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Matthew Bright is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 8 june 1952

Matthew Bright

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Nationality USA
Birth 8 june 1952 (66 years)

Matthew Bright (born June 8, 1952) is an American film director, writer and actor.

His first noted credits were as writer and actor in the 1982 film Forbidden Zone, portraying the twins Squeezit and René Henderson. The film includes his two masochistic characters living in a garbage can, spit on, raped and tortured in an alternate dimension's kingdom and decapitated by Satan (played by Danny Elfman). Bright was credited as Toshiro Boloney.

He grew up with writer/director Richard Elfman and his brother, composer Danny Elfman.

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Filmography of Matthew Bright (8 films)

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Actor

Forbidden Zone, 1h13
Directed by Richard Elfman
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Matthew Bright, Danny Elfman, Viva, Joe Spinell
Roles Squeezit & René Henderson
Rating68% 3.448943.448943.448943.448943.44894
The film begins on "Friday, April 17" at 4 pm in Venice, California. Huckleberry P. Jones (Gene Cunningham), local pimp, narcotics peddler and slumlord, enters a vacant house that he owns. While stashing heroin in the basement, he stumbles upon a mysterious door and enters it, falling into the Sixth Dimension, from which he promptly escapes. After retrieving the heroin, he sells the house to the Hercules family. On their way to school, Frenchy Hercules (Marie-Pascale Elfman) and her brother Flash (Phil Gordon) have a conversation with Squeezit Henderson (Matthew Bright), who tells them that, while being violently beaten by his mother, he had a vision of his transgender sister René (also played by Bright), who had fallen into the Sixth Dimension through the door in the Hercules' basement. Frenchy returns home to confide in her mother, and decides to take just a "little peek" behind the forbidden door in the basement. After arriving in the Sixth Dimension, she is captured by the perpetually topless Princess, who brings Frenchy to the rulers of the Sixth Dimension, the midget King Fausto (Hervé Villechaize) and his queen, Doris (Susan Tyrrell). When the king falls for Frenchy, Queen Doris orders their frog servant, Bust Rod, to lock her up. In order to make sure that Frenchy is not harmed, King Fausto tells Bust Rod to take Frenchy to Cell 63, where the king keeps his favorite concubines (as well as René). The next day at school, Flash tries to convince Squeezit to help him rescue René and Frenchy. When Squeezit refuses, Flash enlists the help of Gramps instead. In the Sixth Dimension, they speak to an old Jewish man who tells them how to help Frenchy escape, but they soon are captured by Bust Rod. Queen Doris interrogates Flash and Gramps and then lowers them into a large septic tank. She then plots her revenge against Frenchy, relocating all the denizens of Cell 63 to a torture chamber. She leaves the Princess to oversee Frenchy's torture and execution, but when a fuse is blown, the torture is put on hold and the prisoners from cell 63 are relocated to keep the King from finding them.

Director

Tiptoes
Tiptoes (2003)
, 1h30
Directed by Matthew Bright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale, Patricia Arquette, Gary Oldman, Peter Dinklage, Debbie Lee Carrington
Rating46% 2.3035152.3035152.3035152.3035152.303515
Carol (Beckinsale)—a talented painter and independent woman—falls in love with Steven (McConaughey) without knowing much about him other than he's the perfect man. But when Carol finds herself pregnant it forces Steven to expose his darkest secret—his family. Steven happens to be the only average-sized person in a family of dwarfs, including his twin brother Rolfe (Oldman). Carol and Steven are then forced to come to terms with the fact that the fetus she carries may be born a dwarf. This terrifies Steven, who does not want his child to suffer the same way Rolfe did as a child. As Carol decides to carry the child, she and Steven grow further apart, and she begins to rely on Rolfe to teach her about life as a dwarf.
Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy (2002)
, 1h39
Directed by Matthew Bright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Ann Bliss, Steffani Brass, Eric Da Re, Tricia Dickson, Tracey Walter
Rating59% 2.9501152.9501152.9501152.9501152.950115
In Seattle, Washington, 1974, law student Ted Bundy (Michael Reilly Burke) appears to be the typical friendly guy-next-door; but underneath this gentle facade lies a beast. After he had first watched young women through their windows while masturbating, he finally commits his first murder. From there, he always manages to lure a young woman to his car by faking a broken arm or an illness then asking for help or by disguising himself as a police officer. Then he knocks her unconscious with a tool, ties her up and drives her to an arranged location where he rapes and murders her. Driving his yellow VW Beetle, he leaves a bloody trail through the United States. The police are left in the dark, for no one suspects the model student and politically active man.
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby, 1h37
Directed by Matthew Bright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Vincent Gallo, David Alan Grier, Natasha Lyonne, Nicole Frances Parker, Max Perlich, April Telek
Rating56% 2.8032252.8032252.8032252.8032252.803225
Crystal "White Girl" Van Meter is a 15-year-old prostitute who is sentenced to 25 years for a long list of crimes which include beating up and robbing johns. Transferred to a minimum security hospital to seek treatment for bulimia, White Girl teams up with Angela "Cyclona" Garcia, a teenage serial killer. Together, they escape from the hospital, despite White Girl injuring herself on a barbed-wire fence. Cyclona is convinced her beloved Sister Gomez can help "White Girl" with her eating disorder and they head to Tijuana. On the way, Cyclona murders a family and has sex with the dead bodies. "White Girl" is not happy that Cyclona has stopped taking her meds and insists she continue to take occasional doses should they continue together. They steal the family's car and make their way south. On the way, Cyclona reveals how Sister Gomez saved her from being molested by her father and possibly aliens. After drinking one too many beers and huffing some paint, they crash and fall down a hill laughing.
Freeway
Freeway (1996)
, 1h38
Directed by Matthew Bright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Serial killer films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Wolfgang Bodison, Dan Hedaya, Amanda Plummer, Brooke Shields
Rating68% 3.448593.448593.448593.448593.44859
Vanessa Lutz (Witherspoon) is a poor, illiterate teenage girl living in the slums of Los Angeles. After her mother, Ramona (Amanda Plummer), is arrested in a prostitution sting, she runs away with a car stolen from her social worker guardian to stay with her grandmother in Stockton. Along the way, Vanessa stops to see her boyfriend and classmate Chopper Wood (Bokeem Woodbine), a local gang member, to tell him about her excursion and he gives her a gun to sell upon arriving at her destination. Minutes after Vanessa leaves Chopper, is killed in a drive-by shooting by rival gang members. A little later, Bob Wolverton (Sutherland), a high school guidance counselor, picks her up after her car breaks down, and promises to take her to her grandmother's house.

Scriptwriter

Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy (2002)
, 1h39
Directed by Matthew Bright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Ann Bliss, Steffani Brass, Eric Da Re, Tricia Dickson, Tracey Walter
Roles Writer
Rating59% 2.9501152.9501152.9501152.9501152.950115
In Seattle, Washington, 1974, law student Ted Bundy (Michael Reilly Burke) appears to be the typical friendly guy-next-door; but underneath this gentle facade lies a beast. After he had first watched young women through their windows while masturbating, he finally commits his first murder. From there, he always manages to lure a young woman to his car by faking a broken arm or an illness then asking for help or by disguising himself as a police officer. Then he knocks her unconscious with a tool, ties her up and drives her to an arranged location where he rapes and murders her. Driving his yellow VW Beetle, he leaves a bloody trail through the United States. The police are left in the dark, for no one suspects the model student and politically active man.
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby, 1h37
Directed by Matthew Bright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Vincent Gallo, David Alan Grier, Natasha Lyonne, Nicole Frances Parker, Max Perlich, April Telek
Roles Writer
Rating56% 2.8032252.8032252.8032252.8032252.803225
Crystal "White Girl" Van Meter is a 15-year-old prostitute who is sentenced to 25 years for a long list of crimes which include beating up and robbing johns. Transferred to a minimum security hospital to seek treatment for bulimia, White Girl teams up with Angela "Cyclona" Garcia, a teenage serial killer. Together, they escape from the hospital, despite White Girl injuring herself on a barbed-wire fence. Cyclona is convinced her beloved Sister Gomez can help "White Girl" with her eating disorder and they head to Tijuana. On the way, Cyclona murders a family and has sex with the dead bodies. "White Girl" is not happy that Cyclona has stopped taking her meds and insists she continue to take occasional doses should they continue together. They steal the family's car and make their way south. On the way, Cyclona reveals how Sister Gomez saved her from being molested by her father and possibly aliens. After drinking one too many beers and huffing some paint, they crash and fall down a hill laughing.
Modern Vampires, 1h31
Directed by Richard Elfman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror, Romance
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Casper Van Dien, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Rod Steiger, Kim Cattrall, Natalya Andrejchenko, Natasha Lyonne
Roles Writer
Rating45% 2.2596052.2596052.2596052.2596052.259605
Dallas (Casper Van Dien) is not a very discriminating vampire. Years ago, in an effort to save the life of Hans, the crippled son of famed Viennese vampire hunter Doctor Frederick Van Helsing, he turned him into a vampire, without permission from The Count (Robert Pastorelli). It's later revealed that he turned young and waifish Nico (Natasha Gregson Wagner), who has since been on a killing spree across Los Angeles earning her the nickname "Hollywood Slasher", which infuriates The Count, who orders her immediate death. Even with both Van Helsing and The Count on his tail and after 20 years in exile, Dallas can't resist returning to L.A. to pay a visit to his dearest friends — beautiful Ulrike (Kim Cattrall), urbane Vincent (Udo Kier), artist Richard (Craig Ferguson) and Richard's ever-pregnant wife Panthia (Natasha Andrejchenko). To celebrate Dallas' return, the five of them decide to spend the night clubbing in one of The Count's many vampire bars. Unfortunately, The Count is also there. When he sees Dallas is back in town, he gives him three days to leave or else.
Freeway
Freeway (1996)
, 1h38
Directed by Matthew Bright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Serial killer films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Wolfgang Bodison, Dan Hedaya, Amanda Plummer, Brooke Shields
Rating68% 3.448593.448593.448593.448593.44859
Vanessa Lutz (Witherspoon) is a poor, illiterate teenage girl living in the slums of Los Angeles. After her mother, Ramona (Amanda Plummer), is arrested in a prostitution sting, she runs away with a car stolen from her social worker guardian to stay with her grandmother in Stockton. Along the way, Vanessa stops to see her boyfriend and classmate Chopper Wood (Bokeem Woodbine), a local gang member, to tell him about her excursion and he gives her a gun to sell upon arriving at her destination. Minutes after Vanessa leaves Chopper, is killed in a drive-by shooting by rival gang members. A little later, Bob Wolverton (Sutherland), a high school guidance counselor, picks her up after her car breaks down, and promises to take her to her grandmother's house.
Shrunken Heads, 1h26
Directed by Richard Elfman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Julius Harris, Meg Foster, Rebecca Herbst, Bodhi Elfman, Darris Love, Leigh-Allyn Baker
Rating51% 2.5572152.5572152.5572152.5572152.557215
When a New York City street gang murders three teenagers, a Haitian voodoo priestess re-animates them based on their shrunken heads and the youths exact revenge on their killers.
Guncrazy
Guncrazy (1992)
, 1h37
Directed by Tamra Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Drew Barrymore, James LeGros, Michael Ironside, Billy Drago, Rodney Harvey, Jeremy Davies
Roles Writer
Rating56% 2.802692.802692.802692.802692.80269
A teenager murders her stepfather, a sexually abusive man, after he teaches her how to use a gun. Through a school correspondence course, she meets a prisoner, Howard, whom she seduces back into the world of violence and guns.
Forbidden Zone, 1h13
Directed by Richard Elfman
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Matthew Bright, Danny Elfman, Viva, Joe Spinell
Rating68% 3.448943.448943.448943.448943.44894
The film begins on "Friday, April 17" at 4 pm in Venice, California. Huckleberry P. Jones (Gene Cunningham), local pimp, narcotics peddler and slumlord, enters a vacant house that he owns. While stashing heroin in the basement, he stumbles upon a mysterious door and enters it, falling into the Sixth Dimension, from which he promptly escapes. After retrieving the heroin, he sells the house to the Hercules family. On their way to school, Frenchy Hercules (Marie-Pascale Elfman) and her brother Flash (Phil Gordon) have a conversation with Squeezit Henderson (Matthew Bright), who tells them that, while being violently beaten by his mother, he had a vision of his transgender sister René (also played by Bright), who had fallen into the Sixth Dimension through the door in the Hercules' basement. Frenchy returns home to confide in her mother, and decides to take just a "little peek" behind the forbidden door in the basement. After arriving in the Sixth Dimension, she is captured by the perpetually topless Princess, who brings Frenchy to the rulers of the Sixth Dimension, the midget King Fausto (Hervé Villechaize) and his queen, Doris (Susan Tyrrell). When the king falls for Frenchy, Queen Doris orders their frog servant, Bust Rod, to lock her up. In order to make sure that Frenchy is not harmed, King Fausto tells Bust Rod to take Frenchy to Cell 63, where the king keeps his favorite concubines (as well as René). The next day at school, Flash tries to convince Squeezit to help him rescue René and Frenchy. When Squeezit refuses, Flash enlists the help of Gramps instead. In the Sixth Dimension, they speak to an old Jewish man who tells them how to help Frenchy escape, but they soon are captured by Bust Rod. Queen Doris interrogates Flash and Gramps and then lowers them into a large septic tank. She then plots her revenge against Frenchy, relocating all the denizens of Cell 63 to a torture chamber. She leaves the Princess to oversee Frenchy's torture and execution, but when a fuse is blown, the torture is put on hold and the prisoners from cell 63 are relocated to keep the King from finding them.