THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN
PETER HEDGES (Director/Screenplay by) is a novelist,
playwright and filmmaker. Hedges' first novel,
Eating Gilbert Grape," was the basis for the 1993 film, which he also wrote. It
starred Johnny Depp and
DiCaprio, who were nominated for an Academy Award . His second novel, "An Ocean
in Iowa," was published
1998 by Hyperion Press. His latest novel, "The Heights," published by Dutton
last year, is available in
everywhere. His novels have been published in 15 languages.
Hedges was co-writer for the screenplay adaptation of Jane Hamilton's "A Map
of the World," starring
Weaver and Julianne Moore, and for his work on Nick Hornby's "About a Boy" he
was nominated for an
Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
He made his feature film directorial debut with "Pieces of April," starring
Katie Holmes and Patricia
acclaimed film garnered numerous awards including an Academy Award nomination
for Clarkson. Following
the film, Variety named Hedges one of the "10 Directors to Watch." In 2007, he
directed and co-wrote
Real Life," starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche.
A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, Hedges founded the Edge
Theater in 1985 along with
Louise Parker and Joe Mantello. Over a three-year period, he wrote and directed
12 works for the
plays include "Baby Anger" (Playwrights Horizons), "Good as New" (Manhattan
Class Company) and
Brad" (Circle Rep), all of which have been published by Dramatists Play Service.
Hedges has taught at Yale University, Bennington College and the North
Carolina School of the Arts. He
served as a Creative Advisor to the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab and has been
awarded residencies at
MacDowell Colony and the Millay Colony.
Hedges grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife,
Susan Bruce, two children,
and Lucas, and their dogs, Willy and Sadie-Goat.
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