Gregg Araki

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
A self-styled "guerrilla filmmaker" (because he often makes films without permits and pays his actors very little), Gregg Araki's features are tinged with ironic nihilism and reflect the boredom, despair and inadequacy ... Read more »
Born: 12/17/1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Director (11)

White Bird in a Blizzard 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Kaboom 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Smiley Face 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Mysterious Skin 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Splendor 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

The Doom Generation 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Totally F***ed Up 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

The Living End 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

The Long Weekend (o' despair) 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Three Bewildered People in the Night 1987 (Movie)

(Director)
Editor (10)

Kaboom 2011 (Movie)

(Editor)

Smiley Face 2007 (Movie)

(Editor)

Mysterious Skin 2005 (Movie)

(Editor)

Splendor 1999 (Movie)

(Editor)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Doom Generation 1995 (Movie)

(Editor)

Totally F***ed Up 1994 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Living End 1992 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Long Weekend (o' despair) 1991 (Movie)

(Editor)

Three Bewildered People in the Night 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)
Writer (10)

White Bird in a Blizzard 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kaboom 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mysterious Skin 2005 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Splendor 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Doom Generation 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Totally F***ed Up 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Living End 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Long Weekend (o' despair) 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Three Bewildered People in the Night 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (9)

White Bird in a Blizzard 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kaboom 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Smiley Face 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mysterious Skin 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Splendor 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Doom Generation 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Totally F***ed Up 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Long Weekend (o' despair) 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (4)

Totally F***ed Up 1994 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Living End 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Long Weekend (o' despair) 1991 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Three Bewildered People in the Night 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Actor (3)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

At Sundance 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Indie Sex: Censored (TV Show)

Actor
Other (5)

Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day 1997 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

A Fight For Jenny (TV Show)

Assistant

Can You Feel Me Dancing? (TV Show)

Assistant

On Fire (TV Show)

Production Assistant

Shattered Spirits (TV Show)

Research Assistant

Biography

A self-styled "guerrilla filmmaker" (because he often makes films without permits and pays his actors very little), Gregg Araki's features are tinged with ironic nihilism and reflect the boredom, despair and inadequacy of segments of American youth who consider themselves outside the mainstream. The openly gay, Asian-American was born and raised in Southern California and made his first feature, "Three Bewildered People in the Night" (1987), on a budget of $5000. Shot in grainy black and white with a stationary camera, the film was a character study of a love triangle between an aspiring video artist, her gay male friend and her boyfriend. His second feature, "The Long Weekend (o' Despair)" (1989), shot in similar style on the same budget, depicted a reunion of college friends who come to realize that they cannot recapture the feelings of the recent past. Both films depicted disintegrating relationships in a starkly stylized, claustrophobic manner.

Relationships

Kathleen Robertson Actor

Companion
no longer together Directed her in "Splendor" (1999)

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1984

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara , California 1982

Milestones

2007

Directed the comedy "Smiley Face," starring Anna Faris

2004

Earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for directing "Mysterious Skin"

2000

Produced and directed the MTV series "This Is How the World Ends"

1999

Shifted gears and directed the romantic comedy "Splendor"

1997

Completed unofficial trilogy with the nihilistic "Nowhere"

1995

First feature with budget of $1 million, "The Doom Generation"

1993

Began his "teenage" trilogy with "Totally F***ed Up"

1992

Breakthrough feature "The Living End" released

1987

Directed first feature (reportedly for $5,000), "Three Bewildered People in the Night"

Raised in Santa Barbara, California

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