signed a three-year, first-look deal with New Line Cinema

1998

Helmed the sci-fi thriller, "Dark City"

1994

Directed first US feature, "The Crow," starring Brandon Lee; Lee was killed in an accident during filming

1989

Feature film debut as director and screenwriter, "Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds"

1989

Contributed to the omnibus film "Songlines"

1984

Worked with Jane Campion on two short films; wrote and performed song for "A Girl's Own Story" and was the director of photography for "Passionless Moments"

1982

Won attention for his short film "Groping"

Founded own production company Meaningful Eye Contact, while in film school

Formed Mystery Clock Cinema with Andrew Mason

Born in Egypt and moved to Sydney, Australia when he was 3 years old

Directed music videos and commercials

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