Neal Jimenez

Screenwriter, Director, Journalist
This screenwriter and director won acclaim for his first two produced screenplays, "Where the River Runs Black" (1986) and "River's Edge" (1987). The latter, arguably, was the first grimly honest portrait of what would ... Read more »
Born: 05/22/1960 in Sacramento, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (6)

Hideaway 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sleep With Me 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Dark Wind 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Waterdance 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Where the River Runs Black 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

The Waterdance 1992 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

They Come at Night 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

This screenwriter and director won acclaim for his first two produced screenplays, "Where the River Runs Black" (1986) and "River's Edge" (1987). The latter, arguably, was the first grimly honest portrait of what would soon come to be called "Generation X." Unlike, say, "Reality Bites" (1994), the adolescent protagonists who populated "River's Edge" were not cuddly in their surliness. Opening with an obese dead-eyed youth seated next to his freshly murdered girlfriend, the film presented a chilling collection of sullen and hopeless characters including Dennis Hopper's crazed ex-hippie burnout and Crispin Glover's manic speed freak.

Relationships

Joseph Jimenez

Father

Marcille Yvonne Jimenez

Mother

Beheroze Shroff

Wife
married on November 15, 1986

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California 1983

Milestones

1992

Feature co-directorial debut, "The Waterdance"

1986

Feature screenwriting debut, "Where the River Runs Black"

1984

Broke neck and became paralyzed

1983

Screenplay for "River's Edge" optioned by Sanford/Pillbury Productions while a college senior (date approximate)

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