Writer and Driector
Michael Almereyda’s feature films include Twister (1989), Another Girl Another Planet (1992), Nadja (1995), Hamlet (2000), William Eggleston in the Real World (2005), Paradise (2009) and Cymbeline (2014) which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. His most recent short film, Skinningrove, was given the Jury Award for Short Non-Fiction at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. His films have been nominated for five IFP Spirit Awards, including Best First Feature (Twister) and Best Director (for Nadja), as well as two nominations for Gotham Awards. Almereyda directed an episode of the HBO series Deadwood and received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Film in 2005. His essays and commentary have appeared in The New York Times, Film Comment, The Believer, Artforum, Bookforum, and DVD booklets for the Criterion Collection. The writing of Experimenter was supported by two commissioning grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in conjunction with the Sundance Film Institute and the Tribeca Film Institute.