Jeff Nichols

In the late first decade of the 21st century, Jeff Nichols made himself a dark horse darling of the independent film world with a pair of small, haunting films that drew nearly universal critical acclaim. An Arkansas ... Read more »
Born: 12/07/1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Filmography

Writer (4)

Midnight Special 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mud 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Take Shelter 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shotgun Stories 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (4)

Midnight Special 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Mud 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Take Shelter 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Shotgun Stories 2007 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

Hellion 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shotgun Stories 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Come Early Morning 2006 (Movie)

Lee Young (Actor)

Biography

In the late first decade of the 21st century, Jeff Nichols made himself a dark horse darling of the independent film world with a pair of small, haunting films that drew nearly universal critical acclaim. An Arkansas native, Nichols became one of a cadre of young creative types to emerge from the North Carolina School of the Arts' film program, among them his friend, Hollywood wunderkind Robert Gordon Green. Green helped produce Nichols' first feature, the Southern Gothic revenge tale "Shotgun Stories" (2007), which began a string of collaborations with actor Michael Shannon. The film garnered some buzz on the indie festival circuit, setting the stage for an even more auspicious greeting for his sophomore project, the apocalyptically-tinged "Take Shelter" (2011), which stunned the film world by garnering laurels at the Cannes Film Festival on the way to a raft of indie accolades. Wielding an underplayed aesthetic pallet often compared to directorial legend Terrence Malick, Nichols made it onto Hollywood's radar as a hot commodity amongst a new generation of visual storytellers.

Milestones

2011

Wrote and directed the drama feature "Take Shelter," starring Michael Shannon as a family man with apocalyptic visions

2007

Writing and directorial debut, "Shotgun Stories" starring Michael Shannon and Douglas Ligon as feuding half-brothers; also produced

2006

Feature acting debut in "Come Early Morning" opposite Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Donovan and Tim Blake Nelson

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