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Douglas Aarniokoski is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and First Assistant Director American born on 25 august 1965

Douglas Aarniokoski

Douglas Aarniokoski
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Nationality USA
Birth 25 august 1965 (54 years)

Douglas Aarniokoski est un réalisateur, scénariste et producteur de cinéma et télévision américain.

Biography

Il commence sa carrière cinématographique en tant qu'assistant de production sur le film Turner et Hooch de Roger Spottiswoode sorti en 1989. L'année suivante, il assiste Tom Cruise dans Jours de tonnerre de Tony Scott.

En 1992, il intègre la société du producteur indépendant Charles Band, Full Moon Features . Il sera assistant réalisateur sur plusieurs « séries B » comme Trancers III et Doctor Mordrid. Il officie ensuite comme réalisateur de la seconde équipe de Dollman vs Demonic Toys de Charles Band puis participe à l'écriture de Puppet Master 4 (1993) et Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994), réalisés par Jeff Burr.

En 1995, le film à sketches Groom Service (Four Rooms) marque sa première collaboration avec Robert Rodriguez. Elle se poursuivra avec Une nuit en enfer (1996), The Faculty (1998), Spy Kids (2001), Il était une fois au Mexique... Desperado 2 (2003) et Machete Kills (2013).

Il réalise ensuite son premier long métrage comme réalisateur, Highlander: Endgame, quatrième de la saga Highlander. Le film, qui sort en 2000, voit Christophe Lambert retrouver l'acteur de la série télévisée Adrian Paul.

À partir des années 2010, il travaille sur plusieurs séries télévisées. Il réalise plusieurs épisodes de Esprits criminels, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow et son spin-off Flash. Il participe à la production de la série Limitless, qui fait suite au film du même nom sorti en 2011.


Vie privée
Il a été marié à la productrice Suzanne Todd, avec laquelle il a eu trois enfants. Il a ensuite épousé Kathleen Henry en 2015.

Best films

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
(First Assistant Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Douglas Aarniokoski (10 films)

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Actor

Highlander: Endgame, 1h27
Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Time travel films
Actors Adrian Paul, Christophe Lambert, Bruce Payne, Lisa Barbuscia, Donnie Yen, Peter Wingfield
Roles Kirk
Rating46% 2.3008452.3008452.3008452.3008452.300845
In A.D. 1555, Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) returns to his former home in Glenfinnan, Scotland, to save his mother from his former friend and village priest Jacob Kell (Bruce Payne). Kell executes Connor's mother for witchcraft. Connor kills both Kell and Kell's adopted father, Father Rainey, and sets Glenfinnan ablaze. Jacob Kell is reborn as an Immortal, and vows vengeance against Connor for Rainey's death. He spends the next four centuries killing people Connor cares about. Kell amasses great power by ignoring the rules of The Game; he recruits several lesser Immortals as disciples, who overpower other Immortals so Kell can take their heads. By the turn of the century, Kell has 661 Immortal kills (compared to 262 for Connor MacLeod, and 174 for Duncan MacLeod).
The Faculty, 1h44
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Films about school violence, Disaster films
Actors Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Elijah Wood
Roles Brun Coach
Rating64% 3.249043.249043.249043.249043.24904
One evening at Herrington High School in Ohio, a few teachers, the head football coach and the principal leave after discussions about the school's budget. Having left her keys behind, Principal Drake (Bebe Neuwirth) returns to retrieve them. In her office, she is barred from leaving by Coach Willis (Robert Patrick), who becomes increasingly erratic, then impulsively stakes a pencil through her hand and Drake facially slashes Willis with keys. Drake flees to the main school doors only to find the handles chained up and drama teacher Mrs. Olsen (Piper Laurie) is outside, unable to assist Drake. Willis is then ambushed by Drake hiding in a room, smashing a jar on his head, seizes his keyset and grabs scissors for a weapon. Drake runs to the doors with Willis at her tail, unable to immediately find the correct key allows Willis to get up close and obstruct door closure, but Drake successfully closes the padlock. Olsen then consecutively stabs Drake with the scissors with an emotionless face, and reveals that Olsen is in cahoots with Willis.

Director

Nurse 3-D
Nurse 3-D (2013)
, 1h20
Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Katrina Bowden, Judd Nelson, Paz de la Huerta, Corbin Bleu, Kathleen Turner, Boris Kodjoe
Rating45% 2.255852.255852.255852.255852.25585
The film opens with Abby Russell at a night club where she explains to the audience via a narration that her "job" is to murder cheating men in order to "keep scum off of the streets"- a job that she thoroughly enjoys. She then murders a man by slicing through his femoral artery and then throwing him off the roof of the club. The following day she attends a ceremony where she watches Danni Rodgers, a nurse she had been mentoring, graduate. She then approaches her and meets Danni's mother and stepfather Larry Cook. Despite this joyful moment and all of her preparation, Danni is ill prepared for her first true day of nursing duty and is berated by Dr. Morris for her inability to respond quickly to an emergency situation. Abby views the situation with disgust, as she knows that Dr. Morris is a sadist that enjoys harassing new nurses.
The Day
The Day (2011)
, 1h33
Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Ashley Bell, Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan, Michael Eklund, Shawn Ashmore, Cory Hardrict
Rating52% 2.600252.600252.600252.600252.60025
The Day follows a group of five survivors in a post-apocalyptic world as they travel through a bleak environment in an attempt to find food, shelter, and a safe place to stop running from tribes of savage cannibals that roam the country-side. They hope to plant several jars of seeds that they either stole or found during their journey. There was at some point twelve in their group, but it is not known how the others died or how long the remaining five have been on the run.
Highlander: Endgame, 1h27
Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Time travel films
Actors Adrian Paul, Christophe Lambert, Bruce Payne, Lisa Barbuscia, Donnie Yen, Peter Wingfield
Rating46% 2.3008452.3008452.3008452.3008452.300845
In A.D. 1555, Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) returns to his former home in Glenfinnan, Scotland, to save his mother from his former friend and village priest Jacob Kell (Bruce Payne). Kell executes Connor's mother for witchcraft. Connor kills both Kell and Kell's adopted father, Father Rainey, and sets Glenfinnan ablaze. Jacob Kell is reborn as an Immortal, and vows vengeance against Connor for Rainey's death. He spends the next four centuries killing people Connor cares about. Kell amasses great power by ignoring the rules of The Game; he recruits several lesser Immortals as disciples, who overpower other Immortals so Kell can take their heads. By the turn of the century, Kell has 661 Immortal kills (compared to 262 for Connor MacLeod, and 174 for Duncan MacLeod).

Scriptwriter

Nurse 3-D
Nurse 3-D (2013)
, 1h20
Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Katrina Bowden, Judd Nelson, Paz de la Huerta, Corbin Bleu, Kathleen Turner, Boris Kodjoe
Rating45% 2.255852.255852.255852.255852.25585
The film opens with Abby Russell at a night club where she explains to the audience via a narration that her "job" is to murder cheating men in order to "keep scum off of the streets"- a job that she thoroughly enjoys. She then murders a man by slicing through his femoral artery and then throwing him off the roof of the club. The following day she attends a ceremony where she watches Danni Rodgers, a nurse she had been mentoring, graduate. She then approaches her and meets Danni's mother and stepfather Larry Cook. Despite this joyful moment and all of her preparation, Danni is ill prepared for her first true day of nursing duty and is berated by Dr. Morris for her inability to respond quickly to an emergency situation. Abby views the situation with disgust, as she knows that Dr. Morris is a sadist that enjoys harassing new nurses.
Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter, 1h22
Directed by Jeff Burr
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Jeu, Films about toys
Actors Guy Rolfe, Gordon Currie, Chandra West, Ian Ogilvy, Teresa Hill, Nicholas Guest
Rating51% 2.5522652.5522652.5522652.5522652.552265
Following the events of Puppet Master 4, Rick Myers has been arrested under the suspicion of having caused the murders of Dr. Piper and Baker, but Dr. Jennings, the new director of the Artificial Intelligence research project and Rick's temporary superior, gets him out on bail. Blade has been confiscated, but he escapes from the police department's evidence room and jumps into Susie's purse as she comes to fetch Rick. Lauren lies comatose in the hospital following the events in the inn. Meanwhile, in the underworld, Sutekh decides to take matters into his own hands and infuses his life essence into his own Totem figure.
Puppet Master 4, 1h19
Directed by Jeff Burr
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Horror
Themes Jeu, Films about toys
Actors Gordon Currie, Chandra West, Ash Adams, Teresa Hill, Felton Perry, Guy Rolfe
Rating53% 2.653912.653912.653912.653912.65391
In the underworld of Hell, the demon lord, named Sutekh, sends forth a trio of diminutive servants called the Totems, magically controlled by his netherworld minions, to kill those who possess the secret of animation, including the magic Andre Toulon used to give his puppets life. It transpires also that a team of researchers working on the development of artificial intelligence are close to discovering Toulon's secret. Sutekh sends one of the Totems as a package to two of the researchers involved, Dr. Piper and Dr. Baker of the Phoenix Division, who are taken by surprise, killed and stripped of their souls by the foul creature.

Director

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1h59
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Benicio del Toro, Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Ellen Barkin, Tobey Maguire, Gary Busey
Roles Assistant Director
Rating75% 3.797793.797793.797793.797793.79779
A montage of news clips of Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War protests is seen while The Lennon Sisters cover of "My Favorite Things" is heard.
From Dusk Till Dawn, 1h48
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Vampires in film, Road movies, Comedy horror films, Striptease
Actors George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Salma Hayek, Tom Savini
Roles First Assistant Director
Rating71% 3.5986953.5986953.5986953.5986953.598695
Two brothers, Seth and Richard "Richie" Gecko, having just robbed a bank, stop at a liquor store to pick up a map. When the arrival of Texas Ranger Earl McGraw threatens their getaway, they kill him and the cashier, burning down the store in the process. During the gunfight, Richie is shot in the hand. Fleeing a combined force of FBI and local police, they head towards Mexico where a contact has arranged a safe-house for them. Along the way they stop at a motel and unload a bank teller whom they are holding hostage. While Seth goes out to "sight see" checking on the border and to buy fast food burgers, Richie brutally rapes and murders the teller. Seth, who pictures himself as a professional thief, becomes furious over Richie's sadistic behavior.
Four Rooms
Four Rooms (1995)
, 1h38
Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodríguez, Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Anthology film, Crime
Actors Tim Roth, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Beals, Paul Calderon, Alicia Witt, Sammi Davis
Roles First Assistant Director
Rating67% 3.3938453.3938453.3938453.3938453.393845
The film is set on New Year's Eve, and starts with Sam (Marc Lawrence), the previous bellhop of the Hotel Mon Signor, briefing his replacement, Ted (Tim Roth), about the job.
Howling VI: The Freaks, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bruce Payne, Antonio Fargas, Carol Lynley, Deep Roy, Al White, James E. Webb
Roles Second Assistant Director
Rating42% 2.109792.109792.109792.109792.10979
Ian, a likeable but severely solitary drifter, takes a job making repairs at the local church in the barren rural town of Canton Bluff. Eschewing human contact, Ian seems unnaturally leery of the impending full moon. Aware that Ian is a genuine werewolf, R.B. Harker (the owner of a traveling carnival) captures and forces the young man to work for his carnival, where he is put on display with other human oddities. To further complicate matters, Harker is revealed to have a monstrous secret of his own - he is a vampire.