Brad Anderson (director)

Brad Anderson ( born 1964 in Madison, Connecticut) is an American film director and screenwriter.


Brad Anderson studied film history at Bowdoin College and film production in London. The Darien Gap, Brad Anderson's first film was premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. Just one year later Anderson was named one of the " Ten Leading New Independent Directors to Watch" by the industry magazine Variety.

His second film Next Stop Wonderland, with Hope Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, was also shown at the Sundance Film Festival. Several distributors who were interested in the production, Miramax won the bidding for itself. With this film he won the Grand Prix and the Audience Award at the American Film Festival in Deauville, the Excellence in Filmmaking Award from the National Board of Review.

In 2001 he was allowed to take the unusual experience to experience almost simultaneous theatrical releases for two of his films and to obtain for both films overwhelming critical acclaim: the romantic comedy Happy Accidents with Marisa Tomei and Vincent D' Onofrio, and the psychological thriller Session 9, with David Caruso, Josh Lucas and Peter Mullan.

In 2005, he turned in Spain the film The Machinist with Christian Bale and Jennifer Jason Leigh. 2006, this film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Its European premiere of the film at the Berlinale. He won the Silver Méliès the European Fantastic Film Festival Federation.

Also, his latest thriller Transsiberian, whose screenplay he co-wrote with Will Conroy, 2008 celebrated its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and its European premiere at the Berlinale. The film was shot in Lithuania, Spain and China with Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega, Thomas Kretschmann, and Ben Kingsley.

In addition to his films, he also worked for television. Among other things, he turned episodes of Homicide, The Wire, The Shield - The Shield, Surface - uncanny depth and Fringe - Special cases of the FBI as well as the one-hour film Sounds Like the Masters of Horror series at the television station Showtime.

The next project he plans including a thriller under the working title Lucid and the movie musical Non Stop to Brazil. In 2012 he is a director turn the pilot episode of NBC - TV series Midnight Sun.

Filmography (selection)