ELI ROTH (Director) burst onto the film scene at the 2002
Toronto Film Festival, with his directorial debut
Cabin Fever. The film was made independently for a budget of $1.5 million
dollars, sparked a frenzied sevenstudio
bidding war, and went on to be Lionsgate's highest grossing film that year.
Roth's follow-up film, Hostel
which he wrote, produced and directed, earned him critical praise and was a
massive worldwide hit, spawning a
successful sequel, Hostel Part II, also written and directed by Roth.
Roth just completed shooting Amblin's The House with a Clock in its Walls,
starring Cate Blanchett and
In 2015, Lionsgate released Roth's Sundance hit, Knock Knock, which stars
Keanu Reeves as a happily
married man whose life is quickly turned upside down by two nubile, stranded
women with a sinister agenda.
Additionally, Roth co-wrote, produced and directed The Green Inferno, which was
shot on location in the
Amazon, filming deeper into the jungle than any previous film. Also in 2015 &
2016, Roth hosted Discovery
Channel's hugely popular Shark Week and it's late-night talk show Shark after
Dark, both of which hit new
network high ratings with Roth hosting.
As an actor, Roth has appeared in Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" segment
of Grindhouse (in which he
also wrote and directed the popular faux trailer "Thanksgiving" that played
between the features in the film) and
Inglorious Basterds (in which he portrayed Sgt. Donnie Donowitz and directed the
"Nation's Pride"). Roth and his cast members received the Screen Actors Guild
Award for Best Ensemble,
as well as the Broadcast Film Critic's Choice Award and the People's Choice
Award. Roth also appeared in
Nicolas Lopez's Aftershock, an earthquake thriller which he also wrote with
Lopez and produced, which was
released by Dimension. The film marks the start of Roth and Lopez's "Chilewood"
partnership (including the films
The Green Inferno and Knock Knock).
As a producer, Roth has produced the films, The Last Exorcism, The Man with
the Iron Fists, The Last
Exorcism Part II, and was an Executive Producer on the hit Emmy Nominated
Netflix series, Hemlock
Grove, which recently aired its final season. Additionally, Roth was executive
producer on "South of Hell" with
Jason Blum that aired on WE TV.
Roth has been honored with the Visionary Award at the inaugural Stanley Film
Festival for his
contributions to independent horror cinema, as well as the Visionary Filmmaker
Award at the San Diego Film
Festival. In 2014, Roth and Aftershock director Nicolas Lopez received the La De
Dios Award at Austin's
Fantastic Fest for their work filming and production work in Chile. Also in
2014, Roth co-founded The Crypt, a
multi-platform digital channel for dark and edgy content. The Crypt's series to
date have over 100 million views.
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