John Curran

American-born screenwriter and director John Curran spent a large part of his life and career in Australia. He built a respectable career working primarily in low- to mid-budget films with a strong dramatic impetus. His ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1960 in Utica, New York, USA

Filmography

Production Management (11)

Adventures in Dinosaur City 1991 (Movie)

(Line Producer)

Beyond the Doors 1988 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Beyond the Doors 1988 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Omega 7 1987 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

National Lampoon's Class Reunion 1982 (Movie)

(Location Manager)

Galaxina 1980 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Hearse 1979 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Gas Pump Girls 1978 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Mistress of the Apes 1978 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Mistress of the Apes 1978 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Zebra Force 1975 (Movie)

(Production Manager)
Director (6)

Tracks 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Stone 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Painted Veil 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

The L Word 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

We Don't Live Here Anymore 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Praise 2000 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

The Painted Veil 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mistress of the Apes 1978 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Writer (1)

The Killer Inside Me 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

American-born screenwriter and director John Curran spent a large part of his life and career in Australia. He built a respectable career working primarily in low- to mid-budget films with a strong dramatic impetus. His films include "We Don't Live Here Anymore" (2004), starring Mark Ruffalo and Laura Dern; the W. Somerset Maugham adaptation "The Painted Veil" (2006) starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts; and crime thriller "Stone" (2010), starring Robert De Niro. Born in Utica, New York, Curran studied illustration on a scholarship to Syracuse University, following his original ambition to be a children's illustrator. However, he moved quickly through the realms of graphic design, advertising and making short films. When he was 25, Curran moved to Sydney, Australia in an effort to start his new film-making career afresh; his feature debut came with an adaptation of Andrew McGahan's novel "Praise" (1998). His second feature, the dark relationship drama "We Don't Live Here Anymore," earned a Grand Jury Prize nomination at the Sundance Film Festival. Along with his own films, Curran adapted Jim Thompson's scabrous pulp novel for director Michael Winterbottom's controversial neo-noir drama "The Killer Inside Me" (2010). His next film was "Tracks" (2014), an adaptation of Robyn Davidson's memoir about traversing the Australian outback with four camels and her dog that starred rising young actors Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver.

EDUCATION

Syracuse University

Milestones

2013

Directs Tracks" with Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver.

2010

Writes "The Killer Inside Me" for director Michael Winterbottom.

2004

Directs "We Don't Live Here Anymore," which is nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

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