Writer and director Rand Ravich got his start as a screenwriter of low-budget features, including 1991's "Crime Lords" and the 1995 horror film "Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh. " That same year, Ravich moved into directing with a short called "Oink," and in 1999 he wrote and directed the spooky sci-fi flick "The Astronaut's Wife." The film starred Johnny Depp as an astronaut who returns home to earth, and his wife (Charlize Theron), a transformed man. It was a disappointment at the box office, and seemed to jeopardize Ravich's future in Hollywood. In 2002, Ravich executive produced the George Clooney-directed movie "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," based on the loopy memoir of "The Gong Show" host Chuck Barris. In 2007, Ravich created the television show "Life," about a police officer returning to his work after being wrongly imprisoned for years. The show ran from 2007 to 2009 and starred Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, and Adam Arkin.