Vincenzo Natali

Director, Storyboard artist
Vincenzo Natali is a talented writer-director who's had a difficult time finding his way in the film industry. After graduating from the film program at Ryerson University, Natali began his career as a storyboard ... Read more »
Born: 01/06/1969 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Director (18)

Wayward Pines 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Hannibal 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Orphan Black 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The Returned 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The Strain 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

ABCs of Death 2 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Mouth 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Playground 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Haunter 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Splice 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Nothing 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Paris, I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("Quartier De La Madeleine") (Director)

Cypher 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict" 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Cube 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Elevated 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Westworld (Tv Show)

Director
Writer (4)

Splice 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Splice 2010 (Movie)

(Story By)

Paris, I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("Quartier De La Madeleine") (Screenplay)

Cube 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Haunter 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

388 Arletta Avenue 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Art Department (1)

Ginger Snaps 2001 (Movie)

(Storyboard Artist)

Biography

Vincenzo Natali is a talented writer-director who's had a difficult time finding his way in the film industry. After graduating from the film program at Ryerson University, Natali began his career as a storyboard artist, working on mostly in animation. In 1997, he made his directorial debut, the brainy low-budget science fiction film "Cube," about seven people stuck in a high-tech prison filled with deadly traps. "Cube" was a cult hit, but despite its success, Natali struggled to get his next project off the ground. Eventually, he was handed another smart, dark, high-tech script, "Cypher," written by his friend Brian King. The film starred Jeremy Northam as a suburban schlub who takes a dangerous job as a corporate spy for a tech company, and ends up uncertain of his own identity. As a screenwriter, Natali continued to be drawn to science fiction, and specifically to characters trapped in close quarters, as in his next film, "Nothing," a wry fantasy about housemates who decide to hide out from all their troubles, only to find that the world outside their home has disappeared. Neither "Nothing" nor "Cypher" had much success, though neither hurt Natali's reputation among science fiction fans. He directed a segment of the omnibus film, "Paris, je t'aime," and a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Terry Gilliam's "Tideland," before he finally had another high profile release, "Splice," about two geneticists who secretly invent a new lifeform, and see their relationship and their lives endangered as a result.

Milestones

1997

Feature directorial debut, "Cube"

1996

Was resident at the Canadian Film Centre; made acclaimed short film "Elevated"

1993

Directed the short "Playground"

1992

Made the short film "Mouth"

Made first big-budget feature "Company Man" (lensed 2001) starring Jeremy Northam and Lucy Liu

Raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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