James Ward Byrkit

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James Ward Byrkit

James Ward Byrkit (also known as Jim Byrkit and James Byrkit) is an American film director and writer, known for the science fiction thriller Coherence (2013) and the Academy Award-winning film Rango[1] (2011). Byrkit was the conceptual artist on the first three films of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and designed some of the most iconic sequences of the series.

Byrkit's debut feature Coherence earned critical and audience praise around the world[2][3][4][5] and maintains a rating of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.[6] Byrkit also garnered significant attention for his unconventional approach in the making of the film, as "proof that inventive filmmakers can do a lot with a little"[7][8][9] and identifying him as a groundbreaking talent.[10]

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Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

As writer[edit]

  • Coherence (2013)
  • Rango (2011, video game)
  • Rango (2011, film)
  • Fractalus (2005)
  • Yes, and... (2005)

As producer[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cavna, Michael. "As a creative renaissance man, writer-director James Ward Byrkit brings ‘RANGO’ and ‘PIRATES’ film to your screen". Washington Post. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "The 40 Best Movies of 2014". www.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  3. ^ "Coherence :: Regie: James Ward Byrkit". Rolling Stone (in German). 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Age Gate". Canvas by Grolsch. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  5. ^ Adam. "EIFF 2014: Coherence Review - Film Reviews & Features - Seensome". www.seensome.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Top 100 Movies of 2014 - Rotten Tomatoes". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  7. ^ Seitz, Matt Zoller. "Coherence Movie Review & Film Summary (2014) | Roger Ebert". www.rogerebert.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  8. ^ "A Super-Spoilery Interview With the Director of 'Coherence,' the Twistiest Movie of the Year". www.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  9. ^ stubarr70 (2015-01-22). "THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF ‘COHERENCE’ – why this micro budget film is a treat for science fiction movie fans". maxrennblog. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  10. ^ Staff, The Playlist (2014-12-02). "Best Of 2014: The 20 Breakthrough Directors Of The Year". Indiewire. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  11. ^ Lattanzio, Ryan (2014-10-23). "How Gotham Nominee James Ward Byrkit Made ‘Coherence’ in 5 Days with No Script or Budget". Indiewire. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  12. ^ a b "‘Coherence’ Trailer Introduces Psychological Puzzle". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Sitges - 46ed. Festival Internacional de Catalunya (11/10 - 20/10)". Sitges Film Festival. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "'Rango' wins the Annie Award for animated feature". LA Times. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 

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