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Patrick Lussier is a film director, writer, producer, and editor with Canadian & American Citizenship.
Late 2023, Lussier completed post-production on the action feature film AFTERMATH for Voltage Pictures which he directed in Boston. The film stars Dylan Sprouse, Mason Gooding, Dichen Lachman and Megan Stott. Prior to directing and rewriting AFTERMATH, Lussier directed and rewrote PLAY DEAD, a suspense thriller feature film, also for Voltage Pictures starring Bailee Madison and Jerry O’Connell. In 2019, he directed and co-wrote with Todd Farmer the independent feature, TRICK, starring Omar Epps for RLJE and directed "BEFORE THE SIRENS", an episode of THE PURGE series for Blumhouse and USA Network. He directed the INTO THE DARK movie "FLESH & BLOOD" for Hulu and Blumhouse TV in 2018 that starred Dermot Mulroney and Diana Silvers.
He co-wrote and executive produced TERMINATOR: GENISYS (2015) 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), and an untitled science fiction film for SKYDANCE’s David Ellison, THE RIFLEMAN pilot 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 less than16 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 back in 2009.
In addition, Lussier directed and co-edited WHITE NOISE: THE LIGHT (aka WHITE NOISE 2) and directed and cowrote 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 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 longstanding 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 editing 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 the original 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 over 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 creating and co-writing the limited true crime series, “DEATH BY UNKNOWN EVENT” with Michael Robison for Skybound, writing and directing an adaption of Robert R McCammon's novella "NIGHT CALLS THE GREEN FALCON" for Adam Hendricks’ Divide/Conquer and directing "KAMERA" for Myriad Pictures which he also wrote. 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