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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 Actress).

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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