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James Merendino

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Actor | * 01/11/1969 (51) | Long Branch, New Jersey, Stati Uniti
James Anthony Merendino (born January 11, 1969) is an American film director and screenwriter who is best known for directing the 1998 film SLC Punk!. ()

James Merendino is an American movie director and scriptwriter. He was born in New Jersey, and moved with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah when he was six years old. After pursuing post-secondary education in Rome and Los Angeles, California, studying Western philosophy and theology, Merendino settled in Hollywood, California when he was 19 years old, and began a tenure with Hollywood mogul Dan Melnick. In 1991, Merendino was hired for his first motion picture, Witchcraft IV. His second film, A River Made to Drown in (1997), is a movie that was pivotal to the gay community in the United States, with Richard Chamberlain coming out publicly after the film's release. Merendino's most successful film, SLC Punk, was released in 1998. The film is centered on two punk rockers living in Salt Lake City and follows their daily nihilistic lives. SLC Punk is semi-autobiographical. The 2000 film Magicians was a European co-production with Alan Arkin and Claire Forlani. Amerikana was produced as part of the Dogma 95 by Lars Von Trier. In 2016, the sequel long awaited sequel to SLC Punk, Punk's Dead was released. James Merendino has directed 18 movies also served as the writer on the majority of them. He was nominated for best original screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Horror | Crime

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Movies with James Merendino as Actor(2)

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Movies with James Merendino as Crew(22)

Directing/Director2019 The Evergreen Fade
Directing/Director2016 Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2
Writing/Writer2016 Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2
Directing/Director2011 The Invisible Life of Thomas Lynch
Directing/Director2004 Trespassing
Directing/Director2001 Amerikana
Writing/Writer2001 Amerikana
Directing/Director2000 Magicians
Directing/Director1998 SLC Punk
Writing/Screenplay1998 SLC Punk
Directing/Director1997 A River Made to Drown in
Directing/Director1996 The Real Thing
Writing/Screenplay1996 The Real Thing
Directing/Director1995 Terrified
Writing/Writer1995 Terrified
Directing/Director1994 Hard Drive
Writing/Writer1994 Hard Drive
Directing/Director1994 The Upstairs Neighbour
Writing/Writer1994 The Upstairs Neighbour
Directing/Director1992 Witchcraft IV: The Virgin Heart
Writing/Screenplay1992 Witchcraft IV: The Virgin Heart

Full Name: James Merendino
Born: Saturday, 01/11 1969 (January) in New Jersey (current age: 51 years + 256 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Educated at: Judge Memorial Catholic High School
James Merendino frequently works together with these people:
Devon Sawa (5x, Actor)
James Duval (4x, Actor)
Kane Picoy (3x, Actor)
Greg Littlewood (3x, Crew)
Rustam Branaman (3x, Crew)
Megan Heath (3x, Crew)
Christina Fulton (2x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1407526, Added: 09/05/2019, Last updated: 09/08/2020