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Brad Anderson is a Director, Scriptwriter and Editor American born on 1 january 1964 at Madison (USA)

Brad Anderson

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Birth 1 january 1964 (55 years) at Madison (USA)

Brad Anderson (born 1964) is an American film director. A director of thriller and horror films and television projects, he is best known for having directed The Machinist (2004), starring Christian Bale, and directing The Call (2013), starring Halle Berry. He also produced and directed several installments of the FOX science-fiction television series Fringe.

Biography

Early life
Anderson was born in Madison, Connecticut, the son of Pamela Taylor Anderson, a community services administrator. He is the nephew of Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor. Before he began his film career, he attended Bowdoin College, where he majored in anthropology and Russian. He then went to London to finish his film education before returning to Boston.


Film career
Anderson started out directing the romantic comedy films Next Stop Wonderland (1998) and Happy Accidents (2000). The films were Sundance Film Festival audience favorites.

His next film was the 2001 psychological horror film Session 9. Unsuccessful at the box office, the film has since gained a cult following. In 2002, Anderson was a member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival.

This was followed by his most notable work to date, 2004's The Machinist, starring Christian Bale. The film has helped earn Anderson a cult following.

His next two films were Transsiberian (2008), a thriller starring Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley and the horror film Vanishing on 7th Street (2010), starring Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo and Thandie Newton. Notably, both Transsiberian and The Machinist were funded by Anglo-German production companies.

At one point, he was also one of the candidates to direct the sequel to Paranormal Activity.

His latest film was The Call (2013), a thriller starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin.


Television work
Anderson has directed numerous episodes of Fringe, as well as two episodes of The Wire.

Anderson was one of the contributors to the horror series Masters of Horror, directing the season two episode "Sounds Like".


Future projects
Anderson replaced Joseph Ruben as director of Bold Films thriller Jack in May 2010, and cast John Cusack for the lead, who has since been replaced by Liev Schrieber.

Anderson will direct The Living and the Dead, based on the novel of the same name by Robert Tinnell and Todd Livingston.

After working together on The Machinist, Anderson and Christian Bale plan to collaborate again on an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel Concrete Island.

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Filmography of Brad Anderson (9 films)

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Director

Beirut
Beirut (2018)

Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham, Dean Norris, Mark Pellegrino, Larry Pine
Rating63% 3.1985353.1985353.1985353.1985353.198535
Beyrouth, 1972. Avant que la guerre du Liban n'éclate, un diplomate américain, Mason Skiles, organise une réception, en présence de sa femme Nicole et de leur futur enfant adopté, Karim, un orphelin libanais de 13 ans. Mais le cocktail est perturbé par l'arrivée de Cal Riley, un agent de la CIA, qui lui donne des nouvelles inquiétantes à propos de Karim. Quelques secondes plus tard, des terroristes font irruption et font un massacre parmi les convives. Skiles perd sa femme, tuée dans l'attaque, et repart aux États-Unis.
Stonehearst Asylum, 1h52
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis
Rating67% 3.399883.399883.399883.399883.39988
In 1899, an Oxford University professor demonstrates a case of female hysteria, Lady (Eliza) Graves (Kate Beckinsale), before his class. Drugged and protesting that she is sane, the professor points out that all mental patients claim to be sane, much as all criminals claim to be innocent, as he ignores her demands that he not touch her to induce a fit for the students to observe. The professor advises his students to believe nothing they hear and only half of what they see.
The Call
The Call (2013)
, 1h30
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Serial killer films
Actors Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, Ella Rae Peck, Michael Imperioli
Rating66% 3.3499553.3499553.3499553.3499553.349955
A Los Angeles Police Department veteran 9-1-1 operator, Jordan Turner (Berry), receives a call one night from a teenage girl, Leah Templeton (Evie Thompson), fearing for her life as a man breaks into her home. Jordan calmly advises her to conceal herself upstairs, but when the call is disconnected, Jordan calls Leah back, a decision that later costs Leah her life, as the ringing phone gives her location away to the intruder. Jordan attempts to dissuade him from going further over the phone. He responds "It's already done" and hangs up, leaving her distraught. The next day, Jordan sees a television report confirming that Leah has been murdered. Emotionally affected by the incident, Jordan tells her boyfriend, Officer Paul Phillips (Morris Chestnut), that she can no longer handle field calls.
Vanishing on 7th Street, 1h41
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo, Jacob Latimore, Neal Huff, Larry Fessenden
Rating49% 2.4510752.4510752.4510752.4510752.451075
Paul (John Leguizamo) is a projectionist in a Detroit theater who is reading about the 16th century disappearance of the Roanoke Colony when the lights suddenly go out in the theater. He finds that all the staff and patrons have mysteriously vanished, leaving only their clothes and non-biological parts behind. He comes across a security guard who is holding a flashlight. As Paul had a headlamp on for his reading they deduce that people holding sources of light are protected against whatever dwells in the darkness. The guard's flashlight goes out, and he vanishes. As Paul investigates, his headlamp goes out as well.
Transsiberian, 1h51
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega, Thomas Kretschmann, Ben Kingsley
Rating66% 3.3492353.3492353.3492353.3492353.349235
An American couple, Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer), take the train from Beijing to Moscow as an adventurous side trip on their return home from a Christian mission in China. The gregarious Roy befriends their cabin mates, a Spanish man, Carlos (Eduardo Noriega), travelling with his young Seattle-born girlfriend, Abby (Kate Mara). The reserved Jessie does not share her husband's warmth towards the globe trotting pair. In course of the journey, Carlos shows Jessie a collection of "rare" souvenir matryoshka dolls he is carrying.
The Machinist, 1h42
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Sharian, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Michael Ironside, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.
Rating76% 3.849213.849213.849213.849213.84921
Trevor Reznik is a machinist whose insomnia has led to his becoming emaciated. His appearance and behavior keeps his coworkers away, and they eventually turn against him when he is involved in an accident that causes his coworker Miller to lose his left arm. Trevor, who was distracted by an unfamiliar coworker named Ivan, is blamed for the accident. No one at the factory knows of Ivan and there are no records of him. Trevor seems to find peace only with Stevie, a prostitute with genuine affection for him, and with Maria, a waitress at an airport diner he frequents. He is haunted by brief flashes of recurring imagery, and things such as his car cigarette lighter take on a menacing air. A mysterious series of post-it notes appear on his refrigerator, depicting a game of hangman.
Session 9
Session 9 (2001)
, 1h40
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Ghost films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Lobotomie
Actors David Caruso, Peter Mullan, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas, Brendan Sexton III, Larry Fessenden
Rating64% 3.2486953.2486953.2486953.2486953.248695
Gordon Fleming is the owner of a small asbestos removal company. The stresses of work and being a new father are causing problems between him and his wife, Wendy. He is in a desperate financial bind and makes a bid to remove the asbestos of the Danvers State Hospital, closed fifteen years ago, within one week. His team consists of Mike, a law school dropout who is knowledgeable about the asylum's history; Phil, who is filled with bitterness after losing his girlfriend and finds solace in smoking marijuana; Hank, whom Phil lost his girlfriend to; and Jeff, Gordon's nephew, who suffers from severe nyctophobia.
Happy Accidents, 1h50
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films
Actors Vincent d’Onofrio, Marisa Tomei, Nadia Dajani, Richard Portnow, Anthony Michael Hall, Tovah Feldshuh
Rating72% 3.6480353.6480353.6480353.6480353.648035
Ruby Weaver (Marisa Tomei) is weary of her long history of failed relationships with men when she meets Sam Deed (Vincent D'Onofrio) in a park. But after the two fall in love, Ruby becomes suspicious of Sam's past, his obsession with a "Chrystie Delancey", and "causal effect." Under pressure from her, he finally explains that he is really from the year 2470 and is what he calls a "back traveler." Ruby initially ignores this story, considering it yet another case of male nerdy weirdness, but after Sam's persistence, apparent conviction, and growing agitation, she begins to wonder. Finally she takes him to see her therapist Meg Ford (Holland Taylor). Ruby becomes worried as to Sam's sanity when he reveals that everything he has done was a deliberate attempt to change her life. In the end, both Deed and Ford turn out to be time travelers and the fatal accident that would have killed Ruby is avoided.
Next Stop Wonderland, 1h44
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cara Buono, José Zúñiga, Sam Seder
Rating66% 3.3475953.3475953.3475953.3475953.347595
Two people, living in Boston and unlucky in love – a nurse, Erin, whose activist boyfriend, Sean, has just walked out on their relationship to help a Native American tribe fight off a land development deal, and a plumber, Alan, struggling to pay off family obligations while pursuing a career as a marine biologist – deal with personal and professional problems and stumble through relationships, continually crossing one another's paths without ever truly meeting and realizing how perfect they are for one another. Time and time again one almost catches the other's eye, but circumstances intervene. Finally, after a series of ups and downs, both of their budding relationships with others crash and burn, just in time for a chance meeting on the MBTA train heading to Wonderland station, on the outskirts of Boston.

Scriptwriter

Transsiberian, 1h51
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega, Thomas Kretschmann, Ben Kingsley
Rating66% 3.3492353.3492353.3492353.3492353.349235
An American couple, Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer), take the train from Beijing to Moscow as an adventurous side trip on their return home from a Christian mission in China. The gregarious Roy befriends their cabin mates, a Spanish man, Carlos (Eduardo Noriega), travelling with his young Seattle-born girlfriend, Abby (Kate Mara). The reserved Jessie does not share her husband's warmth towards the globe trotting pair. In course of the journey, Carlos shows Jessie a collection of "rare" souvenir matryoshka dolls he is carrying.
Session 9
Session 9 (2001)
, 1h40
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Ghost films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Lobotomie
Actors David Caruso, Peter Mullan, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas, Brendan Sexton III, Larry Fessenden
Rating64% 3.2486953.2486953.2486953.2486953.248695
Gordon Fleming is the owner of a small asbestos removal company. The stresses of work and being a new father are causing problems between him and his wife, Wendy. He is in a desperate financial bind and makes a bid to remove the asbestos of the Danvers State Hospital, closed fifteen years ago, within one week. His team consists of Mike, a law school dropout who is knowledgeable about the asylum's history; Phil, who is filled with bitterness after losing his girlfriend and finds solace in smoking marijuana; Hank, whom Phil lost his girlfriend to; and Jeff, Gordon's nephew, who suffers from severe nyctophobia.
Happy Accidents, 1h50
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films
Actors Vincent d’Onofrio, Marisa Tomei, Nadia Dajani, Richard Portnow, Anthony Michael Hall, Tovah Feldshuh
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.6480353.6480353.6480353.6480353.648035
Ruby Weaver (Marisa Tomei) is weary of her long history of failed relationships with men when she meets Sam Deed (Vincent D'Onofrio) in a park. But after the two fall in love, Ruby becomes suspicious of Sam's past, his obsession with a "Chrystie Delancey", and "causal effect." Under pressure from her, he finally explains that he is really from the year 2470 and is what he calls a "back traveler." Ruby initially ignores this story, considering it yet another case of male nerdy weirdness, but after Sam's persistence, apparent conviction, and growing agitation, she begins to wonder. Finally she takes him to see her therapist Meg Ford (Holland Taylor). Ruby becomes worried as to Sam's sanity when he reveals that everything he has done was a deliberate attempt to change her life. In the end, both Deed and Ford turn out to be time travelers and the fatal accident that would have killed Ruby is avoided.
Next Stop Wonderland, 1h44
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cara Buono, José Zúñiga, Sam Seder
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3475953.3475953.3475953.3475953.347595
Two people, living in Boston and unlucky in love – a nurse, Erin, whose activist boyfriend, Sean, has just walked out on their relationship to help a Native American tribe fight off a land development deal, and a plumber, Alan, struggling to pay off family obligations while pursuing a career as a marine biologist – deal with personal and professional problems and stumble through relationships, continually crossing one another's paths without ever truly meeting and realizing how perfect they are for one another. Time and time again one almost catches the other's eye, but circumstances intervene. Finally, after a series of ups and downs, both of their budding relationships with others crash and burn, just in time for a chance meeting on the MBTA train heading to Wonderland station, on the outskirts of Boston.

Editor

Session 9
Session 9 (2001)
, 1h40
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Ghost films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Lobotomie
Actors David Caruso, Peter Mullan, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas, Brendan Sexton III, Larry Fessenden
Roles Editor
Rating64% 3.2486953.2486953.2486953.2486953.248695
Gordon Fleming is the owner of a small asbestos removal company. The stresses of work and being a new father are causing problems between him and his wife, Wendy. He is in a desperate financial bind and makes a bid to remove the asbestos of the Danvers State Hospital, closed fifteen years ago, within one week. His team consists of Mike, a law school dropout who is knowledgeable about the asylum's history; Phil, who is filled with bitterness after losing his girlfriend and finds solace in smoking marijuana; Hank, whom Phil lost his girlfriend to; and Jeff, Gordon's nephew, who suffers from severe nyctophobia.
Happy Accidents, 1h50
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films
Actors Vincent d’Onofrio, Marisa Tomei, Nadia Dajani, Richard Portnow, Anthony Michael Hall, Tovah Feldshuh
Rating72% 3.6480353.6480353.6480353.6480353.648035
Ruby Weaver (Marisa Tomei) is weary of her long history of failed relationships with men when she meets Sam Deed (Vincent D'Onofrio) in a park. But after the two fall in love, Ruby becomes suspicious of Sam's past, his obsession with a "Chrystie Delancey", and "causal effect." Under pressure from her, he finally explains that he is really from the year 2470 and is what he calls a "back traveler." Ruby initially ignores this story, considering it yet another case of male nerdy weirdness, but after Sam's persistence, apparent conviction, and growing agitation, she begins to wonder. Finally she takes him to see her therapist Meg Ford (Holland Taylor). Ruby becomes worried as to Sam's sanity when he reveals that everything he has done was a deliberate attempt to change her life. In the end, both Deed and Ford turn out to be time travelers and the fatal accident that would have killed Ruby is avoided.