Pellington, Mark: Director Profile

MARK PELLINGTON is a filmmaker, writer and artist based in Los Angeles.

He is the director of The Last Word, starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seifried.

He is recognized as one of the world’s premier music-video directors and has also gained recognition for his film and television work.

Pellington is currently in production on the feature Nostalgia, starring Catherine Keener, Jon Hamm and Ellen Burstyn, which will premiere in 2017.

He has several pilots in development, including “Book of Lies,” at AMC, and “Visual Intelligence,” at Fox.

Pellington made his feature film debut with Going All the Way (1997), starring Jeremy Davies and Ben Affleck, which bowed at the Sundance Film Fest.

It was followed by the controversial political thriller Arlington Road.

In the winter of 2002 he made the cult film The Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Alan Bates and Debra Messing.

In 2006 Pellington traveled to South America to direct U2 3D.

A longtime collaborator with Bono and U2, Pellington and co-director Catherine Owens broke new cinematic ground for both cameras and technology.

The director then returned to features with Henry Poole Is Here and I Melt With You, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Fest.

For the small screen, Pellington directed the pilot episode of CBS’ long-running series “Cold Case” in the spring of 2003.

He remained as a consulting producer on the top-rated show for four years. The close of 2014 saw Pellington direct “Cocaine Cowboys,” a pilot for TNT produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay.

In 2015 he created the successful series “Blindspot” for NBC, alongside producer Greg Berlanti.

Before making his mark in film and television, Pellington became well known for his music videos for such rock, pop and rap performers as U2, Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, The Dave Matthews Band, Public Enemy, INXS, The Flaming Lips, The Fray, Cage the Elephant, Kid Rock, Band of Horses and Moby.

Pellington Films is an artist-driven enterprise producing innovative commercials and music videos. The company is intent on collaborating with a

rtists in all mediums to produce uniquely personal digital content.

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