David von Ancken

Though his first film--the forgettable 1997 thriller "Box Suite"--failed, David Von Ancken's follow-up, "Bullet in the Brain," based on a "New Yorker" article about a writing teacher who falls victim to criticism ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (24)

Code Black 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

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Hell on Wheels 2011 - 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

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Tut 2015 (Tv Show)

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Californication 2007 - 2009, 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Intelligence 2014 (Tv Show)

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Salem 2014 (Tv Show)

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Body of Proof 2013 (Tv Show)

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House of Lies 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Following 2013 (Tv Show)

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Vampire Diaries 2010 - 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

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Person of Interest 2012 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2012 (Tv Show)

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CSI: New York 2005 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Day Break 2008 (Tv Show)

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Heroes 2008 (Tv Show)

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Saving Grace 2007 (Tv Show)

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Seraphim Falls 2007 (Movie)

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The Shield 2005 (Tv Show)

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Touching Evil (USA) 2004 (Tv Show)

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Without A Trace 2004 (Tv Show)

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Oz 2003 (Tv Show)

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Bullet in the Brain 1999 (Movie)

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Box Suite 1997 (Movie)

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Writer (1)

Bullet in the Brain 1999 (Movie)

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Biography

Though his first film--the forgettable 1997 thriller "Box Suite"--failed, David Von Ancken's follow-up, "Bullet in the Brain," based on a "New Yorker" article about a writing teacher who falls victim to criticism, garnered critical praise. Von Ancken then branched out into television; after directing numerous episodes of gritty urban TV dramas like "The Shield," about a corrupt L.A. police precinct, and the highly stylized procedrual "CSI: NY," David Von Ancken returned to the big screen with his second film, the Civil War-era revenge drama "Seraphim Falls." Von Ancken wrote and directed the film, about a vengeful colonel (Liam Neeson) who relentlessly tracks a skilled frontiersman (Pierce Brosnan) across a war-ravaged South, after researching the script for more than six months. After the films release, he waded back into episodic TV by directing multiple episodes of "Californication," starring David Duchovny as a talented author struggling to balance his fragile relationships with his overwhelming carnal desires. He has also worked on single episodes of "The Vampire Diaries," a fantasy-horror series, and "Memphis Beat," which stars frequent Kevin Smith collaborator Jason Lee as a quirky cop with a passion for the blues.

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