IT CHAPTER TWO
ANDY MUSCHIETTI (Director) directed the record-breaking box
office hit "IT," an
adaptation of the Stephen King novel. "IT" scored the biggest opening weekend
ever for a horror
film in more than 30 markets. The box office monster crossed the $700 million
worldwide grosses, making it the official highest-grossing horror film of all
Prior to "IT," Muschietti made his feature debut with the horror hit "Mama,"
based on his
own short film of the same name. Muschietti directed the film from a screenplay
with his sister, producer Barbara Muschietti, and Neil Gross. The film, which
Chastain and was executive-produced by Guillermo del Toro, became one of the top
2013. It was honored with the awards for Best Film and Best Director at the
Festival and won Best Film and the Audience Award at the Gerardmer Film
was also named the Director to Watch at the Palm Springs International Film
Festival. His short
film "Mama" had also played at numerous film festivals.
Muschietti began his career as a commercial director in Buenos Aires with the
production company Cuatro Cabezas. Following a move to Europe, Muschietti, along
creative collaborator, Barbara, founded Toma 78, a commercial and film
operating in Barcelona and Madrid. Muschietti has directed hundreds of
commercials for such
internationally recognized clients as Coca Cola, Mercedes and Ford, and has
advertising honors, including a Cannes Gold Lion for his work on the Buenos
Aires Festival of
International Cinema (BAFICI).
Muschietti studied at the prestigious FUC in Buenos Aires, where he directed
acclaimed shorts, "Rosendo," "Fierro Chifle" and "Nostalgia en la mesa 8," which
at festivals such as La Habana, Bilbao and Biarritz. He also worked in Argentina
as a story- boarder,
a task he combined with script writing
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