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Jeff Nichols is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 7 december 1978 at Little Rock (USA)

Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols
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Nationality USA
Birth 7 december 1978 (41 years) at Little Rock (USA)

Jeff Nichols (born December 7, 1978) is an American film director and screenwriter from Little Rock, Arkansas. He studied filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Nichols has filmed Shotgun Stories (2007), Take Shelter (2011) and Mud (2012), all of which have received high praise from film critics. All of his films feature actor Michael Shannon.

Nichols is currently in pre-production on the sci-fi chase film Midnight Special, inspired by the movies of John Carpenter.

Biography

Jeff Nichols vient d’une famille de la classe moyenne américaine. Son père était gérant d’un magasin de meubles.
Il a étudié au sein du département de cinéma de la North Carolina School of Arts. Le réalisateur a eu comme camarades d’études David Gordon Green et le futur chef opérateur de tous ses films : Adam Stone. Après ses études, il devient directeur de production sur le documentaire consacré à Townes Van Zandt (Be Here To Love Me) où il apprend beaucoup sur les conditions de production d’un film.
Il est le scénariste de tous ses films.

En novembre 2012 il est le président du jury du 7e Festival international du film de Rome. C'est un habitué du festival de Cannes où il a présenté deux films en sélection officielle (Mud en 2012 et Loving en 2016).

Son frère, Ben Nichols, est le chanteur et le guitariste du groupe Lucero. Il participe aux bandes originales de ses films.

Michael Shannon a tourné dans tous ses films.

Best films

Mud (2013)
(Director)

Usually with

Ray McKinnon
Ray McKinnon
(2 films)
Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard
(2 films)
Bill Camp
Bill Camp
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jeff Nichols (7 films)

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Director

Midnight Special, 1h52
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure
Actors Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Martell, Scott Haze
Rating65% 3.2974153.2974153.2974153.2974153.297415
Roy is a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton. Joined by Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst's characters, this group must race to get Alton to a secret location all while being hunted by an extreme religious sect led by Sam Shepard and a government task force headed up by Adam Driver. It is a full-on chase, the outcome of which could bring about a world-changing event.
Loving
Loving (2016)
, 2h3
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about racism
Actors Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll, Marton Csokas, Bill Camp
Rating69% 3.4968053.4968053.4968053.4968053.496805
Because of the interracial marriage of Mildred and Richard Loving, couple are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958.
Mud
Mud (2013)
, 2h15
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon, Sarah Paulson, Sam Shepard, Jacob Lofland
Rating73% 3.6978153.6978153.6978153.6978153.697815
Two 14-year-old boys in De Witt, Arkansas, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), have found a boat stuck high in a tree on a small island in the Arkansas River. They want to claim it for themselves but discover someone is living in it. They meet him, a strange man named Mud (Matthew McConaughey), who claims to have grown up nearby. He tells the boys that he needs food and promises to give them the boat if they help him while he stays on the island.
Take Shelter, 2h
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, Personne sourde ou muette
Actors Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Katy Mixon, Shea Whigham, Kathy Baker, Ray McKinnon
Rating73% 3.698333.698333.698333.698333.69833
In Lagrange, Ohio, Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) has apocalyptic dreams, and visual and auditory hallucinations, of rain "like motor oil", swarms of menacing black birds, and being harmed by people close to him; but, he hides all of this from his wife, Samantha (Jessica Chastain), and their deaf daughter Hannah (Tova Stewart). He instead channels his anxieties into a compulsive obsession to build a storm shelter in his backyard; however, his increasingly strange behavior -- including a tendency to cut ties with anyone in his life that has harmed him only in his dreams -- strains his relationship with his family, friends, employer, and the close-knit town. Curtis grudgingly sees a counselor at a free clinic, with whom he talks about his family's psychological history (his mother (Kathy Baker) suffers from paranoid schizophrenia that surfaced in her at about the same age that Curtis is now).
Shotgun Stories, 1h32
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Michael Shannon, Natalie Canerday, Michael Abbott Jr.
Rating71% 3.5990353.5990353.5990353.5990353.599035
Son Hayes (Michael Shannon) wakes up and gets dressed, revealing that he has scars from a shotgun blast on his back. He meets his younger brothers, Boy (Douglas Ligon) and Kid (Barlow Jacobs), who live in a van and a tent respectively, saying that his wife Annie has left him over his gambling habit and inviting them to live in his house. Son and Kid earn meager livings at a fish farm, where workers take bets on how Son received his scars; Boy is an unsuccessful basketball coach at the local middle school. One night, while Son is researching his gambling system, the boys' estranged mother arrives to announce that their estranged father (from whom she has long been divorced) has just died.

Scriptwriter

Loving
Loving (2016)
, 2h3
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about racism
Actors Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll, Marton Csokas, Bill Camp
Roles Writer
Rating69% 3.4968053.4968053.4968053.4968053.496805
Because of the interracial marriage of Mildred and Richard Loving, couple are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958.
Midnight Special, 1h52
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure
Actors Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Martell, Scott Haze
Rating65% 3.2974153.2974153.2974153.2974153.297415
Roy is a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton. Joined by Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst's characters, this group must race to get Alton to a secret location all while being hunted by an extreme religious sect led by Sam Shepard and a government task force headed up by Adam Driver. It is a full-on chase, the outcome of which could bring about a world-changing event.
Mud
Mud (2013)
, 2h15
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon, Sarah Paulson, Sam Shepard, Jacob Lofland
Roles Writer
Rating73% 3.6978153.6978153.6978153.6978153.697815
Two 14-year-old boys in De Witt, Arkansas, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), have found a boat stuck high in a tree on a small island in the Arkansas River. They want to claim it for themselves but discover someone is living in it. They meet him, a strange man named Mud (Matthew McConaughey), who claims to have grown up nearby. He tells the boys that he needs food and promises to give them the boat if they help him while he stays on the island.
Take Shelter, 2h
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, Personne sourde ou muette
Actors Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Katy Mixon, Shea Whigham, Kathy Baker, Ray McKinnon
Rating73% 3.698333.698333.698333.698333.69833
In Lagrange, Ohio, Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) has apocalyptic dreams, and visual and auditory hallucinations, of rain "like motor oil", swarms of menacing black birds, and being harmed by people close to him; but, he hides all of this from his wife, Samantha (Jessica Chastain), and their deaf daughter Hannah (Tova Stewart). He instead channels his anxieties into a compulsive obsession to build a storm shelter in his backyard; however, his increasingly strange behavior -- including a tendency to cut ties with anyone in his life that has harmed him only in his dreams -- strains his relationship with his family, friends, employer, and the close-knit town. Curtis grudgingly sees a counselor at a free clinic, with whom he talks about his family's psychological history (his mother (Kathy Baker) suffers from paranoid schizophrenia that surfaced in her at about the same age that Curtis is now).
Shotgun Stories, 1h32
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Michael Shannon, Natalie Canerday, Michael Abbott Jr.
Roles Author
Rating71% 3.5990353.5990353.5990353.5990353.599035
Son Hayes (Michael Shannon) wakes up and gets dressed, revealing that he has scars from a shotgun blast on his back. He meets his younger brothers, Boy (Douglas Ligon) and Kid (Barlow Jacobs), who live in a van and a tent respectively, saying that his wife Annie has left him over his gambling habit and inviting them to live in his house. Son and Kid earn meager livings at a fish farm, where workers take bets on how Son received his scars; Boy is an unsuccessful basketball coach at the local middle school. One night, while Son is researching his gambling system, the boys' estranged mother arrives to announce that their estranged father (from whom she has long been divorced) has just died.
American Loser, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about disabilities
Actors Seann William Scott, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Kevin Conway, Gretchen Mol, Denis O'Hare, Jayce Bartok
Roles Novel
Rating55% 2.751482.751482.751482.751482.75148
American Loser is a comedy-drama based upon the experiences of comedian Jeff Nichols; it follows Jeff as he encounters a remarkable variety of personal and emotional problems.

Producer

Hellion
Hellion (2014)
, 1h39
Directed by Kat Candler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Annalee Jefferies, Josh Wiggins
Roles Executive Producer
Rating60% 3.048993.048993.048993.048993.04899
Thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces Child Protective Services to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt. Jacob and his emotionally absent father, Hollis, must finally take responsibility for their actions and for each other in order to bring Wes home.
Shotgun Stories, 1h32
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Michael Shannon, Natalie Canerday, Michael Abbott Jr.
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.5990353.5990353.5990353.5990353.599035
Son Hayes (Michael Shannon) wakes up and gets dressed, revealing that he has scars from a shotgun blast on his back. He meets his younger brothers, Boy (Douglas Ligon) and Kid (Barlow Jacobs), who live in a van and a tent respectively, saying that his wife Annie has left him over his gambling habit and inviting them to live in his house. Son and Kid earn meager livings at a fish farm, where workers take bets on how Son received his scars; Boy is an unsuccessful basketball coach at the local middle school. One night, while Son is researching his gambling system, the boys' estranged mother arrives to announce that their estranged father (from whom she has long been divorced) has just died.