Filmmaker Bio

Jonathan DemmeStarting out with Roger Corman in 1971, Jonathan Demme has directed and/or produced more than 30 movies, including Rachel Getting Married, The Manchurian Candidate, Beloved, The Agronomist, The Silence of the Lambs (for which he won an Academy Award and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director), Philadelphia, Married to the Mob, Something Wild, Swimming to Cambodia and Melvin and Howard, for which he was named Best Director by the New York Film Critics Circle. Additional producing credits include Devil in a Blue Dress, Household Saints, That Thing You Do!, Ulee's Gold and Adaptation. New projects include the third installment of his performance trilogy with Neil Young, Neil Young Life; an animated version of a Dave Eggers book called Zeitoun The Movie; an adaptation of Michel Faber's novella The Courage Consort; and three forthcoming New Orleans portrait documentaries along the lines of I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful.