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Sacha Gervasi is a Director, Scriptwriter and Executive producer British born on 1 january 1966 at London (United-kingdom)

Sacha Gervasi

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Birth name Alexander Sacha Simon Gervasi
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 january 1966 (58 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Emmy Award

Alexander Sacha Simon Gervasi (born 1966) is a British journalist, screenwriter and Independent Spirit Award and Emmy Award winning director.

Biography

Alexander Sacha Simon Gervasi nait à Londres en 1966. Sa mère Milli Kasoy, est canadienne. Son père, Sean Gervasi, est américain. Ce dernier a été conseiller économique de John Fitzgerald Kennedy à la Maison-Blanche, était un expert en affaires yougoslaves et a enseigné à l'Université d'Oxford, à la London School of Economics ainsi qu'à l'Université de Paris-Vincennes.

Sacha Gervasi est éduqué à la prestigieuse Westminster School puis étudie l'histoire moderne au King's College de Londres. En 1981, il se lie d'amitié avec les membres du groupe de rock canadien Anvil durant leur passage à Londres le 21 septembre 1982. Il part alors en tournée avec le groupe comme roadie. Il collaborera également plusieurs fois avec le groupe Bush.


Carrière
Il travaille pour le poète lauréat Ted Hughes à la Fondation Arvon, puis pour John Calder aux archives Samuel Beckett en vue d'une vente aux enchères chez Sotheby's en 1989.

En 1995, il déménage à Los Angeles pour étudier l'écriture de scénario à UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, où il gagne le BAFTA/LA scholarship. En parallèle, il débute dans le journalisme en écrivant pour le Sunday Times, The Observer et Punch.

Il écrit ensuite avec Craig Ferguson le scénario du film The Big Tease, qui est porté à l'écran par Kevin Allen en 1999. Il coécrit ensuite Le Terminal qui sera mis en scène par Steven Spielberg en 2004 avec Tom Hanks. Cette histoire s'inspire de celle de Mehran Karimi Nasseri, qui a vécu de nombreuses années dans l'Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle. La même année sort Braquage à New York (Henry's Crime) de Malcolm Venville avec Keanu Reeves, James Caan et Vera Farmiga, coécrit avec David N. White.

En 2008, il réalise un documentaire sur le groupe Anvil, intitulé Anvil! The Story of Anvil. Ami de longue date du groupe, il retrouve ses membres après 20 ans pour tourner ce « rockumentary » dès novembre 2005. Le film est présenté au Festival du film de Sundance en janvier 2008 et remporte le Prix du Public au Festival du film de Sydney, au Los Angeles Film Festival et au Galway International Film Festival.
Michael Moore dit alors que c'est « le meilleur documentaire que j'ai vu depuis des années » et The Times que c'est « peut-être le meilleur film fait sur le Rock 'n' roll ». Très apprécié par les critiques, le film remporte de nombreux autres prix dont celui du meilleur documentaire aux Independent Spirit Awards 2010.

Il réalise ensuite son premier long-métrage pour le cinéma,Hitchcock, qui sort en 2013. Adapté du livre Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho de Stephen Rebello, le film revient sur la période à laquelle Alfred Hitchcock a imaginé son film Psychose. Anthony Hopkins incarne le célèbre réalisateur britannique, Helen Mirren est son épouse Alma Reville, Scarlett Johansson est Janet Leigh. Jessica Biel, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D'Arcy et Michael Wincott y sont également présents.

Best films

The Terminal (2004)
(Story)
Hitchcock (2012)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sacha Gervasi (7 films)

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Director

My Dinner with Hervé, 1h50
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about television
Actors Peter Dinklage, Jamie Dornan, Andy García, Mireille Enos, Oona Chaplin, Harriet Walter
Rating68% 3.444263.444263.444263.444263.44426
Danny Tate, journaliste et ancien alcoolique, est envoyé à Los Angeles pour interviewer l'écrivain Gore Vidal. Il doit, en outre faire un court article sur l'acteur Hervé Villechaize. Danny Tate rencontre l'acteur, se mettant en retard pour sa rencontre avec Gore Vidal qui refuse de répondre à l'interview.
November Criminals, 1h25
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Ansel Elgort, Chloë Grace Moretz, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Tessa Albertson, Terry Kinney
Rating53% 2.650682.650682.650682.650682.65068
Se sentant coupable du décès de sa mère, Addison, un jeune étudiant, enquête sur le meurtre de son meilleur ami avec l'aide de Phoebe, une de ses amies dont il est amoureux.
Hitchcock
Hitchcock (2012)
, 1h38
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Serial killer films, Children's films
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Jessica Biel
Rating67% 3.397733.397733.397733.397733.39773
In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock opens his latest film, North by Northwest, to considerable success, but is troubled by a reporter's insinuation that it is time to retire. Seeking to reclaim the artistic daring of his youth, Hitchcock turns down film proposals like adapting Casino Royale in favor of a horror novel called Psycho by Robert Bloch, which is based on the crimes of murderer Ed Gein. Gein appears in sequences throughout the film in which he seems to prompt Hitchcock's imagination regarding the Psycho story, or act as some function of Hitchcock's subconscious mind (for instance, drawing Hitchcock's attention to sand on his bathroom floor, the quantity of which reveals how much time his wife Alma has been spending at the beachhouse with Whitfield Cook).
Anvil! The Story of Anvil, 1h21
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Rating78% 3.9469653.9469653.9469653.9469653.946965
The film begins by listing the headlining acts of the Super Rock festival held in Japan in 1984: Scorpions, Whitesnake, and Bon Jovi, all of whom have gone on to sell millions of records, except one: Anvil. Despite their ambition, the Canadian band was unable to achieve the same level of success. Instead, singer and guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow drives trucks for Children's Choice Catering, delivering food to schools and institutions. Drummer Robb Reiner works in construction. But both would rather be playing on stage at the local sports bar to their small but dedicated group of fans, as shown during a show for Steve's 50th birthday party.

Scriptwriter

My Dinner with Hervé, 1h50
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about television
Actors Peter Dinklage, Jamie Dornan, Andy García, Mireille Enos, Oona Chaplin, Harriet Walter
Roles Writer
Rating68% 3.444263.444263.444263.444263.44426
Danny Tate, journaliste et ancien alcoolique, est envoyé à Los Angeles pour interviewer l'écrivain Gore Vidal. Il doit, en outre faire un court article sur l'acteur Hervé Villechaize. Danny Tate rencontre l'acteur, se mettant en retard pour sa rencontre avec Gore Vidal qui refuse de répondre à l'interview.
November Criminals, 1h25
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Ansel Elgort, Chloë Grace Moretz, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Tessa Albertson, Terry Kinney
Rating53% 2.650682.650682.650682.650682.65068
Se sentant coupable du décès de sa mère, Addison, un jeune étudiant, enquête sur le meurtre de son meilleur ami avec l'aide de Phoebe, une de ses amies dont il est amoureux.
Henry's Crime, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors James Caan, Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, Judy Greer, Peter Stormare, Fisher Stevens
Roles Story
Rating58% 2.948912.948912.948912.948912.94891
Working the night shift as a toll collector on a lonely stretch of highway in Buffalo, New York, Henry is a man seemingly without ambition, dreams or purpose; a man sleepwalking his way through life. His wife Debbie is not happy with the situation.
Anvil! The Story of Anvil, 1h21
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Rating78% 3.9469653.9469653.9469653.9469653.946965
The film begins by listing the headlining acts of the Super Rock festival held in Japan in 1984: Scorpions, Whitesnake, and Bon Jovi, all of whom have gone on to sell millions of records, except one: Anvil. Despite their ambition, the Canadian band was unable to achieve the same level of success. Instead, singer and guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow drives trucks for Children's Choice Catering, delivering food to schools and institutions. Drummer Robb Reiner works in construction. But both would rather be playing on stage at the local sports bar to their small but dedicated group of fans, as shown during a show for Steve's 50th birthday party.
The Terminal, 2h1
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Transport films, La précarité, Aviation films, Films about language and translation
Actors Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Barry Shabaka Henley, Kumar Pallana, Diego Luna
Roles Story
Rating73% 3.699523.699523.699523.699523.69952
Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), a traveler from the nation of Krakozhia, arrives at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, only to find that his passport is suddenly no longer valid due to the outbreak of a civil war in his homeland. As a result, the United States no longer recognizes Krakozhia as a sovereign nation, and he is not permitted to either enter the country or return home as he is now stateless. Due to his inability to communicate in proper English, US Customs and Border Protection seizes his passport and airline ticket.
The Big Tease, 1h26
Directed by Kevin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Actors Frances Fisher, Craig Ferguson, Mary McCormack, David Rasche, Sara Gilbert, Donal Logue
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.098923.098923.098923.098923.09892
Ferguson plays Crawford Mackenzie, a Scottish hairdresser who, while being filmed as part of a fly-on-the-wall BBC documentary, is invited to the World Hairdresser International Federation annual contest. The documentary team (with Chris Langham playing the interviewer) follows Crawford to L.A., where he discovers that his invitation is to be a member of the audience rather than a competitor. He eventually weasels his way into the contest and produces the greatest creation of his career.

Producer

My Dinner with Hervé, 1h50
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about television
Actors Peter Dinklage, Jamie Dornan, Andy García, Mireille Enos, Oona Chaplin, Harriet Walter
Roles Executive Producer
Rating68% 3.444263.444263.444263.444263.44426
Danny Tate, journaliste et ancien alcoolique, est envoyé à Los Angeles pour interviewer l'écrivain Gore Vidal. Il doit, en outre faire un court article sur l'acteur Hervé Villechaize. Danny Tate rencontre l'acteur, se mettant en retard pour sa rencontre avec Gore Vidal qui refuse de répondre à l'interview.
Henry's Crime, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors James Caan, Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, Judy Greer, Peter Stormare, Fisher Stevens
Roles Executive producer
Rating58% 2.948912.948912.948912.948912.94891
Working the night shift as a toll collector on a lonely stretch of highway in Buffalo, New York, Henry is a man seemingly without ambition, dreams or purpose; a man sleepwalking his way through life. His wife Debbie is not happy with the situation.
Anvil! The Story of Anvil, 1h21
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Roles Executive Producer
Rating78% 3.9469653.9469653.9469653.9469653.946965
The film begins by listing the headlining acts of the Super Rock festival held in Japan in 1984: Scorpions, Whitesnake, and Bon Jovi, all of whom have gone on to sell millions of records, except one: Anvil. Despite their ambition, the Canadian band was unable to achieve the same level of success. Instead, singer and guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow drives trucks for Children's Choice Catering, delivering food to schools and institutions. Drummer Robb Reiner works in construction. But both would rather be playing on stage at the local sports bar to their small but dedicated group of fans, as shown during a show for Steve's 50th birthday party.
The Big Tease, 1h26
Directed by Kevin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Actors Frances Fisher, Craig Ferguson, Mary McCormack, David Rasche, Sara Gilbert, Donal Logue
Roles Executive Producer
Rating61% 3.098923.098923.098923.098923.09892
Ferguson plays Crawford Mackenzie, a Scottish hairdresser who, while being filmed as part of a fly-on-the-wall BBC documentary, is invited to the World Hairdresser International Federation annual contest. The documentary team (with Chris Langham playing the interviewer) follows Crawford to L.A., where he discovers that his invitation is to be a member of the audience rather than a competitor. He eventually weasels his way into the contest and produces the greatest creation of his career.