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Patrick Lussier is a genre producer, writer, director, film editor with Canadian & American Citizenship, repped by Valarie Phillips at A3 Talent Agency.
Most recently, he directed and co-wrote the independent feature, TRICK, for RLJE and directed "BEFORE THE SIRENS", an episode of THE PURGE, season 2 for Blumhouse and USA Network. He directed the INTO THE DARK movie "FLESH & BLOOD" for Hulu and Blumhouse TV in 2018. Previously 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 unproduced TERMINATOR 6 (sequel to GENISYS), 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 which put him on Variety's 10 Director's to Watch List 2011, 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 its initial release for a worldwide box office of 101 million.
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'.
In 2016, Lussier returned to directing on the MTV's SCREAM series. He was reunited with Craven Producer, Marianne Maddalena, to direct the season 2 finale, 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.
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 extensive reshoots for THE EYE (2007), DARKNESS FALLS (2003), WHISPER (2006), THE RETURN (2007), and 54 (1998).
Patrick Lussier's 30-year career in the film industry has taken him around the world and back 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, B.C. collaborating on several projects such as writing & developing a mythological TV series, co-writing a true crime limited series with Michael Robison for Skybound, writing/directing an adaption of Robert R McCammon's novella "Night Calls the Green Falcon" for Adam Hendricks’ Divide/Conquer and "Kamera" for Myriad Pictures. He is also attached to direct “Black Box” for Dark Castle.
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