Todd Haynes

Director, Co-Writer, Executive Producer

Bio

Todd Haynes (writer, director, executive producer) has received numerous honors as writer and director of all his films. “Far from Heaven” garnered Academy Award®, Golden Globe and WGA nominations for Best Screenplay, as well as nominations from the Chicago Film Critics Association, European Film Awards, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Satellite Awards and the Venice Film Festival. Haynes won Best Screenplay awards from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, Seattle Film Critics, Southeastern Film Critics Association, Phoenix Film Critics Society and the Online Film Critics Society. For directing “Far from Heaven,” Haynes won an Independent Spirit Award and an award from the New York Film Critics Circle. The film won the Honorable Mention – SIGNIS Award at the Venice Film Festival and three awards at the 2003 GLAAD Media Awards. Haynes’ film “Velvet Goldmine,” winner of Best Artistic Contribution at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, was nominated for a Palme d’Or. He also won the Channel 4 Director’s Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

Haynes’ feature film debut, “Poison,” won the Grand Jury Prize – Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival and the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. His most recent film, “I’m Not There,” won the Robert Altman Award at the Independent Spirit Awards, two awards at the Venice Film Festival (the Cinemavenire Award for Best Film and the Special Jury Prize) and was nominated for a Gotham Award for Best Film. Haynes received Best Director and Best Screenplay nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards for his film “Safe,” which also won the American Independent Award at the Seattle International Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Prize – Special Mention at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. “Safe” was also named Best Film of the Decade in the ‘90s by the Village Voice Take One Poll.