Most recently, CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (Director / Screenplay) directed the critically acclaimed Insomnia for Warner Bros. Pictures, Section 8 and Witt-Thomas Films. The mind bending psychological thriller starred Academy Award Winners Al Pacino, Hilary Swank and Robin Williams.
Nolan's second film Memento was based on a short story by Jonathan Nolan about a man who struggles to find himself within the remnants of his hazy past. Starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Ann Moss and Joe Pantoliano, the small-budget independent film was named best of the year by the Broadcast Film Critics and went on to gross over $25 million and garnered accolades for Nolan, including a DGA Award nomination. In addition, Nolan's screenplay garnered an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay, a Golden Globe nomination and was honored by the Los Angeles Film Critics and Broadcast Film Critics, as well as winning the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
Filmmaking has truly been a lifelong pursuit for Nolan, who began making movies at the age of seven using his father's super 8mm camera. While studying English Literature at University College London, Nolan shot 16mm films at the school's film society, before applying the same guerrilla-style production techniques to his feature-length script Following. The no-budget noir film, which The New Yorker's Bruce Diones hailed as "leaner and meanerâ€ť than the thrillers of Hitchcock, enjoyed great success at numerous international film festivals (including Toronto, Rotterdam, Slam Dance and Hong Kong) prior to being released theatrically in the U.S. (Zeitgeist), U.K. (Alliance), France (CCI) and various other territories.
Nolan resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Emma Thomas and their family.
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