THEODORE MELFI, P.G.A. (Director/Producer) is the
producer/writer/director of St. Vincent starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy,
Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard, Kimberly Quinn & Chris O'Dowd, and produced along
with Peter Chernin, Fred Roos and Jenno Topping, which was released by The
Weinstein Company in October 2014. Based on an idea from Melfi's daughter, the
film is about an unlikely friendship between a young boy and a misunderstood man
with a good heart. The film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards (Best
Comedy, Best Leading Actor), four Critics Choice Awards (Best Comedy, Best
Actor, Best Actress, Best Young Performer) and one SAG Award (Best Supporting
A commercial director by day, Melfi has helmed over a hundred commercials
including the infamous MTV spot, "Pizza Guy," starring adult film egend Ron
Jeremy. The spot (along with Budweiser "Oh My G-d,") contributed to the director
being honored at the Clio Awards as one of SHOOT Magazine's Top 15 Directing
Talents. His spot work for the LA Film Festival entitled "Playground," received
the Silver Award at the London International Advertising & Design Awards, and
Melfi was nominated for the Best Young Director Award at Cannes.
As a screenwriter, Melfi recently penned the remake of the Martin Brest classic
Going in Style for New Line Cinema, which will be released in April 2017.
Melfi's other screenplays include, the Hit List script, I Am Rose Fatou, the
story of two ne're-do-well lovers that meet in a phishing scheme, he also
adapted the NY Times bestselling memoir: The Tender Bar (by J.R. Moehringer) for
Sony/Columbia with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping producing, and he is
currently writing an original dramedy for Fox 2000, entitled Fruitloops, a
project in the vein of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.
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