Tommy O'Haver

Director, Screenwriter, Production assistant
An openly gay filmmaker whose work often recalls the romantic melodramas of the 1940s and 50s, Tommy O'Haver moved to the forefront of up and coming writer-directors with "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" (1998), a gentle ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1967 in Indiana, USA

Filmography

Director (10)

The Most Hated Woman in America 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

United States of Tara 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Loop 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Ella Enchanted 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Get Over It 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Two 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Catalina 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Home Movie 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

An American Crime (TV Show)

Director
Writer (2)

The Most Hated Woman in America 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

Get Over It 2001 (Movie)

'Love Matters' Director (Actor)
Music (1)

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss 1998 (Movie)

("The Love Slave of Catalina") (Song)

Biography

An openly gay filmmaker whose work often recalls the romantic melodramas of the 1940s and 50s, Tommy O'Haver moved to the forefront of up and coming writer-directors with "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" (1998), a gentle romantic comedy about a homosexual photographer and his crush on a presumably heterosexual model.

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Indiana University

Bloomington , Indiana 1991

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1995

Milestones

2007

Directed and co-wrote "An American Crime," based on the true crime story of Indiana single mother Gertrude Baniszewski

2004

Helmed "Ella Enchanted," based on the popular children's book and starring Anne Hathaway and Cary Elwes

2001

Directed second feature "Get Over It" starring Kirsten Dunst; film was a flop, barely making its money back at the box office

1998

Wrote and directed first feature "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss," an expanded version of the short "Catalina"; screened at the Sundance Film Festival; distributed by Trimark

1991

First screen credit (billed as Thomas C O'Haver), production assistant on "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare"

Began making Super-8 movies as a teenager

Worked at New Line; began as mailroom clerk, eventually rising to assistant in Home Video Publicity

Took screenwriting classes at UCLA

Sold short film "The Pitch" to Showtime

After college, moved to L.A.

Penned screenplay for film based on the "Archie" comics for Universal; was also set to direct but film was put on hold

Raised in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area

While attending film school, made several short films including "Catalina" and "Home Movie" (both 1994)

Bonus Trivia

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Was lead singer for underground rock band The CaveLords.

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