OBS has a new feature: ‘OBS DIRECTOR PROFILES’
We want to introduce you to all those wonderful directors that bring the supernatural-genre to life on the big screen. Some love books and adapt them as near as possible, some just take the story-line and create a lot of new stuff around it and some just write scripts. But mostly we love the movie, we love the TV-series. Here you’ll learn what this wonderful directors did and what new projects are on.

Today we’ll start with one of the most popular directors at the moment – our first ‘Director Profile’ is dedicated to TIM BURTON

Director Name: Tim Burton

Movies Directed: imdb.com
– Frankenweenie (2011)
– Alice in Wonderland (2010)
– Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
– Cinema16: American Short Films (2006)
– Corpse Bride (2005)
– Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
– Big Fish (2003)
– Planet of the Apes (2001)
– The World of Stainboy (2000)
– Sleepy Hollow (1999)
– Mars Attacks! (1996)
– Ed Wood (1994)
– Batman Returns (1992)
– Edward Scissorhands (1990)
– Batman (1989)
– Beetle Juice (1988)
– Faerie Tale Theatre (1986)
– Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1986)
– Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
– Frankenweenie (1984)
– Vincent (1982)
– Luau (1982)
– Hansel and Gretel (1982)
– Doctor of Doom (1979)
– Stalk of the Celery (1979)
– The Island of Doctor Agor (1971)

Future projects:
– Frankenweenie remake
– Dark Shadows

Awards won: wikipedia.org
Academy Awards
(2006) Nominated – Best Animated Feature / Corpse Bride

BAFTA Awards
(2004) Nominated – Best Direction / Big Fish

Cannes Film Festival
(1994) Nominated – Palme d’Or / Ed Wood

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
(2004) Nominated – Best Director / Big Fish

Golden Globe Awards
(2008) Nominated – Best Director – Motion Picture / Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
(2008) Won – Best Director / Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Producers Guild of America Awards
(2006) Nominated – Animated Motion Picture / Corpse Bride
(2008) Honored- Scream Awards: Scream Immortal Award, for his unique interpretation of horror and fantasy
(2007) Honored- Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

Fun Fact:
– Tim won an award for an award for designing what kind of poster in 9th grade?
– Anti-litter: He won 10 dollars and first prize! The posters adorned Burbank garage trucks for two months.

A short review on the director:
Tim Burton’s ideas and imagination are something that go beyond any film maker I’ve ever seen. There is not another word to describe Tim Burton other than a genius.
Born in California in 1958, Burton was drawn to art and animation early in his career. His sensibilities conflicted with the mainstream, and he sought unconventional outlets for his vision. Burton’s first foray into feature directing was the off-beat Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, which was a huge hit. This lead to Tim’s helming of 1989’s Batman, the cache of which solidified his power to pursue his art in Hollywood. Henceforth examples of which range from Edward Scissorhands to Sweeney Todd.

Read more on Tim Burton HERE

I hope you enjoyed our first ‘DIrector Profile’ brought to us by OBS-staff-member Chris and you’ll check back to see a new ‘Director Profiles’.