DAVID GORDON

GREEN

Madden / The Spokesplayer / Johannes Leonardo
The Righteous Gemstones / HBO
Maserati / Strike / Wieden+Kennedy
Nike / Shout / Wieden+Kennedy
Chrysler / Halftime In America / Wieden+Kennedy
Google / Help / Google Direct
Nike / Summer Is Serious / Wieden+Kennedy
Mountain Dew / Dewey Ryder / BBDO

"We Said Goodbye to Tradition"


David remotely directs EA Sports Madden’s latest spot, “The Spokesplayer.” While the players are too busy creating, your Spokesplayer, King Keuran, is stepping into the spotlight and is here to report all that ‘new new’ upgrades to this year’s EA Madden.

'HBO's The Righteous Gemstones': 

Not only is McBride starring int he show, he’s also serving as executive producer, creator, writer, and director. Frequent McBride collaborators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green are also on board as executive producers and directors. McBride and company specialize in shows about these sort of characters, and I have no doubt they’re going to deliver the goods here.

 

"…I am thrilled for this experience and what’s happening. It is so goddamn funny and so poignant, and it will cause a stir, in the way that Danny, Jody [Hill], and David Gordon Green do. They make big waves. There’s no place that I would rather be. It’s a real spiritual home for me, being with those gentlemen.” - Danny McBride, Actor

'Dickinson' and the Reclaimed Narrative of A Poet

Executive Producer and Director David Gordon Green helps create a modern day poet in Apple TV's original series 'Dickinson' starring Hailee Steinfeld. A mixture of classical and contemporary styles, the show explores the teenage years of Emily Dickinson and the potentially ignored relationships she had.
'Dickinson' uses bold and heightened visuals to breathe life into a form of writing that has become as outdated as the stigma of queer youth in cinema. Weaving Emily Dickinson's words into a well directed series, the creators hope to expose today's teenagers to the beauty of poetry as well as the relatability of historic figures.


“I loved that montage around the volcanoes, and intercutting it with the sex, and what David Gordon Green did in those episodes... People often talk about the flow of Dickinson’s words, and it’s great that we can have that experience of the poem.” - Madeleine Olnek, Filmmaker

"A Writer and Director of rare grace and talent."

- Rolling Stone

In His Own Words.




"I love vulnerable emotions. If you’re gonna see a character really struggling, let’s have another guy trying to disarm him. Let’s use humor, just as we do in our daily lives."

- David Gordon Green, AOL Build

Rough House.

Along with his producing partners Danny McBride and Jody Hill, David runs Rough House Pictures, the production company behind HBO's Vice Principals and Eastbound and Down, along with a number of critically acclaimed indie features, including Donald Cried, Flower, The Comedy and Dayveon. They also produced the upcoming Halloween, which David directed and co-wrote with Danny McBride.

"We’ve been doing this ever since we were in college together. Over the experiences on productions that we’ve had and the people we’ve collaborated with, we have such a network of people now. Amman Abbasi, who directed Dayveon was my assistant for two years. Josh Locy, who directed Hunter Gatherer was my assistant on Pineapple Express. So you start to see how people who are creatively valuable to us have been empowered. You see how everybody works together in that social way. It’s not often that you see that in the competitive landscape of a Hollywood industry."

- David Gordon Green, IndieWire - "How Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill are Revolutionizing American Comedy and Beyond"

Television.

Vice Principals.

HBO.

Green teamed up with his college buddies and frequent collaborators Danny McBride and Jody Hill to create HBO's dark comedy Vice Principals. As a Director and Executive Producer, David helps color the offbeat and hilarious world of the series.

"One of the funniest comedies of the year."

- Paste Magazine

"Strikes a balance between biting comedy and introspection."

- AV Club

Red Oaks.

Amazon Prime.

The New York Times calls Amazon's Red Oaks "undeniably charming", a period piece that perfectly blends David's penchant for rich nostalgia with his toned comedic voice. 

"A delightful and whip-smart comedy."

- Indiewire

"Set in 1985, it manages to be of the ’80s rather than about them, an affectionate and startlingly authentic evocation rather than a satire or a dissection."

- New York Times

Eastbound & Down.

HBO.

David's first collaboration with HBO helmed a series unlike anything the network had seen before. A dark comedy with shades of southern gothic, Eastbound & Down quickly became a cult hit and picked up a WGA nomination for Episodic Comedy.

Eastbound & Down is a winner about a real loser.

- Entertainment Weekly

"An out-of-control, irreverent, and maniacally funny new show that couldn't be more timely."

- New York Post

A Few Trailers.

Halloween

The movie builds and becomes relentless. Maybe you can't go home again, but in the age of fanboy auteurs, you can go back to Haddonfield.

- New York Magazine

This slasher movie reboot for the #MeToo Era is the trick-or-treat frightfest you've been waiting for.

- Rolling Stone

The movie works because it's so fundamental, and funny too: Michael still never speaks; his mask and his slow, deadly, deliberate walk say everything they need to.

- Entertainment Weekly

Prince Avalanche.

"Perhaps Green's chief accomplishment in this odd little gem of a movie is that he coaxes that mutual compassion out of the characters without having to put it into words."

- Hollywood Reporter

"One of the most intriguing and thoughtful American films of the year."

- Time Out

"A work of eccentric but often profound beauty."

- Washington Post

 

Pineapple Express.

"A gloriously unexpected coda, a moment of quiet reflection and narrative ingenuity that confirms 'Pineapple Express' as the finest comedy of the year."

- Time Out

"A comedy that brings a nicely deflating note of realism to action-film mayhem."

- TIME

 

George Washington.

Part of the Criterion Collection.

"A work of startling originality that will haunt you for a good, long time."

- Rolling Stone

"Mr. Green has a sense of proportion and taste. No scene goes on for a beat longer than it should."

- New York Times

Biography.

David Gordon Green grew up in Dallas, Texas and has been a film lover as long as he can remember, but things really kicked off for him when he was 14-years-old and worked as an extra in Oliver Stone’s film Born on the Fourth of July. After graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts, he garnered the Best First Film Award from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival with his directorial debut film, George Washington.

 
As a director, writer and producer, his film credits include: All the Real Girls, Pineapple Express, Prince Avalanche, Joe, Manglehorn, Stronger and most recently Halloween, a sequel to the 1978 horror classic, which landed at #1 at the box office for two straight weeks, smashing several records including the biggest opening ever for a film with a female lead over 55. His television credits include HBO hits The Righteous Gemstones, Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals, Amazon series Red Oaks and Apple TV+ Flagship series Dickinson.
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