Neil LaBute

(Detroit, Estats Units, 1963)

Neil LaBute is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter and actor. He is best-known for the play (later adapted for film) In the Company of Men (1997), which won awards from the Sundance Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Awards and the New Yort Film Critics Circle. Highlights among his plays ara Bash: Latter-Day Plays (1999), The Shape of Things (2001), Fat Pig (2004), Reasons to Be Pretty (2008), In a Forest, Dark and Deep (2011) and All the Ways to Say I Love You (2016). He has written and directed the films Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Possession (2002) (based on the A. S. Byatt novel), The Shape of Things (2003) (based on his play of the same name), The Wicker Man (2006), Some Velvet Morning (2013) and Dirty Weekend (2015). He has also directed the films Nurse Betty (2000), Lakeview Terrace (2008) and the American adaptation of Death at a Funeral (2010). LaBute created the TV series Billy & Billie, writing and directing all the episodis, and Van Helsing. Recently, he executive produced, co-directed and co-wrote the Netflix’s The I-Land. He also directed several episodes for shows such as Hell on Wheels and Billions.