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Patrick Lussier is a Canadian Born, genre director, writer, producer and film editor.
Most recently, he directed and co-wrote (with Todd Farmer) the independent feature horror film, TRICK, starring Omar Epps, Tom Atkins and Jamie Kennedy for RLJ Entertainment. In 2018, he directed “Flesh & Blood” for Blumhouse TV’s “Into the Dark” series of full length movies for Hulu. He co-wrote and executive produced TERMINATOR: GENISYS with Laeta Kalogridis for Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures. He has collaborated on several projects with Ms. Kalogridis, dating back to 1999 when Ms. Kalogridis was hired to rewrite SCREAM 3 which Lussier was film editing. These projects include THE RIFLEMAN for CBS, and FRANKENSTEIN for both Starz and AMAZON, as well as script consulting on MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION and GEOSTORM.
Lussier's previous motion picture credits include directing both DRIVE ANGRY 3D (which he co-wrote with Todd Farmer) for Michael De Luca, and MY BLOODY VALENTINE: 3D, released by Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate respectively. MBV3D, made for 16 million, grossed over 50 million domestic on 1003 screens over just 3 weekends, and over 50 million foreign in it's initial release for a worldwide box office of 101 million. It is currently the 11th highest grossing slasher film of all time and put Patrick Lussier on Variety's 10 Directors to Watch list.
In addition, Lussier directed and edited WHITE NOISE: THE LIGHT (aka WHITE NOISE 2), and directed and co-wrote the vampire trilogy WES CRAVEN PRESENTS DRACULA 2000 (notable for Gerard Butler's feature debut in a starring role), DRACULA II: ASCENSION and DRACULA III: LEGACY. Lussier made his directorial debut with the horror fantasy THE PROPHECY 3: THE ASCENT, the PROPHECY series final instalment with Christopher Walken as the Archangel 'Gabriel'.
MTV's SCREAM series, as a respectful nod to the late Wes Craven. Lussier had a long-standing collaboration with Wes Craven, editing the lion share of Craven's movies through the 1990s and early 2000s, including WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE, VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN, MUSIC OF THE HEART, the original SCREAM trilogy, CURSED and RED EYE. He also edited Craven's limited NBC TV series, NIGHTMARE CAFE, where the two met.In 2016, Lussier directed the season 2 finale of
Other film editor credits include Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's APOLLO 18, Guillermo del Toro's MIMIC, Steve Miner's HALLOWEEN: H20 and the comedies MY BOSS'S DAUGHTER and D3: THE MIGHTY DUCKS, directed by David Zucker and Rob Lieberman respectively. Prior to a career in features, Lussier edited MACGYVER for three seasons and the DOCTOR WHO: TV MOVIE in 1996.
Lussier has also worked as a 'Visual Consultant' on THE EYE, DARKNESS FALLS, 54, BROTHERS GRIMM, EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING/DOMINION, THE RETURN and WHISPER and as a music consultant on REINDEER GAMES and EQUILIBRIUM. He has conceived and/or written and directed reshoots for THE EYE (2007), DARKNESS FALLS (2003), WHISPER (2006), THE RETURN (2007), 54 (1998), and additional projects currently waiting release.
Patrick Lussier's 30 year career in the film industry has taken him around the world from Canada to Australia, New Zealand to England, Romania and back to the US. Today he divides his time between Los Angeles, CA and Vancouver, BC collaborating on several projects such as writing & developing a mythological TV series, co-writing a true crime limited series, producing a political thriller feature film, and is now directing an episode of THE PURGE series for Blumhouse/SyFy to air in the fall of 2019.
At a time when other writer/directors/producers are slowing down, Patrick’s specific genre background, plus his unique and ever broadening skill set, keeps him busier than ever.
2011 Palm Springs Intl. Won, Variety's Top 10 Directors to Watch for Drive Angry
1995 The Gemini Awards. Nominated, Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series for Heads
1994 The Gemini Awards. Nominated, Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series for Adrift