Mark Pellington

Director, Actor
Director-producer Mark Pellington made a name for himself as one of MTV's hottest video directors in the mid-1990s, prior to helming a series of highly-stylized feature films. Working with the music network nearly from ... Read more »
Born: 03/16/1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Director (17)

Blindspot 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director

Red Widow 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

I Melt With You 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Henry Poole Is Here 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

U2 3D 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Cold Case 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 1998, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mothman Prophecies 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Arlington Road 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Destination Anywhere 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director

Going All the Way 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

The United States of Poetry 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

The Word 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Rock the Vote 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

Television: The Drug of the Nation 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

Punch & Judy Get Divorced 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Still/Here (TV Show)

Director
Producer (5)

I Melt With You 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Henry Poole Is Here 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

OT: Our Town 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

No Maps for These Territories 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

MTV's 10th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Segment Producer
Actor (4)

The Mothman Prophecies 2002 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

Freddy (Actor)

Lesley Ann Warren: A Cinderella Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Jerry Maguire 1996 (Movie)

Bill Dooler (Actor)
Music (2)

Henry Poole Is Here 2008 (Movie)

("Patience's Miracle") (Song Performer)

Henry Poole Is Here 2008 (Movie)

("Patience's Miracle") (Song)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Alive TV 1984 - 1996 (TV Show)

Main Title Design
Writer (1)

I Melt With You 2011 (Movie)

(Story By)
Other (1)

Jerry Maguire 1996 (Movie)

bachelor party film consultants (Consultant)

Biography

Director-producer Mark Pellington made a name for himself as one of MTV's hottest video directors in the mid-1990s, prior to helming a series of highly-stylized feature films. Working with the music network nearly from its early 1980s inception, Pellington helped establish their hyperkinetic visual aesthetic with his key work on series of promotional shorts and interstitials. He went on to helm music videos for dozens of popular rock acts, including INXS, U2 and Pearl Jam, providing the latter group with the award-winning video for their hit single "Jeremy" in 1992. He began his career as a feature film director with the nostalgic 1950s-era drama, "Going All the Way" (1997), starring Jeremy Davies and Ben Affleck. Pellington moved on to more mainstream studio fare with his next features, the psychological thriller, "Arlington Road" (1999) and the supernatural mystery, "The Mothman Prophecies" (2002). Following the mixed reactions to both films and the sudden death of his wife in 2004, he returned with smaller, more personal projects, such as "Henry Poole is Here" (2008) and "I Melt with You" (2011). Although not one of feature film's more prolific or high-profile directors, Pellington's dedication to the material and his distinctive style of filmmaking were never in dispute.

Relationships

Jennifer Barrett

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Virginia

Charlottesville , Virginia

Milestones

2011

Directed Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe and Jeremy Piven in the drama feature "I Melt with You"; also executive produced

2008

Helmed the feature film "Henry Poole Is Here"

2003

Produced the CBS series "Cold Case"; also directed several episodes

2002

Directed the supernatural-themed drama "The Mothman Prophecies"

1999

Helmed second feature, the provocative thriller "Arlington Road"

1997

Directed the long form music video for Jon Bon Jovi's "Destination Anywhere"

1997

Feature directorial debut, "Going All the Way"

1997

Directed an episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)

1996

Made acting debut with a minor role in Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Maguire"; also acted as consultant for the bachelor party film within the film

1995

Directed the landmark miniseries "The United States of Poetry" (PBS)

1993

Helmed the 30-minute short film "Father's Daze"; based the short on his own father's battle with Alzheimer's Disease

1993

Won an MTV Video Music Award for directing the Pearl Jam hit "Jeremy"

1993

Created the title sequence for the NBC series "Homicide: Life on the Street"

1992

Created the multi-screen rapid fire media background images for U2's blockbuster "Zoo TV" tour

1992

Directed an experimental music video for U2's "One"

Joined MTV's on-air promotion team

Made a name for himself as a successful music video director

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