William Brent Bell

An American filmmaker, William Brent Bell toiled his way up from the cinematic trenches to become a horror director. During the mid-1990s, Bell broke into the industry as a production assistant, working on a number of ... Read more »

Filmography

Production Management (5)

Once Upon a Time in China VI 1997 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Star Maps 1997 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

A Bucket of Blood 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Power 98 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Suspect Device (TV Show)

Production Coordinator
Visual Effects & Animation (4)

Catch That Kid 2004 (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 2003 (Movie)

Mechanical Designer (Mechanical Special Effects)

Bats 1999 (Movie)

(Special Effects Foreman)

Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

special effects shop (Special Effects)
Director (4)

The Boy 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Wer 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Devil Inside 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Stay Alive 2006 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (3)

Wer 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Devil Inside 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stay Alive 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (2)

Wer 2014 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Devil Inside 2012 (Movie)

(Editor)
Producer (2)

Abattoir 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wer 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)
Physical Effects (1)

Virus 1999 (Movie)

(Puppeteer)
Art Department (1)

Planet of the Apes 2001 (Movie)

set decorator/prop shop laborer (Set Decorator)

Biography

An American filmmaker, William Brent Bell toiled his way up from the cinematic trenches to become a horror director. During the mid-1990s, Bell broke into the industry as a production assistant, working on a number of low-budget films, including the 1995 thriller "Payback", starring C. Thomas Howell and Joan Severance, and "The Nature of the Beast", a horror outing featuring B-movie fixtures Lance Henriksen and Eric Roberts. Following his contributions to another Howell straight-to-video film, "Suspect Device", Bell had a stint as production coordinator on the erotica series "Women: Stories of Passion", and began working as a second assistant director. He served in this capacity on the slasher/fantasy flick "Pinocchio's Revenge" and moved to less genre-oriented fare with his work on Miguel Arteta's indie dramedy "Star Maps". Eager to establish himself as a filmmaker, he wrote, directed and produced the comedy "Sparkle and Charm", though it received little attention. After working on projects that weren't brought to fruition, Bell eventually penned and helmed the overlooked 2006 horror film "Stay Alive", a production that helped him to prepare for his 2012 follow-up, "The Devil Inside". This possession-themed supernatural fright-fest benefited from savvy publicity and wound up becoming an out-of-nowhere hit, even topping the American box office on its opening weekend, thereby making Bell a Hollywood contender.

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