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Director Seth Gordon is a graduate of Yale University, winner of an Oxford University Writing Fellowship, and alumni of Harvard University’s Summer Graduate School of Design. He has produced and directed documentaries on location in Africa, Australia, Europe and around the United States for PBS, the Gates Foundation, and the UN, and has received an artist-in-residence fellowship from the state of Washington.
He has directed several short films( Squirt, Fears of a Clown, The Problem with Percival) that have won awards at Sundance and Slamdance, and appeared on AMC. Seth produced and edited the critically acclaimed Sundance documentary New York Doll, theatrically released by First Independent in 2005.
Seth was also Editor, Associate Producer, and 2nd Unit Director of Cry Wolf for Rogue Pictures in 2005. As co-founder of LargeLab, a full service production company, Seth has written and directed live action and animated projects for clients including MTV, Nike, Fox, Sony, Panasonic, and Ford. With LargeLab, Seth was a contributing producer and cinematographer on the Dixie Chicks’ Oscar nominated documentary Shut Up And Sing, released in 2006 by the Weinstein Company.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters was Seth’s feature directorial debut and he has also been tapped to direct the narrative remake of ‘Kong’ for New Line Cinema. He also directed Four Christmases, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, and his third film, Horrible Bosses starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston was a huge critical and box office success. Seth’s latest directorial effort is Identity Thief, starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman.