Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

2014 The Town that Dreaded Sundown
2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, on the U.S./Mexico border. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University and his Master of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute. He began his career as a personal assistant to Martin Scorsese, Nora Ephron, Robert De Niro and Alejandro González Iñárritu. He directed several acclaimed episodes of Glee and American Horror Story throughout the run of both shows, and numerous national commercials. He got two Emmy nominations for his work as director and co-executive producer on American Horror Story: Coven. His feature directing debut last year, The Town that Dreaded Sundown, landed on many top ten horror lists for 2014.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl / Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Greg is a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl, with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a “co-worker” than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom insists he spend time with Rachel – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.

Director:Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Script:Jesse Andrews
Cinematography:Chung-Hoon Chung
Editing:David Trachtenberg
Sound:Jacob Ribicoff
Music:Brian Eno, Nico Muhly
Costumes:Jennifer Eve
With:Thomas Mann (Greg), Olivia Cooke (Rachel), RJ Cyler (Earl), Connie Britton (mother), Molly Shannon (Denise)
World Sales:Fox Searchlight, USA
Distribution in Greece:FOX, Greece
Production Design:Gerald Sullivan
Producer:Steven Rales, Dan Fogelman, Jeremy Dawson
Production:Fox Searchlight Pictures & Indian Paintbrush pmcpartlin@Indianpaintbrush. com & Rhode Island Ave. Production, USA
Production Country:USA
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Jury Prize, Audience Award – Sundance FF 2015, USA
Screening Schedule
TONIA MARKETAKI:Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 17:00 | ID:235
JOHN CASSAVETES:Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 20:00 | ID:856