Larry Fessenden

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
In 1996, filmmaker Larry Fessenden was tagged as one to watch by the Independent Features Project. Savvy aficionados of the Downtown NYC scene were already keyed to his talents. A child of privilege, Fessenden was ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1963 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Body 2015 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Late Phases 2014 (Movie)

O'Brien (Actor)

Louie 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Strain 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Birth of the Living Dead 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jug Face 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

We Are What We Are 2013 (Movie)

Bearded Tenant (Actor)

You're Next 2013 (Movie)

Erik Harson (Actor)

Ritual 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Battery 2012 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

All the Light in the Sky 2011 (Movie)

Rusty (Actor)

Silver Bullets 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vanishing on Seventh Street 2011 (Movie)

Bike Messenger (Actor)

Bitter Feast 2010 (Movie)

William Coley (Actor)

Satan Hates You 2010 (Movie)

Glumac (Actor)

I Can See You 2009 (Movie)

Mickey Hauser (Actor)

I Sell the Dead 2009 (Movie)

Willie Grimes (Actor)

Wendy and Lucy 2008 (Movie)

Man in Park (Actor)

The Brave One 2007 (Movie)

Sandy Combs (Actor)

The Last Winter 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Trigger Man 2007 (Movie)

Henchman (Actor)

Automatons 2006 (Movie)

Enemy Guard (Actor)

Headspace 2006 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

The Hunter 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Broken Flowers 2005 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

Happy Here and Now 2005 (Movie)

Clifton (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Roost 2005 (Movie)

Tow Truck Driver (Actor)

Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America 2004 (Movie)

Jimmy Doyle (Actor)

Imaginary Heroes 2004 (Movie)

Store Clerk (Actor)

Margarita Happy Hour 2002 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Happy Accidents 2001 (Movie)

Junkie (Actor)

Session 9 2001 (Movie)

Craig McManus (Actor)

Third Watch 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hamlet 2000 (Movie)

Special Guest Appearance (Actor)

Bringing Out the Dead 1999 (Movie)

Cokehead (Actor)

You Are Here 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Habit 1997 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Independent's Day 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

River of Grass 1995 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Animal Factory (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunter (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (25)

American Jesus 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hypothermia 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Late Phases 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Night Moves 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Escape Artist 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beneath 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Birth of the Living Dead 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Comedy 2012 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Stake Land 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Rites of Joe May 2011 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Bitter Feast 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Satan Hates You 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Innkeepers 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Can See You 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

I Sell the Dead 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The House of the Devil 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Liberty Kid 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wendy and Lucy 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Winter 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trigger Man 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Automatons 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sisters 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Roost 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Zombie Honeymoon 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

No Telling, or the Frankenstein Complex 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (7)

ABCs of Death 2 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Beneath 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Fear Itself 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

The Last Winter 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Wendigo 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Habit 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

No Telling, or the Frankenstein Complex 1990 (Movie)

(Director)
Editor (4)

The Last Winter 2007 (Movie)

(Editor)

Wendigo 2002 (Movie)

(Editor)

Habit 1997 (Movie)

(Editor)

River of Grass 1995 (Movie)

(Editor)
Writer (4)

The Last Winter 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wendigo 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Habit 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

No Telling, or the Frankenstein Complex 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Sound (1)

River of Grass 1995 (Movie)

(Sound Design)
Other (1)

Wendigo 2002 (Movie)

"Wendigos" designer((special effects)) (Other)

Biography

In 1996, filmmaker Larry Fessenden was tagged as one to watch by the Independent Features Project. Savvy aficionados of the Downtown NYC scene were already keyed to his talents. A child of privilege, Fessenden was raised in the tony Upper East Side of Manhattan and attended prep school at Andover (although he was expelled). He began experimenting with video and super 8mm movie making and completed the 58-minute "A Face in the Crowd" (1980), about a NYC artist, and several shorts. On the strength of that work, Fessenden was accepted at NYU where he made the first incarnation of "Habit", then an 85-minute video co-written with Brendan Mee. He and Mee collaborated on the eight-episode public access television show "Be Mee TV Presents" in 1982.

Relationships

Hart Fessenden

Father
Appeared in "Experienced Movers" (1985) and "Habit" (1997)

Beck Underwood

Wife
Collaborated with Fessenden on "No Telling" (1991)

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

Phillips Andover Academy

Andover , Massachusetts
Did not graduate; was expelled after an accumulation of crimes, the last of which was drinking; eventually obtained a GED

Milestones

2008

Produced the feature "Wendy and Lucy" directed by Kelly Reichardt and starring Michelle Williams; ; also had a small role; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Feature

2007

Directed the horror film "The Last Winter"

2001

Directed, wrote and edited "Wendingo"; screened at Sundance; released theatrically in 2002

2001

Acted in the Brad Anderson directed "Session 9"

1999

Played a drugged out man in "Bringing Out the Dead"

1997

Made feature version of "Habit"; wrote, directed, edited and starred

1993

Acted in Kelly Reichardt's "River of Grass"; also edited and served as an associate producer

1991

Directed second feature "No Telling (or The Frankenstein Complex)"; also co-wrote with Beck Underwood; made cameo appearance

1989

The group Just Desserts disbanded

1989

Directed and co-wrote (with Heather Woodbury) the 58-minute docudrama "Hollow Venus: Diary of a Go-Go Dancer"

1985

Established Glass Eye Pix

1985

Made first feature, "Experienced Movers"

1982

Worked on eight episodes of the public access cable show "Be Mee TV Presents"

1981

Made 85-minute video version of "Habit"; produced, edited, acted and co-wrote

1980

Directed the 58-minute "A Face in the Crowd"

1979

Made several short films compiled as "S8MM Movies"

Collaborated with performance artist David Leslie on a number of video projects

Formed the musical group Just Desserts with Tom Laverack and others

Raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan

Bonus Trivia

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Glass Eye Pix has a website at www.galsseyepix.com

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"I can easily talk in front of a sophisticated film audience and be the bad boy who makes horror films. But when I speak in front of horror audiences, I feel I'm not really delivering." - Fessenden quoted in Time Out New York, Feb. 7-14, 2002

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"My agenda is to take people into a disorienting place where they're both thinking about horror and how it plays into our lives as well as experiencing the movies." - Fessenden to Salon.com, Feb. 26, 2002

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